Dahabiyas sail back and forth on the Nile between Esna and Aswan. A high concentration of well-preserved and partly restored monuments can be found along this part of the Nile, including the famous temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Weekly departure – every Saturday on board Dahabiya The Orient
Weekly departure – every Monday on board Dahabiya Zekrayaat
Departure from any address in Luxor to Esna (50km south), home port of the Dahabiya. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 5-day cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. First night on board.
Sail for Edfu and visit the temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night, later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.
Sail to Gebel el Silsila and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. Set sail for the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Third night on board.
Sail to Daraw and take a walking tour to the village to visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop on the famous 40-day desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, near Aswan. Fourth and last night on board.
End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board. Transfer to any address in Aswan.