Most of Egypt's historical sites are located along the banks of the Nile River. Aswan, an idyllic city located in southern Egypt is a great place to explore that country's epic history. Luxor, once an Ancient Egyptian capital, is known today as the world's greatest open-air museum. Explorers, historians, aficionados of mythology and others who wish to experience the many splendours and curiosities of ancient Egypt will enjoy this journey. Sail down the Nile River and visit the Ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor and Aswan, see the tombs of Egyptian kings, and ancient landscapes that haven't changed since the time of pharaohs. On both banks of the river, you can find kids bathing their donkeys, farmers that tend their land with hoes and mud brick houses just as they have done for centuries. You can even try a traditional felucca sailboat for your cruise. A period between October and April is the best time for a Nile Cruise because it is not so hot and you can visit all the attractions along the way.