A Dahabiya Nile cruise offers the romance of the past with modern comfort and convenience. It’s a leisurely way to get between Luxor and Aswan and brings together superb sightseeing, sailing, delicious traditional meals and attentive personal service.
The Dahabiya is operated mainly by sail, but the boats travel with a tug boat in case there is no wind. Sailing in a Dahabiya will enable you to see many places rarely seen by tourists. You will stop for sights that are seldom seen on the regular Nile Cruises and you will get very close to villages along the river and to real life in Egypt.
Along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, a high concentration of well-preserved monuments can be found. The distance between these two places is not very long. A modern cruise ship can cover this route in a day. This means that you only enjoy a few true cruise moments, and the ship is more like a huge floating hotel with entertainment facilities. A Nile cruise on a Dahabiya sailing boat is something completely different. It’s like stepping back into time when travelling was luxurious and leisurely.