A Dahabiya offers the most relaxing way to cruise the Nile, taking 7 nights to cruise from Luxor to Aswan, or from Aswan to Luxor. If you would like the intimacy of just having a small number of passengers onboard, then the Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya will give you that. She has just 5 cabins and 2 suites, meaning a maximum of 14 passengers will be onboard.
Aswan to Luxor (7 nights Saturday to Saturday)
You would fly from Heathrow via Cairo to Aswan, and then transfer to the Dahabiya. Your 7 night cruise would include excursions to the Aswan High Dam, the Temples of Philae, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Edfu, the Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple. Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple & the Colossi of Memnon. You would then fly from Luxor via Cairo to Heathrow.
Luxor to Aswan (8 nights Friday to Saturday)
You would fly from Heathrow via Cairo to Luxor, and transfer to the Sonesta St George hotel for 1 night. After breakfast you would be transferred to the Dahabiya for 7 nights. On the trip you will have excursions to Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo, the Aswan High Dam, and the Temples of Philae.
It is possible to add a number of pre or post options to these cruises, Cairo to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum, a Lake Nasser cruise, or perhaps a few nights at a hotel in Luxor, Aswan or a Red Sea resort. Just ask for further details.
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Dahabiya is also commonly spelt as Dahabeah, Dahabeeyah, Dahabiah, Daihbiyah, Dahabiyah, Dhahabiyya, Dahabiyeh, Dahabya, Dahabeya and Dahabieh