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
01/04/2023 08/04/2023 1,150.00 $ 1,035.00 $ insured Booking
08/04/2023 15/04/2023 1,150.00 $ 1,035.00 $ insured Booking
15/04/2023 22/04/2023 1,100.00 $ 990.00 $ insured Booking
22/04/2023 29/04/2023 1,100.00 $ 990.00 $ insured Booking
29/04/2023 06/05/2023 1,100.00 $ 990.00 $ insured Booking
06/05/2023 13/05/2023 1,100.00 $ 990.00 $ 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 Luxor 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 or by bus 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 11 reviews

“Nile cruise”

We have booked a 2-night Nile cruise departing from Aswan to Edna. We were with tour guide Khaled from the crew Hussen. Hussen will make you dance on the boat. Khaled was very knowledgeable about Egyp ... more tian history and made the experience interesting. The boat was comfortable and well-maintained, offering breathtaking views of the Nile. The food was delicious and the staff was very welcoming. I highly recommend this Nile cruise to anyone looking for a unique experience in Egypt. Our visit to the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu was made even more memorable by our passionate and informed guide Khaled . He brought unique perspectives on the history and significance of the temples, showing us the most important details. We were amazed by the incredible hieroglyphics and sculptures that decorated the walls and learned a lot about ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. Our guide showed us the different sections of the temple, explaining their significance and telling us interesting stories about the gods and pharaohs associated with them. Guide Khaled and the Hussen team will do everything to ensure you have an unforgettable journey. This tour was one of the best experience of our trip in Egypt.Thank you for this incredible memories! Melanie show less

Marco Grossenbacher

“On a Dahabeya Saling boat from Luxor to Assuan”

A very nice Boat with a very nice crew. It’s a smal sailing cruise ship with only 10 Cabines. So the trip is very familiar, what we enjoyed. The Boat is very good maintenance and comfortable. It give ... more s you a feeling, when there is wind, how it was in earlier days on the river Nil. The Chef Hamada cooked always fresh authentic easy food we liked very much. And not to forget the good soul Hussien which allways entertaining everybody and keeps his crew together and make the trip unique, without him the boat would be not the same. Or Guid Khaled showed us on the howl trip the nice things from Luxor to Assuan One Thing would be nice: (Some provided Shampoo in the Sower would be nice 😉) show less

Luiz Pedro

“Dahabyia Nile Cruise”

Magnificent cruise on a typical Dahabiya boat and a very kind and helpfull guide (Khalid) as well as the entire crew. Food onboard excellent.The cruise includes stops and visits in every interesting s ... more pots between Luxor and Asswan and well documented by Khalid. Very nice experience, strongly advised. show less

Casa colon

“Going up the Nile”

I am very grateful for this amazing journey through the Nile River, on the beautiful Dahadyia where each day was more and more special, thanks to our great guide Khaled and the entire crewl that made ... more this trip unforgettable. Thank you all from the deep of my heart. show less

matteo c

“Excellent tour with focus on customer satisfaction”

We organized a trip for our family of 11, including my mother with mobility issues, and it was all perfect. Great organization from Suzan at Terre d’Egypt. Perfect choice of hotels and dahabija, and a ... more lways well orgsnized transport and professional guides. Suzan has always been very helpful also to book improvised restaurants or emergency needs. show less