A Nile Cruise is perfect to explore all the historic temples at places like Esna, Edfu and Kom Umbu. However it is also intriguing to see locals along the way, far away from the touristic locations. During our Nile Cruise in October 2018 we took many photos along the way, to truly see life as it is in Egypt. Fascinated by the local fishermen and lush green land we sailed past, we saw many locals in their daily lives. It’s likely only once we would sail the Nile river from Luxor, so we valued our time on board and the locals we met on the journey to Aswan.
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All photos were taken during our October 2018 vacation.
Nile Cruise Views
Life on the Nile river sure had a different feel to it then the city life of Cairo. Sailing into peace and seeing Egypt from the top desk was a once in a lifetime experience. Some of the things you experience along a Nile Cruise are the following:
- Fisherman and their boats
- Nile Cruise boats following the same routes
- Kids playing and swimming
- Famers attending their land and animals
- Lush green land and crops
- Desert mountains in the distance
- Beautiful sunsets
- Fallucas in Aswan
TIP: For your trip to Egypt btw, we can highly recommend the Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide! We used it before the trip for research to the end of our trip daily. It was highly valuable to have along the way of our full vacation. A must buy for all who are wanting to travel to Egypt!
Read more of our Egypt posts!
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Where To Stay In Egypt: Giza, Luxor, Nile Cruise, Aswan and Hurghada
Nile Cruise Views: Life On The Nile River PHOTOBLOG
Egyptian Exhibition At The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Valley Of The Kings Must See Tombs
Snorkeling in Hurghada and Dolphin Spotting
Best and Worst Experiences in Egypt
We highly recommend a Nile Cruise through Egypt, either heading South or North. Both are decent as you get to see the same historic locations along the way, not missing out on anything. Living life close to the Nile shows local farmers attending to their lush green land and crops. The experience of sailing on the Nile from our MS Mayfair cruise boat was truly once in a lifetime. You will never forget the temperature, sounds and smells with the Nile cruise views. We were very welcomed by the staff and would highly recommend something similar. Thinking back, we are happy that we had chosen the journey of Luxor to Aswan as you ultimately spend more time on the cruise. Allowing you to really see more of Egypt along the way during the sailing times.
- Find a shady (or sunny!) spot on the rooftop to see both sides of the Nile river banks.
- Enjoy the Nile Cruise Views with respect to the locals, even those selling things from their fisherman boats to the Nile Cruise travellers
- Respect those living their life on the Nile river
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Have you enjoyed some Nile cruise views during a visit to Egypt? Or experienced the Nile river differently? What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!
Jessica C23rd February 2019 at 9:06 am
What a striking region! I’ve only been to Marrakech, but realize there is so much more to explore in Africa. I mean, it’s a huge continent! This looks peaceful and rugged but I think we would enjoy a cruise down the Nile. It’s such an epic river!
Togetherintransit23rd February 2019 at 9:45 pm
We agree! We have only been to Egypt so much more to explore in Africa! 🙂
Rachel23rd February 2019 at 9:22 am
I’m planning on heading to Egypt next year and keen to see the Nile, so this is a great bit of inspiration for me! Great photos. I think a Nile Cruise is firmly on my itinerary!
Togetherintransit23rd February 2019 at 9:44 pm
Well worth planning a Nile cruise for sure if you will be in Egypt next year!
SJ Armstrong23rd February 2019 at 9:38 am
Great post- definitely one for the bucket list!
Madhu23rd February 2019 at 10:29 am
Wow the photos looks incredible..would love to take this tour
Tea23rd February 2019 at 10:26 pm
Loved your photos! I’m thinking of visiting Egypt for some time already…
Togetherintransit25th February 2019 at 9:28 am
Thanks Tea! Now is a great time to start planning 🙂
Lisa24th February 2019 at 11:10 am
These photos are so stunning! Going on a Nile cruise is definitely on my list 🙂 Pinning this for later!
Togetherintransit25th February 2019 at 9:27 am
Thanks Lisa! 🙂
Lydia27th February 2019 at 6:47 am
Wow, I have always wanted to check out the Nile river after hearing the stories about the plagues and river turning to blood in the Prince of Eygpt movie. Would love to visit Eygpt some day!