Among the uncountable blessings in Egypt is the bewitching Nile River which stretches around 4160 miles from Uganda to Egypt. The most amazing thing about it is that it is considered the world’s longest river, and the Amazon River is the only river that challenges the Nile for being so long but the Nile River provided to the whole world that it is incomparable, more fascinating, and super impressive.
The Nile River collects its water from 11 different African countries and it passes through lots of different ecosystems that exist along its length, and there are dozens of fabulous artifacts, attractions, and landmarks that are located all around its shores and the most recommended notable way to explore & to visit them all is through a Nile River cruise tour that will take you deep in the Nile.
The Nile River has always had real significant importance through the different ages and eras starting from the era of the ancient Egyptians since it has affected in shaping their lives, culture, history, and agricultural system. While being on board a Nile River cruise, you will have the best chance to check the greatest attractions in Luxor and Aswan plus make use of the incredible facilities on board the deluxe which makes it a really interesting and wonderful experience in Egypt. Here are the main Egyptian cities that you will have the opportunity to visit while being on board a Nile River cruise:
Aswan is located on the Nile’s eastern bank in southern Egypt and it is home to some of the greatest ancient Egyptian attractions, landmarks, and the best modern accomplishments and structures. You will find there the amazing Philae Temple "Isis Temple" that was established 2600 years ago on Philae Island but it was relocated with the assistance of UNESCO to Agilkia Island to protect it from being destroyed during the construction of the High Dam.
There are also other wonderful sites to visit in Aswan while boarding a Nile cruise like Aswan High Dam, Abu Simbel magical temples, Kom Ombo Temples "Horus & Sobek Temples", Edfu Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, the Nubian Village, the Monastery of St. Simeon, the tombs of the Nobles, and lots of other amazing sites, shops, and souk to visit and enjoy while sailing through the majestic Nile River.
This is the most visited city in Egypt right after Cairo city as it was established on the site of the ancient capital of Egypt that was called Thebes city and it got its significant importance out of the numerous attractions that were constructed there.
Among the most visited sights in Luxor while being on a Nile cruise are Karnak Temples, Luxor Museum, and Luxor Temple which are located on the East bank of Luxor. On the West bank, you will also find lots of fascinating attractions to visit like the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon, and you will also find extra must visited sightseeing only a few kilometers from Luxor including Dendera and Abydos Temples.
You can book now a wonderful Nile River cruise tour by checking our Nile River cruise packages to enjoy an ultimate experience all around the previously mentioned sites and much more.
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