Explore Egypt in 9 days with a luxury Dahabiya cruise trip

you will like

  • The famous Giza pyramid complex and Saqqara.
  • 2 Nights accommodation at a very comfortable charming Dahabiya (full board).
  • Exploring the valley of the kings, the temples of Karnak, Philae, Kom Ombo, Edfu.
  • An Egyptologist guide accompanies you during the entire trip.

On the first day, our travelers will be greeted and assisted by our representative in Cairo. They will spend a couple of days exploring the city and its iconic attractions such as the Pyramids and the Saqqara necropolis. After that, they will fly to Luxor, the capital of the New Kingdom, and visit the royal tombs of ancient kings and queens, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the impressive complex of Karnak temple. Afterwards, they will take a train to Aswan where they will spend two nights visiting its beautiful monuments. The highlight of the trip, however, will be the Dahabiya Nile cruise that will last for two nights and three days. After the cruise, they will fly back to Cairo (or drive to Luxor) and the trip and service will come to an end. We will bid them farewell and wish them all the best for their future endeavors.

Departure periods and prices

from to price Adult Teenager 6 to 11 years : up to : -10 % Child 3 to 5 years : up to : -30 % assured departure Booking
04/02/2023 12/02/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured Booking
11/02/2023 19/02/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
18/02/2023 26/02/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured Booking
25/02/2023 05/03/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
04/03/2023 12/03/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
11/03/2023 19/03/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
18/03/2023 26/03/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
25/03/2023 02/04/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
01/04/2023 09/04/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
08/04/2023 16/04/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
15/04/2023 23/04/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking
22/04/2023 30/04/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured Booking
29/04/2023 07/05/2023 993.00 $ 893.70 $ 695.10 $ insured from 4 Booking

price includes

  • 2 Nights in a 4 stars hotel in Cairo
  • 2 Nights in a 5 stars hotel in Luxor
  • 2 Nights in a 4 stars hotel in Aswan
  • Supervision, accommodation in full board on the dahabiya for 2 nights
  • Guide (Egyptologist) English-speaking
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All service charges and taxes

price excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt (28$ / pers)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tipping, Any extras not mentioned in the program

itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Cairo

Cairo

Welcome to the land of treasures, Egypt.

Our representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. Your first day is a free day, only to relax and get ready for the next day to explore Cairo.

Meals are not included for this day

Giza

After breakfast, we will pick you up to start exploring Cairo. Starting with one of the most famous and largest structures ever built, The great Pyramid. It was built 2571 BC during 23 to 27 years. Then Saqqara to visit the oldest pyramid in Egypt which is also considered one of the masterpieces of Egypt. A break for lunch, then overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast Lunch

Cairo

After breakfast and check out, we start our tour to the old Egyptian museum with thousands of artifacts on display, collected from different places in Egypt. Then we will visit the Coptic Cairo to see the hanging church and other Coptic sites where it believed that the holy family came and stayed at. A break for lunch. Afterward transfer to Cairo airport to catch the evening flight to Luxor. Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport, then overnight at the hotel in Luxor.

Breakfast Lunch

Luxor

An optional early morning balloon ride to watch the sunrise over the west bank monuments. 

We start our tour to explore the west bank of Luxor, starting with the valley of the kings where more than 62 tombs were discovered for the new kingdom rulers. Then we will visit the unique temple of the queen Hatshepsut with its amazing design and beautiful colors. A quick stop at the colossi of Memnon. A break for lunch, then back to the hotel and overnight. 

Breakfast Lunch

Luxor

After breakfast and check out, we will start our tour to the second largest temple in the world, Karnak temple. with its amazing great halls, huge columns, and beautiful colors. A break for lunch, and then the evening train to Aswan. Check in at the hotel and overnight.

Breakfast Lunch

Assouan

An optional trip to Abu simble temple in the early morning.

In the evening we will visit Philae temple during the sound and light show. The temple is on an island and was completely dismantled and moved to a nearby island Agilika after it was flooded during the construction of Aswan low dam. 

Breakfast

Assouan

After checking out of the hotel, we drive to the Dahabeya, check in and start sailing toward the north.

Enjoy the lunch during sailing. Stopping in the afternoon at Kom Ombo temple, it was built for the god Sobek during the Ptolemaic period. enjoy its beautiful scenes and location. continuing sailing to Gabal El Silsila, the sandstone query, where the blocks of temples came from with some chambers that was built during cutting the blocks for different kings. Dinner and overnight

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Edfou

Enjoy your breakfast during sailing toward Edfu city. We will go Edfu temple using horse carriage. The temple is the best-preserved structure in Egypt. It was built during the Ptolemaic period dedicated to the god Horus. Back to the boat around lunch time , and sailing to the nearby island. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Luxor

Checking out of the boat after breakfast, then drive to Luxor city for an hour drive.

Transfer to Luxor airport or your destination in Luxor. And end of trip and service with great memories of Egypt.

Thank you and wish you a safe flight back home.

Breakfast

technical sheet

Accommodation
  • 2 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 4 stars hotel in Cairo (type 4 * local standards), in a double room and private bathrooms.
  • 2 Nights in a 5 stars hotel in Luxor (type 5 * local standards), in a double room and private bathrooms.
  • 2 Nights in a 4 stars hotel in Aswan (type 4 * 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 Luxor to Aswan

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:

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 per person per night.