Discovering the Nile abroad a Dahabiya from Luxor

5 days
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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A magical discovery of Upper Egypt during a River Nile in Dahabiya. Embark this elegant and mythical Egyptian sailboat to better understand its history. Sail with the wind and the sun, passing through villages, islands and ancient temples between Luxor and Aswan. Discover rural and traditional Egypt during our stops and getaways in small villages, gardens and markets.



Day 1: Luxor - Esna

Pass By: Luxor, Luxor, Nile River Valley
Your discovery of Upper Egypt starts in the city of Luxor, ancient capital of the pharaonic kingdom. You will visit the West bank of the Nile at Luxor, where you will enjoy the sight of the two statues of Memnon on the way to the Valley of the Kings. In the Valley of the Kings you will visit three tombs, outstanding tombs carved into the desert rock, those discovered tombs has very rich decorations and were filled with treasures for the pharaoh’s afterlife. The trip will continue by a visit to Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. The queen Hatshepsut was the only female pharaoh, and the temple dedicated to her is as exceptional as she was, rising up in a series of terraces from the yellow desert. Then, visit Karnak and Luxor temple at the East Bank. The temple of Karnak was dedicated to God Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu, a great example of worship as it is the largest in history. Afterwards you will be transferred to Esna in order to join the boat.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Dahabiya

Day 2: Esna - Edfu

Pass By: Temple of Horus, Adfo, Edfu Egypt
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Edfu, where you will arrive around noon time. Take a horse carriage to visit the temple of Horus, considered one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can find souvenirs, spices and perfumes. Lunch on board. Continue sailing until Silsela Hormoheb Temple. Dinner will be served in the grounds of the Temple or in an island or on the upper deck of your dahabiya whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Dahabiya

Day 3: Kom Ombo

Pass By: Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
Breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple of Sobek and Horus. This temple was built to honor the God of fertility Crocodile-headed Sobek, and the Falcon-headed Horus. Its uniqueness is revealed in its double entrance for both deities. Sailing heading to Aswan, listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Dahabiya

Day 4: Aswan

Pass By: Unfinished Obelisk, Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan Egypt
Breakfast on board. Pick up by private bus to visit the Unfinished Obelisk. It's the opportunity to learn more about ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques. Then, visit the High Dam of Aswan, built in the 1960s. It was a great achievement of President Abdel-Nasser, and from the dam you can see Lake Nasser which was created after the dam was built. In the evening, stroll in Aswan Bazar and enjoy an Egyptian evening typical with Egyptian cuisine at this atmospheric location.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Dahabiya

Day 5: Aswan - Disembarkation

Pass By: Aswan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the crew. Your luggage will be collected and will be ready for you to travel to your next destination.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Departure from Dahabiya


  • Enjoy your private cabin at the dahabiya, a mythical Egyptian sailboat.
  • An English-speaking (or Spanish ) and Egyptologist local guide during the visits.
  • Full board including water, tea, coffee and soft drinks during meals.
  • The services of a driver during excursions or visits; the internal transportation by dahabiya.
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights


  • Flights not included.
  • Tipping.

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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March 2022

I recently completed (March 2022) a four day/three night cruise from Luxor to Aswan with a group of eight travel companions. I had an amazing experience on the Dahabiya Cruise. I was impressed by the cleanliness of the boat itself and how the staff were mindful of COVID protocols by providing han...

February 2021

Wonderful holiday on the Nile ,between Luxor and Aswan . Dahabiya , fabulous romance ,fantastic food.New year party on the Nilus :)

January 2021

There's just something about the Nile and no better way to experience it than with Ahmed. Caring, knowledgeable, and very professional are the words I would use to describe him. Magical, breathtaking, and soul-inspiring are the words I would use to describe the cruise. You won't be disappointed.

Vladmyr L
January 2020

Tivemos a oportunidade de sermos acompanhados por OMAR no maravilhoso cruzeiro LUXOR-ASSUÃ. OMAR foi excelente guia e foi além de suas funções para tornar a viagem INESQUECÍVEL. Afirmo que foi o melhor guia turístico que já tivemos nessas várias decadas de viagens pelo mundo. Muito obrigado e...

June 2022

My Wife and I had an excellent time on this Dahabiya Zekrayat. The boat was better than expected, but what really made it was the tour and the guide all done by Ahmed himself. He was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and amazing. We learned a lot from him and he took care of all of our needs. We...

June 2022

What a beautiful Egyptian vacation on a Dahabiya! Our Egyptologist guide Ahmed was the one who handled everything from the beginning. He brought so much energy and joy to the whole experience with his great story telling and wonderful history. Above all he took care of us, always helping with our...

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