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Dahabiya Tour 04 nights / 05 Days from Luxor to Aswan
Nile river Dahabiya
Luxor-Esna-Edfu-Island of Fawaza -Djebel Silsileh-Maniha Island- Kom Ombo-Aswan.

Tour Departs: As per guests request
Pick up Time: 7 Am from guest's address in Luxor
Transport: Ac private van
Accommodation: On board
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
Beverages:  Mineral water and 2 soft drinks
Guides: Local English guide.
Tours: as mentioned in the program
Entrance Fees:  included

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Sail the Nile aboard a traditional 1920s style Dahabiya. Dahabiya combines the comforts of the finest Nile cruisers with the gentler pace and intimate atmosphere of a Nile felucca.

Day 1: Luxor –(54 Km) Esna –(26 Km) Al Kab

• Our tour guide will meet you in hotel/station or airport in Luxor.
• Transfer to Esna city (54 km south Luxor) it was before one of the most important stops of the camel Caravan between Sudan and Cairo. Enjoy the quite charming busy little farming town. Visit The Ptolemaic-Roman Temple of Khnum (Khnum was the ram-headed creator god who fashioned humankind on his potter’s wheel using Nile clay.) with its unique Roman Hypostyle.
• Transfer to Dahabiya. Welcome drink. Lunch on the banks of the Nile. • Start silent sailing to our next stop (Al Kab). Moor near Al Kab.
• Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2: Al Kab (Nekhbet)- Fawaza Island-(54 Km)  Edfu.
• Breakfast on board. Stop to visit Al Kab (Ancient city of Nekhbet the Goddess Vulture of the city).
• Visit: remains of the 12m-thick mud brick walls that surrounded the town are impressive and date back to the Late Period (747–332 BC) then we proceed to see an Old Kingdom cemetery. Across the road, past the ticket office and cut into the hill at the edge of the valley, are tombs of New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) local governors. The most important is the Tomb of Ahmose.
• Back to the boat and Slipping silently down the Nile and moves very slowly, so you have time to relax and enjoy the scenery of the small villages covered in green color. • We stop to take lunch on a small island on the heart of the Nile. Continue sailing to Edfu city. Moor near Edfu.
• Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Edfu – (42 Km) Gebel EL Silisla- Maniha Island

• Breakfast on board. Leave the boat and take the horse drawn carriage to walk in Edfu city (modern center of Sugar and Pottery industries) to reach the most preserved temple of Egypt ‘’Temple of Horus’’. It dominates the West Bank of the city and offer opportunity to enjoy a collection of prefect preserved reliefs of Ancient Egypt. The temple is actually a reconstruction of an older building on the same site, and was part of the Ptolemaic project to solidify their dynastic hold on Upper Egypt by identifying themselves with the Pharaohs. Not only is the design a copy of the old temple, so are the inscriptions on the walls.
• Back to the boat Continue sailing to Gebel El isla. It was an important centre for the cult of the Nile: every year at the beginning of the inundation season sacrifices were made here to ensure the fertility of the land.
• Visit the three shrines built by Merenptah, Ramses II and Seti I during the New Kingdom.
• Back to the boat and set the sails to navigate to Mainha Island where we take dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Maniha Island – (65 Km) Kom Ombo- (8 Km) Darau

•Breakfast on board. This morning we enter the city of Kom Ombo where we tour the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haeroris, Elder Horus god of the falcons. (Temple of Kom Ombo) that has an unusual symmetrically twinned architecture in which all rooms and doors are mirrored on the other side of the building. Once inside, you’ll see that there are two sanctuaries in the middle of the temple, each a mirror image of the other.
• Back to the boat and have lunch. Sailing to Darau small village.
• Moor in Darau. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5: Darau -Aswan

Breakfast on board of the boat.
• Visit the remarkable camel market of Darau (it takes places every Tuesday) and meet local people of the village.
• In Aswan we start a tour of Temple of Phaile , the unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam
• Transfer you to your destination (Hotel, Airport or Station). End of services.

No of guests
Summer Rates
from 16-5 to 30 -9
Winter Rates
from 1-10 to 15-5
XMAS, New Year and Easter
02 to 04 505 Euro per person 605 Euro per person 750 Euro per person
05 to 8

485 Euro per person

595 Euro per person

700 Euro per person

09 to 12 475 Euro per person 575 Euro per person 665 Euro per person
13 to 16 450 Euro per person 505 Euro per person 605 Euro per person

Price includes:

  • Meet and assistance services.
  • 04 nights on board of Dahabiya vessel on Full board basis.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Any other language can be provided).
  • All transportations involved during the tour by a private AC minibus.
  • Tour of All above mentioned places.
  • All admission fees of the visited sights.
  • All service charges & taxes
  • No hidden costs.

Price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visa expenses (approx. 18 € upon arrival)
  • Tips


  • (*) or
    Book an extension, for example:
    extension in Aswan
    Cultural Visits in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, etc.
    Stay at the Red Sea (Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm el Sheikh)
    Desert and Oases tour


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