Lake Nasser cruises became popular after the construction of the Aswan High Dam, across the Nile, between 1958 and 1970, the anticipated rising waters behind the dam required major relocation projects that were carried out during the 1960s. There were 18 ancient temples in the area.
The Lake stretches for 180 miles and cruising on it is an unforgettable experience. The area is also home to temples such as Abu Simbel which were painstakingly moved to save them from the rising waters. The cruise offers a journey of natural beauty and discovery in luxury surrounds. Lake Nasser cruises Egypt are operated on a full board basis and can be part of your tailor made holiday to Egypt.
A great way to relax and see the sights is to take a cruise along the Nile or a sail around Lake Nasser. From the decks of a felluca , a traditional wooden sailing boat, or a luxury boat you can see many temples along the way.
There is an impressive variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, with more than 100 species of birds having been recorded. Wild duck, Egyptian geese, pelicans, herons, egrets and various species of hawks, kites, falcons and eagles will be among the birds seen on Lake Nasser cruises.