Nile Cruises

Nile cruises are without question the best way for visitors to explore the many ancient sites located in the Nile River Valley. Nile Cruises are luxurious; they’re thrilling and they’re entertaining.

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What is a Nile cruise?

A Nile cruise is the best way to enjoy your trip in Egypt. Many of the most important attractions, such as temples and the Valley of the Kings, are located in the south of the country, between Luxor and Aswan, along the Nile river banks. A cruise not only is the most convenient and comfortable way to enjoy the sights as it is a great way to revive how ancient Egyptians used to travel in the past.

What is the best time of year to do a Nile cruise?

You can choose anytime of the year to visit Egypt and do a Nile cruise because the trip itself is awesome. Now, if you have to choose a time of the year, take the weather into consideration, as if it is too hot you might not find the desert the most pleasant place, especially during summer peak (June and July). The high season for travellers usually is during autumn/ winter (between September to April); temperatures are more ideal.

Which is the best Nile cruise?

There are many Nile cruise options, from standard to luxurious, starting from Aswan or Luxor, and from 4 to 8 days. So, the best one is relative, as it depends on what you are looking for and what touristic attractions are must-see for you. Nevertheless, each cruise offers different facilities and entertainment options that add personal charm to your vacations.

What do you wear on a Nile cruise?

A Nile cruise might offer different facilities, so you can find yourself enjoying free time by the pool if you choose one of our Luxury Nile Cruises, so swimsuits are welcome. On the other hand, don't forget that you are also visiting historical sites, and depending on the time of the year, it can be hot; therefore, always wear comfortable shoes that protect your feet from the dust and clothes that protect your skin. Don't forget the sun block either.

What should I pack for a Nile cruise?

Have in mind that during a Nile cruise you will stop to visit temples and do some walking, so have comfortable shoes and clothes with you. Pack shirts, scarves, dresses, skirts and shorts, a pair of trousers, sun block, sunglasses and a hat.

What activities can you do at the Nile River?

By following the Nile River Touristic attractions, you can do a cruise between the cities of Luxor and Aswan and visit the many temples between the two, such as Karnak, Edfu, Kom Ombo; enjoy a felluca boat in Cairo and admire the sunset.

Can you swim in the Nile River?

Although the Nile River is very polluted in Cairo, in Aswan region it is very clean. However, we don't advise swimming because there is always the risk of infections and crocodiles. If you really want it, you can ask to the captain in your cruise for the safest area.

What are 3 facts about the Nile River?

1) It is the longest river in the world; 2) It's average discharge is 3.1 million litres per second; 3) It has a length of about 6695 km. Discover the Nile River in Egypt through one of our cruises and experience how magical this river is.

Is Egypt safe to travel to?

Yes. Egypt is safe to travel to and Egyptian people are very friendly. Most travelers have great experiences in the country, including solo traveler women. Egypt is a very safe destination. A proof of that is that in 2019 it was ranked safer than the US and the UK by a global pool. This means that travelers and tourists feel secure in the country and nothing better than themselves to confirm this.

Is Egypt a good place to go on holiday?

Yes. if you would like to experience something different and exotic, then Egypt is an amazing choice. Plus, despite the imaginary of majority, the country also offers beautiful beaches, so a Nile cruise is a combo of history, discovery, relaxation and curiosity.

What is the best time to visit Egypt?

You can visit Egypt all year long, however, the autumn/ winter season, between September to April, is better, simply because the better temperatures are ideal for enjoying your tours in Egypt, especially if you will visit the desert and the temples in Luxor and Aswan.

How many days do you need in Egypt?

It depends on what you want to see because there is a lot. You can enjoy a short 8 days Egypt package for visiting Cairo and cruise down the Nile or you can have a complete tour of 2 weeks. If none of the packages suit you perfectly, you can still personalize yours.

What can you see in Egypt in 4 days?

Four days in Egypt are not a lot. A 4 day Egypt tour will will most often include a visit the main attractions in Cairo, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic and Islamic parts of the city and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. You can include a short trip to Alexandria or Luxor. A 3 or 4 Nile cruise will cover the main sites in Luxor and Aswan.

What can you see in Egypt in 7 days?

In 7 full days in Egypt you can enjoy Cairo's main attractions, such as the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan el Khalili, and Coptic Cairo, and enjoy a short cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan to visit ancient temples, monuments and the Valley of the Kings.

What can you see in Egypt in 10 days?

A 10 day Egypt tour package allow you different combinations. Among the options, you can visit Cairo and Alexandria, do a cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan for visiting ancient temples, go to Abu Simbel, dive in the Red Sea in Hurghada. It depends on what you are prioritizing.

Can you visit the pyramids?

Yes. The archeological site is composed by the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple and the Solar Boat Museum. Be aware of the prices though, as you will need extra tickets if wishing to visit inside the pyramids and the Solar Boat.

Can you go inside the pyramids of Egypt?

