1 Dahabiyas

Cruise the Nile in style aboard a chartered houseboat sailing between Esna and Aswan.

2 Feluccas

A timeless way to view the Nile’s scenery and temples, sailing downriver from Aswan to Edfu.

3 Abydos

The carvings in Seti I’s mortuary temple are among the greatest produced by pharaonic civilization.

4 Karnak Temple

It took 1300 years to construct this vast cult centre, as large as ten great cathedrals.

5 Valley of the Kings

The most famous of the magnificent burial complexes and mortuary temples that make up the Theban Necropolis.

6 Aswan’s bazaar

This wonderful marketplace sells all kinds of handicrafts, souvenirs and spices.

7 Nubian music and dance

Exuberant and haunting by turns, they’re best enjoyed on Sehel or Elephantine Island.

8 Philae

This island sanctuary of the goddess Isis was rescued from Lake Nasser.

9 Abu Simbel

The monumental rock-cut temples of Ramses II and Nefertari are the highlights of Lake Nasser.

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