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Dahabyia Nile Cruise from Esna to Aswan



5 Days 4 Nights

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Enjoy Dahabyia Nile Cruise package tour. You will travel from Esna to Aswan for 5 days / 4 nights.

The first travelers looking for luxury on the Nile, added comfort measures to the felucca, a wooden boat with handmade genuine sails, to give the new version, DAHABYIA “golden boat”, the name given by a monarch in the 19th century.
Dahabiya avoids the noise of the 20th century and allows us to explore Egypt of the 19th century with modern facilities.

Dahabyia is a famous name among the Egyptians, especially the elderly and intellectuals. Dahabiya refers to a type of boat that was used by the royal family in ancient Egypt and many of the aristocrats in their movements in the waters of the Nile.

You will enjoy visiting the best attractions in Luxor and Aswan, High Dam, Philae Temple,Edfu and Kom Ombo temples
Visit the attraction from Esna to Aswan with Explore Egypt Tours team.

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Tour Highlights

  • West Bank
  • El-Ka
  • Edfu
  • Temple of Kom Ombo

Tour Itinerary

Day01 | Welcome to Luxor | West Bank | Valley of the Kings | Temple of Queen Hatshepsut | Collossi of Memnon| Transfer to Esna
Upon arrival at Luxor pick you up from any place from your choice in Luxor (Airport – Station – Hotel) then met by your personal guide who will accompany you by car with air conditioning to visit:
Valley of the Kings:
The magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. You will visit 3 tombs excluding Tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Move on to enjoy the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
It was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately from 1490 to 1469 B.C), the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt.
On the way visit: Collossi of Memnon
The two faceless Colossi of Memnon, originally representing Pharaoh Amenhotep III, rising majestically about 18m from the plain, are the first monuments tourists see when they visit the west bank. These magnificent colossi, each cut from a single block of stone and weighing 1000 tonnes, sat at the eastern entrance to the funerary temple of Amenophis III, the largest on the west bank. Egyptologists are currently excavating the temple and their discoveries can be seen behind the colossi.
-After this trip you will be transferred to Esna to check in Dahabyia
- Then start sailing heading to El-Hegez
Where you will enjoy a walk through a small village
-Overnight on board Dahabyia
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day02 | El-Kab | Edfu
After enjoying the breakfast sailing to El-Kab
The ancient city of Nekheb, where you can see the remains of the temple and the tombs.
Then sail continues to Edfu
Upon arrival to Edfu met by your personal guide who will accompany you to visit:
Second stop at Edfu
the majestic temple dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenge the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.
-Then set sail for a small island near Edfu and the boat will stay there for the night.
- Overnight on board Dahabyia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day03 | Besao Island | Gebal El-Selsela
After enjoying the breakfast sailing to Besao island
-First stop at Besao Island
Where you will enjoy a walk through the island and see the people's life and fishing boats.
After that sailing to visit Gebal El-Selsela
-Second Stop at Gebal El-Selsela
Where the cliffs on both sides close to the narrowest point along the length of the entire Nile.
Then heading to a near island where the boat will stay for the night.
- Overnight on board Dahabyia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04 | Kom Ombo| Sailing to Daraw to visit the Daraw markets| Sailing to Nubian village
After enjoying the breakfast sailing to Kom Ombo
-First stop at Kom Ombo
Upon arrival to Kom Ombo met by your personal guide who will accompany you to visit:
Temple of Kom Ombo
Standing on a promontory at a bend in the Nile, where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank, is the Temple of Kom Ombo, one of the Nile Valley's most beautifully sited temples. Unique in Egypt, it is dedicated to two gods; the local crocodile god Sobek, and Haroeris (from har-wer), meaning Horus the Elder
-Second Stop at Daraw
Where you will walk through the village and visit the Daraw markets.
- After this trip you will be transferred to Dahabyia to continue sailing towards the Nubian village of El-Koubania, near Aswan.
- Overnight on board Dahabyia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day05 | Arrive to Aswan | Temple of Philae |High Dam
After enjoying the breakfast check out from Dahabyia and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you by car with air conditioning to visit:
Temple of Philae
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. The cult of Isis continued here until at least AD 550. The boat leaves you near the Kiosk of Nectanebo, the oldest part, and the entrance to the temple is marked by the 18m-high first pylon with reliefs of Ptolemy XII NeosDionysos smiting enemies.
Next step continue to visit: Aswan High Dam
Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale, the controversial Aswan High Dam, 13km south of Aswan, contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, one of the world's largest artificial lakes.
Then transfer and drop off in any place from your choice in Aswan (Airport – Station – Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast


  • Pick up point in Luxor from : Airport, Station, Hotel
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers to/from Nile Cruise by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 04 Nights Accommodation in Dahabyia based on F.B
  • All sightseeing tours (Private Tours)
  • All Sightseeing tours as in the itinerary.
  • English speaking Egyptologist guide during your trips
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • All service charges and taxes
  • All entrance fees are included which dictated in the itinerary.
  • Drop off point in Aswan : Airport, Station, Hotel
  • All Extra entrance fees : Tickets (Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Seti I, etc)
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Meals during the Tours
  • Tipping

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