Yes, you can enter the Great Pyramids, but you have to pay an extra ticket (360 LE for the Great Pyramid; 100 LE the 2nd and 3rd). Other pyramids, such as the Dahshur Pyramid also offer visit of its interior.

What do you wear to visit the pyramids in Egypt?

Comfortable clothes. Although in pictures the pyramids seen close to each other, there is actually some distance between them, and the archeological site is big. If you want to visit inside the pyramids, there is a narrow climbing space, so you should wear trousers or shorts that allow you so.

What do tourists wear in Egypt?

Tourists wear normal clothes, but since modesty is part of Egyptian society, it is recommended to do the same. So shorts and skirts covering the knee, a veil for women when visiting mosques and a pair of long trousers for men, shirts, bathing suit.

How much does it cost to take a trip to Egypt?

It will depend on your budget and interests. But Egypt is a very cheap destination compared to others, especially if you are converting from US$, Euro or GBP. You can enjoy a Nile cruise for fair prices and yet luxurious.

Cruising Down the Nile is an Ancient Tradition

Nile cruises have been immensely popular among travellers to Egypt for decades. Combining your Egypt tours with a Nile cruise is by far the best way for you to explore a large number of ancient sights in Egypt, while traveling in the lap of comfort.

For countless years, cruising the Nile was the best and virtually the only way people could visit southern Egypt to see the classical sites there, and visit the temples and tombs that are located along this stretch of the Nile River in Egypt.

As is to be expected, nowadays one can fly to cities like Aswan and Luxor, but there is still something magical about seeing old Egypt the old way – a Nile river cruise. It is also still a great way to visit Upper Egypt, and it has several advantages when compared to other modes of travel.

Why Choose Nile Cruises in 2020?

One obvious advantage of Nile cruises is the fact that you don’t have to keep on packing and unpacking your stuff. Move your baggage aboard, set up your quarters, and off you go. Your “hotel” travels with you while you relax in luxurious surrounding.

Another advantage of Nile cruises for tourists is the opportunity to stop and spend some time exploring various local attractions along the route; the ones that airplanes simply fly over and bypass. One can really gain a wonderful appreciation of the realities of life in rural Egypt, as well as the antiquities to be found throughout the region.

You just can’t beat sitting in the shade on the deck of your floating hotel and enjoying a tall, cool refreshment as you watch the essence of Egypt drift by. With occasional stops permitting one to disembark and mingle with the local merchants, Egypt Nile cruises are without question the most fulfilling way to go.

Last, but not least. Prices are currently extremely cheap due to the political situation in Egypt. While safety is back to normal tourism is hurt badly, still. If you book your Nile cruise in 2018 you will save up to 25%!

Types of Nile Cruise and Stays in Egypt

Nile cruises are usually either three, four or seven nights, but these can vary quite a bit. The shorter tours generally operate between Luxor and Aswan while some of the longer cruises head further north to Dendera and even Cairo, and often offer ground tours to a number of remote areas.

Thus, a fairly complete 12-day tour of Egypt might include several days around Cairo including seeing the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and other antiquities, and a brief flight down to Abu Simbel in the very southern part of Egypt, all structured around a 7-day Nile cruise.

And, importantly, you don’t have to worry about being uncomfortable or inconvenienced in any way by virtue of your choice to travel by river. Most of the available Nile cruise ships really are nothing but floating hotels, with all the amenities and pampering one would expect from their land-based cousins. You will discover night clubs, swimming pools, hot tubs, top restaurants, and even libraries, all aboard your Egypt Nile cruise ship.

Just as with regular hotels, you get what you pay for when it comes to the cabins themselves, with everything from the most luxurious suites to basic single-bed accommodation from which to choose. It is common for there to be video movies each night, and some boats are even equipped with cameras allowing passengers to view the passing countryside on the TV in their cabins.

There is also no shortage of entertainment on board Nile cruise ships. Whatever your tastes; from disco dancing to belly dancers, to costume parties; all and more can be found on most Nile cruises. And, you will find the same amount of variety beckons when it comes to food.

Buffets are very popular of course, but you will also find more formal, sit-down restaurants as well, and don’t forget, all meals are included in the price of your Nile River cruise, so you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want without ever having to worry about the bill.

One thing though, you will want to bring along (or purchase onboard) bottled water to drink. The ships claim to have the most modern of water filtration systems, which is great for showering, but we personally advise our customers against drinking tap water during their cruise down the Nile.

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When to Go on a Nile River Cruise?

The best time for all Nile cruises, or any Egypt tour package for that matter, is basically between October and mid April, when the weather is nice and cool, and all the Nile’s locks are open. Still, Nile cruises are available year-round.

Similar to land-based hotels, there is a wide range of pricing from which to choose. These are based on the quality of the boats and their accommodation options. Decent boats can range in price between about $100.00 USD to almost $400.00 USD per night, with seasonal increases of between 25% to 50% during Christmas and Easter.

More Than “Just” the Nile River

Most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more.

