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Dive into History on a Luxury Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Experience the River Nile like never before on our exclusive Dahabiya sailing adventure. Observe the mystical landscape from a privileged viewpoint onboard, and disembark throughout your tour to explore hidden temples, bustling markets, and vibrant villages along the way. Prepare to be awe-struck by the grandeur of ancient monuments like the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo, as you immerse yourself in Egypt’s rich heritage.

Dine under the stars on serene islands, bask in the warm hospitality of Nubian villages, and witness breathtaking sunsets over the river’s shimmering waters. With expert guides leading the way and personalized service at every turn, our Dahabiya adventure promises a stunning journey through the heart of Egypt’s most iconic sights. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime as you sail, explore, and uncover the secrets of this ancient land on the ultimate Nile adventure.

Why You'll Love This Tour

Embark on a unique journey sailing along the Nile aboard a luxurious Dahabiya

Explore ancient temples, bustling markets, and charming villages

Discover awe-inspiring temples and tombs, including the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo

Experience moments of serenity as you anchor at tranquil islands, dine under the stars

Indulge in delicious meals served onboard the Dahabiya, including dinners on serene islands and a campfire dining experience

Enjoy personalized service and hospitality from your Djed host and the Dahabiya crew

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Tour Logistics

Tour Logistics


Per person in a Double/Twin room:

  • Adults $2,950.00 USD per person
  • Children $2,550.00 USD per person

Departure time


Meeting point





5 days

Group size

Minimum 1, maximum 15


  • Accommodation aboard the luxurious Dahabiya for 5 days/4 nights
  • All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by our onboard chef
  • Guided tours to ancient temples, tombs, and villages along the Nile
  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Refreshing beverages, including water, tea, and coffee, available throughout the journey
  • Onboard entertainment and activities, such as cultural performances and storytelling sessions
  • All transportation, including transfers from Luxor to the Dahabiya and from the Dahabiya to Aswan
  • Dedicated crew members
  • All entrance fees to archaeological sites and attractions mentioned in the itinerary

Not included

  • International or domestic airfare to and from Egypt
  • Visa fees for entry into Egypt (if applicable)
  • Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, additional beverages, and gratuities
  • Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended for all travelers)
  • Any additional accommodations or meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Medical expenses or medications
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or flight delays

About your guide

Egyptologist tour guide

What You Will See & Do

Day 1 – Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia

Your Dahabiya adventure begins with a pick-up from your chosen location in Luxor at 9AM. Welcomed by your Djed host, you’ll be privately transferred from Luxor to Esna, located 50 km south. Upon arrival, the crew will guide you to board the Dahabiya. During the day you’ll explore the Esna Temple and stroll through local markets. Then, set sail towards El Kab, the ancient city of Nekheb, to discover temples and tombs. As the sun sets, the boat moors at a serene island where you’ll enjoy dinner either on the sundeck or on the picturesque banks of the Nile.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Esna

Day 2 – El Kab – Edfu – Wadi el Shat

In the morning you’ll awake to the gentle sway of the Nile and enjoy breakfast onboard as you sail towards Edfu. Marvel at the ever-changing scenery from golden desert sands to verdant forests of date palms.

Disembark to explore the impeccably preserved Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god. Later, cruise onwards to Wadi el Shat where you’ll explore the charm of small villages and desert landscapes. Anchor at a tranquil island for the night, where dinner is served amidst the serene ambiance.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Edfu

Day 3 – Edfu – Gebel el Silsila – Kom Ombo

Relax on deck as the Dahabiya glides towards Gebel el Silsila. Set out to explore the rock-cut chapels and ancient monuments amidst sandstone quarries. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch on the sun deck as the boat sails towards Kom Ombo, where the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris awaits your exploration.

As evening descends, dine around a campfire by the Nile while embracing the tranquility of the surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Kom Ombo

Day 4 – Kom Ombo – Daraw – El Koubania

Today your Dahabiya sails towards Daraw, once a bustling hub for camel traders from Sudan. Explore the village and immerse yourself in its vibrant camel market. Continue sailing towards El Koubania, a charming Nubian village near Aswan adorned with citrus and mango gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Dahabiya on the Nile, Aswan

Day 5 – Disembarkation in Aswan

After breakfast, bid farewell to the Dahabiya as your journey concludes in Aswan. Transfer to the airport or your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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