The River Nile and Nile Cruises in Egypt
The River Nile passes through the lands of 11 countries; Eritrea, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, and Egypt where Nile cruises ships have started being quite popular among tourists who travel to Egypt in the past few years.
The River Nile is the longest river all over the world. With a length of 6650 kilometers, the Nile Basin covers a surface area of more than 3.4 million square meters.
Located in Africa, River Nile has two main tributaries; the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
The River Nile in Egypt
The ancient Egyptian civilization mainly depended on the cultivation of the lands located on the west and east banks of the Nile which was irrigated by the water of the river.
This is the reason why the flood of the River Nile played a vital role in the lives of the Pharaohs and shaped many aspects of their lives.
The word the Nile is actually derived from the Greek word “Neilos”, a word that was used to refer to Egypt in the ancient world.
Many tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt are recommended to sail down the Nile.
The ancient Egyptians had a number of gods and goddesses that were associated with the River Nile, especially Rapi, the Nile god that used to represent fertility in ancient Egypt.
He used to be portrayed in many Pharaonic establishments holding flowers, chicken, fish, vegetables, and fruits the symbolize the many merits the River Nile gave to Egypt.
Travelers who tour Egypt enjoy admiring such amazing paintings in many locations around the country.
The River Nile in History
The Pharaohs, due to their recognition of the importance of the River Nile, built a brilliant tool to measure the level of the water in the river.
In fact, the Nilometer is one of the most magnificent inventions of the ancient Egyptians.
The Pharaohs also used the River Nile for transportation means. This, of course, applies to Egypt until.
The Nile cruise
Nile cruises on The River Nile one of the most classic tours in Egypt is the Nile cruise, sailing by ships from Luxor to Aswan or Aswan to Luxor.
4 nights 3 days Nile cruise :
Nile cruises on The River Nile program starts usually from Luxor, the first day visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the east bank of Luxor.
the second day, the west bank of Luxor to visit tombs of the pharaohs in the king’s valley, the temple of the queen Hatshepsut finally the colossi of Memnon then sailing to Edfu.
The third day, In the morning after breakfast, visit the temple of the Falcon Hours later return back to the ship to sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple of the crocodile Sobek.
the fourth day, in Aswan, will visit the temple of ISIS, Phailea, and the High Dam of Aswan.
The fifth day, from Aswan driving by car to visit the temple of Abu Simbel which built by Ramses II and his wife Nefertari.