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Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

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5 Deluxe cabins, and 2 elegant suites (with private terrace),  Dahabiya allows you to experience an imaginary world of luxury & privacy. All cabins & suites feature private direct -dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, Plasma bk5 and movies program.

Sonesta Dahabiya combines comfort and beauty in a most inspiring way, promising a remarkable, rewarding cruise experience of legendary hospitality.

River Yacht Cruise
5 star
53
45
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
+201006838653
luxor
12:00
8:00
4 nights
5 % Off

Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

combines comfort and beauty in a most inspiring way, promising a remarkable, rewarding cruise experience of legendary hospitality.

The “Sonesta Dahabiya” will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era in 7 nights cruise experience between Luxor and Aswan. A unique experience down the Nile by traditional small sailing vessel that was commonly used during those elegant days of the monarchy (1920s -40s) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style.

 

 

Dahabiya Nile Cruise combines comfort and beauty in a most inspiring way, promising a remarkable, rewarding cruise experience of legendary hospitality.  Dahabiya Nile Cruise will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era in from 4 to 7 nights cruise experience between Luxor and Aswan
Dahabiya cruises are small Nile cruisers powered by wind, rather than motor. When traveling by Dahabiya, one has the advantage of experiencing the silences and natural sounds of the Nile. You also get to visit the small islands in the area, which is not possible on bigger Nile cruises.
Dahabiya cruises provide all the facilities of large cruise ships while offering the advantage of a more intimate setting. Dahabiyas have only 16 passengers, compared to an average of more than 120 guests on a large cruise boat.
The name Dahabiya comes from the Arabic word, Dahab, meaning Gold. Dahabiya, was given its name from the golden color of the original Dahabiyas, originating in the 1920s. We have now revived this luxurious mode of travel, making the boats more comfortable and adding more facilities. We hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to sail down the Nile, exploring some of Egypt sites in the same manner as those nearly 100 years before you.

 

 

 

Included:
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star Dahabiya on full board basis
  • All Dahabiya Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded:
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Tipping.
 

“This 7 nights itinerary basically includes all the visits , but divided over 7 nights, which gives you in total more more free nights to relax. It is very good choice for those who seek full relaxation..

Day 1: Luxor – Esna – Matana :
Meet and assist in (airport, station).
Visit West Bank and enter the atmospheric setting of the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of the once mighty pharaohs lie amongst the desert landscape. You can also pay a visit to the Valley of the Queens and the magnificent mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, passing the imposing Colossi of Memnon en route.
Transfer to the board of Dahabiya and sailing till sunset towards Esna.
The boat moor 40 Km from Esna .
Meals on board.

Day 2 : Matana -Esna – El Hegaz :
Passing through the lock at Esna.
Visit of Temple of Esna dedicated to ram headed God Khnum.
Sailing till sunset and relaxing.
Activity : Oriental Show music
The boat moors near El Hegaz Island.Meals on board.

Day 3 : El Hegaz – El Kab – Edfu :
During breakfast we move down to El Kab.
Visit of the great mud brick wall surrounding the temple of Nekbet, we walk on to see the tombs of which there are 4.
Returning to the boat for lunch and sailing onto Edfu.
Activity: Galabiya Party.
The boat moor near Edfu .
Meals on board.

Day 4 : Edfu – Fawaza – Jebel el Silisla :
Breakfast while sailing to Edfu.
Visit of the Temple of Edfu.
Returning to the boat for lunch and sailing onto Jebel el Silisila
Activity: Egyptian Wedding Party.
The boat moor near Jebel el Silisila
Meals on board.

Day 5 : Jebel el Silisla – Fares – Kom Ombo :
Breakfast while Sailing to Kom Ombo .
Visit the Temple of Horemheb temple at Silsila with a short stroll looking at the stellas along the river.
Returning to the boat for lunch and sailing onto Fares .
Activity: Discover the most famous village of Fares in the filed of Mango Trees.
The boat moors near isolated island .
Meals on board.

Day 6 : Kom Ombo – Companea :
After breakfast visit the temple of Sobek and Horus at Komombo.
returning for lunch and continue to sail for the rest of the day spending the night at Companea.
The boat moors near Companea.
Meals on board.

Day 7 : Companea – Aswan :
After a leisurely breakfast we will take a walk around the village and stop for a drink in one of the local houses, this area is where the Nubian people where relocated on the building of Lake Nasser.
We then have a short sail into Aswan after lunch.
The boat moors near Aswan.
Meals on board.

Day 8 : Aswan :
Breakfst during sailing to Aswan.
Visit of : Phiale Temple , High Dam , Obelisk .
Check out from the boat.
Transfer to (Station or Airport .

