Felucca boat on the Nile in Aswan - Monika Sleszynska
CAIRO – 19 July 2017: According to The Straits Times article from the Ambassador Series “See Egypt on the Nile River cruise: All is calm in the land of pharaohs” cruising Nile River is one of the best ways to combine relaxation and the experience of Ancient Egyptian treasures.
Lydia Vasko, travel journalist at The Straits Times interviewed the Egypt Ambassador for Singapore finding the tips for visiting Egypt. Cruising Nile River is not only Ambassador’s favorite. The Nile River has been enjoyed by figures of international recognition like Vladimir Putin and Jacques Chirac.
Karnak Temple - Creative Wikimedia via Osama Awnyaz
Egypt offers world class attractions in different parts of the country. From leisure and adventure at the Red Sea with stunning coral reefs, through oases of Sahara Desert to Sinai Mountains, Egypt is the land where the rich history blends with breathtaking landscapes. Amongst the variety of unique nature settings stand the Ancient monuments and the Nile River flows. The Pyramids, the Nile and the temples are Egypt’s most iconic scenery.
Amongst the many options to experience the best of Egypt time on the Nile between Aswan and Luxor is an excellent choice to relax in the presence of magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt.
Sunset on the Nile - Monika Sleszynska
What could be more satisfying than giving yourself to the magical embrace of Nile River while tapping into the achievements of ancient civilization and wondering around world’s most spectacular temples? The option to board in Luxor or Aswan allows to visit the major sites of Ancient Thebes and Nubia.
The list of attractions in Upper Egypt is long including the largest temple of Karnak, the spectacular tombs at the Valley of the Kings, temples of Luxor, Habu, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae.
Nile River in Esna, Luxor - Monika Sleszynska
If you want to combine relaxing and sightseeing, Nile cruising is the ultimate way to deeply calm mind and body and at the same time elevate the soul with a dose of culturing.
There are plenty of options to cruise the Nile between Luxor and Aswan from express 2 nights cruising to most relaxing 8 days sailing experience. Here are some picks from Egypt Today:
For a unique way of travelling the Nile choose traditional boat Dahabiya like Hadeel or Queen Farida which hosted Paul McCartney. For booking the minimum is 5 nights upon request.
For away from the crowd cruising in style choose exclusive “Alexander The Great” yacht on the Nile which has been cruising since 1982 and hosted figures of international fame like Catherine Deneuve, Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco and Jacques Chirac . You can choose program of 4 nights every Saturday from Luxor and 3 nights every Wednesday from Aswan or combine into 7 nights experience Luxor-Luxor and Aswan-Aswan.
The newest therefore the youngest boat on the Nile is Blue Shadow cruising since 2017.
Zeina, Princess Sarah and Concerto are luxury floating hotels offering 3-7 nights programmes for a m moderate budget.
Philae Temple in Aswan - Monika Sleszynska