Dahabiyyat

Travel the Nile not only in style but also in a very intimate and personal way. Our Dahabiyyat accommodate a maximum number of only 12 passenger and with their exklusive services and professional and welcoming staff they will make your voyage along a Nile a source of rich and long lasting memories.

Good to know: We also offer even smaller ships accommodating only two, four or six passengers. Please inquire for details.

Day 1
Welcome in Egypt

Upon arrival at Luxor International Airport our representative will meet and assist you with passport control, customs formalities and handling your luggage. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel.

Day  2
Karnak and Luxor Temple, Sound & Light Show

In the morning, start with a guided tour through theKarnak temple complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Afterwards continue your tour with a walk through the great Luxor Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

After lunch, visit the rich and very well displayed Luxor Museum with treasures of the Golden Age of Egypt and in the evening, take a traditional Caleche and ride around the city enjoying the “Luxor City Tour” including the Sound & Light Show in Karnak Temple.

Day3: West Thebes
Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memmnon

In the early morning cross the Nile and board a hot-air balloon and ride over the Valley of the Kings while enjoying the sunrise.

After breakfast, start your day with a photo-stop at the Colossi of Memnon and proceed to the Valley of the Kings (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with its numerous Pharaonic tombs and the funeral Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

After a late lunch Drive to Esna (50 km south), the home port of your private Dahabiya. Overnight aboard, full board stay.

Day 4
Boarding in Esna – el-Kab – Quessia

Enjoy a full day of crusing along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to el-Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Then, set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Overnight aboard, full board stay.

Day 5
Edfu – Wadi el-Shat

Sail to Edfu and visit the temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Then, set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night and follow your guide to some small villages in the countryside and head on to the outskirts of the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Overnight aboard, full board stay.

Day 6
Gebel el-Silsila – Kom Ombo – Maniha

Sail to Gebel el-Silsila and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Mer-en-ptah. Later on, your journey upstream continues towards the Double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. In ther afternoon, set sail for the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Overnight aboard, full board stay.

Day 7
Daraw – el-Koubania, Aswan

Sail to Daraw and take a walking tour to the village to visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop on the famous 40-day desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Afterwards, your sailing continues to the Nubian village of el-Koubania, near Aswan. Overnight aboard, full board stay.

Day 8: Disembarkation
Philae Island, Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Today, your Dahabiya journey will end in Aswan and you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan. Afterwards, start your day with the very well preserved Isis Temple of Philae, a site as rich in history as in faith. Hear about the famous myth of Isis, Osiris and Horus, discover graffiti, engravings and an altar from the many centuries Christianity flourished in the temple complex.

Afterwards, board your water-cab and return to Aswan. On your way, pass by the High Damand the Old Dam for a short photo-stop and eventually arrive at the Unfinished Obelisk and learn about great Egyptian sculpture work.

Overnight in Aswan, half board.

Day 9
Elephantine Island, the Botanical Island and the Aswan City Tour

In the morning, visit Elephantine Island which in ancient times stood at the borders between Egypt and Nubia. It was an excellent defensive site, as well as a natural center for trade and according to old Egyptian mythology the dwelling place of the ram-headed god Khnum, who controlled the waters of the Nile.

During your tour, visit the remains of the temple of Satis (who was worshipped here along with Khnum) and see one of the oldest Nilometers in Egypt, which was used as late as the 19th century.

After lunch, promenade through the magnificent gardens on Gezira el-Nabatat, the Botanical Island of Aswan (also known as Kitchener’s Island) with plants and palms from the African and Asian tropes.

In the evening, join your guide for the Aswan City Tour and discover the modern city.

Overnight in Aswan, half board.

Day 10
Departure Day

After breakfast, be transferred to Aswan International Airport for final departure.

Tour Details

Including

All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding

  • Entrance Visa to Egypt.
  • All air­port trans­fers in Egypt.
  • 2 nights in Luxor, 2 nights in Aswan on half board basis (B+L)
  • 5 nights stay on a private Dahabiyya on full board basis (excl. beverages).
  • All men­tio­ned sight­see­ing tours, inclu­ding trans­por­ta­tion by pri­vate modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehi­cles (accor­ding to group size) and pro­fes­sio­nal gui­dingby a qua­li­fied & tourism-licensed Egyp­to­lo­gist (all major lan­gua­ges available).
  • Admis­sion fees to all men­tio­ned places.
  • Recom­men­ded gratuities.

Prices

All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.

  • Private, per person in group of 12 : 1395 €
  • For individuals and bigger groups please request.

Customize Your Tour

Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour exactly as you want it to be!

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