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Nile Cruise aboard a Dahabiya

Dahabiya Nile Cruises

• from Esna to Aswan
• 6 days - 5 nights
• Departures all year round
• max. 10 double cabins
• most exclusive way to travel

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Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

• Centrally, quietly located in Gezira
• Plot more than 1,000 m²
• Llifetime licenses
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Safari boat cruises on Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser Cruises

• from Aswan or Abu Simbel
• 4 nights resp. 3 nights
• green safari boat
• only 6 double cabins!
• Visit Nubian Temples

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Living in Luxor - Dahabiya Nile Cruises: Sandal Dalida

Authentic dahabiyas (from the Arabic word for the "golden one") were and are built from wood and have no motors. They have to be light to be able to sail. The elegant timber construction of a dahabiya or an even smaller sandal limits the number of passengers which makes that kind of travelling relatively expensive but it guarantees unique and unforgettable holiday experiences: The dahabiya 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 a family environment and excellent food aboard. What else could be more restful?


Dates of departure:

  • any time
  • full charter only


Sandal Dalida with 3 cabins:

Sandal Dalida has 3 double cabins with en suite shower rooms.

Sandal Dalida
Sandal Dalida

Sandal Dalida
Sandal Dalida - Deck

Sandal Dalida
Sandal Dalida - Deck

Sandal Dalida
Sandal Dalida - Salon

Sandal Dalida
Sandal Dalida - Double cabin


Travel Programme:

During the day ...
You will alternate between navigation and walks on the banks of the River Nile. You will see typical coloured villages and have the opportunity to visit ancient Egyptian sites. As you chartered the whole boat, you can make the schedule on your own, or you follow our suggestion:

  • Day 1:
    Transfer from Luxor to Esna, boarding
    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
    Visit of the Temple in Kom Ombo
  • Day 6
    After breakfast end of the cruise, transfer to Aswan downtown

Edfu Temple

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

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



Included in the Services:

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


  • Price on request

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 additional excursion to Abu Simbel or a longer stay in Luxor - either in a holiday apartment or a hotel on the west bank.


Our Service in Luxor:

We will pick you up at the airport in Luxor and transfer you to your booked dahabiya in Luxor or Esna. 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, which we also organise for you with pleasure.


Travel Route:

┬ęGoogle - Travel route from Luxor to Aswan

Nile cruise:

(A) Luxor:
Arrival at the airport

(B) Esna:
Starting point of your dahabiya Nile cruise

(C) Aswan:
Endpoint of your dahabiya Nile cruise

Travel Preparation:

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

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