Flowing northward for over 4,000 miles, the Nile River is the longest river in the world. On its journey to the Mediterranean Sea, it passes through many African nations, including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Among all these places though, the country that is unquestionably most tied to this mighty river is Egypt. Located in a part of Africa that is almost entirely desert, the ancient and modern civilizations that have arisen here would never have been possible without the life-giving abundance of the river.
On a Nile River Cruise, you will get to experience this abundance first hand. These unique journeys start with several days in a luxury hotel in Cairo, followed by a short flight to Luxor and multiple days on the river in the Southern part of Egypt. Organizing your trip this way allows you to experience the best of what this country has to offer, from the modern to the astonishingly old. It is also easy to add extensions on either end of this trip to other incredible destinations in the Middle East, including Israel, Amman, and Petra. Whether you decide to spend this trip only in Egypt or to visit other countries, you can be sure that you will experience some of the most incredible sites, cultures, and cuisines in the world, from a luxurious vantage point on this truly special river.