One of the greatest ways to see the wonders of Egypt is from a boat on the great River Nile. This fascinating river has played a huge role in Egypt's past, assisting the growth of crops and providing a transport route that has been used for hundreds of years.
Today, the River Nile is one of Egypt's greatest assets, allowing the country's many visitors the opportunity to take a leisurely trip along its waters, to see the cities, tombs and monuments along the river banks, and relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of everyday Egyptian life that make this one of the world's most intriguing countries.
The traditional Nile cruise has always lasted seven nights and operates between Luxor and Aswan. This cruise provides a memorable way to view Upper Egypt's ancient sites, from the Valley of the Kings and Kom Ombo to the Valley of the Queens and the Temples of Luxor. An Egyptologist is often resident on cruises of all lengths, providing fascinating information about the area and sights.
Fourteen night cruises have become available since the stretch of river between Cairo and Luxor opened in 2012. These longer cruises allow visitors to see the desert city remains of Akhenaten and the tombs of Beni Hassan, as well as the amazingly intact remains of the Abydos Temple. Visits to the main sights in Cairo are included on these cruises, giving the chance to see the Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Great Sphinx.