Have you always dreamed of walking in the footsteps of famous adventurers and archaelogists in Egypt? Then you should really treat yourself to a nostalgic sailing cruise onboard a Dahabiya.
A Dahabiya is a traditional wooden sailing boat that can accommodate between 12 and 16 passengers. There is probably no lovelier way to explore Upper Egypt’s Nile valley than being on board a nostalgic sailing cruise.
Your journey begins in Luxor where you tour guide will greet you at Luxor International Airport. After that, you will be transferred to the hotel. Depending on your itinerary, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the famous Colossi of Memnon in Western Thebes. We would also suggest taking a trip to the Nile’s eastern bank and visiting the stunning temple complex of Karnak. Your nostalgic sailing cruise begins in Esna where you will board the Dahabiya and get to know her crew. As soon as the sailing boat is freed from her moorings, she’ll head south and, in the evening, the captain will drop anchor in the vicinity of a small island near Edfu. The next morning, a delicous breakfast will be served on the sun deck before the boat continues to Edfu. There are horse-drawn coaches that take visitors to the Horus temple where they can stroll through the stunning complex. The nostalgic sailing cruise then continues upriver. Did the Dahabiya pass by an idyllic island which you would like explore from close-up? Maybe you would like go for a refreshing swim in the Nile? Why, everthing’s possible. A nostalgic sailing cruise onboard a Dahabiya means much more flexibility than any big Nile cruise ship can offer. Just ask your captain – chances are good that he grants your wish and drops the anchor for little while. By the way: The nights during your nostalgic sailing cruise are spent in the vicinity of the river’s islands. One of the nostalgic sailing cruise’s highlight is an festive dinner that will be served under the canopy of stars on such an island.
Passengers travelling the Nile on a nostalgic sailing cruise won’t miss any of the comforts associated with a traditional river cruise. Your nostalgic sailing boat is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The comfortable cabins feature double beds, a bath with toilet as well as air conditioning. There is also a suite available that features a balcony so passengers can enjoy the nostalgic sailing cruise in complete privacy. It goes without saying that also the food during the nostalgic sailing cruise leaves nothing to wish for. The chef acquires fresh ingredients on bazars and markets en route on a daily basis. Culinary delights not only include local dishes but passengers of a nostalgic sailing cruise are served international food as well.
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