If you are the one who doesn’t like to compromise on creature comforts, then a Nile cruise is absolutely the best ride for you. These riverboats could easily be compared to boutique four or five-star floating hotels, housing 50-70 private cabins. Just like the felucca, cruise also operates between Aswan and Luxor. However, they run on a schedule, which means you’ll always spend three nights on board.
Basically on Egypt trip, you have to get up early to explore before the heat of the day and then have the afternoon to spend at your leisure. You’ll leave the boat daily, which will give you plenty of time to check out the ancient sights around the shore. From Abu Simbel to Kom Ombo temple, you can look forward to seeing it all!
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You’ll be sharing facilities with travelers who are not a part of your tour. It is a great way to meet even more like-minded people, right?
Facilities include a luxury lounge, sundeck, restaurant, rooftop pool and bar. You’ll also enjoy all your meals on board which will feature a wide selection of mouth-watering local dishes. Some boats even cater for gluten and lactose-free diets.
We could not end this section without mentioning the cabins, which come fully air-conditioned, beautifully decorated, with a private bathroom, color TV, minibar and more.
Hints and tips
- The boats are anchored at port each evening and only on the odd occasion it sails through the night. So, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the views.
- Bargain as much as you can as plenty of small boats will approach trying to sell souvenirs and onshore excursions will have their fair share of local merchants too.
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No matter which option you choose, you’ll need to bring the following things along: swimmers and a towel, sunscreen and insect repellent, a good sense of humor and excellent conversation skills.
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