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A Dahabeya Nile cruise is a particularly lovely way to travel Egypts lifeline – the Nile.


Enjoy a Dahabeya Nile cruise

A Dahabeya is a colonial-style, wooden riverboat with two sails hoisted on two masts. Already in the early 19th century, the first well-to-do tourists traveled the Nile onboard a Dahabeya. As soon as she is freed from her moorings, the Dahabeya quietly slips away from the shore, her white sails catching the wind and the water of the river gently lapping against her bow, while you, with a cool drink in your hand, watch the other Nile ships pass by. Being on a Dahabeya Nile cruise booked with EATC.travel, you will leisurely sail up the Nile between Esna and Aswan: Passengers relish the calm and tranquility on the Nile and along its banks, being able to visit the famous temples of the pharaos in small groups and enjoy the special atmosphere and personalized service onboard a Dahabeya. Highlights of every Dahabeya Nile cruise are excursions to the Valley of the Kings, to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and to the Collossi of Memnon in Western Thebes as well as a visit to Hormoheb temple in El Silsila, to Kom Omba with its two temples, one dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus and the other to crocodile-headed Sobek. You’ll also visit the Aswan High Dam and go on a trip by boat to the Philae temple complex on Agilkia Island.


An experience of pure luxury on a Dahabeya Nile cruise

A Dahabeya Nile cruise is an unique experience, for our Dahabiyas combine modern-day comfort with the atmosphere of times gone by. A Dahabiya only caters to 12-16 passengers. Travelers onboard will therefore relax in tranquil surroundings and soon leave the hustle of everyday life behind. Cabines onboard are lavishly furnished and offer double beds, baths with toilet and air conditioning. Guests who are looking for perfect privacy can, at an additional fee, book our suite with private balcony, where they can watch the river and the scenery at its shores. It goes without saying that you’ll have the opportunitiy to visit all the famous temples between Esna and Aswan during your Dahabeya Nile cruise. However, during your Dahabeya Nile cruise the boat will often drop anchor at places where ordinary Nile cruise ships will not be able to do so. Being on a Dahabeya Nile cruise, you’ll experience Egypt in a way that would not be possible on one of the big cruise ships.

On a Dahabeya Nile cruise you’ll really catch a glimpse of true Egypt, of traditional life on and along the Nile.

There is no lovlier way to travel Egypt and the Upper Egypt Nile Valley and we invite you to join us on a Dahabeya Nile cruise with EATC!