The top attractions of a Nile River cruise


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Egypt’s Aswan market is a good place to find inexpensive Egyptian souvenirs.
Imposing pyramids, grand temples built for kings, and rooms filled with the wealth and treasure of the ancient world. This could only be Egypt, home to some of the world’s most fascinating monuments and artifacts, where a cruise along the Nile River offers access to some of the best.

Valley of the Kings: This ancient site served as the burial ground for many of Egypt’s New Kingdom rulers. Visitors to the Valley of the Kings will find the infamous tomb of Tutankhamen and the tomb of Ramses IV, among the 63 tombs on site.

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Cairo): The Egyptian Museum is home to more than 120,000 artifacts that will awe visitors with a glimpse into the country’s incredible history. Displays range from mummies and sarcophagi to pottery and jewelry of the ancient world. The treasures of King Tutankhamen’s tomb are also exhibited here, including the famous solid gold death-mask.

Aswan Market: Located only four blocks from the Nile, the Aswan market is a must for visiting cruise passengers. The seven block market is filled with Egyptian and African goods such as perfumes, spices, textiles, baskets, jewelry, clothing, and more. Browse through Nubian artifacts like skullcaps and talismans, or Sudanese swords and carpets.

Temples at Karnak: The ancient structures at the Karnak Temple Complex span a period of over 1,500 years, making this site one of the most expansive and diverse in all of Egypt. There are three enormous main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and numerous outer temples at the site, representing the contributions of around 30 different pharaohs. The complexity and grandeur of Karnak is sure to leave an impression on any visitor.