The deep aquamarine hues of the Nile have the mystique of the Egyptian culture mixed in them. This, coupled with the serenity all around, makes a cruise on the world’s longest river a memorable one. The calm waters of the mighty Nile can make one forget for a moment that this river has been defying an unforgiving desert for centuries and has cradled one of the world’s most advanced civilisations. Your Egyptian holiday will remain incomplete without a Nile cruise as it is on its stinging cold waters that one starts comprehending the mystery and charisma of the ancient Egyptian philosophy of life, its temples, tombs and traditions. The frequent stops along the way to visit heritage sites and temples of pagan gods along the river keep the connect with history palpable on this cruise making it refreshing as well as a refresher course in Egyptian history. Most of the tourist packages will offer personally-guided tours to ancient temples in Aswan, Edfu and Luxor.