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Merit Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise

  • Duration5 Nights or 7 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDahabiya Boat
  • AvailabilitySaturday from Aswan
    Saturday from Luxor

Dahabiya Overview

Venture out on an amazing Merit Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise trip, where every moment will become a painting in your travel memories. This isn’t just a trip; it’s a way to enter a world where history and luxury mix, and every river bend shows a new wonder.

Imagine waking up to the sound of the river lapping gently beside you in a cabin that is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a haven of style and comfort, designed to meet all your needs in a sophisticated and stylish way. As the sun rises and paints the sky with gold and red, you start your day excited about the coming experiences.

While on board of luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise, dining is more than just eating. Each meal celebrates flavors made by skilled cooks who mix the best ingredients to make foods look great and taste great. You can dine under the stars or in a tastefully decorated restaurant. Each meal promises a unique culinary adventure.

But what makes the Merit Dahabiya interesting is how it goes through Egypt’s long and interesting past. Picture yourself in front of the High Dam, a modern wonder, and then be whisked away to the Philae Temple, where the old stones seem to whisper the secrets of gods and goddesses. Every stop is like a live museum, from the strange El Sheikh Fadl Island to the famous temple of Kom Ombo. Each one is full of stories, just ready to be found.

Sail to Gabal El Selsela, learn about the secrets of Edfu Temple, and walk through the holy halls of El Kab Temple to feel the thrill of discovery. Let the peaceful beauty of El Hex Island wash over you. It will be a moment of peace during a trip full of discoveries.

You can see the beauty of the Valley of the Kings, be amazed by the Temple of Hatshepsut, and be amazed by the powerful Colossi of Memnon as the tour heads toward Esna. Each site is more than just a place to visit; they are experiences that take you deep into old Egypt.

Every part of the Merit Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise is carefully chosen to make the experience one-of-a-kind and high-class. It’s not just a trip; it’s a step into a world where every moment is made to amaze, every view is a work of art that makes you feel awe, and every memory is a treasure trove of unmatched happiness.

People who want more than just a vacation, adventurers who wish to a trip that feeds the soul and amazes the senses, will love the Merit Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise. It’s full of experiences waiting to be found and added to your story.

Dahabiya Highlights

  • Luxurious cabins designed for comfort and elegance, offering stunning Nile views.
  • Culinary journey with expertly crafted meals showcasing local and international flavors.
  • Exploration of historical sites like the High Dam, Philae Temple, and El Sheikh Fadl Island.
  • Immersive experiences at Kom Ombo Temple, Gabal El Selsela, Edfu Temple, and El Kab Temple.
  • Tranquil escape to the serene beauty of El Hex Island.
  • Continuation of the journey to Esna, exploring the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Unforgettable memories amidst Egypt's rich history and natural beauty.
  • A unique and luxurious experience tailored for discerning travelers.

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise Facilities

  • 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 Heated Jacuzzi
  • Emergency Handling and Fire-Trained Staff
  • Free Wifi
  • satellite marine
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe box
  • Air-conditioner
  • Heater
  • Porter
  • Fruit Basket
  • Openable windows with a panoramic view

Merit Dahabiya Itinerary

5 Nights Itinerary

Day 1: (Saturday)

Climb to Luxor.

Lunch on board.

After lunch, visit Luxor and Karnak temples.

Dinner and Overnight on the West bank.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: (Sunday)

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

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: (Monday)

Breakfast while crossing the Esna Lock. Sail to Edfu and have lunch while sailing.
Visit Edfu Temple. Sail to Gray Island.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: (Tuesday)

Breakfast on board while sailing to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
Lunch on board while sailing.
Stay on Hor Diab Island, where you will experience swimming in the purest and cleanest water of the Nile River.
Dinner on board while sailing to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5: (Wednesday)

Breakfast on board.
Visit the Philae Temple and the High Dam.
Lunch on board.
The possibility of visiting the Nubian village (optional).
Dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6: (Thursday)

Breakfast on board.
Possibility of Visit Abu Simbel Temple early morning (OptionalVisit).
Disembarkation in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast 

7 Nights Itinerary

Day 1: (Saturday)

Embarkation in Luxor.
Lunch on board.
After Lunch, visits the Luxor & Karnak Temples.
Dinner and Overnight on the West bank.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: (Sunday)

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

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3: (Monday)

Breakfast while crossing Esna Lock.
Lunch on board while sailing.
Visit Edfu Temple.
Sail to Al Ramady Island.
Private Island Dinner Along With An Exclusive Egyptian Rababa Show.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: (Tuesday)

Breakfast on board while sailing to Kom Ombo
Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
Lunch on board while sailing.
Arrive at Hor Diab Island and have the experience of swimming in the purest and cleanest water of the
Nile River.
Dinner on board while sailing to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Overnight in Aswan.

Day 5: (Wednesday)

Breakfast on board.
Visit the Philae Temple and the High dam. Lunch on board.
Possibility of Visiting the Nubian Village ( Optional ).
Dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6: (Thursday)

Breakfast on board.
Possibility of Visiting Abu Simbel Temple early morning (OptionalVisit).
Lunch on board while sailing.
Sail to el Ramady Island.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 7: (Friday)

Early morning Sail to Esna.
Breakfast on board while sailing
crossing Esna lock.
Lunch on board while sailing to Luxor
Arrive in Luxor.
Visit the unique Sound & Light Show
Dinner and overnight in Luxor West Bank.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Night Stay on overnight in Luxor West Bank.

Day 8: (Saturday)

Breakfast on board.
Disembarkation in Luxor.

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 in a modern private air-conditioned 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
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping for staff members

Things to know

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • 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.

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip 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.

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.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

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.

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

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 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.

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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Robert

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I can’t say enough good things about the Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise. It was a dream come true. The small group size allowed for personalized attention, and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and culture of Egypt. The cabins were comfortable, and the nightly entertainment was a lot of fun. This cruise exceeded all my expectations!

February 28, 2023
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