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Enjoy an awesome 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Esna. Sail the mighty Nile like a pharaoh on one of the best Dahabiya Nile River cruises. Experience the magic of ancient Egypt on a 3-night Dahabiya cruise from Aswan to Esna, where you will be transported back in time to a land of mystical temples, majestic pharaohs, and breathtaking landscapes. This itinerary offers a unique way to explore some of Egypt’s most remarkable sites, while enjoying the comfort and elegance of a traditional sailing boat.
Begin your 3-night Dahabiya cruise itinerary in Aswan. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan and the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Find out how the Ancient Egyptians quarried their rock when you visit the Gabal El-Sililah Sandstone Quarry.
Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, and the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Explore the largest Temple in the world, Karnak Temple, and the majestic Luxor Temple.
Throughout this 3-night Dahabiya cruise voyage, you will enjoy the comfort and luxury of the Dahabiya cruise, with its spacious cabins, elegant dining area, and panoramic views of the Nile. You will also have the chance to relax on deck and take in the stunning scenery of the river and its banks, which have inspired artists and travelers for centuries.
Overall, this 3-night Dahabiya cruise is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wonders of ancient Egypt, while enjoying the comfort and elegance of a traditional sailing boat.
Please keep in mind that slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
835 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).
1420 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
Arrival at Aswan Airport/Railway. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal to commence your 3-night Dahabiya cruise tour. Visit the High Dam, which is regarded as one of the most significant engineering feats of the twentieth century. Aswan High Dam was built to save water and protect Egypt from the Nile‘s high and low floods and to generate electricity.
Continue to the beautiful Temple of Philae. Philae Temple or the Temple of Isis at Philae Island in Aswan is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It is known as the “Pearl of Egypt”. The temple is located on an island, so it requires a short boat ride.
End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Then Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
Breakfast then visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum before you go back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Gabal El Silsilah. Lunch on board and visit the Quarry of Gabal El-Silsilah where the ancient Egyptian workers cut the sandstone blocks to build temples for their gods. Visit the chapel of Horemheb at the quarry. Set sail to Edfu to overnight there. Enjoy your dinner while sailing.
Enjoy your breakfast, then take a Horse and Carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is one of the best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to the god Horus. The temple was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, between 237 and 57 BCE, and is considered one of the most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture.
Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Esna. Last overnight of your 3-night Dahabiya cruise in Esna.
Disembarkation. Transfer from Esna to Luxor to visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the kings of the New Kingdom were buried. Continue to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, who served as a sole pharaoh for about 20 years.
Take a photo of the Colossi of Memnon before having your lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to the impressive Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple. Both temples were dedicatd to Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.
End your 3-night Dahabiya cruise itinerary with a transfer to your hotel or Luxor Airport/Railway.