Merit Dahabeya Nile Cruise

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The Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise has been designed to enable you to enjoy Egypt at a gentler pace and discover a Nile where the large multi-deck cruises cannot dock and that time has forgotten. This relaxed immersive holiday combines a 4 night Or 3 night dahabiya Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan through the serene scenery of Upper Egypt. While aboard your dahabiya Nile cruise visits to the magnificent temples and richly decorated rock-cut tombs of the pharaohs are balanced with plenty of time to sit back and relax aboard your dahabiya’s spacious shaded sundeck (or enjoy the Jacuzzi!) as the twin lateen sails propel you gently up the Nile. Each of the Merit Dahabiya’s eight comfortable air-conditioned cabins is ensuite and offers large windows offering perfect views of the Nile. It is worth noting that the Merit’s cabins are more spacious than the majority of dahabiyas on the Nile. If you are looking for a comfortable small boat on which to sail up the River Nile at an enticing price point the Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise could well be for you!

SCHEDULE: EVERY SATURDAY FROM LUXOR & EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM ASWAN

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5 Days Luxor To Aswan Every Saturday

Day1 Saturday  Fly to Luxor- Board Dahabiya Nile Cruise, Luxor Sightseeing

Fly south to Luxor. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your Dahabiya home. After lunch on-board explore the stunning temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak with its magnificent hypostyle hall with 137 columns 137, and the imposing Temple of Luxor. Overnight: Luxor (West Bank).

Note: Sightseeing from the Merit dahabiya Nile cruise is on a shared basis and is accompanied by the boat’s Egyptologist. Boarding and disembarking the dahabiya cruise requires negotiating small gangways, making the cruise potentially unsuitable for passengers who require assistance or have difficulties with mobility.

Accommodation: Stay for 4 nights at the Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise (Standard Cabin)

Day2 Sunday Luxor Sightseeing, Sail towards Esna.

Today, you’ll discover the famed tombs in the Valleys of the Kings - where archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen - then continue to Deir El Bahri to visit the mortuary Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. After a photo-stop at the Colossi of Memnon return to your dahabiya. Lunch will be served aboard as you begin to sail south towards Esna. Overnight: Near Esna.

Day3 Monday Edfu Temple, Sail to Al Ramady Island

Breakfast will be served aboard the Merit dahabiya as you pass through the through Esna Lock. Then, continue your Nile journey to Edfu where a horse-drawn cart (calesh) will take you to the temple of the falcon headed god Horus. This is one of the most complete buildings surviving from the age of the Pharaohs. On returning to your floating home recommence your dahabiya Nile cruise then moor for the night beside a Nile island. Overnight: Al Ramady Island Island (or similar).

Day4 Tuesday Gebel El Silsila, Kom Ombo, arrive Sheikh Fadl Island

An early morning sailing will bring you to the archaeological site of Gebel El Silsila. Built at the narrowest point on the Nile in Egypt in antiquity Gebel El Silsila was for its limestone quarries and is also home to a great rock-cut temple (Speos). Next, cast off for Kom Ombo where you will visit the temples dedicated equally to Horus the Elder, and the crocodile god Sobek. Then continue your Nile journey through the ever more desert-like scenery of southern Egypt. Overnight: Sheikh Fadl Island.

Day5 Wednesday Arrive Aswan, Disembarking from the Merit Dahabiya, Aswan Sightseeing

Arrive into Aswan early morning. After breakfast, Disembarking from the Merit Dahabiya for the last time today. There will be a guided excursion to see the enormous Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s to harness the waters of the Nile. Next, Visit to the Temple of Isis at Philae, known as the ‘Pearl of Egypt’, which emerges from the waters of its encasing lake. Later, you’ll be transferred to Aswan Airport.

"Itinerary is subject to modification according to navigational and security restrictions without prior notice".

"We recommend booking your domestic flight (Cairo to Luxor, before 10 am) AND (Aswan to Cairo after 13:00) so that you'll be able to make the most of your cruise itinerary"

Dahabeya PRICES
4 Nights /05 Days
Double Cabin
USD $ 1585
Per adult in a double share cabin.

Single Cabin
USD $ 2585 Per adult in a single share cabin.

4 Days Aswan To Luxor Every Wednesday

Day1 Wednesday Fly to Aswan, Board Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Fly south to Aswan. On arrival, Set off on a shared Egyptologist-led excursion to visit Aswan High Dam, and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Later, you’ll be transferred to your Dahabiya home. Overnight in Aswan.

Note: Sightseeing from the Merit dahabiya Nile cruise is on a shared basis and is accompanied by the boat’s Egyptologist. Boarding and disembarking the dahabiya cruise requires negotiating small gangways, making the cruise potentially unsuitable for passengers who require assistance or have difficulties with mobility.

Accommodation: Stay for 3 nights at the Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise (Standard Cabin)

Day2 Thursday Cruise to Luxor (via Kom Ombo & Esna)

Sail through the exotic scenery of Upper Egypt to Kom Ombo where you will visit the temples dedicated to Horus the Elder and the crocodile god Sobek. Enjoy lunch and dinner with a view as you cruise to north to Esna. Overnight in Esna.

Day3 Friday Esna - Arrive Luxor

Breakfast will be served aboard the Merit dahabiya as you pass through the through Esna Lock. After lunch on-board explore the stunning temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak with its magnificent hypostyle hall with 137 columns 137, and the imposing Temple of Luxor. Overnight: Luxor (West Bank).

Day4 Saturday Disembarking from the Merit Dahabiya, Luxor Sightseeing

Commence your Luxor sightseeing with a visit to the beautifully painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the rock-cut temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Later, you’ll be transferred to Luxor Airport.

"Itinerary is subject to modification according to navigational and security restrictions without prior notice".

"We recommend booking your domestic flight (Cairo to Aswan, before 10 am) AND (Luxor to Cairo after 13:00) so that you'll be able to make the most of your cruise itinerary"

Dahabeya PRICES

3 Nights /04 Days
USD $ 1485
Per adult in a double share cabin.

Single Cabin
USD $ 2385
Per adult in a single cabin.

 

Deposit

Payment Schedule Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000. The Remaining Balance To Be Paid On Arrival Cash Or by Credit Card.

Points forts

Included

  • Relaxed 5 night Dahabiya Nile cruise - no engine on board!
  • All cabins with private bathroom & air-conditioning.
  • Explore temples and tombs others don’t see.
  • Visit picturesque local villages and idyllic islands.
  • See the ancient monuments without the crowds.

Encluded

  • Internal Air.
  • Personal spending.
  • Beverages.
  • Tipping for Cruise crew, Drivers and Tour guide.

Itinéraire

  1. Luxor
  2. Edfu
  3. Kom Umbu
  4. Aswan