The Best Twin Centre Option With A Cruise On The NileBy
The Nile is the life blood of Egypt and for decades, people have travelled to cruise up and down the river between Luxor and Aswan. They come to appreciate the ancient treasures that are found in abundance in this part of Egypt and to sit back and take it easy as their boat sails down the River Nile. Normally, a Nile cruise lasts for seven nights and from there, travellers either return home but they also have the selection to take in other sections of The Red Sea.
There are a lot of resorts along the coast offering something for everyone. The most renowned location in The Red Sea is Sharm el Sheikh but it also quite tricky to get to from Luxor. Due to the long distance, the only practical choice is to catch a flight but depending on flight availability and timings, it may mean you have to stay overnight in a hotel in Luxor prior to catching a flight the following morning. The least costly choice is to stay in Luxor but its a long way from the Red Sea.
Nonetheless, the coast is easily accessible by road in about 4 hours. The main resort is Hurghada which has various hotels but there are choices to the north of Hurghada at El Gouna or to the south at many places such as Soma Bay, Makadi Bay and El Quseir. The resorts in the region of Hurghada are the lowest priced alternative as the return flight is from Luxor which means charter airlines can be used instead of the more expensive scheduled airlines. Hurghada itself is a lively destination with a range of hotels from budget up to 5* luxury.
El Gouna is more quiet and is successful for the people eager for a less noisy 7 days by the sea soon after a Nile cruise. For remote luxury, El Quseir is the best plan with just two self contained hotels being to be had; the Movenpick or the Radisson Blu. This part of Egypt is very underdeveloped and the town of El Quseir is worth travelling to if you want to watch a town that is still somewhat tourist free.