Dahabiya Nile cruise Egypt

8 Days

Dahabiya Nile cruise Egypt

A small sandal boat along the Nile. Dahabeya Nile cruise Egypt is the most fascinating and luxurious way to experience the Nile of Egypt.

Dahabiya is a classic Nile cruise sailing boat that is different than the big Nile cruises for numerous tourist, you can either enjoy it exclusively, or with some company. The biggest dahabia has only 10 cabins on board.

This tour will last for 8 days only, starting from Luxur visiting the sites over there, then catch the Dahabbiya on the way, passing by Edfu temple, Kom ombo temple, all the way upto Aswan sights.

On this tour you will enjoy one of the best Egypt packages, you won’t be passing by all the sites of Luxur and Aswan unlike the standard Nile cruise, you ll be only passing by some of them, catching the dahabiya Nile cruise Egypt will be from Esna near Luxor upto Aswan, or vice versa and on the way you stop by different sights which are more related to the real daily life of people and you might have a Bedouin dinner if weather and time permit.

Dahabiya Nile cruise Egypt started by king Farouk the last king of Egypt, used to travel up and down the Nile using his luxurious Dahabiya Nile cruise called “Sudan”, and when he left Egypt, he was kicked away to Italy using a different other dahabiya which named after the common name of Egypt “El Mahroussa”; the protected one.

As Dahabiya is considered a very unique classy Nile cruise boat so It stops several times at very unique different sites, nor starting from the same main points as others.

Dahabyia starts from a place called Esna where the lock is, where you can see the difference between the 2 lands of Egypt,  upper Egypt and lower Egypt. not sailing all the way from Luxor, but in Luxor you will have to stay for one overnight at a hotel before heading to your Dahabiya, then start your sailing tour.

In Luxur you have a few sites to visit which is Luxor Temple and Karnak Temples; the biggest and hugest site you can ever pass by on the East bank of the Nile, and the West bank sites of Hatchepsut temple, the Valley of the Kings which house several tombs of ancient kings.

On the way Dahabya Nile cruise Egypt will stop at very special spot called Gabal El Selsela where you will be able to see the marks of the tools that ancient Egyptians used to cut the blocks and separate them, some other spots where you can experience a very local authentic Egyptian life, with local fishermen and farmers too, then you proceed to Kom-ombo, and visit Aswan sites like the High Dam, Philae temple as well.


This is a luxurious tour to enjoy the high service and atmosphere of a sailing boat, a small unique Nile river cruise along the Nile and enjoying the breeze of the nature.

7 sailing days along the different ancient sights of ancient Egypt from Luxor to Aswan Dam.


Meet & Assist
Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, meet and assist by our guide,drive to the werst bank of Luxor.
Start your tour by The valley of the kings to visit 3 tombs, proceed to Hatchepsut temple, on the way back pass the Colossi of Memnon, lunch en route.
An overnight at hotel in Luxor

After breakfast, check out, then drive to drive to Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple, then transferred to Esna to catch the Dahabya boat, start sailing to Aswan.
An overnight close to a small Island in the north of Edfu.

After breakfast, morning Sailing to Edfu, visit Edfu Temple, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments with two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon headed God Horus flanking the entrance, by a horse carriage. After the visit , we either ride or walk through the bazaar which is an extensive bazaar where you can get some souvenirs, spices and perfumes. Then sail to our private island “El-Fouza” where we will disembark for dinner served to you on the edge of the Nile.

Start sailing to El-Silsila Mountain (approx 7 hrs).We experience the simple lifestyle of farmers and fishermen on the way, enjoy the beautiful nature of the great Nile and the green fields of Island Bissau. Continue sailing to the edge of El-Silsila Mountain where we will have our dinner and stay overnight on board next to the temple enjoying the romantic atmosphere.

After breakfast,we visit the temple of Gebel El-Silsila, where we will discover the unknown rock-cut temple of the general of the army Hormoheb and the famous sandstone quarries in ancient Egypt. We sail to Mainha Island enjoying our barbecue dinner with the drums and folk music around campfire.

After breakfast, we sail to Kom Ombo to explore the extraordinary temple of Horus and Sobek. The temple was built with a whole symmetry, two entrances, two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon headed God Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and the Crocodile headed God Sobek, then proceed to Daraw city; the most attractive part of this town with its unbelievable Camel Market in the south of Kom Ombo.
After lunch sail from Daraw to Kobania (approx 5 hours).
Enjoy the last night trip with our very fascinating Nubian party.

Sail to Aswan, exploring the beautiful city of Aswan, visit the High Dam, then drive to Aswan granite quarry and examine the impressive Hatshepsut unfinished obelisk. Then take a motorboat ride to the romantic Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis.
In the afternoon, we take a felucca to the Botanical Gardens where Lord Kitchener indulged his passion for exotic flora, importing shrubs, trees and seeds from as far afield as India and Malaysia. It will be very pleasant to walk along the island’s shady paths, enjoying its fragrance and a variety of bird life before sailing back to Aswan.
Dinner on board.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Aswan airport to fly back home.

Price per person

  • 2 Person 2200$
  • 3 Person 2100$
  • 4 Person 2075$
  • 5 Person 2050$
  • 6 Person 2000$
  • 7 Person 1900$
  • 8 Person 1800$

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Dahabiya Nile cruise Egypt