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Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise

  • Duration5 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDahabiya Boat
  • AvailabilityMonday from Esna to Aswan
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Overview of Assouan Dahabiya Boat

A beautiful trip through the heart of old Egypt can be had on the “Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise.” When you go on this trip, you’ll experience a unique mix of luxury and tradition. As you see some of the most amazing historical sites along the Nile, you’ll be taken back in time.

The trip starts at the High Dam in Aswan, a modern wonder that has changed Egypt’s economy and scenery. As you stand in front of this huge building, you can feel the power of human creativity. Next, go back in time to the Philae Temple, which is a beautiful structure dedicated to the goddess Isis. With the Nile in the background, its beautiful carvings and hieroglyphs give a fascinating look into Egyptian religion and myths.

The trip continues to El Sheikh Fadl Island, a hidden gem where peace rules. Right here is the best place to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Nile. You are about to be amazed by Kom Ombo, a strange double temple that is dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. This amazing piece of architecture tells us a lot about the ideas and way of life of the ancient Egyptians.

As the Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise sails to Gabal El Selsela, you’ll see beautiful scenery that has mostly stayed the same over the years. It is a trip through history and nature at the same time. The Edfu Temple is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. It was built to honor Horus, the falcon god. The huge size and intricate writing give us a great look into ancient Egyptian society. At El Kab Temple, you can hear the sounds of an old city that used to be very busy. El Hex Island, on the other hand, is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Nile.

Once you get to El Hegz island, the trip combines natural beauty and historical wonder, setting the stage for your trip to Esna. This is where the Temple of Khnum is, with its well-preserved hypostyle hall. At the end of your tour, you’ll reach the famous Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of ancient pharaohs, such as Tutankhamun, are hidden. The bright colors and small, intricate features are mesmerizing in these tombs.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, which stands tall in the desert, is a tribute to one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs. Her temple is a beautiful example of old building design. The Colossi of Memnon are the last stop on your trip. They are two huge stone statues that have stood silently for thousands of years.

The Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise is more than just a trip; it’s an experience that takes you deep into the heart of old Egyptian culture. The Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise is a mix of luxury and the allure of history. At each stop, you’re not just seeing a place; you’re entering a story that has been going on for a long time. It is one of the Luxury Dahabiya Nile Cruises. Come along on this amazing trip and be a part of the story of the Nile that will never end.

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually starts at 7 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

Facilities of Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise

  • Doctor on call
  • Air Condition on board
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Sun Deck
  • All cabins have large, panoramic windows
  • Dining facilities, Bars and Reading Lounge.
  • Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm.
  • Sprinkling System, Anti-Fire treatment and full Fire Safety measures.
  • Meroe boat includes Panoramic Suites, 8 Luxury Rooms and 1 Standard Room

Itinerary of Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise

5 Nights Esna to Aswan

Day 1:Monday - Esna

Esna, located some 33 miles south of Luxor, is where you will board your Dahabiya and meet the crew. Esna is best known as a thriving merchant town for the small ancient Temple of Khnum, which sits 9 meters below street level.

Your trip will begin with a brief walk to the temple and a stroll through streets filled with beautiful textiles and other exotic goods.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 2:Tuesday - El Kab & Edfu

El Kab, on the East bank of the Nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountains. Upon docking, you will embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishing village to visit the necropolis.

In the afternoon, the boat will arrive at Edfu, home to the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples.

Horse and carriage will take you to the temple through the busy city streets.

After returning to the boat, you will set sail for a beautiful island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 3:Wednesday - Sail & Swim

This is a day devoted to the river: immediately after an optional morning walk and breakfast, you will set sail. In the afternoon, you will stop at an island for a stroll or to swim in the Nile.

As dusk begins, there may be an opportunity to walk into the desert along a valley with boulders covered in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and stone-age inscriptions.

These images mark the beginning of the shortest trail through the desert to Libya (28 days in ancient times).

At night, the boat will tie up the foot of the floodlit temple of Gebel Silsileh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 4:Thursday - Gebel Silsileh

The Nile, flowing between two mountain ranges, is at its narrowest. You will usually be the only visitor at this fascinating site, as large Nile cruisers are not allowed to stop here.

After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, you will see a picturesque café to enjoy tea and shisha (waterpipe).

You will sail to a picturesque riverbank, stopping for lunch and swimming.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Boat

Day 5:Friday - Kom Ombo

After a night on the water and beneath the stars, the morning trip will take you to the town and temple of Kom Ombo.

