How to choose a Nile River Cruise ?
A Nile river cruise is a wonderful way to see some of the most historic towns and cites in Egypt. The biggest challenge about planning a Nile river cruise is identifying which itinerary most intrigues. We’re here to help you narrow down your choice. But before we get started, here are some things you should know, followed by a few tips.
Most Nile river cruises itineraries are a 3 night Nile cruise, 4 night Nile Cruise or 7 night Nile cruise. More exotic trips can occasionally stretch from 10 days to two weeks know as Long Nile Cruises.
Nile cruises almost always start from fantastic cities of Upper Egypt. In almost cases, daily excursions are included. Nile cruises run along the lines of pretty basic introductory tours to the cities and town you visit.
4 night Nile Cruise itinerary, you start the cruise from Luxor to Aswan, spending a day and half in Luxor to see the wonders of Nile banks then sail to Aswan. On the way the cruise ship will stop 2 stops, the 1st stop at at Edfu to visit Edfu temple, the most complete of all Egyptian temples And the 2nd stop is at Kom Ombo town to visit temple of Sobek and Horus, is one of the most picturesque as seen from the river, and its unusual in being dedicated to two deities. Then the cruise ship will sail to Aswan and overnight. In Aswan, you visit Aswan dam and Philae temple, which captured the imagination of countless travelers to Egypt from early times. In our opinion this is the ideal itinerary for a Nile cruise journey.
3 night Nile cruise itinerary, you start the cruise from Aswan to Luxor you visit Aswan city then sail to Luxor. On the way the cruise ship will stop 2 stops, the 1st stop at Kom Ombo town to visit temple of Sobek and Horus, is one of the most picturesque as seen from the river, and its unusual in being dedicated to two deities. And the 2nd stop us at Edfu to visit Edfu temple, the most complete of all Egyptian temples. Then the cruise ship will sail to Luxor and overnight. In Luxor, the great capital of the Egyptian Empire, you visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Karnak and Luxor temples.
7 night Nile cruise itinerary, you start the cruise from Luxor to Luxor. In this itinerary you make the same tours as 4 night Nile cruise itinerary. In our opinion this is a long trip, we recommend you take a 4 night Nile cruise and spending one night or two nights in Cairo to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, unique in the world for the treasures it contains.