Anile cruise is by far the best way to travel through Upper Egypt. Spending time on the Nile allows you to relax, experience the scenery of rural Egypt and see some of the most beautiful monuments of the country. It’s the highlight of every Egypt trip.
The Dahabiya Nile Cruise is a majestic way to explore all the history and wonder of southern Egypt. Dahabiya Nile Cruise is the most classical and romantic vessel of a cruise between Luxor, Esna and Aswan. The origin of the word Dahabiya comes from the Arabic word Dahab which means gold to symbolize luxury and pleasure, it has existed since pharaonic times for countless kings, and nobles even in the modern time era for celebrities and royal families.
Also Read: Why Dahabiya Nile Cruise?
Dahabiya Nile River Cruise is considered to be the most leisurely manner to travel across the Nile River while enjoying the fine Get the feeling of sailing down the longest river in the world, where the Egyptian pharaohs lived and built their temples.
Get the feeling of sailing down the longest river in the world, where the Egyptian pharaohs lived and built their temples.
There is not a cloud to be seen in the clear blue sky. The shores are lined with mango trees and date palms.
En route we stop at temples and tombs of the Pharaonic era, all at an easy-going, calm pace, so you can tune into the spirituality of the ancient monuments.
What is a Dahabiya Nile Cruise?
A Dahabiya Nile Boat is a 2-masted ship sailing with the power of the wind and can also be towed by a tugboat if the wind is calm. It was invented at the beginning of the last century during the Victorian age and was very popular when the royal family of Egypt used to sail across the Nile River during their vacations in the southern Egypt. The Dahabiya Nile Cruise is a private small cruise known to be very suitable for small groups and small families. Equipped with high-end privacy, special food, and private tours that provide magical memories of the Nile and Upper Egypt.
The Dahabiya is built on the traditional sailing model of ancient Egypt and has all means of comfort, entertainment, and convenience. Through Dahabiya Cruise, everyone will get to explore the attractions of the most amazing sites on the banks of the Nile such as Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Nobles Tomb, Memnon Statue, Karnak and Luxor Temple, Esna, Edfu,Kom Ombo, Philae Temples, and more
Because its small size, it can dock at the most inaccessible sites, which in turn provide the chance to discover several must-see sites, but also to witness the majestic life on the banks of the Nile
How Dahabiya Nile River Cruise is work?
The Dahabiya Nile Cruise is a luxury midsize boat that travels between Luxor and Aswan for 3 or 4 or more nights on the Nile River which offers an ideal mixture of Luxury, tradition, and comfort within a warm atmosphere. It runs on pure wind power and is not motorized like the steam power Nile Cruises so you can hear the sound of the heavenly breeze.
Travel with Family and Friends
Enjoy slow travel with family and friends. Since some of our Dahabiya can accommodate only 10 guests, you can have the entire boat to yourself to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday. We will do everything to make your experience unforgettable.
Glide down the Nile in comfort and tranquility on an elegant ship in traditional design, with all the modern comforts you could ask for.
Watch the spectacular sunsets as you sip a drink on your private balcony. Enjoy delicious European and Egyptian cuisine accompanied by quality wines.
Some say life doesn’t get much better!
Foods on Board Dahabiya
Egyptian cuisine is one of the most authentic and delicious attractions.
The food is amazing on the Dahabiya. With your dedicated chef, you’ll be treated with what will seem like an endless amount of food. All of the food cooked is freshly made and authentically Egyptian. You’ll also be able to try a wide variety of dishes on your cruise.
If you have any dietary restrictions, they have no issues with making something special for you or to tailor the menu to include more of what you’re able to eat.
The dining arrangements on the Dahabiya are family-style which means that everyone will sit around a long table and you’ll share the dishes with the other passengers. There is usually enough food for everyone and even with a long table, all the dishes are accessible because they have the same dishes spread between both ends of the table.
TIP: Here are a couple of meal tips that will really help you make the most of your meals
- There’s no fixed seating around the table despite it initially feeling like you had to sit at the exact same spot on your first meal. This’ll occur organically but feel free to move around the table meal to meal so you get to talk to everyone or sit closer to the company you enjoy more than others.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for extras of any dishes if they run out. The chef usually has extras of dishes in the kitchen or can whip it up quickly. Don’t be shy!
- Order the drinks you want. They don’t always come around to take your order so if you’d like to have coffee, a fresh fruit drink, pop, or tea, just ask.
- You can order drinks outside of meal time and it’s something you definitely take advantage enough of. Fresh fruit juices are perfect in the afternoon when sailing.
Lastly, the timing of these meals will vary to day depending on the day’s itinerary but all of them will be roughly be around these times. The most variable will be afternoon tea depending on how long the afternoon excursion is. Sometimes it’ll be before the excursion and sometimes it’ll be after.