The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful locations, on a bend in the river.

The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, you will visit the new Crocodile Museum, which contains many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the importance the creature played in this region in ancient times.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 6:Saturday - Aswan

Awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge.

Here your cruise comes to an end. You will leave us relaxed and refreshed in the morning.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • 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
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any additional meals and drinks
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to the guide, driver, cruise crew etc
  • Any optional tours & activities

Things to know about price policy

Prices Policy

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per Per 3 or 4 Nights Package, and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.
  • Rates Include Tours as Per Cruise Program
  • Rates Include Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Rates Include Transfers From Airport / Train Station / Hotel upon arrival
  • Triple Cabin is a Normal Double Cabin + Extra Bed or Sofa Bed

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • From 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • From 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • From 12 and Up adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Tipping on Nile Cruise

The tip is about $3-5 USD per person per night. For example, if you are 2 people staying 4 nights on a Nile cruise, the tip amount is $4 x 4 nights x 2 people = $32. So you leave $32 in an envelope at the front desk at the end of your Nile cruise.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication

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Top Activities to do in Aswan & Luxor.

From Luxor’s majestic temples to Aswan’s vibrant souks, Egypt Cruise Planner offers an array of immersive experiences that will transport you to the heart of Egypt’s rich history and culture.

  • Embark on a Majestic Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor

    Embark on an unforgettable journey above Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum. As the sun peeks over the horizon, your hot air balloon gently lifts off, revealing a breathtaking aerial view of ancient temples and the majestic Nile. Glide serenely over the Valley of the Kings and Queens, witnessing the timeless splendor of these ancient burial grounds from a unique perspective.

  • Experience the Authenticity of Nubian Village Life in Aswan

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of a Nubian village near Aswan. These colorful settlements, nestled along the Nile’s banks, offer a glimpse into the rich traditions and lifestyles of the Nubians. Wander through the brightly painted houses, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their fascinating history and customs. Enjoy traditional Nubian life to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Delve into the Enigmatic of Medinet Habu in Luxor

    Step into the past at Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramesses III. This architectural marvel in Luxor is a testament to ancient Egypt’s grandeur. Explore the well-preserved temple complex adorned with intricate carvings depicting victorious battles and daily life. The towering columns and vivid reliefs make Medinet Habu a must-visit destination for all travelers like you.

  • Delve into the Delights of Aswan's Spice Market

    Delve into the bustling Spice Market of Aswan, a sensory explosion of colors, scents, and flavors. Stroll through the vibrant alleys with stalls overflowing with fresh, aromatic spices, herbs, and exotic ingredients. Engage with local merchants, sample unique spices, and learn about their uses in traditional Egyptian cuisine. It’s an experience that captures the essence of Aswan’s rich cultural tapestry.

  • Witness the Enchanting Philae Temple Sound & Light Show

    Experience the magic of ancient Egypt at the Philae Temple Sound & Light Show. As the stars twinkle above, the temple comes alive with stunning lights and captivating narration, telling the tales of gods and goddesses. The interplay of light and shadow across the temple’s majestic structures, enchanting music, and dramatic storytelling create a mesmerizing spectacle that transports you back in time.

  • Embark on a Tranquil Felucca Ride along the Aswan Nile

    Set sail on a traditional felucca and glide gracefully along the Nile in Aswan. Feel the gentle breeze as you navigate the tranquil waters, witnessing the timeless beauty of the Nile Valley. Watch the sun set behind the palm-lined banks, casting a golden glow on the river. This peaceful boat ride offers a journey through the heart of Egypt’s enchanting landscapes and ancient history.

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Lisa

Solo Traveller

Solo travel can be daunting, but the Assouan Dahabiya Nile Cruise turned it into a magical adventure. From the moment I arrived, I was enveloped in a world of wonder and beauty.

The crew’s warmth and hospitality were exceptional. Our guide’s passion for Egypt’s history was infectious, and I left with a deep appreciation for this ancient civilization. Visiting temples like Karnak and Philae felt like stepping back in time.

The Dahabiya itself was a charming vessel, offering comfort and relaxation. Evenings spent stargazing on the deck were enchanting, and the food was a delightful mix of local flavors.

To any solo traveler considering this journey, don’t hesitate. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a sense of awe for Egypt’s treasures.

Lisa

June 8, 2023
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