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Welcome to Egypt and the Nile

The purpose of this website is to act as a guide for those visiting Egypt and especially the Nile valley area, whether it be cruising the Nile itself or taking a holiday break staying in one of Luxor’s many hotels. The information on this site may help you make up your mind as to whether you should take advantage of these options or not. Organized tours in the area, especially if you are on a fixed schedule, such as those followed by the cruise boats, condense a massive amount ofBoat on the Nile sightseeing into a very short period, so to get the most out of your visit, it pays to do your homework if you wish to get the best out of your holiday. To help you, we have included information on some of the sights that will be on your itinerary such as the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, the Valley of the Kings, and the ancient temples at Luxor, Karnak and Edfu, there are also excursions that may be an option on your particular tour, such as a hot-air Balloon Flight. The information on this site may help you make up your mind as to whether you should take advantage of these options or not. Many visitors to Egypt tend to be put off doing some of the added excursions because it often requires a very early start, the reason for this, may be just to miss the hottest part of the day, or to visit the attraction at a less crowded time, or in the case of Abu Simbel, the distance that has to be travelled, unless you are on one of the boats that cruise Lake Nasser, in which case you can tie up alongside. Whatever the reason it is often in your best interests to think things through carefully before deciding not to take a trip. After all this is not just a holiday, it's a chance to see wonderful things.

Our intension is to add many more pages to the site, and to further develop the information on our existing pages. If for any reason you wish to contact us, please feel free to visit our contact page, we would be happy to hear from you, especially if you have any Tips and Tricks that you think might be useful to pass on to those thinking of choosing Egypt as a holiday destination.

Map of the River Nile

The longest river in the world, the Nile runs in a northerly direction from the mountains of East Africa in the south, to the Mediterranean sea in the north. A Nile cruise is a very popular way to experience Egypt and what it has to offer the visitor. A good time to visit is between October to the middle of April, when the weather is a little cooler, although the majority of the cruise boats can be found operating throughout the year.