Nile Dahabiya Cruise

Return to the gracious era of turn of the century travel and cruise the Nile in style on board a traditional sailing boat called a dahabiya. These boutique sailing boats are fully air-conditioned and carry just 16 to 20 passengers. Travel from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa, visiting temples and rural villages on the riverbank, soaking up the spectacular scenery. Sightseeing excursions are accompanied by an English speaking guide trained in Egyptology. Dahabiyas are pulled by a tug-boat to ensure a smooth and quiet ride.

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6 days/5 nights
Departs ex Luxor


  • Explore the renowned Valley of the Kings and the temple of Hatshepsut
  • Visit the temples of Edfu and the unique temple at Kom Ombo
  • Enjoy a cruise down the famous Nile River
  • Witness some of Egypt’s best temples including Luxor and Karnak

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Nile Dahabiya Cruise


Days 1/2: Luxor

Board your dahabiya today and enjoy a welcome drink and lunch. This afternoon visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak. On day 2 explore the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memmon. LD/BLD

Day 3: Edfu

Continue onto Edfu and visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu built between 237 and 57 BC. BLD

Day 4: Aswan

Sail to Aswan today. Enroute stop at Sheikh Fadl Island for lunch before a visit to the temple of Kom Ombo. BLD

Day 5: Aswan

This morning visit the Aswan High Dam before taking a short boat ride to see the majestic Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. BLD

Day 6: Tour Ends

Optional visit to Abu Simbel Temple in the early morning. Disembark in Aswan after breakfast. B

Note: Tours also operate in reverse. 7 night cruises are also available.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


  • 5 night cruise on a full board basis
  • Guided sightseeing.

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Why Egypt: This spellbinding destination offers some of the world’s most magnificent ancient monuments, as well as a insight into age-old Islamic culture. The scenery is also unique, with the mighty Nile River creating swathes of lush greenery amid vast expanses of stark desert.

Climate: Cairo has a milder climate than the southern part of Egypt; however temperatures between May-Oct may reach 30°-36°C. The rest of the year is warm to mild, and it can get quite cold on winter nights. Although quite hot all year round, Luxor and Aswan experience their most extreme temperatures from June-August (30°-45°C). Nights are cool in winter and hot in summer (24°-26°C).

Combine With: Neighbouring Jordan or Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Israel or Morocco.

Getting There: Daily flights are available from Australia to Egypt. Flight time is approximately 18-19 hours with stopovers depending on which airline you fly with.

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