Egypt Boat Tour
Despite its political hardships over the past few years, Egypt remains a welcoming and hospitable country to foreigners. Travellers are drawn here for the pyramids, but they’re often surprised by how much more Egypt has to offer. There are desert oases, and beaches along the Red Sea. And then there’s the heartbeat of the country: The River Nile. If you’re looking for a unique way to travel around Egypt, hire a local guide to take you on an Egypt boat tour.
Cruising down the Nile offers unlimited options for seeing both modern and ancient Egypt. Be sure to check out the East Bank Monuments on your Egypt boat tour, including the Institute of Perfumes. West Bank Monuments include the Colossi of Memnon, Alabaster Factory, the Valley of the Kids, and the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. There’s also the temple of falcon-headed Horus at Edfu, and the Temple of the crocodile god Sobek at Kom Ombo. If you think those complexes sound interesting, they are! An experienced guide will give you the rundown on the monuments’ histories and how they are used today.
Other areas of interest along the Nile include the Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Papyrus Museum. Of course, no trip to Egypt is complete without visiting the Giza pyramids! Get on land for awhile to explore the pyramids and the famous Sphinx. Did you know that the Great Pyramid was so precisely constructed beginning in 2589 BC that our modern technology can’t even replicate it? Or that some pyramids of Giza are precisely aligned with the Constellation of Orion? Your guide will teach you all this, and more.Read More ...