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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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Luxor West Bank - Nostagic Dahabeya Nile Cruises

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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?


Dates of departure:

  • any time, book in just 10 days before
  • Minimum number of pax: 2


Dahabeya Amina with 8 cabins:

Dahabeya Amina has 8 double cabins with en suite shower rooms, 2 of them are suites.

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina - Deck

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina - Salon

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina - Double Cabin

Dahabeya Amina
Dahabeya Amina - Suite Window



Dahabeya Bahira with 8 cabins:

Dahabeya Bahira is our only air-conditioned sailing boat. It has 8 double cabins with en suite shower rooms and small fridges, 2 of them are suites with private terraces.

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira - Deck

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira - Deck

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira - Salon

Dahabeya Bahira
Dahabeya Bahira - Suite



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 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:
    Transfer from Luxor to Esna, boarding
    Visit of the Temple of Esna 
  • Day 2:
    Visit of the rock-cut tombs in Elkab
    Visit of the Temple in Edfu
  • Day 3
    Walk in the desert at Wadi Chat
  • Day 4
    Visit of the Chapel of Horemheb in Gebel el-Silsila
  • Day 5
    Visit of the Temple in Kom Ombo
  • Day 6
    After breakfast end of the cruise, transfer to Aswan downtown

During the night the dahabeya won't sail. It will anchor on the banks of the Nile.



Included in the Services:

  • Transfer from Luxor to Esna
  • 5 nights in a double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board with the best typical food including soft drinks
  • Desert walk



  • 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



Any time you may book an additonal excursion to Abu Simbel or a longer stay in Luxor - either in a holiday apartment or a hotel on the west bank.

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


Not yet just the thing for you? Are you looking for a smaller, private dahabeya? Then have a look here...

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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