Sailing the Nile
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Sailing the Nile is a truly unique experience. Enjoy up to 7 days on a private dahabeyah as you sail between Luxor and Aswan. This never-to-be-forgotten journey includes all meals, admissions to sites while sailing, a guide, and a full crew to cater to your needs.

The dahabeyah is a uniquely Egyptian boat. Generally sporting two masts with lateen sails, typical of the Nile Valley, it is an unusually attractive houseboat. Dahabeyah means "golden one" in Arabic, and is derived from the fact that the early dahabeyahs were owned by royalty and other wealthy individuals who often decorated them with gold. In the Victorian age, when travel was limited to the well-to-do, the dahabeyah was the conveyance of choice for a leisurely four-month tour of the Nile.

See below the SAILING THE nILE ITINERARIES for important
NOTES  AND  PRICES.
A historic type  Dahabeya sailing vessel on the Nile river, Egypt

Sailing the Nile: 4 Day / 3 Night Itinerary

Day 1
This morning you will be picked up at y our hotel and driven to Esna, where you will tour the Temple of Khnum, board your dahabeyah, and begin sailing. The boat will dock near Edfu for the night.
Day 2
Horse drawn carriages will take you to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, one of the best preserved in Egypt. You will continue sailing to Gebel Silsila where you will dock for the night.
Day 3
After exploring the sandstone quarry and temples at Gebel Silsila, you will continue to sail, arriving at Kom Ombo in the evening.
Day 4
After visiting the temple at Kom Ombo, you will disembark and be driven to your hotel in Aswan or transfer to the airport for your flight home

Columns at Edfu Temple

Sailing the Nile: 5 Day / 4 Night Itinerary

Day 1
After meeting with a Museum Tours representative to discuss your needs for the cruise, the rest of the morning is free to explore the wonders of Luxor on your own. After lunch you will be driven to Esna where you will tour the Temple of Khnum and board your dahabeya.
Day 2
We will set sail for Edfu, where horse drawn carriages will take you to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. The boat will dock for the night here.
Day 3
Continue your voyage toward Aswan, sailing all day. You will dock for the night at Gebel Silsila, with its ancient sandstone quarries and chapels.
Day 4
After visiting the chapels and quarries of Gebel Silsila, it's on to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek, where the boat will dock for the night.
Day 5
Today you will sail to Aswan and disembark after spending several days living in the Victorian age.

Historic dahabeya at anchor along the Nile in Egypt

Sailing the Nile: 6 Day / 5 Night Itinerary

Day 1
After lunch you will be driven to Esna where you will tour the Temple of Khnum and board your dahabeya. The boat will dock near Esna for the night.
Day 2
We will set sail for Edfu, where horse drawn carriages will take you to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. The boat will dock for the night here.
Day 3
Continue your voyage toward Aswan, sailing all day. You will dock for the night at Gebel Silsila, with its ancient sandstone quarries and chapels.
Day 4
After visiting the chapels and quarries of Gebel Silsila, it's on to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek, where the boat will dock for the night.
Day 5
You will sail to Aswan, where you will dock for the night.
Day 6
Today you will disembark, after spending a glorious 6 days on the Nile

Columns at Kom Ombo Temple

Sailing the Nile: 7 Day / 6 Night Itinerary

Day 1
This morning you will board your boat in Luxor and begin sailing south. The boat will dock near Esna for the night.
Day 2
You will tour the Temple of Khnum at Esna. Mid-morning you will set sail for Edfu, arriving in the evening. The boat will dock for the night here.
Day 3
After breakfast, horse drawn carriages will take you to the Temple of Horus. Then you will continue your voyage toward Aswan, docking for the night at Gebel Silsila.
Day 4
After visiting the chapels and quarries of Gibel Silsila, it's on to Kom Ombo, where the boat will dock for the night.
Day 5
Today visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo. You will sail to Aswan, where you will dock for the night.
Day 6
Today you will be treated to a felucca ride on the Nile. Visit the archaeological site on Elephantine Island, the Nobles tombs on the West Bank and the botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island, before returning to your boat for the night.
Day 7
After breakfast you will disembark, having spent a week living your own Victorian dream

Important notes regarding Sailing the Nile

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