Dahabiya Cruise: Slowly Down the Nile
Best for: Slow Travel, River Cruises, Historical
Slow travel is all about taking it easy and by taking a Dahabiya, you can discover Egypt at a gentler, more refined way. You avoid the larger cruise ships, the questionable evening entertainment, and larger docks where you don’t really feel you are having the perfect Egyptian experience. The Dahabiya’s are smaller, so can dock in more remote locations. A Dahabiya Cruise could well be what you are looking for when considering a holiday to Egypt.
This itinerary sails from Luxor to Aswan on a seven-night cruise, but you can sail from Aswan to Luxor, should you so wish. You begin in Cairo, staying for three nights staying at the Belle Epoque. You can opt for any hotel in Cairo, depending on the type of hotel you like. Spend the second day with your private guide exploring the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. The second day in Cairo takes you to set out on a walking tour of Islamic Cairo, the souqs and Coptic Cairo. We can tailor your experience in the city, depending on your interests.
Fly to Luxor, and board the Sonesta Amirat. You have seven nights, so you have lots of time to sit and relax, reading a book or sipping a drink as you enjoy the views of the Nile.
You can opt to continue your journey in Egypt after you disembark, maybe with a night back in Cairo or another few in Aswan or on the beach on the Red Sea.
- Take a leisurely seven-night cruise down the Nile in a traditional Dahabiya
- Combine this with three nights in Cairo
- Take advantage of more remote docks
- A more personal service than larger Nile cruise ships