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Dahabeya Nile Cruises:

Nile Cruise aboard a DahabeyaDahabeya Trips from Esna to Aswan
• 6 days - 5 nights
• Departure any time, book in up to 10 days before
• Full board
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Sandal Nile Cruises:

Nile Cruise aboard a Small Dahabeya, called SandalSandal Trips from Luxor to Aswan
• Only 3 double cabins
• Full board
• Departure any time, book in up to 10 days before
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Lake Nasser Cruises:

Safari boat cruises on Lake Nasser• from Aswan or Abu Simbel
• 4 nights resp. 3 nights
• aboard a safari boat with only 6 double cabins!
• Nubian Temples
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Luxor West Bank - Dahabeya Nile Cruises:
Sandal Jasira

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Authentic dahabeyas (from the Arabic word for the "golden one") are sailing boats, which were and are built from wood and have no motors. They have to be light in order to be able to sail. The elegant timber construction of a dahabeya or an even smaller sandal limits the number of passengers what makes that kind of travelling relatively expensive but it guarantees unique and unforgettable holiday experiences: The dahabeya glides silently along the banks of the River Nile, the water sloshes softly at the bow, you can see rare birds, listen to the sounds of the nature, open yourself to the passing scenery, and meet people who live from and with the Nile while you enjoy family environment and excellent food aboard. What else could be more restful?

Dates of departure:

  • any time full charter, book in just 10 days before, subject to availability



Sandal Jasira with 3 cabins:

The Sandal Jasira is because of its size quite interesting for couples (honeymoon!) , families and friends or workshop participants with a maximum of 6 persons. It is our only sailing boat that already sails from Luxor, not just from Esna.

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira, the Old Winter Palace Hotel in the background

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Deck

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Deck

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Salon

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Salon

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Cabin 1 with 2 single beds

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Cabin 2 with 1 double bed

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Sandal Jasira - Cabin 3 with 1 double bed

Nile cruise aboard Sandal Jasira
Each double cabin has its own bathroom



Time of Travel:

At any time of the year



Travel Programme along the Nile:

During the day ...
you will alternate between navigation and walks on the banks of the River Nile. You will meet the inhabitants of small typical and coloured villages. You will have the oppotunity to visit ancient Egyptian sites: the necropolis at El Kab with rock-cut tombs, the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the Crocodile God, Sobek, and the Falcon God, Horus, the Edfu Temple of Horus, the Philae Temple built for Isis and the quarries of Gebel el-Silsila, which provided stones for the main temples of Egypt, specially in Luxor.

During the night ...
the dahabeya won't sail. It will anchor on the banks of Nile islands, where you will have your dinner off the beaten tourist track.

  • Day 1:
    Boarding in Luxor
    Visit of the Temple of Esna 
  • Day 2
    Visit of the rock-cut tombs in Elkab
  • Day 3
    Visit of the Temple in Edfu
  • Day 4
    Visit of the Chapel of Horemheb in Gebel el-Silsila
  • Day 5
    Visits of the camel market close to Kom Ombo
    Visit of the Temple in Kom Ombo
  • Day 6
    After breakfast end of the cruise, transfer to Aswan downtown

If necessary the itinerary is subject to short-term-changes.

Note:
Because the dahabeya sails without motor it is accompanied by a tug boat which pulls it in case of wind lack.



Included in the Services:

  • 5 nights in a double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board with the best typical food including soft drinks
  • Transfer to Aswan downtown

Price per person

  • Price on request
  • Children at the age of 1 or 2 are free if sharing the cabin with their parents

 

Not included in the Services:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Transport to the temples as well as entrance fees and tour guides
  • Tips for the crew
  • Transfer from Aswan to Luxor

Optional Services:

  • Transfer from and to the airports in Luxor, Hiurghada or Marsa Alam
  • Hotels in Luxor or Aswan
  • Sightseeing program in Luxor, Aswan and/or Abu Simbel



Not yet just the thing for you?
Go to the list of all available dahabeyas...



Travel Route:

(c)Google - Travel route from Luxor to Aswan

Nile cruise

(A) Luxor:
Startpoint of your Dahabeya Nile cruise

(C) Aswan:
Endpoint of your Dahabeya Nile cruise





Travel Preparation:

Travel Egypt Nile Cruise Travel Egypt Nile Cruise ~ Janet Wood
M. J. Wood, 2006
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