Alexander the Great and Egyptian Thebes

by guest writer Mina Megalla Alexander the Great’s legacy in Egypt is often remembered with the founding of the city of Alexandria, his trip to the Oracle Temple of Amun in Siwa and his crowning as a Pharaoh of Egypt in Memphis. But how about ancient Thebes? (todays Luxor) What connection did Alexander have with…

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Felucca Nile Cruise Impressions & Review

A romantic journey on the Nile, with breathtaking views! Accompanied by a support boat, we travel from Luxor (Esna) to Aswan. We visit all the sights en route you want to see, and you will experience dreamlike sunrises & sunsets! SAILING THE NILE ON OUR FELUCCA “A NEW LIFE“ Watch the above video for impressions…

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Ready for Ramadan 2020

by Iris C. Meijer At Sail The Nile, we love offering our discerning guests unforgettable Nile cruises through Upper Egypt on our luxurious Dahabeya ABUNDANCE – or on our felucca A NEW LIFE for our more intrepid travellers: slow travel, off the beaten path, comfort, your own pace, delicious fresh food, amazing sights and fabulous…

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Dendera III – Dreams and Destinies

Enjoy each Moment of Dendera’s Magic on this Unique Dahabiya Nile Cruise After we have descended the stairs from the roof again, now following the depictions of the priests on the other side of the stairs who are doing the same, we cannot help but take another look around that magnificent first hall with the…

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Dendera II – Rising to the Heavens

As our Dahabiya Nile Cruise goes on, we are Visiting Another Goddess in the Mansion of Hathor As we ascend again from the depths of the crypt of beautiful Dendera Temple where the Goddess of Joy, Love and Beauty, Hathor, was worshiped, we pay a visit to another goddess who has her own special little…

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Dendera I – Pure Love & Joy

Visit Dendera on Your Dahabiya Nile Cruise with Us At Dendera, where the beautiful Hathor, goddess of love, joy and beauty, reigns supreme. It is truly one of the most amazing places to visit in Egypt. Most Nile cruises miss this unbelievable site, since they go straight downstream from Luxor to Aswan to visit many…

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Drama on the Nile

Our gaze falls on a nymph encased in a glass coffin, secluded from view in a grotto. This is the resting-place of Isadora, who died far too young by drowning while crossing the Nile. Captured by the river nymphs, she became one herself – at least, according to the Greek epigrams placed by her grieving…

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