 

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This is a Medium range type of Nile cruise, good for those who want more of the cruise experience. while adding one extra night for more leisure time Good for those who would like to extend their stay to see Abu Simbel

Day 1 : Esna – el Hegz Island :
Leaving Luxor behind 60 KM to Esna. We sail to El Hegz Island, a small island in the north of Edfu. During the trip (4 to 5 hours of sailing on the Nile), lunch will be served and guests can enjoy the views. After arrival at El Hegz Island, dinner will be served on board. Overnight on board.

Day 2 : Edfu Temple – Fawaza Island :
While we sail to El Kab, you can enjoy breakfast on the deck at your leisure. After visiting el Kab’s temple, we will continue on to Edfu (about five hours). After lunch, we will visit the Edfu temple, one of the largest and most intact monuments in Egypt. The entrance to the temple is guarded by two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god. After visiting the temple, we will have time to explore the bazaar to barter for souvenirs, spices or perfumes. We will then set sail to Fawaza Island (1 hour). Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3 : Gabal el silsilah :
We set sail early to Gebel el Silsila to visit the temple. We then sail four to five hours to Meneha Island. Dinner will be served on the upper deck of the boat, in front of the illuminated temple, with music to add to the atmosphere. Overnight on board.

Day 4 : Kom Ombo, Daraw, and Kopania :
Take your breakfast at your leisure as we sail on to Kom Ombo (1.5 hours). As we sail, listen to the sound of the water buffalo wading in the shallow water, or admire the variety of bird life on the river. Visit the Greco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo, built symmetrically with two entrances, two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to Horus the elder and crocodile god Sobek. Lunch will be served as we head to Daraw, where we will visit the animal and vegetables market (El Souk), famous for its camel market. We will then sail to the small island of Kopania (5 hours), where we will enjoy dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5 : Aswan :
Enjoy the privilege and luxury of days gone by as we sail to Aswan, the gateway to Nubia and Sudan. The trip takes about three hours, during which we will breakfast. After arriving around 10 am, we will visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the unfinished obelisk, and the granite quarries of the souk of Aswan. Upon returning to the ship, we will enjoy a farewell dinner with Arabic and oriental music. Overnight on board.

Day 6 : Aswan Final Departure :
After breakfast, we will disembark about 10 am in Aswan, where you will continue on to your other destinations.

 

This is a short cruise, good for those who want to get just the cruise experience in glance and still enjoy the temples in between.

Day 1 : Luxor – Dahabiya Nile sailing tour starting in Esna :
After you’ve boarded the ship and the anchor is lifted the Dahabiya will glide silently across the Nile. The first stop is 15km down the Nile at El-Kab. This was once a glorious city, but is now a city of ruins and rubble and a reasonably intact city wall. After you’ve had a chance to look around, you’ll return to the ship and your Nile sailing tour will continue on to a small island for the night.

Day 2 : Sailing to Edfu – Horus Temple – Wadi el Shat :
After breakfast sailing Edfu the ship’s crew will throw out the anchor and you’ll visit the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. The monumental temple of Horus, built in honour of the God with the falcon’s head, is easily as impressive as the world famous temple of Karnak in Luxor. After visiting the temple you’ll continue on to the town of Wadi El Shat where you’ll walk through the tropical gardens and countryside. At the end of the day you’ll spend the night on the Dahabiya.

Day 3 : Sailing to Kom Ombo :
After breakfast the Dahabiya will set sail along the Nile again. It’s white sail will snap in the wind until it’s found the right angle and the canvas catches wind. After a while the ship will moor at the excavation site ‘Gebel El Silsila’ and the temple of Pharaoh Horemheb. You can also visit an ancient stone quarry where colossal stones were cut out for the temple of Karnak. After lunch on board the ship you’ll sail on to one of the highlights of this Nile sailing tour, the majestic temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo. Candles will be lit and you’ll have your own candlelight dinner on an island in the middle of the Nile.

Day 4 : Daraw – Sailing to El Koubania :
After breakfast it’s time to hoist the sails and sail towards the town of Daraw. Stroll through the town’s dusty streets that lead to the colorful and lively souks.
The ship will dock at El Koubania so that you can get to meet the Nubian and find out more about their way of life. At the end of the day you’ll spend the night in the Dahabiya.

Day 5 : Arrival in Aswan :
There’s only a short distance left to sail until the ship reaches Aswan. Once you step back onto the shore you’ll say goodbye to the ship captain, the cook and the rest of the crew. Our local representative will be waiting to greet you in Aswan and will take you hotel or airport

 

 

 

 

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Policies of Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

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Two children up to 8 years of age can stay in the parent's room without an additional charge. However, a maximum of one child's bed can be placed in a room which will be provided at no additional charge.
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Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Rates are in USD per night and subject to 12% service charge,10% sales taxes and 1% municipality taxes, based on bed only. Currency Converter Above rates are per room / suite per night and subject to 12% service charge, 10% sales taxes and 2% government taxes based on bed only. Mena House reserves the right to change the room rates and polices without giving any prior notice. For the best available rate for reservations online, please select your check in and check out date and proceed to ‘View Best Available Rate’.

