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Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Esna to Aswan

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5 Days

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The first travelers looking for luxury on the Nile, added comfort measures to the felucca, a wooden boat with its handmade genuine sails, to give the new version, DAHABIYA “golden boat”, the name given by a monarch in the 19th century.
With dahabiya avoid the noise of the 20 century and allows us to explore Egypt of the 19 century with modern facilities.

Dahabiya is a famous name among the Egyptians, especially the elderly and intellectuals. Dahabiya refers to a type of boats that were used by the royal family in ancient Egypt and many of the aristocrats in their movements in the waters of the Nile.


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Day 01: Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia

Private transfer from Luxor to Esna (50 km south of Luxor) where the crew of the Dahabiya will take you to board the boat.
Your Nile adventure starts by sailing towards El Kab, the ancient city of Nekheb, where you can see the remains of the temples and the tombs.
The sailors set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night.
Enjoy your dinner on the sundeck or the banks of the river Nile.
Overnight on board.

Day 02: Edfu – Wadi el Shat

Sail to Edfu where you see the beautifully preserved temple of Horus, which has been buried under the desert sand for hundreds of years.
Continue sailing to an island near Wadi el Shat for a walk through small villages and the desert.
Overnight on board.

Day 03: Gebel el Silsila – Kom Ombo – Maniha

Relax in a deck chair and watch the riverside pass by while the crew sails to Gebel El Silsila.
You can explore the rock-cut chapels of Seti I, Ramesses II, Merenptah, Horemheb, and also remnants of the monuments in the old sandstone quarries.
During lunch on the sun deck, the Dahabiya sails towards Kom Ombo, where you go ashore to see the double temple of Sobek and Hours.
Dinner will be served around a campfire along the Nile.
Overnight on board.

Day 04: Daraw – El Koubania, Aswan

The captain sets sail for the village of Daraw, once the last stop for camel traders from Sudan after a forty days long journey through the Libyan desert.
After a walk through the village and camel market the boat sails further towards Koubania; a Nubian village near Aswan, with lovely gardens filled with citrus and mango trees.
Overnight on board.

Day 05: Disembarkation in Aswan

End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board.


5 days


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