Aswan, Luxor & the Nile
Aswan, Luxor & the Nile River
The stretch between Luxor and Aswan is the most popular sailing route along the River Nile in Egypt. Showcasing fascinating monuments, fertile valleys and barren beauty, it’s the part of the Nile packed with the most sites and a luxury cruise with Lightfoot Travel will showcase the highlights.
If there’s one place to truly appreciate the scale of the Nile's ancient civilisation, it’s Luxor. Here you can explore the Temple of Karnak, one of the greatest ever feats of construction with its extraordinary obelisks, columns, sphinxes and statues. Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon ride to take in its magnificence.
From Luxor, a luxury cruise will take you to across the Nile to see the Valley of the Kings and Queens where new tombs seem to be discovered every day. Continue to sail to the lesser known temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo. Disembark in Aswan, the home of Philae Temple, charming Nubian villages, and buzzy colourful markets. At the end of each day, relax on deck while watching local scenes unfold to the background sounds of the call to prayer.
Finally, cap off your journey with a flight to Abu Simbel to see the temples dedicated to Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. It will leave you in awe of its sheer scale and grandeur.