Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

you will like

  • 5 Nights accommodation at a very comfortable charming Dahabiya (full board).
  • The many ancient sites visited from Luxor to Aswan
  • Pretty steps in the palm groves and the Egyptian countryside
  • Typical delicious meals on the Dahabiya Terrace

Explore the Nile Valley on a small Boat Cruise (Dahabiya) is the most exclusive and luxurious way to experience the river. Every day there is a chance to walk around riverside villages, idyllic islands, visit local markets and explore ancient monuments without the crowds. An Egyptologist guide accompanies you during the entire boat trip. Delicious traditional meals are freshly prepared onboard and served on the terrace, and attentive personal service.

Departure periods and prices

from to price Adult Teenager 6 to 11 years : up to : -10 % assured departure Booking
10/12/2022 17/12/2022 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
17/12/2022 24/12/2022 1,350.00 $ 1,215.00 $ full
24/12/2022 31/12/2022 1,350.00 $ 1,215.00 $ full
31/12/2022 07/01/2023 1,200.00 $ 1,080.00 $ insured Booking
07/01/2023 14/01/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
14/01/2023 21/01/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
21/01/2023 28/01/2023 1,500.00 $ 1,350.00 $ full
28/01/2023 04/02/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
04/02/2023 11/02/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
11/02/2023 18/02/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
18/02/2023 25/02/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
25/02/2023 04/03/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
04/03/2023 11/03/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
11/03/2023 18/03/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
18/03/2023 25/03/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
25/03/2023 01/04/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
01/04/2023 08/04/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
08/04/2023 15/04/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
15/04/2023 22/04/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
22/04/2023 29/04/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
29/04/2023 06/05/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking
06/05/2023 13/05/2023 950.00 $ 855.00 $ insured Booking

price includes

  • 2 Nights in Luxor in the hotel “Pavillon Winter Palace” 5*
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • 5 Nights accommodation at the Dahabieh (full board)
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All service charges and taxes

price excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt (25 euro/ pers)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tipping, Any extras not mentioned in the program


Day 1 - Arrival in Luxor


Welcome to Luxor, Your Terre d'Egypte agent will meet & assist you at Aswan Airport/Train station and then you will be accompanied to your hotel. Free time at Luxor.

Meals are not included for this day


Breakfast at the hotel, then departure for the discovery of the largest religious complex in ancient Egypt, Karnak temple, where the god Amon Râ reigned supreme over the Egyptian pantheon for nearly 2000 years. Departure by minibus for Esna to begin your stay on your Dahabiya. Lunch on board, then sailing to the calm, relaxing rhythm of the wind. Dinner and overnight on board.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Breakfast while sailing. Arrival in Edfu. Taking a carriage ride for 15 minutes to the entrance of one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. the Edfu Temple which temple was dedicated to the god Horus. Lunch and navigation in the afternoon. Arrival at Bassaw Island, we go for a (1h30min) walk on the island to visit a very beautiful Egyptian village and meet the locals. In the Evening, prepare for a lively bonfire dinner on the shore with the villagers. Overnight on board.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Kôm Ombo

Breakfast on board, then head to explore Gebel el Silsila and its largest sandstone quarry of the Pharaonic era.

You will discover many inscriptions, stelae and decorated tombs, then visit the small rock temple of Pharaoh Horemheb.

Return for another mouthwatering  lunch .

Sail to Kom Ombo.

Arriving in a perfect timing at Kom Ombo temple, you will almost be the only ones to enjoy the lovely temple dedicated to the two gods, Sobek the crocodile and Horus the falcon ,at the end of the visit you will pass by the museum of Crocodiles mummies founded in this city .

Back to the dahabeya to have dinner, then  navigation to Daraw.


Breakfast Lunch Dinner


After breakfast, a change of scenery guaranteed at the Daraw market. You will stroll through this popular market where the Eastern and African colors and aromas are mixing like symphonies to the eyes and the nostrils to enjoy. Lunch in front of a beautiful sandy beach (Swimming in the sacred river is possible). Navigation to Aswan and stop just before the Aswan Bridge. Dinner and overnight on board.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Free morning in Aswan.

Option tours: Possibility to visit the temple of Abou Simbel Or a motorboat tour in the cataracts of Aswan.

