The Pyramids and Nile adventures in Dahabeya

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  • The Nile: walks and navigation in Dahabeya from Esna to Aswan.
  • Silent descent on the Nile and cozy nights on board.
  • Direct contact with the welcoming locals.
  • Daraw local market
  • The temples of Philae, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Thebes and Karnak.
  • The sandstone quarries of Silsilla, the crocodile museum
  • The friendliness of the staff.

A luxurious and magical discovery of Upper Egypt with a descent of the Nile in Dahabeya. . With the winds and the setting sun, from the villages and islands of Luxor to Aswan, we freely approach the temples of Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and unearth forgotten species such as those of Jebel Silsileh or Ras-Ras. Additional privileges to this type of trip, our stops and getaways in small villages, palm groves, gardens and markets, we open the doors of an unknown Egypt, that of the campaigns and fellahs, living witnesses of an unforgettable past.

price includes

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Cairo Steigenberger El Tahrir or alternatives 4 stars Hotel.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Luxor Winter Palace "Pavilion" or alternatives 5 stars.
  • 5 nights accommodation full board on Dahabieh.
  • Guide (Egyptologist) English-speaking On-site transfers.
  • Entrance fees in the program sites.
  • Domestic flight Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo.

price excludes

  • Visa fees
  • International flights
  • Tipping ,Extra options and extensions

itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Cairo

Cairo

Arrive at Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you.

From the airport, you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel and overnight in Cairo hotel. 

Meals are not included for this day

Giza

Breakfast at the hotel. Discovery of the Giza plateau famous for its pyramids including that of Cheops, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that has survived, Khephren and Mykerinos and the enigmatic half-man half-lion Sphinx which defends the entrance to the royal tombs. then transfer to Cairo airport to take the domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor.

our representative will meet you at Luxor airport and transfer you to Luxor Hotel for over night  

Breakfast

luxor

After you delicious breakfast ,Your English Egyptologist guide will pick you up to 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. the next step will be the magnificent mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, then passing by the imposing Colossi of Memnon. then the Tour will be finished 

over night in Luxor Hotel

Breakfast

luxor

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 Dahabeya. Lunch on board, then sailing to the calm ,relaxing rhythm of the wind. Dinner and overnight on board of Dahabeya.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Edfu

Breakfast while sailing.
Arrival in Edfu, we offer you a carriage ride (15mn) to the entrance of the temple.
Visit the temple of Edfu dedicated to god Horus. The temple is one of the best-preserved temples of Egypt.

Lunch and navigation during the afternoon .
Arrival at the island of Bassaw, having a walking tour on the island (1h:30). Visit a beautiful Egyptian village and meeting with locals.
Dinner Campfire and entertained evening on the river Nile with the villagers.

overnight on board.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Kom 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.

Lunch Dinner

Daraw

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

Aswan

Breakfast  . After you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to the High Dam, which was constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water, and then generate a large volume of the electricity. We will then ride in a motorboat to visit the Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the cult center of the goddess Isis. After the day tour , we will drive back to our Nile cruiser, so we can enjoy the tasty lunch. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board. 

Dinner and overnight on board

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Aswan

breakfast in the cruise . Free day In Aswan 

then transfer to Aswan airport  to take your flight to Cairo

over night in Cairo Hotel

 

Breakfast Dinner

Cairo

After breakfast, Check out Transfer to Cairo airport for the flight back home. Thank you for visiting Egypt!

(Breakfast)

Breakfast

technical sheet

Accommodation
  • 2 suites with private terrace "18 m2" and 8 double cabins "16 m2"
  • Comfortable beds.
  • Safe
  • A beautiful panoramic view of the Nile
  • 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.

All cabins are equipped with private toilet and shower.

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, lightweight, comfortable and versatile canvas pants. For hiking, you can take a crop.
  • 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).

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 euro per person per night (~ 50 euro / person),