Navigation on the sacred river, on the Nile aboard. A very comfortable traditional boat And stroll in the Egyptian countryside in the heart of the palm groves , sugar cane fields and among the villages with colorful houses. They have a low draft, so they can dock on small islands with less touristy because large boats can not stop there. This allows to appreciate the authentic life of the Egyptian villagers, to be close to nature. These boats are also perfect for a family holiday.
WHAT ARE THESE SAILBOATS?
THE DAHABEYA (OR DAHABIEH …) It is a boat from 24 to 46 meters long, it has two large sails. This small historic boat, already present at the time of the pharaohs, was used by royal families, in the last century, at the time of King Farouk. His name is dahabeya because he was decorated with gold, and gold in Arabic is pronounced dahabe. It has 60 cm maximum draft, 4 to 8 cabins very comfortable with a small bridge luxury.
very comfortable boats. They have a low draft, so they can dock on small islands beautiful and wonderful, less touristy because large boats can not stop there. This allows to appreciate the authentic life of the Egyptian villagers, to be close to nature. These boats are also perfect for a family holiday.
Highlights of this itinerary
Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, West Bank, Valley of the Kings.
Itinerary notes: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner.
Tour could be arranged
Every Saturday from Luxor
Day 1 – Saturday – Arrival Luxor -Overnight Hotel in Luxor.
Day 2 – Sunday -Visit Karnak Temple . Esna – Embark Nile Dahabeya. Sail to Edfu.
Day 3 – Monday – Visit the Edfu Temple – The island of Bassaw.
Day 4 – Tuesday – Careers of Silsila- Kom Ombo.
Day 5 – Wednesday – Daraw -Philae.
Day 6 – Thursday – Aswan.
Day 7 – Friday – Luxor-Valley of the Kings -Hatshepsut.
Day 8 – Saturday – Check-out after breakfast- – Transfer to Luxor Airport or railway station.