Lunch on board.

At afternoon,transfer to Philae temple dedicated to goddess Isis, located on an island 5 km south of Aswan.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Early morning transfer to Aswan station and departure by train 1st class to Luxor. we will begin the discovery of Luxor’s West Bank where the Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the mighty pharaohs lie amongst the desert landscapes of the Nile Valley. Next step will be the magnificent mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, then passing by the imposing Colossi of Memnon Return to your hotel . Night in Luxor

Breakfast Lunch


Breakfast at the hotel The agent of Terre d'Egypte will pick you up from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


technical sheet

  • 5 nights on the Nile, aboard our Dahabeya, in a double cabin with a private shower room and toilet. (Supplement for Panoramic suites with private terrace, request it when you register)
  • All Cabins have large panoramic windows.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Luxor (type 4/5 * local standards), in a double room and private bathrooms.
  • Cabin / single room supplement: contact us for prices (subject to availability, request it when you register)
  • Electricity 220v --- 24v at night "Normal electrical outlet Type C"

Our cooker with his great experience in 5 star hotels, we prepare the very good typical Egyptian cuisine very varied often between 6 to 10 different dishes with each meal.
When arriving on the boat, do not forget to ask him if you have any preferences for meals: vegetarian or other food allergies ...
In the morning: pancakes, bread, jam, honey, butter, cheese, milk, coffee, tea, fresh fruit juice
Lunch: chicken, fish, meat, vegetables, mixed salad, rice, pasta, seasonal fruits
Dinner: Different soups every night, mixed salad, rice, meat, chicken, Egyptian pastries …
Drinks: All soft drinks are included on the boat "mineral water, tea, coffee, juice. Only to regulate alcoholic beverages or cans "Beer, wine, Coca ..."
Drinks are not included in hotels and restaurants.

  • Air-conditioned coach
  • 1st class train from Aswan to Luxor

Flights not included in the trip price
You can contact us if you want us to help you with your flight search.

All cabins are equipped with private toilets and showers.

You must pack all of your belongings in 2 bags: 1 backpack and 1 large flexible travel bag.

  1. Backpack:
    it will be useful for the transport of your personal belongings during the day.
    It will also serve as a hand luggage when traveling for all your fragile business (camera ...), valuable (when your accommodation does not have a safe) and for your possible medications.
    He will be in the cabin during air transport. Generally, the weight of cabin luggage is limited to 10 kg per person.
  2. The big bag of flexible travel Or suitcase:
    It must contain the rest of your business.

The list of clothes must be adapted according to the chosen season.

  • 1 sun hat or cap
  • 1 scarf or cheche
  • T-shirts (prefer short-sleeved t-shirts)
  • Wide, light, comfortable and versatile canvas pants. For hiking, you can take capri pants.
  • Socks: provide thin socks for hiking and thicker for the evening.
  • Sweaters or fleece for the evening.
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of light hiking shoes (firm sole) to wear with socks
  • 1 pair of hiking sandals
  • 1 pair of sandals or relaxing shoes for the evening (the floors of the Dahabeya being wooden you will be asked to take off your shoes when arriving on the boat).
  • 1 pair of excellent quality sunglasses
  • 1 headlamp or flashlight
  • Towels are provided on the Dahabeya and in hotels, just bring your washcloths.
  • Sunscreen or sunblock cream

You will find very comfortable beds in the cabins.

  • Your usual medications
  • Pain medication: preferably paracetamol
  • Double skin for any bulbs
  • Mosquito repellent

A first aid kit provided by the agency is under the responsibility of your escort.

Sheets and towels.


Visa required for Europeen travelers .You can travel to Egypt with your passport or identity card
the easiest way is when you arrive in Egypt for about 25 euros. If traveling with an ID card and purchasing the visa on arrival, provide a photo ID. Our representative will be inside the airport to facilitate your visa upon arrival and will accompany you to your hotel.

Gratuities (Tipping)

This practice is rooted in tradition, and is done as part of an exchange in appreciation of a given work. At the end of a trip, it is customary to show your satisfaction by tipping the team of sailors and guide who accompanied you during your trip. This is of course to evaluate according to the satisfaction brought. Thank you for following the advice of your guides.
Expect 5 euro per person per night (~ 50 euro / person),

travelers reviews

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Andrew N

“A wonderful, informational, relaxing, and high-quality vacation for a lifetime!”

