There are many wonderful places to visit along the Nile. The standard Nile cruise itineraries take visitors to the sites on both banks of the Nile at Luxor, then head south towards Aswan.
I’ve put together a short video showing my favourites on the journey between Luxor and Aswan: Efdu, Kom Ombo, Philae – all of which date from the Greaco-Roman period. Also the Unfinished Obelisk still lying in its granite quarry in Aswan where Queen-Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s workmen were forced to leave it when a huge crack appeared in the rock. If it had been finished it would have stood one third taller than any other obelisk in Egypt. And, of course, the magnificent Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. This is a feat of both ancient and modern engineering. UNESCO re-sited it in the 1960s to rescue it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Most cruises give the option to either drive or fly down to see it – and it’s not to be missed – despite the early start!
Merry and Adam go on a Nile cruise in the third book in my series following Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt – Hatshepsut’s Hideaway. They visit Edfu and Kom Ombo – with incidents in both of course! It wouldn’t be a story otherwise!
If you’re interested in seeing a similar video on the sites of Luxor, check out my link: On Location in Luxor.