Cruise ship on the River Nile

Trips and Tours to Nile Cruising

About Nile Cruising

Generally regarded as the longest river in the world, the Nile has played a critical role in Egypt's history providing essential water to arid lands to allow the agricultural wealth that Egyptians have relied upon throughout antiquity. For visitors to Egypt one of the best ways to experience the Nile River in all its grandeur is aboard a 3/4 night one way cruise. Setting sail from either Luxor or Aswan, Nile cruise ships ply their route from Luxor south to Aswan or Aswan north to Luxor with stops made at a number of impressive archaeological sites along the way including the temples of Kom Ombo.

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The Temple of Kom Ombo (or more correctly - the Temple of Haroeris and Sobek) is a unique double temple dedicated to both Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Standing on a low promontory near a bend in the river whose sandbanks were a basking point for crocodiles in ancient times, the complex is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple.

Nile Cruising Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Nile Cruising. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Nile Cruising on a bespoke touring itinerary to Egypt, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Tailor-madeThe Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

Classic Egypt

9 Days FROM R33,900
Signature5-star Nile Cruise Boat | Egypt

Jewel of the Nile

10 days FROM R20,900
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Treasures of the Nile

10 days FROM R26,900
SignatureLuxor Temple | Luxor | Egypt

Ramses Sunrise Feb 2020

10 days FROM R31,900
SignatureMarsa Alam on the Red Sea | Egypt | On The Go Tours

Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days FROM R24,900
SignatureColossi of Memnon | Luxor | Egypt

King Ramses with Cruise

13 days FROM R20,900
Tailor-madeAbu Simbel | Egypt

Cairo, Cruise & Red Sea

13 Days FROM R36,900
Tailor-madeCamel Caravan | Egypt

Cairo to Amman

15 days FROM R69,900
SignatureTreasury | Petra | Jordan

Road to Jordan with Cruise

16 days FROM R34,900
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