Cairo is the capital of Egypt, apart
from being the largest city of the country. Situated in North Africa, it
finds its origins dating back to, as far back as, more than 6000 years ago.
However, the modern city of Cairo came into being somewhere around 969 AD,
as a result of invasion by the Muslim invaders from Tunisia. With the
opening of the Suez Canal, in 19th century, the city witnessed major growth
and gained the status of the hub of trade with Europe, Asia and Africa.
Today, Cairo is the one of the most significant cities in Egypt. Apart from
being a business hub, it is visited by many tourists every year and charms
them with its historic towns, superb monuments & ancient pyramids.
A first time visitor to Egypt who wants a classical
(pharaonic antiquities) experience would do well to book a Nile cruise. Of
course modern airlines shuttle tourists to the southern region of Egypt, but
historically the Nile cruise was really the only way to visit the temples
and tombs located along this stretch of the river. It is still a popular
means of visiting upper Egypt and has many advantages to other means of
First of all, it is very nice to unpack and once and have your hotel travel
with you, rather then the hectic routine that accompanies the stop and go
itineraries of air and land tours. But besides the more relaxed mode of
travel, there are other significant advantages. Nile cruises often visit a
wider variety of antiquities along the banks of the river. But equally
important, they also allow the tourist to gain a prospective of the rural
Egypt, where people live much the same way they did even thousands of years
ago, in mudbrick homes, tending their fields with wooden plows and moving
produce via donkey. It is a wonderful experience to sit on a shaded deck of
a floating hotel, sipping an iced beverage while watching 5,000 years of
culture slowly drift by.
"At ABELA EGYPT, we believe in providing our
guests with the highest quality of services in order to make their trip as
comfortable and memorable as possible. With a staff of well-trained
professionals, we have what it takes to make sure that your first sleeping
train experience with us wont be your last."
The full capacity of the train is 13 sleeping cars, which
each contain 10 double cabins, in addition to an exclusive club car.
Each cabin has the following control buttons:
- Every Cabin has two berths and a connecting door with the next cabin,
to be used when needed (ideal for families - lockable if not required).
- Cabins are equipped with basins, razor plugs, tap water, soap &
- A luggage compartment is available on the top of the door
- A music audio volume control.
- Cabin temperature control.
- A private reading lamp control.
- Cabin light.
- Call of steward.
- Assortment of plain croissant, toast & French bread
- Tea or Nescafe
- A choice of either fish with potato or fillet steak with potato
- Chicken with vegetables
- Green Salad & Yogurt Salad
- Bread & Butter
- Fresh Fruit