My expectations for this trip were far exceeded! From the beginning planning stages it was wonderful to work with Suzan on customizing our itinerary to every detail. She provided all the information a ... more nd pricing upfront and was happy to makes changes as needed. Our tours, transportation and lodging was all arranged perfectly, even being met at the airport upon arrival. Tours in Cairo & Luxor were very informative and detailed. We spent 5 days on the Dahabiya and it was wonderful! Very comfortable boat and according staff. We loved our balcony, the food and relaxation of the smaller boat. Khalid, our guide on the Dahabiya was a joy to spend time with. We taught us so much about Egyptian culture & history and always made sure we were having the best time. I would absolutely recommend Terre d Egypte to anyone looking for a high-quality, well planned, and relaxing vacation seeing the best of Egypt! Hope to return again in the future. show less

Jean-Rémy Marchand

“Memories for life”

The Luxor area visits and the cruise offered by Terre d'Egypte were absolutely fantastic. These are memories i will cherish my whole life. Khaled, our english-speaking guide, was truly amazing ... more . He gave us explanations about the sites, before leaving us time to wander around and take pictures. This was great, as we could both get the knowledge and understanding of what we were seeing, but at the same time, enjoy the freedom to go around on our own terms. He understands that these were our holidays and not a classroom. The amount of information was neither too less or too much, perfectly fit! And he was always ready and eager to answer additional questions. More than this, over the course of the 6 days, Khaled became a friend. The sites visited from Luxor to Abu Simbel were absolutely incredible and unique in the world. The dahabiya (sailing boat with ~20 passengers) was the perfect way to go up the Nile: quiet, peaceful. We really enjoyed the life and rythm on board. The food was really good (I need to go on a diet now) and the whole crew was lovely (Hussein was such a show maker, but the whole crew was amazing!!). The boat was really comfortable, and the suite is a nice addition, with a very romantic little balcony, hidden in the back. I wish we could have continued this cruise over and over! Thanks, Khaled, the boat crew, and Terre d'Egypte for such a wonderful time! show less


“Fantastic 5-day dahabiya trip from Luxor to Aswan”

We went on a 5-day Nile cruise on the dahabiya from Luxor to Aswan last week and absolutely loved it! The boat had about 10 rooms and it was very nice to get to know all the participants during the me ... more als and excursions. We have booked our whole trip (2 weeks) with Terre d'Egypte - a big thanks to Cherine for all the help personalising it, incl. some days at the Red Sea and Cairo. When booking, we had asked for an English-speaking guide and we were super happy with Khaled who is very friendly, genuine, competent, efficient and funny! Since we were only 2 couples who booked an English-speaking guide, we had the luxury of being a very small group during the visits of the amazing archaeological sites and could ask as many questions as we wanted. The mixture of excursions (temples, villages etc.) was so varied and interesting (we recommend adding the additional excursions to Abu Simbel and the trip to the Nubian village as well) and in between there was enough time to relax on the boat and enjoy the scenery. The boat crew was fantastic (everyone loved Hüssein and the whole team) and the typical Egyptian food was great - we even ate the salads and fruits and had no issues. We really loved our trip, were so happy with our choice to book a dahabiya rather than a big cruise ship, and we were sad when the boat arrived in Aswan. Thanks again to Khaled and the crew! show less

Brigitte Braun

“Amazing Trip”

A big thank you to Karim who organized the trip and Terre d'Egypt for making our desires come true. We enjoyed the trip together with friends as a private trip. A big thank you to Mohamed our gui ... more de, the whole crew on board and the fantastic food that our cook has conjured up every day. "Everything about this Dahabya boat was amazing starting with the booking and organization until driving us back to the airport, the staff friendliness, the rooms cleanliness, the quality of the food and its taste were just incredible 👌 Thank you so much for making our trip a remarkable one, it’s a trip to remember ❤️" show less


“Amazing Nile Cruise !”

We did the Cruise with Terre d'Égypte for our honeymoon. It was an amazing experience with extremely professional staff. Particular shoutout to the guide Ali. He was very knowledgeable and passio ... more nate about his work. show less