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The Nile off the Beaten Track

Tour Details

Dahabya is a type of boat that sailed the Nile in the 19th century. The Dahabya has a capacity for 2 to 14 travelers max with a tour guide. The trip offers great personal experience that is not available on larger cruise ships that can accommodate up to 120 travelers.

Your tour guide is a professional Egyptologist who will take you on all tours through ancient sites explaining ancient and modern culture of Egypt.

Tour includes all sites mentioned in the daily itinerary. All meals are included once on board the Dahabya.

A great value of using our Dahabya is the ability to dock along the villages and enjoy a stroll through the fields.

We have developed a great friendly relationship along the years with many farmers who escorts us during our walks for security & safety.

Enjoy 5 Days of cruising the nile aboard a private sail boat.


  • Private small group sail boat with modern fixtures & private bathrooms.
  • Fully escorted trip by professional Egyptologist.
  • Air conditioned vans all through.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours with small group.

Adventure Includes

  • 2 nights in 5* hotel in Luxor in Nile View room.
  • 4 nights aboard a Dahabya with air conditioned cabins & private bathrooms.
  • 1 night in 4* hotel in Aswan.
  • 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.
  • Meals as indicated on daily itinerary.

Adventure Excludes

  • International air ticket.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Tipping to guide, drivers & Dahabya crew members.
  • VAT tax not included. currently 14%.

Extra value options

Complete your trip by adding these 2 pre & post tour extensions to your trip.

Cairo Pre Tour.

Abu Simbel Post Tour.

Why you choose this package!

  • Authentic experience along the Nile
  • Escorted by a professional Egyptologist
  • Stay away from large cruise liners
  • Village walks
  • Interact with local villagers

Day 1 - Monday,Arrive Luxor

We will meet you at Luxor airport or train station to transfer you to your 5* hotel overlooking the Nile. Overnight Luxor.

Day 2 - Tuesday,Luxor

Morning tour after breakfast to visit the major sites of Luxor west bank; King’s Valley, Temple of Queen Hatshipsuite at Dier El Bahari & Nobles tombs displaying daily life activiteis from thousands of years ago. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive back to hotel for an afternoon break. Early evening tour to Luxor Temple located in the heart of Luxor. The temple is fully lit in the evening which gives a great perspective on ancient egyptian art. This evening guided tour will bring out highlights you do not see well in sunlight. at the completion of this tour, walk with your guide to a nearby cafe for a taste of local cafe culture. Overnight Luxor.

Day 3 - Wednesday,Luxor / Esna

Check out after breakfast & visit Karnak Temple, the most magnificent of temples ever built in Egypt. Drive to Esna to join your Dahabya for 4 nights. Lunch on board while sailing. Afternoon walking tour through on of the villages. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Thursday,Edfu

Leisurely morning while sailing and having breakfast & lunch on board. Afternoon visit to Edfu temple. Overnight docking on a Nile Island for quietness & serenity away from all the Cruise traffic.

Day 5 - Friday,Silsila / Kom Ombo

Leisurely morning sailing towards Silsila quarries. This morning we get the chance to walk through another village and visit a traditional farmer’s mud house. Visit Hormheb temple at Silsila and hike to the hilltop for a stunning view of sunset.Afternoon visit to the town of Faris where we walk through fields and visit local craftsmen. This is not a tourist trap as you might be the only ones walking these grounds. This is one of our signature walks. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo where we visit its ancient temple.

Day 6 - Saturday,Kom Ombo / Aswan

Another walking / riding adventure to the Camel market of Daraw, Egypt’s main domestic animal trading centre. Here we see all livestock trading and get the chance to mount a camel for a Facebook profile picture. Tonight we reach our final destination, Aswan, where we dock by the Nubian village.

Day 7 - Sunday,Aswan

Check out after breakfast and head to Philae temple, Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. This will be our last sightseeing tour before we check in at our last 4* hotel in Aswan.

Day 8 - Monday,Depart Aswan

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.

Egypt Snapshot

Additional Info

  • Check In : 16 April, 2018
  • Check Out : 23 April, 2018
  • Duration : 7 Nights
  • Price : $
  • Location : Luxor, Aswan, Cruise

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More departure dates: 23 APR - 30 APR - 7 May - 14 MAY - 21 May. We can help with tailor made options too. Hit BOOK or Email to ask us for more details. Spacial rate can be applied for over 2 persons booking together.


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