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When travelling abroad, there are always ‘essentials’ or ‘need to know’ snippets of information that are required by you in order to make the most of your holiday. Here in Egypt, Nile Cruise Vacation aims to give you all of the required information offering maps of Egypt for locations, travel requirements, clothing, specialized tours relating to yearly celebrations and religious festivals. We also provide you with information about the famous sights in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and rest of Egypt. Read through our Guide and be prepared for your visit to Egypt. In this section you will find the answer to all of your questions.
Abu Simbel is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a symbol of Ramses II's power. But Abu Simbel is also fulfilled by fascinating stories. It is a temple that represented grandiosity, was forgotten for centuries, discovered, and even changed its location. It is definitely a must-see!
The Aswan High Dam is an important symbol of Egypt's development and economy, for sure. But the new landmark would be responsible for changing the current configuration of some touristic attractions. Because of the dam's construction, temples changed place and an artificial lake was born.
Aswan offers a pleasant climate, the opportunity to sail on the calm waters of the Nile, to visit ancient temples and meet fascinating people, the Nubians!
A hotel so luxurious that was called "the only seven stars hotel in the world", even though there are no seven starts hotels. Yet this gives us an idea of the reputation the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah acquired after a journalist referred to it as such in an article.
Burj Khalifa represents a bold architectural project example. The building owns a number of prizes and has some interesting facts.
Cappadocia is an unique place in the whole world. Everything there from the underground cities to the particular rock formation and cave churches make this a very special place.
Casablanca has a particular spirit and lots to offer in terms of nightlife, art, restaurants. Plus it counts with great weather and ocean view.
The Dead Sea is also known as Salt Sea and it is the lowest point on Earth's surface but what's about it?
from a finishing village to international modern hub, from desert to luxurious buildings. It is not a surprise that it became a city that attracts thousands of people, both visitors and expatriates.
The Edfu Temple in Egypt, also known as Temple of Horus, is one of Egypt's must-see attractions and it is the most well-preserved amongst all the ancient temples in the country.
There are many museums around the world that proudly display pharaonic objects but the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the one that compiles the world's largest collection on the matter.
One of the oldest cities in Africa, Fez is called 'The Athens of Africa' and the Fez el-Bali (Old Fez) is a true gem.
The Giza Pyramids are the most famous postcard in Egypt, and the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is considered one of the most beautiful constructions in the world.
Located near the Valley of the Kings, temple is dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women pharaohs of Egypt.
Istanbul in Turkey is a city founded around 660 BC, which makes of it a very old one and therefore you can imagine how many stories it call tell.
The Karnak Temple is the largest religious temple of the ancient civilization that still exists.
Khan el Khalili is one of these vibrant places that you must visit once in Cairo.
In the case of the Kom Ombo Temples it turns out that they give the impression of being one when actually are two. But why? Let's find out more about this fascinating place!
Luxor Temple was built during the New Reign and it is the only one of the Ancient Egyptian temples that has influences from the pharaonic era to the Islamic period.
Marrakesh, also called Marrakech, is located west of Morocco, close to the Atlas Mountains and benefiting from this fertile location.
One of the four imperial cities of Morocco, Meknes divides the attention with its more famous sisters and it has plenty to offer, promising to let any curious visitor satisfied with its museums and mausoleums.
Cairo is an impressive city where new and old mix. And even though Cairo grew to be the biggest city in the Middle East (19 million of inhabitants so far)
Petra, Jordan is known as "the rose-red city" due the amazing rock colours from which most of the city's monuments were carved into.
The Philae Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Ancient Egypt and it gives to visitors a great understanding of how Egyptian and Greek culture merged.
Rabat is a liberal and charming destination, with beautiful palaces and great food! Let's see it!
The Egyptian Government put great effort to save it from being submerged after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
A trip to the Nubian Village near Aswan is a fun and entertaining activity, plus it is also a way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Unlike most of monuments that became famous due factors such as foundation date, beauty, size, and many other reasons, the Unfinished Obelisk became famous exactly because it remained unfinished.
The Valley of the Kings is amongst the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. This is the resting place of pharaohs and princes during the New Kingdom, when pyramids were not used anymore as burial tombs. However, this place was considered equally sacred in ancient times and was chosen not by coincidence.