Royal Dahabiyas are available for private charter
1 : Cairo Luxor- Saturday- Board your Royal Yacht Dahabiya in Luxor
Unless you have booked your hotel in Cairo with us , please advise
the hotel name you have booked in Cairo.
is included from your hotel to the airport, always in a private air-conditioned
Domestic air fare is included , with all taxes, with possible free
upgrade to business class ( subject to availability) .
Transfer is included from Luxor Airport to the Cruise , always
in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Get ready for
a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a luxuriously appointed Dahabbiya
Dongola or the Zarafa,
deluxe Felucca , and
a fresh cup of coffle or tea, and a complimentary
breakfast is included today on board the Dahabiya.
Boarding the Dahabiya is from either Luxor or Aswan , we will confirm
subject to availability at the time of booking
crew will be available to welcome you : the captain, sailor, chef,
housekeeper and of course your Resident Egyptologist) Welcome drink
served upon arrival "Karkadeh - Local herb tea" . Welcome
fruit basket awaits you in your cabin.
we stand in awe before the gigantic Great Temple complex at Karnak,
and the smaller yet charming temple of Amon Ra ( Luxor
2 - Sunday - Luxor-
Esna - El Haggis- ,on board your Royal Deluxe Dahabiya (BLD)
Today, we rise early before sunrise. Breakfast around 05:30 AM . Start
our day around 6 AM to avoid the heat , as we head into the Sahara
and the West Bank , today We tour the
magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens,
including the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple
also at the Colossi of Memnon .Enjoy
lunch at one of the local restaurants , before we drive around 3 PM
heading south for Esna, and tour
Esna Temple of Khnum, discovered in late in the 19th Century, it was
well protected & preserved , buried under the main village's square
for thousands of years, excavated only in the late 30 's .
Board your Royal Deluxe Dahabiya cruise around 5 PM . Afternoon tea
and Dinner onboard.
3 - Monday -
EDFU - on board your deluxe Royal Dahabiya (BLD)
Breakfast onboard . Lunch will be served, as we sail for Edfu.
Edfu, climb aboard your private horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best preserved. We
dock at el Silsila island and evening walk on the island .
Watch sunset as we dock along this charming the islands in the middle
of the Nile, and sip tea on deck. Dinner follows , then to bed, with
the ripples of the Nile gently rocking you to sleep
4 : Tuesday -
Temple of Silsila ,on board your Deluxe Dahabiya (BLD)
After breakfast, we tour Silsila Temple , sail on heading south
a grand day of sailing on the Nile watching villages and scenery
that changed little since Biblical times,
on to Fariz, visit the local village , sail on to Basher , where
your dahabiyya will moor for the night. For interested guest, an
evening walk to explore the village.
5 - Wednesday - Kom
Ombo - Daraw , on board your Deluxe Dahabiya (BLD)
Breakfast on board. We sail further upstream heading for Kom Ombo
Enjoy lunch on board . We reach Kom
Ombo visit see the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god
Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun.
Inspect the ancient wall carvings that documents the measurements
and detailed description of the medical instruments available to the
Watch sunset as we sip tea
on deck. Dinner follows, then on to Daraw, where we dock for the night
. Enjoy the Egyptian southern clear skies with thousands of stars
to watch ! A galabya will be delivered to your cabin
with our compliments.
Dongola ( giraffe) Deluxe Former Royal Felucca
6 - Thursday - Camel Market - Daraw- Aswan,
on board your Deluxe Dahabiya
After breakfast on board.
explore the famous Daraw Camel market with camel caravans coming all
the way from the Sudan , enjoy lunch on board your Dongola or Zarafa
as we head for Aswan.
and enjoy a walk through the local town and village and dock for the
7 - Friday - Aswan -
After breakfast on board , we bid farewell to our crew , check -out.
We start our day and tour
mighty Aswan dams are our first goal this morning, followed by a trip
by motor launch to the Philae temples. this
Island temple , dedicated to the Ancient Goddess ISIS .
