Nowhere is nature seen in such resplendent contrasts, from harsh, inhospitable burning deserts, to lush, cool, life giving vistas of greenery and everything in between, as on the Nile.
The Nile is this planet’s one-of-a-kind waterscape that never ceases to surprise you. A thousand sunrises and sunsets are unique, breath-taking, and glorious
The Valley of The Kings, located near Luxor on the Nile's West Bank, hosts the most famed collection of elaborate tombs of the New Kingdom Pharoahs, rulers who decided to build their final resting place closer to their dynastic roots. Royal burial grounds for the most famous of Pharoahs, including Tutankhamen and Rameses II, tomb here. As they have been constructed between 1539 and 1075 BC, they are testament to a life, a time and a culture of one of the world's earliest civilizations. This place yet remains an explorer's paradise, with many, many tombs and secrets awaiting to be explored and shared with the world.
The Aswan Botanical Garden is home to thousands of birds and many exotic plants imported from many parts of the world like Far East India and Africa. The Aswan Botanical Garden offers a beautiful and unique escape from the city. A true gem of Egyptian treasures, strolling through the garden will take you into a dream state of scenery. The entirety of the island is landscaped with rare and exotic plants that were planted there by order of Lord Horatio Kitchener, who has gifted the island in gratitude for his service as consul general of the Egyptian Army under British control.
The world's largest Embankment Dam, built to harness the Nile in Aswan in the 1960s, serves the irrigation needs of both Egypt and Sudan. It also controls flooding, generates energy, and helps in improving navigation across the Nile. Your journey across this dam is an experience in itself. You enter a lock from one side, and your dahabeya is parked there while the water slowly rises until the water level matches the level on the other side of the dam. The gate on the other side of the lock then opens for you to cross over. This experience is unique in and by itself and is one of the highlights of moving across the Aswan Dam.