Epic journey along the most famous River. Yes, The RIVER NILE – Notorious in the Islamic
history also famous for the pharaohs who travelled along this beautiful river, built their civilisations. It not only provided ease of transportation but also provided fertile land along the banks for cultivation.
Due to the presence of civilisation along this historic river, one can see many old buildings and temples and remains of the pharaohs.
Since it was a 4-day trip so I thought of having multiple posts instead of overflowing you all with too much. So stay with me on this one.
Let me take you with me on this adventurous journey.
Days – 4 days trip
Cost – 1000 USD per couple
We booked our trip through a travel agent who also arranged an English speaking Guide for us. Everything was inclusive, except for our Air Tickets.
|Aswan International Airport|
Our start of the journey was from Cairo to Aswan- which was an hour and a half flight. We reached late afternoon. Aswan is a beautiful city, has a unique charm of its own. So we took a cab from the airport to the hotel where we were to stay for the night before boarding our cruise ship early morning the next day.
|Known as Feluccas (sail ships) on the river Nile|
Shuttle Ride- it was a beautiful ride as it was almost sunset and the river looked amazing. We came across some old rocks with carvings on them from the ancient times.
|Carvings on the rocks (from ancient times)|
|Old Cataract Hotel (Death on the Nile movie based on Agatha Christie book was shot here)|
Our hotel was on an Island across the river from the mainland – Hence the name ISIS Island Hotel and Resort an average one. It was a secluded island dedicated to the hotel only.
|The surroundings of the hotel|
So far we had a great time!
Stay tuned as there is a lot more to come. The actual Cruise Ride is yet to start.
For now Bye!