Check-in at the legendary Old-Cataract Hotel. Nile view room. Remainder
of the day at leisure.
8 : Saturday- Aswan - Abu Simbel (Breakfast
and lunch box )
Private guide in Abu Simbel. Private driver. Private air-conditioned
Breakfast at the hotel, then on to
the airport , fly to Abu Simbel. Your
private Egyptologist will escort you on board the flights
as well , in Abu Simbel , your private air-conditioned vehicle and
private chauffeur will be waiting for you . In the larger temple,
colossal figures of Ramses are seated with the gods and attended by
his queen and daughters. The smaller temple is dedicated to
Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and
fertility, symbolized by the benevolent cow. We explore these fine
temple by ourselves in the quiet of the morning, admiring their ancient
aura and artistry, after which retire to a comfortable hotel for our
lunch plus , plus we will order locally in Abu Simbel sandwiches and
refreshments. After which we head for Abu Simbel Airport.
Fly back to Aswan and on to Cairo . Air fare is included in business
or first class , subject to the plane configuration, tax included.
In Cairo , we 'll assist with your transfer to your flight to Sharm
El Sheikh or Hurgada ( and el gouna) , you have the choice at the
time of booking to book Sharm El Sheikh or Hurgada / El Gouna .
fruit basket awaits you at your room at the resort on the Red Sea.
DAY 9 - Sharm El-Sheikh , Sunday (cB)
The day is yours to enjoy this unique desert beach resort. Relax by
the cerulean waters, take a camel ride at your option ,
and observe in the distance the steady line of ships heading to and
from the Suez Canal.
Sunset Camel Caravan or on Horse Backs :
A one hour caravan on camels, if you prefer to enjoy a one hour of
horse back riding, please do let's know, but in this case the horse
ride will not be into the Sahara .
The camel caravan is fully escorted & guided as well by local
Bedouins through the desert and through the mountain passes of El
Aat mountain , we stop at the highest point in the valley for a cup
of tea with the Bedouin, take in the the evening charm of the desert
& nature before we head back to your hotel.
10 - Sharm El Sheikh, Snorkel or Dive- Monday (cB)
The Red Sea just off "Sharm" is replete with fascinating
coral and aquatic species unique to this area. You'll spend the full
day today exploring these wonders as you snorkel or scuba dive
(for which proof of certification is a must )
View rooms at the legendary Old Cataract in Aswan
11 - Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo - Tuesday (cB)
After breakfast, transfer and fly back to Cairo , where our local
will be meet you and assist with the transfer to the International
terminal or a hotel in Cairo . Bon Voyage.
are Per Person in USD
is no triple occupancy cabins . A
beach resort stay at Sharm El Sheikh
And a one week dream cruise on the Nile on a Royal Dahabia
year except for Easter - Christmas/New Year's weeks :
are PER Person in USD
Sharing in Double : $ 4150 USD
- Sharing in a suite ( on board the Royal Dahabiya):
$ 4900 USD
- Per Person in single cabin: $ 5670 USD
Season: Easter , Christmas and New Year ( weeks)
are PER Person in USD
Sharing in Double : $ 4740 USD
- Sharing in a suite( on board the Royal Dahabiya)
: $ 5540 USD
- Per Person in single cabin: $ 7150 USD
policy for Dahabiya Cruise charters:
All deposits and further payments non-refundable
Infants that are younger than 2 years :Discount : 70% .
Children that are 2 to 12 years of age : Discount : % 20
transfers , always on a private basis .
sightseeing including all entrance fees, all as per itinerary
set meals as listed including B = Breakfast,
(or cB, Continental Breakfast), L
= Lunch, D = Dinner
coffle and afternoon tea while on board the Deluxe Nile Cruise
air in Egypt, as per itinerary with taxes, and a possible free
upgrade to business class subject to availability.
Simbel excursion as per itinerary , with a private Egyptologist
and private air-conditioned vehicle
hotel accommodation in Sharm El-Sheikh at : Grand Rotana, Savoy,
Movenpick or similar , with breakfast daily and taxes
Does Not Includes: