A Nile cruise is by far the best way to travel through Upper Egypt. Spending time on the Nile allows you to relax, experience the scenery of rural Egypt and see some of the most beautiful monuments of the country. It’s the highlight of every Egypt trip.
Hedayat with her team at Eklego, worked on the interior layout, finishing and furnishing of this award winning floating home on the Nile. Consisting of six en-suite rooms, a reception/dining room and two outdoor decks, the boat was finished in white washed floors throughout. Each bedroom was meticulously furnished with the approach of mixing old with new. Antique wooden night tables were placed alongside modern upholstered plush beds, while re-purposed villagers baskets for laundry collection were placed alongside white washed oak closets. The walls of the main corridor of the bedrooms’ floor is adorned with cherished photos of the owners’ families dating from the first half of the twentieth century. The reception upstairs and the dining area were fully customized. An overall whitewashed effect is interspersed with colorful antiques, prints and a dark Thonet marble topped side table. The inside area flows into he outside deck with the whitewashed feel enveloping the entire boat which was designed for leisurely relaxing floating on the Nile.
You will enjoy a walk through a small village at the golden end of an afternoon and visit villages along the banks, where a huge cruise ship never comes or dock. You will only hear the sound of the breeze through the sail and the water breaking over the bow.
You can relax on the sundeck, read a book, meditate or just watch the landscape gliding by. Every day there is a chance to walk around riverside villages, visit local markets and explore ancient monuments along the Nile. You are far away from the fancy-dress parties of the large Nile cruisers. You’ll find no flashing discos here, but it is possible to attend a show by local musicians.