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Aswan, Egypt's amazing boat ride up the Nile River. It may change your life, I'm not joking

Updated: Apr 28, 2021


Have you ever wanted to take that bucket list trip to Egypt? Just for a moment imagine riding down the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt with the iconic deserts views in the background. This blog will give you some insight on what its about.





In Aswan, Egypt take a power boat down the Nile to the Nubian Village and snap photos while he navigates the waters. For $10 each way your captain will take you an exhilarating 1 trip lasting around 45 minutes each trip.







Once in Aswan a must see is visiting the Cataract Hotel on the banks of the famous river. Once inside you can see the typewriter Agatha Christie used to write 'Death on the Nile.' Order a drink and lay back taking the backdrop of the iconic desert situated on the Nile River.



The price ranges from $80-150 depending on when you stay but the value you are receiving from this hidden getaway is extraordinary especially when you consider a Motel 6 in a better area in the US is $80. The views never get old and its plenty safe to walk around the town during the day especially. I took a stroll with my tour guide through a nearby market and found a lot of interesting pieces and handmade souvenirs.



There is something so surreal and distinct about the landscapes here. From dry arid sand dunes to watery lush green reeds and palm trees. One moment you are seeing vivid green then next its a sandy brown brick shelters and foothills.






Directly across from the Cataract hotel is a epic view of small stone buidings, endless desert mountains and sail boats making their way up and down the river.







The beauty here lies with an amazing geographical divide between a flowing river, endless sand dunes, bright lush green vegetation off the river and an intricate boulder fields that your boat will navigate. This was on the way to the Nubian Village




These classic 4 story powered river cruisers are the perfect combination of comfort, classy and cool. Whether you relax on the upper deck and take in the view on the deck chair or dine below, it's a great way to unwind. We took this cruiser here from Luxor to Aswan.



 

THE NUBIAN VILLAGE:


  • JUST A 30 MINUTE RIVER BOAT RIDE AWAY FROM ASWAN

  • SAMPLE DIFFERENT TEAS AND SHOP FOR SPECIALTY ITEMS

  • HAND MADE GOODS - I GOT SOME HAND LOOMED SCARVES

  • RIDE CAMELS OR HORSES

  • WALK THE STONE PAVED STREETS TAKING PHOTOS OF THE COLORFUL ARTWORK AND BUILDINGS

 


Are you curious what a river boat ride on the Nile River is really like? Come take a look as I head to the roof to get my view point and enjoy the ride. Come to my Instagram page and follow the direct link here.




 

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