5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise-the best way to cruise the Nile in 2022

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Schedule

Every Saturday from Luxor or Aswan

Duration

4/5 days

Pickup/ Drop off

Luxor / Aswan

Ship Information

5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Our Dahabiya facilities

  • traditional sailing ship: no engine, generator.
    45m long, 8m wide.
  • tugboat on a 40m rope.
  • 4 cabins à 15m2.
    twin beds, 1.20m wide, 2 windows;
    bathroom with shower, 1 window.
  • 2 cabins à 15m2
    double beds, 1.80m wide, 2 windows;
    bathroom with shower, 1 window.
  • 1 suite à 40m2
    kingsize bed 2x2m, 6 windows,
    glass doors across the width,
    refrigerator, kettle, hair dryer.
    bathroom with shower, 1 window.
  • shaded sun deck 2802
  • WiFi in all areas
  • A/C in all cabins, suite and salon
  • all required life jackets and fire extinguishers
  • we use only locally grown fresh food, prime quality,
    water filters

we create as little waste as possible;
we separate rubbish a

Cruise Itinerary

5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Day 1: Arrival in Luxor- Luxor East bank tour

Arrival in Luxor, Ez tour guide will pick you up from Luxor Airport or your hotel, starting your program exploring the east bank of Luxor.

Today’s sightseeing includes:

Karnak Temple and Luxor temple

You will start your trip by visiting the east bank of Luxor, exploring Karnak temple (the biggest temple in Egypt) Which was built by many Pharaohs and dedicated to God Amon-Ra, and enjoy visiting the great columns hall with 134 columns with its beautiful colors, which are recently restored the obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the sacred lake. then continue the tour to Luxor temple with its fascinating statues and obelisks.

Then, Embark on your Dahabiya cruise boat. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board,

Overnight on the west bank of Luxor.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Day 2: Luxor West Bank Tour -Cruise the Nile

Today, you have a great day to visit the valley of the kings, the Pharaoh’s cemetery with 63 tombs of the famous Pharos of the new kingdom. then you are going to visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Continuing to The Colossi of Memnon which are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. At the End drive back to your Dahabiya.

This afternoon, Cruise to Esna, Overnight beside an island.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch and Dinner

5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Day 3: Sail to Edfu – Visit Edfu Temple

Today, the Dahabiya will star to sail toward Edfu. Enjoy sailing and have your delicious lunch on the sun deck during sailing. Enjoy Nile views and take rare photos of Luxor and Aswan islands in the both sides of the Nile. watch the professional captain of the Dahabiya who wear mostly galabya the official dress of upper Egypt men while he move from the port slowly step by step between the another cruises and motor boats. the Egyptian culture around you every where. the Dahabiya sail by the Nubian islands where you will find their children play and their men and women work at the green fields. small fish boats, villages which is full of splendid Egyptian culture. it is great chance to have unique photos of the real culture.

Today’s sightseeing include:
visiting Edfu temple on your way which is dedicated to the god Horus, Horus temple in Edfu, the best-preserved Temple

Sail the NileOvernight beside an island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Day 4: Kom Ombo Temple – Crocodile Museum

Today, the Dahabiya will star to sail toward Gebel Silsileh & Kom Ombo

Today’s sightseeing include:

Kom Ombo Temple: Stop In Kom Ombo, you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. enjoy sailing to Gebel Silsileh which was a very famous quarrying area throughout all of ancient Egypt due to the quality of the building stone quarried here. The site is a rich archaeological area having temples cut directly on the hills. Our Dahebieh will sail right to the foot of this majestic mountain where we will have the peaceful luxury of being the only boat to be docked in this area.
Sail to Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

  • 5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

Day 5: Aswan the beautiful city famous by the Nubian culture

Arrive in Aswan such a charming city famous by the Nubian culture. our expert tour guide will take you to discover the high lights of the city.

Today’s sightseeing includes:

Aswan High Dam: visit the famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle used as an embankment dam situated across the Nile River, built in the 1960’s to protect Egypt from annual floods.

Temple of Philae: visit the great philae island temple. a boat trip to the Temple of Philae, which was built in honor of goddess Isis.

Unfinished Obelisk: Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

Later, transfer to the Aswan airport or train station.

Meals: Breakfast.

Itinerary is subject to modification according to navigational and security restrictions without prior notice.

 

 

Included
  • 5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise
  • Pick up from airport, train station in Luxor.
  • 4 night cruise with full board &Soft drinks.
  • Air conditioned cabins.
  • All the tours on the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary.
  • Certified professional tour guides.
  • Airport or train transfers in Aswan.
Excluded
  • 5 Days Dahabiya Nile cruise

  • Internal Air: Cairo/ Luxor; Aswan/ Cairo. We recommend booking your domestic flight (Cairo to Luxor, before 10 am) AND (Aswan to Cairo after 13:00) so that you'll be able to make the most of your cruise itinerary.
  • Tipping (Gratuities for your tour guides, drivers and cruise crew).
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Prices
Price per Person per Trip

Summer Rates Per Person (May- Sep)

Per Person in Double Cabin
Per Single Cabin
4 Days/3 Nights
920
1230
5 Days/4 Nights
1100
1500

Winter Rates Per Person (Oct-April)

Per Person in Double Cabin
Per Single Cabin
4 Days/3 Nights
920
1231
5 Days/4 Nights
1099
1500

