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 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 and you just might unravel another layer of the mystery that is Ancient Egypt.
For a softer but still very inspiring cruise experience in Egypt, try the short felucca cruises on the Nile, in Aswan, Luxor orCairo, or take it to the next level and enjoy an unforgettable night aboard one of the luxurious dinner cruises available in the Egyptian capital.
Egypt Nile Cruises 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.
Although Lake Nasser is the largest manmade lake in the world, you’ll find its serene waters and pristine banks full of natural wonders and ancient monuments. The picturesque Ancient Egyptian monuments retain their flavour and charm despite their relocation after the creation of the Lake Nasser.
Lake Nasser cruises are Nile cruises taken to the highest level of comfort and luxury; expect a totally different ambiance than the one you might sample on regular Nile cruises. Only six cruisers are allowed to sail on the lake, the boats are stunningly designed with touches of modern or Art Deco elegance. They usually include a swimming pool, a gym, a hammam or Jacuzzi, a bar, a gourmet restaurant, and guests are pampered with treats such as classical music in front of thetemples of Abu-Simbel.
Discover Kalabsha Temple, an Ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to the god Mandoulis and remodelled during the Greco Roman period, the Hemi-Speos of Beit el Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi- all fine example of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Greco Roman fusion of architecture and religion.
Day two and three, sail to Wadi el-Seboua and visit Wadi el-Seboua Temple, the Hemi-Spocs of Derr and the Tomb of Penout.
Day four, sail to Abu Simbel to enjoy the Sound and Light Show followed by a romantic candlelight dinner.
You’ll finish the tour on day five, with the awe inspiring sight of the sunrise over the Temple of Abu Simbel. Don't forget to book your cruise in advance.