Cruises, Nile, Nassar
Egypt's Magical Nile Cruises
Egypt is almost as old as civilization itself – in fact, no other country on earth can boast of a longer recorded history. An Egypt Nile Cruise offers the perfect opportunity for travelers who hunger for knowledge of the past. From Sakkara to Abydos, you will be transported, as if in a time machine, into the pages of a history book.
Legend has it that the eternal 'Gift of the Nile' (as it was described by historian Herodotus), was probably one of the vacation spots for the early Greeks and Romans, who visited it not just for fun, but also to see some of mankind's earliest triumphs. This river continues to live up to that reputation, offering today's traveler the best of the past and the present.
The Nile River, like Egypt holds mysteries that scientists may never completely understand. The Great Bend of the Nile is something that baffled geologists until satellite radar had penetrated the sands of the Sahara to reveal an ancient river channel.
While the river generally flows north, in the Sudan, it makes a huge, looping bend that is really remarkable because the river is flowing through the largest, driest desert on Earth. While it would be expected that the river would flow north, it actually bends southwestwards and wanders through the Sahara for another 200 miles before continuing its northward course. In the past, the Nile flowed on a different course. The river channel shows us that most likely between 10,000 and 1,000,000 years ago, the Nile was forced to abandon its course and take up a new course to the south.
One of the most enjoyable experiences is to float serenely down the river on an air conditioned luxury ship for a few days. Many of them boast swimming pools, bars, restaurants and almost every facility. You will hardly believe your eyes when you experience the land of the pyramids.
At the top right-hand side of this page are links to view the many Nile cruises that Road to Egypt has to offer. Browse though our magical Nile cruise packages to either add to your land tour or enjoy on it's own.
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