The Nile flows northward from its entrance point near Wadi Halfa, Sudan, and for this reason, the southern border of the country is coined “Upper Egypt.” It is here that history buff travelers are treated to the world’s most intensive concentration of temples, tombs and palaces, all constructed over the course of 4,000 years. The Nile Valley itself is home to the Valley of the Kings, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, the Great Pyramid, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, and the iconic Sphinx. Much of the Egyptian culture and lifestyle depends on the Nile, the country’s lifeblood, and those who choose to cruise this longest of the world’s rivers will get a first-class view of spectacular ancient monuments, as well as local lifestyles.
Sailing along the lush Nile Valley surrounded by golden dunes with visits to ancient Egyptian monuments like Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel is tourism par excellence. On any typical day, you'll wake to the soft glow of the morning sun. As the day begins to heat up, relax on deck and cool off in the pool all the while watching fishermen cast their nets, farmers tend to their fields, birds in flight, and children eagerly shouting and waving in celebration of your arrival.
Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile would carry them into the afterlife. It should therefore come as no surprise that almost all of the cultural and historical sites of ancient Egypt lie along its banks.
For a more gentle, longer inspiring cruise experience in Egypt, try a dahabiya cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. These wind sail driven non-motorized vessels are the way cruising was meant to be on the Nile. A connection with the past is never stronger than when sailing the Nile on a traditional sailing boat.
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