Why A Nile River Cruise Is Right For You
Egypt is home to one of the most storied and ancient civilisations in the world.
It is filled to the brim with destinations and attractions that are not only of interest to historians – but also to global travelers. Its many wonders include the magnificent ancient Pyramids of Giza and a myriad of statues and tombs that hark back to antiquity. These attractions continue to fascinate archaeologists from around the globe and visitors far around the world. And it is a certainty that not all of the country’s wonders have yet been uncovered.
It does not matter if you are interested in hieroglyphics or have a fascination for the long-gone rule of the Pharaohs, a Nile cruise will reveal the secrets and wonders of Egypt. You will set sail from Cairo with a final destination of either Luxor or Aswan and during that journey, the mysteries of Egypt will be revealed. Here are 10 reasons why a trip down the Nile is the journey of a lifetime.
History Comes to Life
The wonders of Egypt and the rule of the Pharaohs have been the subject of many books, as well as television documentaries (and blockbusters of the Silver Screen), but now you will immerse yourself in those storied wonders. A Nile River cruise will transport you back in time or to that day when famed archeologist Howard Carter unveiled the secrets of the pyramids – or when the magnificence of the Aswan High Dam was revealed. But the fascination of the trip is enhanced by the presence of a professional tour manager who will provide insight into the many wonders you will encounter on the trip.
The Pyramids Unveiled
If there is one single sight that is on almost everyone’s bucket list of Egyptian experiences it is an exploration of the wonders of the pyramids. On your trip, you will be free to explore what have been called ‘Wonders of the Ancient World’. The three Great Pyramids when seen for the first time are simply awe-inspiring. No Nile cruise would be complete without an itinerary that takes in the pyramids. These will usually be viewed prior to disembarking from Cairo. You will have the opportunity to explore ancient mausoleums that were erected around 4,500 years ago.
Exploring the Nile is a Voyage of Discovery
One part of the Nile experience that is unmissable is viewing the site where archeologist Howard Carter uncovered the wonders of the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen in 1922.
This will also allow the visitor to explore and experience the world of the Valley of the Kings on the world renowned West Bank of Luxor. This is widely regarded by Nile cruise guests as one of the most intriguing parts of a Nile Cruise from Cairo.
The site is filled to the brim with wonderful art and sculpture. Magnificent paintings adorn walls and vividly coloured hieroglyphics provide a fascinating insight into the daily lives of royalty and daily religious observances, including the contents of royal tombs, such as art and sculpture, furniture, food, and even the household pets that were to accompany those entombed to the next world.
The Wonders of Hieroglyphics Unveiled
if you have a fascination for the writings of ancient Egypt, then the magnificence of the hieroglyphics on show will provide a high point to any cruise, which will reveal some of the most well preserved. There are wonderful examples in the Valley of the Kings and at Abydos. But the most impressive can be found at the Temple of Karnak. The incredible Hypostyle Hall (which has been recognised as one of the largest religious centers of the ancient world) has 134 ancient columns, with many reaching 24 meters into the sky and covered with wonderful examples of hieroglyphics. It is a place of wonder and fascination.