Cruising on the river Nile is an unforgettable experience, which takes you back in time to a land that existed about 5000 years ago. It reminds you of the things from the stories of Exodus. Nile cruise and stay is always a mysterious and romantic experience, which takes you on a journey through the remains of the ancient civilization that existed there. It is not just another conventional holiday. It actually takes you in to the life of an ancient Egyptian and how that person would have viewed the world around them, not to mention their lifestyle and beliefs.
One of the most popular places to visit on such is cruise is definitely the magical temples of Luxor located on the very site of ancient Thebes. There you will be able to marvel at the Temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut who was the longest reigning female pharaoh Nile cruise and stay should also take you to the temple complex of Karnak which has been built over a time period of 1500 years. Most Nile cruises should take you on an excursion through the famed Valley of the Kings. It is the resting place for over 60 pharaoh including the great Ramesses and Tutankhamun. This place is still under excavation and new tombs are being discovered even today.
Your tour should also take you 100 kilometers through river Nile to Edfu. It is the site of a temple dedicated to the god Horus, the one with the head of a falcon. Though it was built around the 1st century B.C. it is still in quite a good condition. Even some parts of its roof are still intact. The temple of Horus is quite big and ranks only second to Karnak. Most Nile cruise and stay takes you to Kom
Ombo which is located close to 40 km north from Aswan. This place is home to two temples one dedicated to Sobek, the god with the head of a crocodile and Horus, the falcon headed god. Though these temples are quite damaged by the Nile river and an earthquake which happened a long time ego, it is still a beautiful site especially if your cruise has timed it around sunset because then you will get to see the changing colors on the stone work
Nile cruise and stay should take you through other amazing places like Aswan and Abu Simbel. Te cruise through Egypt is always exiting and leaves you with a deeper understanding of the ancient world.