Why you should visit Lake Nasser
- Take a 3 or 4 night cruise on the peaceful, calm waters of Lake Nasser on a luxurious motor vessel
- Visit the treasures of ancient Nubia including the Temple of Ramses II and sites of Amada, Derr and Penout
- Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel, a must see after the pyramids of Cairo
A little more about Lake Nasser
Lake Nasser, otherwise known as the Nubian Sea in Southern Egypt is the world's largest artificial lake, formed following the construction of the Aswan Dam in the mid 1960's. A cruise across its tranquil waters visits the lesser known temples as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abu Simbel, a highlight of any trip to Egypt. Unlike the River Nile, Lake Nasser only has large cruise ships on which you stay during your cruise. Please ask us to run through the differences of each boat to find the right one to suit you. Combine a cruise on Lake Nasser with a stay in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo or in conjunction with a Nile Cruise.
When to Go
With most destinations in Egypt, the weather really does determine the best time of year to visit because the summer gets very, very hot! Therefore we would advise visiting Lake Nasser in the cooler months between September and May.