Easter vacation is approaching, and you might thinking about several travelling options in Egypt. One of the best travelling options to consider is sailing over the Nile River on a cruise between the most two beautiful cities in Egypt, Luxor and Aswan. A one trip for both is really a brilliant idea!
Luxor, comparing to Aswan, is considered a busy city, and one of the world’s biggest open air museum. There are many historical monuments you can visit in Luxor – The Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Deir El-Bahri (the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), and the workers village at Deir El-Medina. The list goes on and on and on.
There’s also more to Luxor than the beautiful monuments; there are other activities as well. If you are fond of dessert Safaris and enjoy driving off road you might go on a Safari trip, which can take you a couple of days, Kharga, Dakla and Farafra oasis are every close to Luxor. 4×4 jeep take off road driving through the beautiful sand dunes and the peaceful desert.
Hot Air balloons is another activity you can enjoy in there as well. The estimated time of the tour is approximately 35 minutes, and the takeoff is from the west bank, usually at 5am, and the landing is at West bank, or East bank.
If you’re planning to stay for a couple of days, one of the most exotic experience is enjoying a stay in a gem of a hotel called “Al Moudira hotel”. Its unique architecture reflects a blend of the Turkish, Italian and Lebanese architecture. Its rooms and suites are grouped around patios with decorative fountains, and the colorful architect merged with the oriental designs will make your stay exceptional. Don’t forget to enjoy taking a sun tan over its huge pool!
If you are looking for a destination where you can really chill and forget all the stress you experience in Cairo, then Aswan is your ultimate destination. It’s simply one of the most peaceful cities around the globe; the slow pace of the city is great for relaxation.
The broad Cornish and the perfect Nile view is one of the main characteristics of this beautiful city. You can enjoy, walking by the Cornish and taking a felluca to enjoy the Nile, which is flowing through amber desert and granite rocks, and several islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants.
Aswan is graced with several historical monuments as well; Philae temple, Philae island, Nubian museum, sound and light show are the main visiting spots.
You cannot visit Aswan and miss staying in a Nubian village. One of the most beautiful Nubian islands is called Elephantine. It is a Beautiful island that showcases the Nubian culture. There’s also some ruins at one end of the island which are very interesting along with a nile-o-meter.
The famous warm colors of the Nubian houses will entertain your eyes and the hospitality of the Nubians will definitely makes you want to revisit.
Don’t forget having memorable pictures with the famous small crocodiles in Nubia!
Enjoy your stay!