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Deluxe Sonesta Dahabiya Nile Cruise

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Sonesta Dahabiya combines comfort and beauty on a remarkable journey along the River Nile. This boutique Nile Cruise combines old-world charm and sophistication with the luxury of modern amenities and technology. The Sonesta Dahabiya is built in the style of a traditional Dahabiya, a beautifully crafted Egyptian sail boat. With just 5 cabins and 2 suites, this cruise offers an intimate and exclusive atmosphere of personal service and refined hospitality. Facilities aboard the Sonesta Dahabiya include an elegant lounge and an open-air oriental style Jacuzzi. The spacious deck is the ideal spot to rest in the shade as you watch 5,000 years of history unfold before you. The Sonesta Dahabiya Nile Cruise is an unforgettable journey through Egypt.

  • Unique sailing on a traditional dahabiya Sailing on a traditional dahabiya is a remarkable way to expereince the treasures that border the river Nile. This beautifully crafted sailing boat offers comfort and style, in an exclusive atmosphere.
  • 5 cabins and 2 suites for the most intimate journey Guest accommodation features beautifully furnished cabins with picture windows, and 2 suites with a private terrace. All have individual climate control, hairdryer, mini bar, plasma tV, safety deposit boxes and a direct dial telephone.
  • Spacious deck to relax in the sun or shade Guests can view 5000 years of history from a spacious deck, where there is an open air, oriental style jacuzzi. Some meals can be taken on deck.

Sonesta Dahabiya Highlights

  • Luxor
  • Edfu Temple
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Philae Temple
  • Aswan

Day 1 Saturday - Luxor West Bank

Embark in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the River Nile on the luxurious Sonesta Dahabiya Nile Cruise. After lunch, take an excursion to the West Bank to visit the burial place of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings. See where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922 before continuing to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, to see the Temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon.

  • Overnight at Luxor.

Day 2 Sunday - Luxor East Bank

Visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, followed by the imposing Luxor Temple which dates from the 28th Dynasty.

  • Overnight at Luxor.

Day 3 Monday - Esna

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely day of sailing to Esna. Today there is plenty of time to relax on the deck and take in the scenery or to catch up with your fellow passengers at the bar. In ancient times Esna was best known for its temples, today however it has the added attraction of a lively night bazaar.

  • Overnight at Esna.

Day 4 Tuesday - Edfu

This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. This Ptolemaic temple was dedicated to Horus and is the most completely preserved temple of the ancient world.

  • Overnight beside an island in the Nile.

Day 5 Wednesday - Kom Ombo

Today you will sail to Kom Ombo to see the twin temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun.

  • Overnight beside an island in the Nile.

Day 6 Thursday - Aswan

Enjoy a leisurely day of sailing to Aswan, Egypt’s most southern city.

  • Overnight at Aswan

Day 7 Friday - Philae Temple

Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam, completed in 1971, and the Old Dam, completed in 1902. You will also visit the Philae Temple which is dedicated to the goddess Isis. This structure was rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction.

Day 8 Saturday - Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast aboard the Sonesta Dahabiya before disembarking.


  • Packages are based on the following hotels:
    • Luxor to Aswan cruise - Departing Every Friday, 1 Night at the Old Winter Palace Luxor & 7 Nights Sonesta Dahabiya Nile Cruise & 3 Nights Grand Hyatt Cairo.
    • Aswan to Luxor cruise - Departing Every Wednesday, 3 Nights Grand Hyatt Cairo & 7 Nights Sonesta Dahabiya Nile Cruise & .2 Nights at the Old Winter Palace Luxor.
  • The 7 nights cruise from Aswan to Luxor will have a similar itinerary of excursions but based on different days of the week.
  • The order of the itineraries may be amended as a result of low-water levels, adverse weather conditions, lock closure or other unforeseen circumstances. Moorings at night are usually alongside other cruise vessels and sightseeing, when possible is organised to avoid the heat of the midday sun.
  • All cruises are subject to availability and the prices and itinerary are subject to change.
  • During the month of June and from 1 - 15 December, itineraries may be subject to change due the Esna Lock closure.
  • We can combine any cruise with any hotel if you have a preference; please contact our reservations department for further details.
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