Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise – Unique Nile Ride in 2022

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Schedule

Every Saturday from Luxor & Wednesday from Aswan

Duration

3 nights, 4 days / 4 nights, 5 days

Pickup/ Drop off

Luxor / Aswan

Ship Information

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise – A dream Ride Through The Nile

If you are looking for a unique Nile cruise experience, one where you can experience exquisite routes and the Nile River in a whole new level of luxury that would definitely blow your mind, then a “white queen” Nile cruise will have to be your choice.

Merit Dahabiya Nile cruise is considered one of the most luxurious dahabiya out there that would not only let you have a distinctive experience of the Egyptian culture but also a luxurious stay on board.

Merit Dahabiya has a modern design that enhances a welcoming environment and a satisfying occurrence for the eyes of the guests.  The boat also features an emergency handling system.

Merit Dahabiya offers a unique chance to visit picturesque local villages and idyllic islands. You will visit many unforgettable sites along the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, sites that are unique to Dahabiyas which you won’t find on large cruises; such as Al-Ramadi Island where you can have dinner on the island then get entertained with a lovely unique Rababa Egyptian show then have an overnight alongside the nature.

You will also get a chance to meet up with locals and spend the day perceiving how they truly live. Another exquisite adventure provided by the cruise is at Hor Diab island where you can have a great swimming experience in the purest and clearest Nile water in the warm weather.

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise:

•Cruises length: 50 meters
•Cruises width: 7.5 meters
•8 Twin Deluxe Cabins (18 M²)
•2 Large Deluxe cabins (18 M²)
•Sun Deck with an Open-Air Jacuzzi
•Kitchens length: 20 meters, made out of stainless steel, fully operational to do daily menus including bakery
•Motor Room: 10 M² size, including 2 generators, 2 water pumps, multistage filter, light bulb, chlorine treatment for water & chiller
•Emergency Handling and Fire Trained Staff
•Free Wifi
•satellite marine

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise Cabin:

•Minibar
•Safe box
•Air-conditioner
•Heater
•Porter
•Fruit Basket
•Openable windows with a panoramic view
Cruise Itinerary

5 Days Luxor / Aswan Every Saturday

Day1 Saturday:

Embarkation in Luxor.
– Lunch on board the Nile Dahabiya.
– Move to visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak.
– Dinner and Overnight on the West Bank at Luxor.

Meals Included:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day2 Sunday:

– Breakfast on board the Nile Dahabiya.
– Visit the West Bank of Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon).
– Lunch on board.
– Sail to Esna and Tea time on the Sun Deck.
– Dinner on board during sailing.
– Overnight beside an Island.

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day3 Monday:

– Breakfast whilst crossing Esna Lock.
– Sail to Edfu
– Lunch on board the Nile Dahabiya during sailing.
– Visit the Temple of Edfu.
– Sail to Al Ramady Island.
– Dinner on board and Overnight beside Al Ramady Island.

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day4 Tuesday:

– Early morning sail to Aswan
– Breakfast on board the Nile Dahabiya.
– Sail to el Sheikh Fadl Island
– Lunch on board during sailing.
– Teatime and Dinner on el Sheikh Fadl Island.
– Sail to Aswan after Dinner and Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day5 Wednesday:

– Arrive at Aswan in the early morning.
– Breakfast on board the Nile Dahabiya.
– Aswan Sightseeing to visit the Philae Temple and the High dam.
– Disembarkation in Aswan.

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast

 

4 Days – Aswan / Luxor Every Wednesday

Day1 Wednesday:

Embarkation in Aswan.

Lunch on board.
Visit the Philae Temple and the High dam.
Free time at Aswan market.
Overnight Aswan.

Meals Included:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day2 Thursday:

Breakfast on board.
Possibility of Visit Abu Simbel Temple early morning (Optional Visit) Lunch on board.
Sail to Kom Ombo.
Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.
Sail to al Ramady Island.
Dinner on board.
Overnight beside al Ramady Island.

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day3 Friday:

  • Sailing to Esna early morning.
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Lunch while sailing.
  • Crossing Esna lock.
  • Visit the East Bank (Temples of Luxor & Karnak) by bus from Esna.
  • Sail to Luxor.
  • Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor West bank.
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day4 Saturday:

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon).
  • Disembarkation in Luxor.
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Included
Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
•Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
•All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
•Accommodation on board 5-star Dahabiya on full board basis
•Tea, coffee, and soft drinks are available all-day
•All Dahabiya excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
•Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
•Egyptologist guide during your excursions
Excluded
•Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
•Tipping for staff members
From:

835

Prices
Price per Person per Trip

Summer Rates Per Person (May- Sep)

Per Person in Double Cabin
Per Single Cabin
4 Days/3 Nights
5 Days/4 Nights

Winter Rates Per Person (Oct-April)

Per Person in Double Cabin
Per Single Cabin
4 Days/3 Nights
5 Days/4 Nights

Prices policy

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

Children policy

Children policy

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

avatar thumb N S
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

avatar thumb ElKaspo
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

avatar thumb MGNC8
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

avatar thumb Gorete Cruz
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.