Certainly it is a prime location to see our great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful tombs and temples, but it is also part of the Holy Land, and spiritual Egypt tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular. Egypt also offers a great deal for nature lovers in the form of desert treks; fantastic scuba diving; golf; fishing, and even bird watching vacations…

Relax by the Red Sea; explore the Sinai coast, marvel at the antiquities of Cairo, or enjoy a leisurely float down the river on a luxurious Nile cruise boat. Come and see the many wonders of Egypt.

Our Nile cruise holidays are private and fully customizable, meaning you can have your Nile cruise 2017 your way when you travel to this magical kingdom with Egypt Tours Plus.

The Majestic Nile River in Egypt

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Nile cruises offer you a fantastic way to escape from the realities of life, if only for a while. If you love the thought of floating around endlessly, a trip down the Nile is one that you cannot miss. With shimmering waters reflecting the luminous full moon, it’s not surprising that the Nile River has been nicknamed the “Jewel of Egypt”.

This massive north flowing river, measuring 6650 kilometres (4,132 miles) is the longest river in the world. It is located in North-Western Africa and extends from Khartoum in Sudan to the Nile Delta located in northern Egypt. The White Nile and the Blue Nile are the two magnificent tributaries that add to its already impressive waters.

The Egyptians prospered because of it, modern Egypt is dependent upon it. Of all the nations in Africa, perhaps none have so deep a connection to the Nile as does Egypt.

The Nile River in Egypt is differentiated from other rivers in several regards. First, the Nile flows through desert more than it does through any other landscape. Annual flooding deposits a rich layer of soil near the banks of the Nile. The Egyptians have depended upon this cycle and the arable land it creates since the times of their ancient ancestors

Enjoy Hundreds of Historical Sites

If you’ve always wondered where the most famous archaeological sites in Egypt were located, most of them can easily be found by looking near the Nile—the Nile River valley in Egypt.

This was truly the sustaining resource of the ancient Egyptians. Most of their temples were built along its banks, close to the water and the fertile land so scarce in this desert climate.

Their tombs will be found exclusively on the west side of the river. The Egyptians believed that the Nile was the route between life and death and the west side of the river symbolized death.

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Importance of the Nile River in Egypt Today

Today, the Nile River in Egypt is every bit as vital. Modern agricultural practices have increased the harmony with which Egyptians work with the river to provide for their country. Farmers are still seen working along its banks, some still use animals to pull their implements.

Of course, the Nile in Egypt is a destination in and of itself. Every year, Nile cruises ferry tourists up and down the river, on their way to see the many famous ruins that dot the shores or simply to experience a journey along a route that has been in use since before history has been recorded. To a great degree, the Nile not only flows through Egypt; it is Egypt.

Aptly Named After the River God

The earth is two-thirds water and the Nile adds to its azure and allure like no other river does. This seemingly endless band of blue has been derived from the ancient Greek word Neilos which means valley.

When the river brims over and floods Egypt, just as it did thousands of years ago, it leaves behind blackish silt, a sediment that caused the ancient Egyptians to also call the Nile River “Ar”- meaning black.

This river has stood witness to Egypt’s history, its civilization and its life since ancient times. Its deep and mysterious waters lend fertility to the otherwise stark desert landscape. It is the main source of irrigation and the papyrus reeds that are widely used in construction materials thrive on its waters.

The Nile River Then and Now

Nile River cruises give you the reason and means to discover this ancient land in style and luxury. From one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Great Pyramid of Giza to Luxor and its Valley of the Kings, Nile cruises offer you a breathtaking and fascinating vacation. If you want experience the amazing beached of the Red Sea Coast you can even include a couple of days in Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to your cruise itinerary.

Nile cruises are a great way of travelling this snaking ancient route. The most popular way to pan this country effectively is to fly to Cairo and tour all its pyramids via land. A short air-trip to Luxor and you will be in cruise heaven.

The 3-4 day Nile cruises will take you to Esna and the famous Edfu Temple of Horus and then onto Kom Ombo where you can revel in the beauty of the Greco-Roman temple there.

The sheer magnificence of the temples and ancient monuments will leave you mesmerized. The Nile cruises will then sail forth to Aswan which houses the famous Aswan High Dam. In reality there are two dams in the same area – the original Aswan Low Dam and the Aswan High Dam, which is the newer one of the two.

These dams were primarily built to rein in the power of the Nile waters and to curb the large-scale destruction of crops and property that its annual floods wreaked on the land.

UNESCO was instrumental in launching the Nubia campaign. It was via this campaign that the Great Temple of Abu Simbel was relocated to a safer place. It faced the threat of being swamped by the waters of the Nile after the Aswan High Dam was constructed.

The Nasser Lake is one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and is in reality the larger part of the water-body that lies in Egyptian territory. Its significantly smaller part is called Lake Nubia and is a part of Sudan. Incidentally it was this lake that the UNESCO project was named after.

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