Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise

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Dahabiya Nile Cruise – Authentic Sailing Experience on the Nile

The classic way to see the Nile, Sail into the past and travel the Nile like the pioneering voyagers aboard a traditional Dahabiya. A Dahabiya Nile cruise offers the romance of the past with modern comfort and convenience. It’s a leisurely way to get between Luxor and Aswan and brings together superb sightseeing, sailing, delicious traditional meals and attentive personal service.

Life on board a Dahabiya Nile cruise is peaceful and idyllic

A day on board a traditional Dahabiya has many pleasures. You can lie in a deck chair, read a book or watch children playing and women doing their washing. Every day there is a chance to walk around villages, visit local markets or explore monuments along the Nile. Meals are freshly prepared on board and served on the sundeck, in the dining room or on a beautiful spot on the banks of the Nile. There’s nothing better than an evening dining under a twinkling night sky by the light of a campfire. You are far away from the fancy-dress parties of the large cruisers. You’ll find no flashing disco’s here, but it might be possible to attend a show by local musicians under the stars.

A perfect blend of tradition in a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Accommodation on board consists of comfortable cabins and one or two spacious suites. All are individually decorated with oriental furniture. They have their own bathroom and can accommodate up to two people. Three Pyramids Dahabiya Nile Cruise are air-conditioned. The half-shaded sun-deck is the heart of the Dahabiya, with chairs, a divan, sun beds and dining tables. This is the perfect place to enjoy daily life on the riverbanks and watch the landscape gliding by.

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Scheduled Dahabiya Journeys

Sail up and down the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. We offer a choice between two itineraries. Upriver from Luxor to Aswan, and downriver from Aswan to Luxor.

5 Nights- 6 Days

Day 1: Luxor

Arrive in Luxor, where you are met by your tour guide ( Exit door, holding a sign with your name) Then, Board your dahabiya boat.

Enjoy lunch on board. After Lunch, visit the east bank of the Nile, the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them. having dinner on board. 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: West bank Tour - Cruise the Nille

This morning, explore the west bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun (extra ticket) - found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. Back on board Sailing to El Hegz Island. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Visit El Kab - Edfu Temple

After breakfast, Visit El Kab ancient tombs and temple ruins. Returning to the boat late morning where we will continue to sail on to Edfu. Visit Edfu Temple.

Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple is an ancient Egyptian temple situated on a mound on the west bank of Nile River in the city of Edfu, in between Luxor and Aswan. The city was formerly known as ‘Apollonopolis Magna’ during the Greco-Roman period, because the Romans associated Greco with their god Apollo. The city of Edu was a flourishing city during the Ancient Egyptian times, thus the Edu temple was an important symbol of power and influence the city had over the area. It is one of the largest and best preserved temples in Egypt. Edfu Temple was built during between 237 & 57 B.C., during the Ptolemaic period.

The temple was dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god. The Ancient Egyptians believed that the temple was built on the site where the great battle between the gods Horus and Seth took place. Edfu Temple has some traditional Egyptian elements, along with a few Greek influences.

Mooring for the night just outside Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sail down to the Quarries at Silsila.

Breakfast on board. Visit Bisaw Island and village, and meet more locals and learn about the lifestyle in a remote Egyptian village. Enjoy a ride with local fishermen helping them in fishing in the Nile River. Sailing. Visit El Selsela ancient sandstone quarry and shrines. Sailing. Special barbeque dinner by moonlight and overnight stay on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo Temple

Set dramatically on the bank of the Nile, 47 kilometers north of Aswan and 168 kilometers south of Luxor, the soaring, chunky columns of the Great Temple of Kom Ombo are a magnificent sight as you arrive from the river.

Great Temple of Kom Ombo

In Kom Ombo, you will see a temple that aims to serve 2 sets of gods at the same time. The Kom Ombo Temple has a double design with 2 entrances and duplicate rooms. The south part of the double temple is offered for gods Sobek (crocodile god of fertility and creation), Hathor (goddess of love, joy and motherhood) and Knhonsu (moon god). The north part is dedicated to Panebtawy (lord of 2 lands), Tasenetnofret (Good sister) and Horus the elder (Falcon god). Dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris, the temple's finely carved reliefs give a sense of this area's prominence as capital over the surrounding region during the Ptolemaic era. Today Kom Ombo may be a sleepy agricultural backwater surrounded by sugar cane fields, but its prime position along the Nile once made it one of Upper Egypt's most important cities.

Continue our sail towards Aswan, Farewell dinner and overnight stay on board near Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Philae Temple - Disembarkation in Aswan.

After breakfast, Ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations - Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the Aswan High Dam. Having lunch on board. Later, Transfer to Aswan airport.

Meals: Breakfast.

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



  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers.
  • Accommodation on Dahabiya by full board system.
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Certified professional tour guide.
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Taxes and service charges.


  • Internal Air: Cairo/ Luxor; Aswan/ Cairo.
  • Gratuity to staff, tour guide.
  • Drinks (Alcoholic drinks available at an extra cost).


  1. Luxor