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Dahabya Journey on the Nile

Tour Details

This is by far the best way to travel along the river. Forget all the large Nile cruises with it’s 65+ cabins. This journey is along our Dahabya that has 6 cabins. This means group size is 12 people max. In addition to that, it is slow. So you can enjoy the nile cruise at a slower pace and see more of the rural life along the river.

Why you choose this package!

  • Small group max 12 travelers
  • Slow pace tour
  • Sail boat experience
  • Village walks included
  • Fully escorted by Egyptologist
  • Entrance tickets included

Day 1 - Friday - Luxor,

This morning you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers in the morning and hit the road to visit the most famous of sites in Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Dier El Bahari temple & the ancient workmen village & tombs at Dier El Madina . Along the ride you will also stop at Colossi of Memnon which dominates the entrance to Luxor monumental area on the west bank. Lunch in a local restuarant with great views on the cultivated land. Afternoon tour to Kranak & Luxor temples on the east bank of Luxor. At the completion of this great day of touring, drive to Esna for check in aboard the Dahabya for a 4 nights trip. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 2 - Saturday - Esna / Gabal Silsila,

Today we will sail early to reach the town of Edfu. You will enjoy Nile views during your breakfast. The breathtaking scenery makes you feel like in a time machine traveling back thousands of years ago. Just before lunch you will visit the Temple of Edfu located 10 minutes away from the Nile. We use horse drawn carriages to reach the temple. This temple is the best preserved monument from ancient Egypt. It will be a fantastic display of daily rituals and life in the temples of Egypt thousands of years ago. Return to Dahabya at tour completion. Lunch on board while sailing. Afternoon visit to Gabal Silsila where the stonemasons worked on cutting the sandstone blocks used for building all the temples located in the southern part of Egypt. A small shrine was cut in the mountain for thier daily worship. In this location you will now more on the stone cutting methods the ancients have used. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Monday - Gabal Silsila / Aswan,

Leisurely morning while sailing and having breakfast on board. This is a perfect day for gazing at the river while lounging on the Dahabya sundeck. Your Egyptologist will be at hand to answer your questions and tell you more about Egyptian ancient and modern culture. Late morning visit to Kom Ombo temple. The temple of Kom Ombo was the ancient trading port for gold, ebony & other precious materials. Here you will know more about ancient trade and medicines as it was also a famous healing centre thousands of years ago. Return to Dahabya and continue cruising towards Aswan. Overnight docking on a Nile Island for quietness & serenity away from all the cruise traffic. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Tuesday - Aswan,

After breakfast and drive in our private small group van to Philae temple & High Dam. Philae temple is built on an island and it was one of the temples saved by the UNESCO in 1960’s. The temple was already under water by then and it was an amazing feat of engineering to save it from its sunken state and move it to a nearby island. Lunch on board Dahabya after your sightseeing.

Day 5- Aswan / Check out,

Tour ends after breakfast. We will be able to help you with departure logistics from Aswan. You can fly to Cairo, extend your stay or fly home via Cairo airport.

Add ons,

You can opt to choose additional add ons to the trip. We can organize any of the following for you: An overnight in Abu Simbel to visit Ramses the second temple & enjoy the sound & light show. Accommodation is offered at a beautiful family run eco lodge. Cairo city break to visit the Giza Pyramids & Cairo museum where the golden treasure of Tutankhamun is on display. Beach break at the Red Sea city of Sharm El Shiekh or Ain El Sokhna.

Package Include,

4 nights aboard a deluxe Dahabya with air conditioned cabins & private bathrooms. sightseeing tours mentioned in daily itinerary. Private English speaking guide for the group. Private transportation for sightseeing tours. Entry tickets to sightseeing tours mentioned in daily itinerary. Full board accommodation while on Dahabya cruise.

Package Excludes,

International air ticket. travel insurance. Entry visa to Egypt. Tipping to guide, drivers & Dahabya crew members. VAT (currently 14%)

Additional Info

  • Check In : 08 September, 2017
  • Check Out : 01 May, 2018
  • Duration : 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Person : Max 12
  • Availability : Every Friday
  • Price : $
  • Location : Luxor & Aswan, Egypt.

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