Southern Egypt’s diplomatic and economic gateway since ages, Aswan, is a city on the Nile River. It consists of some notable archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex, on Agilkia Island near the Aswan Dam, columnar Temple of Isis, that dates back to the 4th century, and the Elephantine Island that grounds the Temple of Khnum.
Your Nile cruise begins with the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 in the city of Aswan that protected Egypt from the annual floods of the Nile.
Next stop at Aswan is the Unfinished Obelisk that shows the ancient Egyptian technique of cutting the obelisks. The obelisk belonged to Queen Hatshepsut and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II.
However, locals also believed that the obelisk belonged to Queen Nefertiti.
The majestic Philae Temple built to honour Goddess Isis, the chief deity of the island is your last stop of the tour.
The 4-hour drive from Aswan to Luxor is worth a mention in your holiday list. Luxor has the famous Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship built in the area. The temple complexes constructed thousands of years ago by different pharaonic generations is built in great ‘hypostyle hall’ and has an incredible forest of giant pillars.
Moving on to the West Bank of the river Nile you get to visit the colossal statues of Amenhotep III. The Valley of the Kings, the burial grounds of the magnificent tombs were carved deep into the hard rocks, lavishly adorned and filled with riches for the afterlife of the pharaohs.
Located on the West Bank of the River Nile, opposite to Soheil Island near the Aswan Dam the fantastic tour to the Nubian Village gives you a chance to learn about their simple lifestyle, culture and traditions. You pass through the First Cataract of Aswan as you reach the end of the tour.
The temples reflect the beauty and splendour of the new Kingdom.
Enjoying the beautiful Nile Valley scenery as you cruise down the Nile River, see the incredible ruins of Ancient Egypt and the modern day life of the people along the Nile river banks. The Nile river has contributed to bringing back life to Egypt for millennia.
Sailing onboard the Egyptian Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan gives you an amazing chance to visit the fascinating attractions in Ancient Upper Egypt that includes the Luxor and Karnak temples, Hatshepsut Temple, Philae Temple and much more!
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