Nile Cruise: what you see and boats in Egypt

dahabieh cruise nile
dahabieh cruise nile

A cruise on the Nile is one of the best ways to visit Egypt, especially the part between Luxor and Aswan, where the river is interrupted by the same name big artificial dam that raised the level of the river a hundred feet, giving rise to the big lake Nasser.

Boats on the Nile

To navigate the Nile are used elegant traditional sailing vessels, inspired by ancient and luxurious boats of the place.

The two main types of used boats for navigation of the River Nile are sandals and dahabieh.

The sandal is a boat with low speed performance. It consists of two shafts at a sail, which in ancient times was used to traposrtare goods while today has been transformed to accommodate passengers in cabins with all in comfort.

The elegant Dahabieh were used to transport in the early nineteen the bourgeoisie and have always been characteristic in the long tradition of the Nile.

During the move there are sightseeing sites most important from the point of view of history, and hiking in the desert with a few oases and villages in Egypt along with other places of rare beauty and out of the norm can only be reached through the use of this romantic means of transport on the river Nile.