Prices policy

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children policy

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children policy

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
Reviews

star rating  Excellent organisation from Daniel and the team! Would highly recommend them as everything went smoothly with everything being in time and the tours guided by enthusiastic Guides who were highly... read more

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September 16, 2023

star rating  Very beautiful! Unforgettable experience - Daniel and his team were perfect! Every excursion was beautiful and everything went good, especially the efficiency and the kindness of the guides. They were always on time and available... read more

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August 29, 2023

star rating  Great Experience 👍 - We loved working with EZ Tour Egypt. We did a 5-day 4-night Nile cruise with additional days before and after for Luxor and Abu Simbel. Daniel was very responsive and... read more

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August 29, 2023

star rating  Beyond our expectations- wonderful - It was one of our best experiences ever.
Not only for the amazing attractions and the quality of the cruise, but most of all for the constant support we had... read more

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August 28, 2023

star rating  Perfect Tours Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada - Daniel and his tour agency are world class. They were on-time, professional, and made sure that we saw everything we planned for. We did a number of tours with this... read more

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March 16, 2023

star rating  Daniel and his tour agency are world class. They were on-time, professional, and made sure that we saw everything we planned for. We did a number of tours with this... read more

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March 16, 2023

star rating  So good, I booked it a second time - In 2019 I had the same tour with my brother. In 2023 I came back to Luxor and had to do it again with a friend of mine. The... read more

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February 18, 2023

star rating  We had an amazing time im Cairo with Sam, and in Luxor with Daniel!
Both are incredible guides with lots of interesting informations!
Luxor, I must say is in my... read more

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February 18, 2023

star rating  We had an amazing time im Cairo with Sam, and in Luxor with Daniel!
Both are incredible guides with lots of interesting informations!
Luxor, I must say is in my... read more

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February 18, 2023

star rating  Daniel did a very nice, well organised tour of the main sightseeing points in Luxor. He is very well read and knowledgable regarding the topics of ancient egypt and also... read more

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February 15, 2023

star rating  Abu Simbel was unforgetable. Just amazing. Like the rest of the trip. Experience to remember. Definitely a trip to recommend.

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February 10, 2023

star rating  We did a full day private of Luxor Temple and Karnak temple with EZ Tours Egypt as well as a private transfer from Luxor to Hurghada. Both were excellent. The... read more

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February 8, 2023

star rating  We did a full day private of Luxor Temple and Karnak temple with EZ Tours Egypt as well as a private transfer from Luxor to Hurghada. Both were excellent. The... read more

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February 8, 2023

star rating  We arranged a Sunrise Balloon Ride in Luxor with Daniel and everything was perfect, from the timely pickup, great balloon company and excellent experience on the balloon ride. Right after... read more

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January 13, 2023

star rating  We arranged a Sunrise Balloon Ride in Luxor with Daniel and everything was perfect, from the timely pickup, great balloon company and excellent experience on the balloon ride. Right after... read more

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January 13, 2023

Nile River Cruises (FAQs)

In Egypt, you can have a very special experience to sail on the longest river in the world The Nile River“. To have such an exceptional tour, you need to be on board a Nile cruise keeping in mind that there are a lot of different Nile Cruises from different categories. The most recommended Nile cruise categories in Egypt are the 5 * and the 5 * High Deluxe categoriesPrices differ from one cruise to another based on the installations on each cruise and based on the time you would like to visit Egypt, to check all the Nile River Cruise possibilities with the different prices Budget, please check our best Nile Cruises suggested.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14c. Summer is ever hot and the winter is cool and mild but occasionally it becomes cold at night. The average low temperatures vary from9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate each along the coasts.

Keeping in mind that Egypt is a conservative society, dress moderately as you wich, but of course, light cotton clothes are preferred during the summer, and a cover for your head like a hat or scarf to protect you from the sun, a jacket for the winter nights will come in handy, and something comfortable for your feet like sneakers or a flip flop.

The best and the most suitable time to have a perfect Nile cruise holiday
, you’ll find that the period from the end of October till the middle of April is the best season ever to plan your Nile cruise holiday in.

You can choose any time between the mentioned period to have your holiday
but kindly notice that Easter and Christmas seasons in Egypt are considered the peaked seasons with the highest prices In all the year, so kindly put this in mind while planning your marvelous Nile Cruise vacation in the land of Pharaohs, still, you’ll get the most inimitable affordable tour prices from our side to enjoy the beast dream holiday.

There are two types of Nile cruises in Egypt, the first one is the private Nile river cruises also known as” Dahabiya” which has about 10 cabins, and the standard, more common group, the Nile cruises which has about 150 cabins equipped with everything a traveler could desire.

The Nile cruise is basically a fully equipped sailing hotel that holds a sun deck, a full entertaining center, an inner swimming pool, lounge bar, discotheque, a marvelous restaurant, a spa, beauty center, a laundry, gift shops, and a safe deposit box, and everything you would expect from a hotel.

 

 

 

The Nile Cruise sails between the two enchanting cities of Luxor and Aswan or vice versa where everyone can explore the divine Karnak temples Complex, the legendary Valley of the Kings, the mesmerizing Hatshepsut temple, the unique Kom Ombo temple the majestic Philae temple, the glorious Edfu temple, the Great unfinished obelisk, and various more.

 

 

 

The best activity by far is being on board a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the pure nature of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert on a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

 

 

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas, new years eve, and Easter.