A cruise on Lake Nasser would usually be for 3 or 4 nights, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the amazing desert scenery, as well as seeing some of the lesser known temples. The highlight of your cruise will of course be the spectacular temples of Abu Simbel, in the Nubia region of Egypt. Watch a short video about Abu Simbel.
Built by Ramesses II in the 13th Century BC, the temples were moved to higher ground, stone by stone, in the 1960’s, to save them from the rising waters of the Nile. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is on the ‘must see’ list of most visitors to Egypt.
A cruise on Lake Nasser can be combined with a stay in Cairo, Aswan or even a Nile cruise, and several options are available. Companies which we can book these trips with include Discover Egypt, Bales Worldwide and Kuoni. The Steigenberger Omar El Khayam is one of the boats used for these cruises. Contact us for more information.