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Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise

  • Duration3 Nights or 4 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDahabiya Boat
  • AvailabilityFriday from Aswan
    Monday from Luxor

Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise Overview

The majestic Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise will take you on a magical trip through the heart of Egypt. This fancy boat isn’t just a way to get around; it’s also a mobile boutique hotel that combines old-fashioned style with modern comfort. The Dahabiya offers an elegant private experience as it sails along the historic Nile River. You can be sure of a peaceful and personalized trip with only a few rooms.

Each house is a peaceful haven that combines old-fashioned charm with modern conveniences. Think about waking up to the sound of the Nile gently lapping against the boat and opening your window to see views of old landscapes. The rooms are meant to be a nice place to relax after a day of exploring.

Eating at the Three Pyramids Dahabiya is a pleasure. There are many delicious meals from around the world and from around the world’s flavors served in the ship’s kitchen. The eating room’s atmosphere and the beautiful views of the river make every meal a unique experience.

The luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise trip is full of amazing things from old Egypt. The High Dam is an amazing piece of architecture, and the Philae Temple has a mysterious air. Find the island of El Sheikh Fadl Island’s secret gem, where peace rules. As you sail to Kom Ombo Temple, you can see the double temple dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god.

The trip continues at Gabal El Selsela, a place that could be better known but is just as interesting. The Edfu Temple, dedicated to the god Horus, is one of Egypt’s best-preserved temples and one of the best parts of the trip. The El Kab Temple is also very interesting because it shows how ancient Egyptians believed and lived.

You can find peace and quiet by going from East to West on El Hex Island. El Hegz Island has a natural, unspoiled beauty. When you dock at Esna, the entrance to the beautiful Valley of the Kings, get ready to be taken back in time. This place where pharaohs were buried, including the famous Tutankhamun, shows how great Egypt used to be.

You can’t go on a trip without seeing the impressive Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s most amazing and powerful queens.

The Three Pyramids Dahabiya will ensure a comfy and easy trip with its top-notch service and careful features. There is more to this ship than just a vacation. It’s a journey through history, a dance with culture, and a love with beauty that will last forever. Come with us on an amazing trip down the Nile, a river that gives life. Every bend in the river tells a story of the start of society.

Dahabiya Highlights

  • Luxury Nile cruise aboard the Three Pyramids Dahabiya, offering an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Elegantly designed cabins combining classic charm with modern comforts, offering stunning Nile views.
  • Exquisite dining experience with a diverse menu featuring international and local flavors.
  • Explore the historic sites of Aswan, including the Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Aswan High Dam.
  • Optional excursion to the majestic Abu Simbel Temple dedicated to Ramses II.
  • Discover the unique Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus, and the well-preserved Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus.
  • Explore the hidden gem of El Sheikh Fadl Island, the fascinating Gabal El Selsela, and the ancient El Kab Temple.
  • Immerse yourself in the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor.

Dahabiya Facilities

  • 1 Suite (ca. 21 sqm) with large bed, private terrace,
  • All cabins have large, panoramic windows
  • All cabins are air-conditioned
  • Pool
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Room service
  • International Telephone
  • Safe box
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm
  • Sun Deck
  • Satellite-TV, DVD player
  • Large window with a great view of the Nile in the privacy of their room
  • 6 double cabins (ca. 13 sqm) with twin or large bed,
  • Each cabin is measuring 13sqm, has a large bed or twin beds with Egyptian cotton

Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise Itinerary

3 Nights Itinerary Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Friday

Embarkation in Aswan. Lunch on board. Visit the Philae Temple and the High dam.

Free time at Aswan market.

Overnight Aswan.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Saturday

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: Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Sunday

Sailing to Esna early morning. Breakfast on board. Lunch while sailing. Crossing Esna lock.

Visit the East Bank  Luxor Temple  & Temples Karnak by bus from Esna. Sail to Luxor.

Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor West bank.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Monday

Breakfast on board. Visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.

Disembarkation in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast

4 Nights From Luxor to Aswan

Day 1: Monday

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: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday

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 have Tea time on the Sun Deck.

Dinner on board during sailing. Overnight beside an Island.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday

Breakfast while 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: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: Thursday

Early morning sail to Aswan Breakfast on board the Nile Dahabiya. Sail to el Sheikh Fadl Island.

Lunch on board during sailing. Tea time and Dinner on el Sheikh Fadl Island.

Sail to Aswan after Dinner and Overnight on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Friday

Arrive in 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: 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

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 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.


  • 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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Family Traveller

As a solo female traveler, safety and comfort are paramount for me, and the Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise delivered on both fronts. From the moment I arrived in Egypt, the cruise organizers took care of every detail, ensuring I felt secure and welcome.

The cruise itself was an unforgettable journey through history. The guides were not only knowledgeable but also passionate about sharing their country’s heritage. The stops along the Nile, including visits to temples and ancient ruins, were truly captivating.

The Dahabiya itself was a cozy and intimate setting, allowing me to connect with other travelers. We shared stories, laughter, and the incredible experience of witnessing the pyramids from the comfort of our boat. If you’re a solo traveler with an interest in Egypt’s rich past, this cruise is a must!

May 12, 2023

James Family

Family Traveller

Our family of four embarked on the Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise, and it exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The boat was elegant, comfortable, and well-maintained. Our cabins were cozy, and we slept like babies with the gentle sway of the Nile.

The staff was remarkable, always ready to assist and make us feel at home. They went above and beyond to cater to our children’s needs, making this a truly family-friendly experience.

Exploring the ancient temples and tombs along the Nile was a dream come true. Our guide, Mahmoud, brought history to life with his stories and insights. Our kids were fascinated, and so were we!

The food was a gastronomic delight. Each meal was a masterpiece, and the chefs were open to accommodating dietary restrictions, which was a big plus for our family.

In summary, the Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise was a remarkable family adventure, and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to discover Egypt’s wonders.

April 5, 2023
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