Nile Cruise Dahabiya Cairo – Luxor – Cairo 12 Days

Cruise Itinerary

In this adventure, the Egyptian mysterious beauty could be completely experienced, as you are going to explore, the contrast between the Yellow and Green Egypt where you can discover the glory of the Ancient Egyptian Life interwoven with the beauty of nature, reversed in the Great Pyramids of Giza, the glory of Cairo, the temples and the Necropolis of Luxor then cruise the Nile and to explore its mysterious nature. Enjoying the river breeze. These boats had from three to nine cabins. Nebyet is one of the Titles of goddess Hathor that means the golden pearl. We have chosen this name, as our Dahabiya is the new golden lady of the Nile River.

Day 1: Cairo – Arrival

Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will meet and assist you, transfer to hotel by A/C vehicle. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel.

Day 2: Giza

Before we leave Cairo behind, Proceed to Giza plateau, visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the complex of Chephren. Proceed to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt. There we will visit the colossal statue of King Ramses II as well as the famous Alabaster Sphinx. Not far away lies the Necropolis of Saqqara where stands the ruins of the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first Pyramid ever built. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel.

Day 3: Luxor

After Breakfast, Check out from the Hotel, Transfer from the Hotel to Cairo International Airport {Departure to Luxor}, Upon arrival to Luxor, we will drive to the west bank; visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the colossi of Memnon. Later at the evening, we will explore the glory of Luxor temple. Dinner and Overnight will be in the hotel.

Day 4: Esna

Visit the Karnak’ Temple, then transfer to Esna. Upon arrival visit Chnum temple with its fumes reliefs. Join the Boat, crew will welcome you on board and have your bags taken to your cabins. We will then set sail on your voyage to Aswan. Overnight close to El Hegz Island; small island which is located in the north of Edfu.

Day 5: Edfo

Morning Sailing gently en-route to Edfu; enjoy breakfast at your leisure, visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. We will then set sail for our private island “El Fouza” where we will disembark for dinner served to you on the edge of the Nile.

Day 6: Relaxing Sailing day- Silslea

We start our nice day by sailing around 7 hours to Silslea Mountain. During our sailing we experience the simple life style of farmers and fishermen. Contemplate the beautiful and mysterious nature of the great Nile and the green fields of Island Bissau. Continue to edge of Silslea Mountain where we will have our dinner and overnight on board next to the temple enjoying the romantic atmosphere.

Day 7: Silslea – Mainha

After breakfast visit the temple of Gebel el Silsila, where we will discover the unknown rock cut temple of Hormoheb and famous sandstone quarries in ancient Egypt. Continue to Mainha Island enjoying our barbecue dinner with the drums and folk music Around the Camp fire.

Day 8: Kom Ombo

Breakfast at your leisure as we sail on to Kom Ombo. We will explore the unusually temple Of Hours and Sobek. The temple was built with total symmetry, two entrance’s two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and the Crocodile God Sobek. Proceed to Daraw city, The most amazing and attractive part of this town is the unbelievable Camel Market in the south of Kom Ombo we may see more 02,000 camels brought to participate in the great selling show. After lunch Sailing from Daraw to Kobania it takes around 5 hours there we are going to enjoy our last night trip with our Nubian party.

Day 9: Aswan

We sail to Aswan, exploring the famous city visit the High Dam, crossing the original barrage over the First Cataract, we tour the pin Aswan granite quarry and examine the impressive Hatshepsut unfinished obelisk. For most, the highlight is a motorboat ride to the romantic Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis. After lunch enjoying a motorboat trip to the Nubian Village. Voyage through the cataracts, watching the famous Mausoleum of Aga Khan, Sail around Elephantines Island. Explore the flora and fauna of Salouga and Ghazal National park, which contains the huge greenery in the area, comprises 94 kinds of various plants. The favorable natural conditions in the area provided wildlife chances for resident as well as migrating birds. About 60 kinds of these rare birds live there. Walk through the Nubian Village, and finally we will visit a Nubian house, where we will experience a life style of the Nubian family.

Day 10: Abu Simbel-Aswan -sleeper train

Early morning drive to Abu Simbel. We will explore the marvelous Temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefetari. This temple moved to high ground when the Aswan High Dam was built, these awesome inspiring ancient monuments are perched on the shores of Lake Nasser, whose waters are fed from the mighty Nile’s source in Africa. Afternoon Sail by felucca to the Botanical Gardens where Lord Kitchener indulged his passion for exotic flora, importing shrubs, trees and seeds from as far afield as India and Malaysia. It is pleasant to walk along the island’s shady paths, enjoying its fragrance and a variety of bird life before taking another felucca sail back to Aswan. Transfer to the railway station to take the sleeper train to Cairo. On the train Dinner is served in cabin or in restaurant according to your choice.

Day 11: Cairo

Today we will explore Cairo (City of a thousand minarets), visit the Egyptian museum, (one of the most famous museums contains the most magnificent collection of antiques include; Mummies, Sarcophagi & fabulous treasures of TUTANKHAMUN’ tomb). Then proceed to Salah El Din citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Finally drive to the famous bazar of Khan el Khalily.

Day12: Depature

Transfer to Cairo airport for the final departure or follow-up program according to your booking.

Package includes:

  • Transportation
    All transfers & sightseeing excursions as mentioned in above program including transportation by Deluxe A/C coaches, entrance fees and qualified guide.
  • Accommodation: 12 day & 11 nights
    • 03 nights’ accommodation HB in Cairo, (Hotel Barceló **** or similar).
    • 01 nights’ accommodation HB Luxor (Hotel Sonsta San Gorge***** or similar)
    • 06 nights accommodation on H.B Basis in (Nebyt Dahabiya ****or Similar)
    • 01 nights’ accommodation HB at the sleeper train.
  • Food and beverage:
    Half board in Cairo &Luxor. Full board on the Dahabiya as the below ,
    • Full Board (All-inclusive)
    • Be surprised by the delicious Egyptian dishes and possibility to enjoy barbecues on shore.
    • Rich breakfast buffet.
    • Lunch will be served on the sun deck choice of salads and dessert buffet.
    • Tee time with sweet and salty snacks.
    • Dinner will be served on the restaurant (set menu).
    • Drinks (soft Drinks- Juice- Tea- Coffee- Water) from11:00 – 23:00 clock
      Note: No alcoholic beverages are served on board. You can however bring yours on board.
  • Visits and Excursions:
    • All entrance fees and permissions for all visits as per program.
    • Professional guide on board.
  • Practical information: Insurance: –
    • All cars and participants joining our tours are insured against accidents.