Enjoy a Lake Nasser cruise
Formed behind the massive High Dam at Aswan, Lake Nasser is the world’s largest reservoir and stretches nearly five hundred kilometres to the south, beyond the Sudanese border. It was formed as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam and led to many of the temples being moved, block-by-block, out of the reaches of the rising waters. Lake Nasser cruises is one of the few hidden treasures left in Egypt - just six boats sail the lake, and over a four- or five-day cruise you might see other people on just three occasions, leaving you free to enjoy the stunning desert scenery on either shore. One of the highlights is the approach to one of the most famous temples, Abu Simbel. Most people visit this temple by flying in and out from Aswan, but a Lake Nasser cruise allows you the luxury of spending time visiting the temple when it is less crowded.The Nasser cruises themselves tend to be smaller in size and have more character while still offering the modern facilities and a slower pace of life.