What Does a Nile Cruise Have to Offer?

Posted by smotij on March 15th, 2016

Egypt is a gift of the Nile" felt at the time the Greek historian Herodotus. It is true that without this river’s black fertile silt, powered by two major tributaries, the White Nile from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile Ethiopian source, the land of Egypt would probably be inhabitable.

Nile cruise provides an opportunity to experience how this amazing river has shaped the existence of Egypt. According to the traditional image, the best Nile Cruise approach is to follow from south to north, the sap of a long lotus stem (1200 km) and reach its blossoming flower: the delta.

The delta has its mouth in Cairo and its petals border on the Mediterranean. A successful cruise would start from the very southern Aswan that is responsible for the creation of Lake Nasser, traditional feluccas. Nile cruise ships often make stops in Kohm-Ombo, "City of Gold", Edfu where there is the temple of Horus, Luxor, ancient Thebes where there is the sparkling Valley of the Kings, Memphis and finally, Giza where the Sphinx ensures the three pyramids, including that of Cheops, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world still standing.

However, these are not the only elements that will make your Nile cruise experience a worthy one. As you cruise, explore the role of the Nile in shaping existence of Egyptian towns, the overall economy and more particular, the Egyptian’s way of life. It is simply amazing how this river has shaped the existence of Egypt as an independent country.

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