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Dahabiya Nile Cruises:

Nile Cruise aboard a DahabiyaDahabiya Trips from Esna to Aswan
• 6 days - 5 nights
• Departure any time, book in up to 10 days before
• full board
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Luxor West Bank - Nostagic Dahabiya Nile Cruises

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Authentic Dahabiyas (from the Arabic word for the "golden one") were and are built from wood and have no motors. They have to be light in order to be able to sail. The elegant timber construction of a Dahabiya or an even smaller sandal limits the number of passengers what makes that kind of travelling relatively expensive but it guarantees unique and unforgettable holiday experiences: The Dahabiya glides silently along the banks of the River Nile, the water sloshes softly at the bow, you can see rare birds, listen to the sounds of the nature, open yourself to the passing scenery, and meet people who live from and with the Nile while you enjoy family environment and excellent food aboard. What else could be more restful?


Dates of departure:

  • any time, book in just 10 days before
  • Minimum number of pax: 2


Dahabiya Amina with 8 cabins:

Dahabiya Amina has 8 double cabins with en suite shower rooms, 2 of them are suites.

Dahabiya Amina
Dahabiya Amina

Dahabiya Amina
Dahabiya Amina - Deck

Dahabiya Amina
Dahabiya Amina - Salon

Dahabiya Amina
Dahabiya Amina - Double Cabin

Dahabiya Amina
Dahabiya Amina - Suite Window


Dahabiya Bahira with 8 cabins:

Dahabiya Bahira is our only air-conditioned sailing boat. It has 8 double cabins with en suite shower rooms and small fridges, 2 of them are suites with private terraces.

Dahabiya Bahira
Dahabiya Bahira

Dahabiya Bahira
Dahabiya Bahira - Deck

Dahabiya Bahira
Dahabiya Bahira - Deck

Dahabiya Bahira
Dahabiya Bahira - Salon

Dahabiya Bahira
Dahabiya Bahira - Suite


Travel Programme:

During the day ...
you will alternate between navigation and walks on the banks of the River Nile. You will meet the inhabitants of small typical and coloured villages. You will have the oppotunity to visit ancient Egyptian sites: the necropolis at El Kab with rock-cut tombs, the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the Crocodile God, Sobek, and the Falcon God, Horus, the Edfu Temple of Horus, the Philae Temple built for Isis and the quarries of Gebel el-Silsila, which provided stones for the main temples of Egypt, specially in Luxor.

During the night ...
the Dahabiya won't sail. It will anchor on the banks of Nile islands, where you will have your dinner off the beaten tourist track.

  • Day 1:
    Transfer from Luxor to Esna, boarding
    Visit of the Temple of Esna 
  • Day 2:
    Visit of the rock-cut tombs in Elkab
    Visit of the Temple in Edfu
  • Day 3
    Walk in the desert at Wadi Chat
  • Day 4
    Visit of the Chapel of Horemheb in Gebel el-Silsila
  • Day 5
    Visit of the Temple in Kom Ombo
  • Day 6
    After breakfast end of the cruise, transfer to Aswan downtown

During the night the Dahabiya won't sail. It will anchor on the banks of the Nile.



Included in the Services:

  • Transfer from Luxor to Esna
  • 5 nights in a double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board with the best typical food including soft drinks
  • Desert walk



  • Price on request
  • Children at the age of 1 or 2 are free if sharing the cabin with their parents


Not included in the Services:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Transport to the temples as well as entrance fees and tour guides
  • Tips for the crew
  • Transfer from Aswan to Luxor



Any time you may book an additonal excursion to Abu Simbel or a longer stay in Luxor - either in a holiday apartment or a hotel on the west bank.

Because the Dahabiya sails without motor it is accompanied by a tug boat which pulls it in case of wind lack.


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Our Service in Luxor:

We will pick you up at the airport in Luxor and transfer you to Esna where you check in at your booked Dahabiya. After your Nile cruise we bring you back to Luxor - unless you decided to stay in Aswan or to visit the Temple in Abu Simbel what we also organise for you with pleasure.

Travel Route:

(c)Google - Travel route from Luxor to Aswan

Nile cruise

(A) Luxor:
Arrival at the airport

(B) Esna:
Starting point of your Dahabiya Nile cruise

(C) Aswan:
Endpoint of your Dahabiya Nile cruise

Travel Preparation:

Travel Egypt Nile Cruise Travel Egypt Nile Cruise ~ Janet Wood
M. J. Wood, 2006


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