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Cruising Options On Egypt’s Nile River

Sailing the Nile along the lush Nile Valley surrounded by golden dunes and sightseeing

Ancient Egyptian monuments such as Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel is cultural tourism at its best. Wake to the soft light of the morning sun, take in the heat and cool off in the pool on the deck of a cruiser; watch fishermen cast their nets, farmers take to their fields, a flight of birds, and water buffalos staring back at you. Book a Nile cruise for your clients and they just might unravel another layer of the mystery that is Ancient Egypt. Following are just some of the cruising options available to your clients.

 

A Nile Cruise From Aswan To Luxor

Cruise from Aswan to Luxor and go for brief felucca sailing excursions to visit world renowned monuments and secluded islands. During the first two days, you’ll get to explore the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and sail to the Temple of Philea and Kom Ombo. You also have the option to sail the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island to visit the famous botanical garden. During day three, you’ll love the Horus Temple of Edfu and the Galabiya party. During day four, you’ll see the best of Luxor, visiting the Temple of Karnak, Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and Luxor Temple.

 

Luxor Round Trip

Take a Luxor round trip in a Nile cruise away from the bustle and excitement of Cairo and Alexandria to see the best of Ancient Egypt and experience the holiday of a lifetime of travel. Egypt’s Nile River cruise begins with a visit to the temples of Karnak and Luxor and ends with a belly dance show. Day two, sail to Edfu to visit the temple and enjoy half a day of leisure. Day three, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris. At night, party in local dress called the Galabiya. Day four, sail by felucca to the botanical gardens of Kitchener’s Island and enjoy a Nubian folkloric show on board after dinner. Day five, visit the Temple of Philae, the Granite Quarries and the High Dam before sailing to Kom Ombo. Day six and seven see the Temple of Esna and visit the West Bank of Luxor to visit attractions such as the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. From the natural beauty of the Nile to the awe inspiring grace of Ancient Egyptian architecture, you’ll discover a world.

 

Cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan

From Luxor to Aswan, five days on the Nile is an adventure for all ages. A Nile cruise offers something for everyone. During day one, begin with a buffet before visiting the temples of Karnak and Luxor.Enjoy dinner and feast your eyes on a belly dance show. Day two, visit the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, and Hatshepsut’s Temple, then dress up in a casual attire for the Captain’s welcome party and chat the night away as you sail to Edfu. Day three, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu then set sail to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, then role play during the Galabiya local dress party. Day four and five, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. Sail by the Agha Khan Mausoleum and watch a Nubian folkloric show.

 

Three Day Lake Nasser Cruise

Just imagine you’re relaxing on the deck as the cruise boat sails the gentle waters of the Lake Nasser, the faraway ruins slowly become an impressive temple dominating a hill- beautiful dunes, clear skies and the sun are just incidental extras. During day one, you’ll visit Kalabsha Temple, Hemi Speos of Beit el Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Sail to Wadi el-Seboua near the Tropic of Cancer. You’re in the middle of the cruise leaving Wadi el-Seboua Temple on day two; next stop is the Temple of Dakka and the Greco Roman Temple of Meharakka. But it doesn’t end there; next you’ll sail to the Temple of Amada and the Hemi Spocs of Derr, and the Tomb of Penout. Day three, morning visit to Abu Simbel to catch the sunrise over the magnificent facade of the temple and a night time visit to watch the sound and light show. 

 

One Week Nile Cruise

Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, visiting iconic ancient Egyptian sites during a one week vacation. This classic journey has been the standard way of travelling across Egypt since the days pharaohs toured their empire. During day one and two, cruise boats are moored on the East Bank and and tour operators take you to see the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank. After the tour, a buffet is served on board while you cruise for Esna. During day three, you’ll visit the local market, the Temple of Edfu and enjoy the Galabiya Party while sailing to Aswan. During day four and five, you’ll visit major attractions such as the High Dam, Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk, Kitchener’s Island and Abu Simbel. During day six, cruise boats sail to Kom Ombo for a visit on your way back to Luxor. Day seven, you’ll get to explore all that Luxor has to offer, from hot air balloon rides, shop for souvenirs in a traditional bazaar, the Temple of Karnak, several museums to the Temple of Luxor. The last day is spent at your leisure- check for the possibility of seeing a sound and light show at Philae Temple or Abu Simbel There’s no better way to experience Ancient Egypt in one week.

 

Two-Day Felucca Cruise

For a shorter, more traditional Nile cruise experience suggest your clients go for a two day felucca cruise from Aswan to Kom Ombo to enjoy a traditional Nile sailing experience that offers an extremely relaxing way to take in the sights and sounds of the Nile. Spend the day relaxing on the soft mattresses and cushions that cover the deck while sunbathing or reading a book under a canopy. Spend the evening under the stars with the boat moored along the banks of the Nile. The small boat, the crew who double as cooks and entertainers and the few passengers along for the ride make for a very intimate encounter. The cruise ends near the Temple of Kom Ombo.

 

Remember that all Nile Cruises have to be booked in advance.

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