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07 Day Dahabiya Nile Cruise - Assouan

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  • If you prefer to travel at a gentlest pace, to spend more time on the river and see more sights along the way, you need to board a dahabiya, which is much smaller than normal Nile Cruise Ships, Even the biggest examples have room for no more than 20 people.
  • Dahabiyas move slowly, usually spend four or five days travelling, and are able to moor in places that the bigger cruisers cannot.
  • Among many Dahabiyas sailing over the Nile we have chosen the best in terms of accommodation, food and a wonderful selection of sights rarely visited on other itineraries


  • 06 nights stay at the Hotel and Dahabyia stated in the itinerary
  • 06 breakfast, 06 lunch and 06 dinner
  • All entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers & meet and assist services mentioned in attached itinerary with our tour representative or guide
  • Professional private guiding in your preferred language
  • Luggage handling at the Nile Cruise & Airports
  • One bottle of mineral water per day
  • All Taxes and service charges


  • International flight
  • Entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping to your guide and Nile Cruise staff
  • All personal expenses like laundry, extra drinks, souvenirs... etc.

Please Note

  • All our tours are based on private departure, so it can easily be customized to fit your preferred travelling date
We have prepared a detailed “What to Take” & "Practical Information" lists which will be sent to you after you have booked the trip


Day 01: Welcome to Luxor
Meet, assist & transfer to hotel. After check in depart for sightseeing of west bank where you will visit Valley of the Kings with special entry to King Tut tomb and Hatshepsut Temple. Have your lunch then, visit Habu Temple and Colossi of Memnon. Drive back to your hotel where you enjoy the wonderful hotel’s facilities. In the evening we will take you to Luxor Temple where you will enjoy a magnificent night tour. Dinner and overnight at S Grade Hotel for more information please view the hotel grade section
Meal(s): Lunch, Dinner

Day 02: Khnum Temple
After breakfast you will visit the Karnak Temple complex then drive to Esna to board your Assouan Dahabyia and start this memorable experience. Visit the Temple of Esna dedicated to the Nile god Khnum. The temple of Esna is truly a marvelous architectural feat as it was built 9 meters below ground level with an extravagant roof, huge columns and lavish design. Sail to El Kab, dinner and overnight on-board.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Nekheb & Edfu Temple
Wake up to a warm Egyptian breakfast for a day of exploration and discovery. Upon arrival, you will go for a beautiful walk through fishermen villages and visit the ancient town of Nekheb was called Eleithyiaspolis in classical times and comprises of monuments spanning periods of Egyptian history from Pre-dynastic through to Ptolemaic. After you tour, you will return to the Dahabyia for lunch. Later, the cruise will arrive at Edfu, home of the Temple of Horus. Discover the best preserved Temple in all Egypt on a horse drawn carriage. Return back to the boat and sail to an island where you will spend the night. Dinner on-board.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Desert walk
Enjoy breakfast on board while your Dahabia sail to to an Island where you can swim in the Nile. As the dusk begins, you will go for a walk through the desert and the mountains. Find out the shortest distance through the desert which lead to Libya. Return back to the Dahabia and sail to Gebel Silsila. Overnight and dinner on-board.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Gebel Silsila
Gebel Silsila is the name given to the rocky gorge between Kom Ombo and Edfu where the River Nile narrows and high sandstone cliffs come right down to the water’s edge. After the visit of Hormeheb Temple, you will rest in a café for hookah and tea. You will continue on to a picturesque pasture where you will stop for lunch and swimming. Overnight and dinner on-board.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06 Kom-Ombo
Set sail to Kom-Ombo and stop by the unique Temple of Kom Ombo which is actually two temples built in one. This magnificent structure has two entrances with one side dedicated to the crocodile god and the other to the falcon head god. Then, sail to a wonderful beach where you can swim again. Finally sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on-board.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07 Aswan
Enjoy the morning's breakfast on board the vessel then disembark for a day trip to Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk , take you lunch then drive to Aswan Airport. If you have a late departure let us know as special arrangements can be made for you.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch

* Itinerary is subject to modification according to navigational and security restrictions without prior notice.

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