Dahabiya Sailing the Nile in Leisurely Comfort - 8 Days

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.

Day 1
Arrival Luxor - Welcome to Egypt

Arrive at Luxor Airport or railway station where our representative will meet and assist you through customs and then you claim your baggage. You will be transferred to your selected hotel . Overnight at your Hotel.

Meal: Dinner

Day 2
Sunday - Karnak- Embarkation at Esna-Nile Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. On entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years.

Walking through the Great Court into the Great Hypostyle Hall, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the 134 columns towering above you like an ancient forest. At the rear of the complex you will find the sacred lake where centuries ago pharaohs and their offerings to the gods were purified. After a tour of the complex, you will have additional free time to explore at leisure.

At noon, Departure by road to Esna (1:30), the home port of your Dahabiyah. Welcome aboard! Welcome by the crew, visit of the boat, installation. And here we go, the Dahabiyah leaves the dock, here you are in the middle of the Nile. Lunch on board. Afternoon of calm sailing with the rhythm of the wind. You begin to relax while the Dahabiyah is in vogue. Your stopover for the night is Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Monday - Edfu - Basaw

Breakfast while sailing. Visit the temple of Edfu (carriage ride from Dahabiyah to the temple) .The temple is dedicated to the god Horus symbolized by a solar disc with falcon wings. It is one of the largest temples (height 26 m, length 137 m and width 79 m) and the best preserved in Egypt (2h).Lunch and navigation in the afternoon. Around 16: 00, Arrival at a beautiful place, the island of Bassaw, walk on the island (1:30), and visit a beautiful Egyptian village and meet with locals. Dinner Campfire and lively evening on the shore with the villagers. Night on the boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Tuesday - Careers of Silsila - Kom Ombo

Breakfast while sailing. Arrival in the impressive rocky site of Gebel Silsila, the largest sandstone quarry of the Pharaonic era. Walk through the galleries and visit the site to discover the many inscriptions, stelae and decorated tombs. Visit the small rock temple of Pharaoh Horemheb grave in the rock (2:30).Lunch and navigation. Arrival at Kom Ombo temple just before the big cruises, you will be almost alone in this beautiful temple dedicated to the god Crocodile and the god Falcon, Take the time to admire so much beauty and we end with a beautiful museum of mummies of Crocodiles (1h30). Small navigation to get away from the city and find the Calm another time Dinner and night on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Wednesday - Daraw - Aswan - Philae

After breakfast, Guaranteed change of scenery Daraw market, certainly one of the highlights of the trip. You wander in the clutter of the popular market where colors, scents of East and Africa mixed are so many symphonies for the eyes and nostrils (2:30)! Back on board.Lunch in front of a very beautiful sand beach where there will be the opportunity to swim in the sacred river. Sail to Aswan. We stop just before the Aswan Bridge. Transfer by minibus to the temple of Philae, the pearl of Egypt to attend the Sound and Light show in the temple of the goddess Isis (1h) Dinner and overnight on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Thursday - Aswan

Free morning in Aswan. (Optional) Excursion to Abu Simbel temples or Nile cataracts by motorboat Lunch on board. Afternoon transfer to the Philae temple dedicated to Isis, located on an island 5 km south of Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Friday - Luxor-Valley of the Kings -Hatshepsut

Early in the morning, transfer to Aswan station and departure by 1st class train to Luxor. This morning will be devoted to visiting the West Bank sites. Discovery of the Valley of the Kings where most Pharaohs of the XVIIIth and XXth Dynasties were buried. Lunch in a typical restaurant Then discover the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which takes its originality from its succession of terraces leading to the sanctuary. return to the hotel and free evening Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Departure and Flight to home (B )

Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the Airport or railway station.

Meals: Breakfast

Package Includes

  • Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure.
  • English-speaking tour guide degree qualified Egyptology.
  • Accommodation in Luxor for 02 nights including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation in aboard Nile Dahabiya for 05 nights from Esna to Aswan.
  • Touring of Aswan and Luxor.
  • Boat journey to Philae Temple
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All transfers as mentioned.
  • Lunches during the tour at local restaurant.
  • All taxes and services.

Package Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Entry Visa and departure tax.
  • Any optional excursions.
  • Personal travel insurance and any Personal expenses.
  • Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature.
  • Tips and any other expenses not mentioned.
  • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the itinerary.( For entrance fees budget approx US$ 55– 60 per person).

Prices

  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
  • The prices valid until 30th April 2019, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
  • The prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible.
  • Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
From May to September
Single From 2 till 3 Adults From 4 till 6 Adults From 7 till 10 Adults
1950 1120 994 $ 975 $
From October to April
Single  From 2 till 3 Adults From 4 till 6 Adults From 7 till 10 Adults
2100 1275 1195 $ 1135 $

Children Policy

  • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
  • 2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Nile cruise, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by Online Payment, wire transfer and or the Western Union.

Tipping

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Dahabiya Sailing the Nile in Leisurely Comfort
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Trip Facts

  • 08 Days 07 Nights
  • Every Saturday
  • Airport transfers included.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle / Dahabiya boat.
  • 02 nights at 4-star hotel and 05 Nights Dahabiya Boat
  • 07 Breakfasts , 05 Lunches and 05 Dinners
  • English and other language upon request
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