6 Days/5 Nights
Dahabiya Nile Cruise Planners
The program includes a day and a half tour in Luxor before sailing and a day tour in Aswan after sailing
Dahabiya Nile Cruise is an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are traveling with family, friends, or a partner, a Dahabiya offers a unique and intimate way to see the sights, sounds and smells of ancient Egypt.
Sitting on a Dahabiya Nile cruise is an out-of-the-ordinary and unique experience. It lets you enjoy the Nile scenery in luxury guided by experts who are specialized and skilled in Nile cruising. It takes you to the golden age of Egyptian history.
You will have your breakfast at the hotel then our tour guide will come to pick you up to start a terrific tour in Luxor visiting its impressive landmarks including:
This is the final resting place of Egypt's rulers who reined Egypt from the 18th till the 20th dynasty and there, during your visit, you will be allowed to explore three of these tombs that will be included in your ticket to watch the magnificence of the decorations and inscriptions on the walls of each tomb.
It is a living art piece that sends the consciousness of all its beholders back in time to witness the full magnitude of the beauty and grandeur of the new kingdom (1570 - 1050 BC) in the brightest light under the guidance of the illuminating spirit of Queen Hatshepsut.
The Colossi of Memnon are a pair of massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned from Circa 1386 BC to Circa 1349 BC, in Egypt. The statues depict Amenhotep III standing, seated, and offering to the gods.
Visit to Luxor Temple: Followed by the lunch break, you will visit Luxor Temple wherein it is believed that one of the ancient Egyptian festivals was held inside the temple as there are different scenes on the walls representing the celebration of the festival; the temple was built by King Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II.
Return to Hotel: After you finish this amazing tour, you will be transferred to your hotel overnight.
Breakfast, check out, then our guide will accompany you to visit Karnak temple. This is the largest Temple Complex ever that was built. It actually comprises a vast mix of ancient Egyptian decayed Temples and a great Hypostyle Hall that contains 134 giant sandstone columns and each one can carry up to 30 persons on its capital.
After that, you will drive to Esna Temple (1 Hrs. Driving). Upon arrival you will visit the temple; it’s remarkable for the beauty of its site and the magnificence of its architecture. Esna Temple is one of the most unique Egyptian temples to visit. It is dedicated to God Khnum . It has many interesting inscriptions on its walls including a famous one about a lucky fisherman.
After you finish this amazing tour, you will be transferred to Dahabiya Nile for check in and sail to El Hegz Village for a unique cultural experience.
Lunch and Dinner Onboard Dahabiya: After a remarkable visit to the iconic Karnak temple and Esna temple, start your marvelous journey on Dahabiya Nile Cruise. Deep dive into the fresh airy breeze of the Nile and delight yourself with the scrumptious lunch and dinner over the cruise.
Have Breakfast: Enjoy the breakfast amidst the tranquility of the Nile River. Thereafter, get ready for the magnificent trip to Edfu temple.
Sail to Edfu Temple: The Edfu Temple is the temple of the goddess Satet in Egypt. It is the most important temple in the city of Edfu. The temple is a large proportion of the city of Edfu. Most of the people are working for the temple and their lifestyle is closely related to it.
It is a temple complex built to honor the falcon-headed God Horus. The complex consists of a colonnade of rams, courtyards, colonnades, sanctuaries, and halls. It is open daily to the public and it attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Back to Dahabiya Nile Cruise for Lunch: After a memorable trip to Edfu temple, you must be tired. Unwind yourself on the Dahabiya Nile Cruise and have your lunch.
Relax and Have Dinner: Sail again, time to relax with dinner, and drift into dreams as you are now becoming part of the rhythms of the Nile
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Visit Bisaw Island: On your fourth day on Dahabiya Nile Cruise, you will be witnessing the splendors of Bisaw Island and the village. You will be enjoying a leisurely walk through a farm, meet some of the women and children and learn how the unique sun bread is baked in homes here.
Sail to Gebel el Silsila: Gebel El Silsila is a historical site in Egypt that dates back to the period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemhep, Set I and Merenptah.
It is a settlement in Egypt that dates back to ancient times. Once you visit the area, you will be able to see how the people had to find the balance between their human needs and the environment.
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Start your day with a healthy and tasty breakfast on the Dahabiya Nile River Cruise and get ready for another exciting day full of adventures.
After Breakfast, A short walk from the Dahabiya dock, we visit the double temple of Haoeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo and Crocodile Museum.
Visit Daraw Town.
A peaceful village located north of Aswan and known for its remarkable Camel market
Farewell Dinner: After an amazing day, you will be delighted with a scrumptious farewell dinner on the DahabiyaNile Cruise which you will love.
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After Breakfast, Check out the Dahabiya: This is your last day on the Dahabiya Nile Cruise. You will be served a finger-licking breakfast whose taste will linger with you for days. After your fantastic sail, you will check out the Dahabiya for your following journey.
Visit to High Dam: After Breakfast, check out the Dahabiya, you will be transferred to visit the High Dam. It is one of the most impressive modern achievements for the Egyptians that were built between 1960 & 1970 with the help of UNESCO. Its main function is to save Egypt from the flood and it has become the main Egyptian source of electricity.
Visit to Philae Temple: Then you will visit Philae Temple; the temple was dedicated to Isis, the goddess of love & beauty. It is one of the most picturesque temples in all around Egypt. It is located on an island so you are going to experience a motorboat ride during your tour to and from that amazing site.
Visit to Unfinished Obelisk: Last stop at the Unfinished Obelisk; it is the largest Obelisk that has been ever built by a man during the reign of the amazing Queen Hatshepsut. It is about 137 feet “42 m” and is estimated to weigh 1,200 tons.
This Dahabiya experience begins with a tour in and around Luxor and ends in Aswan, but this is not the extent of historic sites and cultural experiences in the area that we can share with you. We can offer you other tours that complement this tour. When you are booking your Dahabiya tour please ask us about the other options around Luxor and Aswan that can really add to your visit here.
Dendera and Abydos: If you wish to explore Dendara or Abydos, we can organize your tours on the days before you embark into the Dahabiya Nile Cruise, which might add another extra day in Luxor.
NOTE: Departure takes place from any address in Luxor to Esna, home port of the Dahabiya.
Abu Simbel Temples: For this, you will need an extra day in Aswan.
Kalabsha Temples: If you wish to explore the Temple of Kalabsha, we can organize your tours in a hassle-free way.
Nubian Museum: If you are interested in Nubian culture and have time only for further sightseeing closer to the city, the Nubian Museum will give you more insights to the multifaceted history of this area, and of how monuments and edifices were made.
Elephantine Island Archeological Site: This is one of the most unique sites in Upper Egypt Because here you can see across 4,000 years of Egypt’s history, from 3,000 BC until late medieval times (12th to 14th centuries).
Visit to Aswan Souq: We can also include a visit to the Aswan souq (market).
Are you planning to visit any other cities in Egypt , such as Cairo, Alexandria, Siwa Oasis, Fayoum and Wadi El Hitan, White & Black Desert and Red Sea? We can arrange for you a full program coving the must –see attraction around Egypt, just let us know how many days in total are you planning to stay in Egypt, in order to tailor made a suitable itinerary for you covering some amazing activities at those beautiful cities as well.
We offer exclusive Dahabiya Nile Cruises packages to cater to the needs of tourists of every budget and time duration. One may opt for our pre-defined Dahabiya Nile Cruise packages or tailor-made Dahabiya Nile Cruise package.
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