Amenities of Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

In-Room Services & Amenities: Offering 5 Deluxe cabins, and 2 elegant suites (with private terrace), our Dahabiya allows you to experience an imaginary world of luxury & privacy. All cabins & suites feature private direct -dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, Plasma bk5 and movies program. stylish lounge, an open air oriental style Jacuzzi, a spacious and partially shaded sundeck,

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Things to Do

The cruise includes the following visits: Aswan The High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae Kom Ombo Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo Edfu Visit the Temple of Edfu Esna Visit the Esna Temple elkab and gebel elsilsila Luxor Visit the west bank in Luxor to see, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

The temple of Karnak

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many of the wonders of the modern world and in

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Luxor Museum Luxor Museum

The museum in Luxor, although not on the scale of it’s illustrious Cairo predecessor does house a large collection of tremendously significant objects. These include statues from the famous Cachette found buried in Luxor temple as well as a small selection of items from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor

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Temple of Hatshepsut

This incredible mortuary temple was designed by the architect Senemut for Hatshepsut, a powerful 18th Dynasty queen, who ruled Egypt as Pharaoh. The way this terraced temple harmonizes with its natural surroundings (massive limestone cliffs) is stunning, and inspired the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, among many other modern architects. The gods Horace and Hathor

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Luxor Temple

Small but attractive complete complex right in the middle of Luxor. Like the first place you’ll visit when you arrive. Easy to walk to and attractive at all hours. Be sure to visit in the evening when the lighting adds to the ambience. literally have to lay on the ground, with my panoramic camera lens,

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Medinat Habu

The mortuary temple of Ramesses III is notable for its well-preserved (still colorful) decor and its depictions of the pharaoh’s defeat of the mysterious invaders known as the Sea Peoples. No one knows where the Sea Peoples came from, but Ramesses III beat them in three separate 12th century BC campaigns. The most vivid art

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The temple of Karnak

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many of the wonders of the modern world and in

MORE

Luxor Museum Luxor Museum

The museum in Luxor, although not on the scale of it’s illustrious Cairo predecessor does house a large collection of tremendously significant objects. These include statues from the famous Cachette found buried in Luxor temple as well as a small selection of items from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor

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Temple of Hatshepsut

This incredible mortuary temple was designed by the architect Senemut for Hatshepsut, a powerful 18th Dynasty queen, who ruled Egypt as Pharaoh. The way this terraced temple harmonizes with its natural surroundings (massive limestone cliffs) is stunning, and inspired the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, among many other modern architects. The gods Horace and Hathor

MORE

Luxor Temple

Small but attractive complete complex right in the middle of Luxor. Like the first place you’ll visit when you arrive. Easy to walk to and attractive at all hours. Be sure to visit in the evening when the lighting adds to the ambience. literally have to lay on the ground, with my panoramic camera lens,

MORE

Medinat Habu

The mortuary temple of Ramesses III is notable for its well-preserved (still colorful) decor and its depictions of the pharaoh’s defeat of the mysterious invaders known as the Sea Peoples. No one knows where the Sea Peoples came from, but Ramesses III beat them in three separate 12th century BC campaigns. The most vivid art

MORE

The temple of Karnak

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many of the wonders of the modern world and in

MORE

Luxor Museum Luxor Museum

The museum in Luxor, although not on the scale of it’s illustrious Cairo predecessor does house a large collection of tremendously significant objects. These include statues from the famous Cachette found buried in Luxor temple as well as a small selection of items from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor

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Temple of Hatshepsut

This incredible mortuary temple was designed by the architect Senemut for Hatshepsut, a powerful 18th Dynasty queen, who ruled Egypt as Pharaoh. The way this terraced temple harmonizes with its natural surroundings (massive limestone cliffs) is stunning, and inspired the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, among many other modern architects. The gods Horace and Hathor

MORE

Luxor Temple

Small but attractive complete complex right in the middle of Luxor. Like the first place you’ll visit when you arrive. Easy to walk to and attractive at all hours. Be sure to visit in the evening when the lighting adds to the ambience. literally have to lay on the ground, with my panoramic camera lens,

MORE

Medinat Habu

The mortuary temple of Ramesses III is notable for its well-preserved (still colorful) decor and its depictions of the pharaoh’s defeat of the mysterious invaders known as the Sea Peoples. No one knows where the Sea Peoples came from, but Ramesses III beat them in three separate 12th century BC campaigns. The most vivid art

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