The Nile is the longest and arguably most famous river in the world as it winds its way over 4,000 throughout north-eastern Africa before reaching the end of its journey when it flows into the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. Taking a cruise down the Nile River is a wonderful way to explore the amazing countries that it runs through. Many of them start in Cairo, Egypt and travellers are able to witness some of Egypt’s most treasured sites.
You’ll be able to visit the 3,000-year-old Luxor Temple and see it light up once the sun goes down. Other interesting sites include the Philae Temple and the Aswan Dam, and the four huge statues of Ramses that adorn the temple in Abu Simbel.
Egyptian pharaohs such as King Tutankhamen were entombed at the Valley of the Kings and you’ll be able to check out the treasures that were excavated from his tomb when visiting Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. And no cruise down the Nile would be complete without visiting the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza as well as a cruise at sunset in a felucca, which is a traditional wooden sailboat.
Most cruises provide guides at each stop to share the history of each amazing place with you.