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Luxor West Bank - Nostalgic Dahabeya Nile Cruises

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Primarily, Nile cruises are on offer by big cruise ships with more than 100 beds. Nevertheless, more elegant - and quiet - are traditional Nile cruises aboard dahabeyas. The long, shallow-bottomed nostalgic luxury ships with 2 sails operate on the Nile since the 19th century. Wealthy Europeans chose that exclusive way of travelling to escape from the cold winters in their homelands.

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina

Authentic dahabeyas (from the Arabic word for the "golden one") 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?

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira



We offer Dahabeya Nile Cruises from Esna/Edfu to Aswan aboard different sailing boats from different companies with different services. For details and charges see the individual Dahabeyas as follows:


Travel Programme:

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 visit temples and tombs: 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 the Nile.

Any time you may book an additonal excursion to Abu Simbel or a stay in Luxor or Aswan - either in a holiday apartment or a hotel.

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

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina



Our Service in Luxor:

We will pick you up at the airport in Luxor and transfer you to Esna where you check in at your booked dahabeya. After your Nile cruise we bring you back to Luxor - unless you decided to stay in Aswan or to visit the Temple in Abu Simbel what we also organise for you with pleasure.

Travel Route:

(c)Google - Travel route from Luxor to Aswan

Nile cruise:

(A) Luxor:
Arrival at the airport

(B) Esna:
Starting point 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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