8 Days Dahabiya Nile River Cruise From Luxor

Embark on a captivating 8-day Dahabiya Nile River Cruise from Luxor, immersing yourself in the timeless splendor of ancient Egypt. Sail along the iconic Nile River, discovering ancient temples, mesmerizing landscapes, and local culture. This all-inclusive cruise promises a luxurious and intimate experience, with expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and exceptional service. Book now to secure your spot and receive instant confirmation. As a customer-focused travel company, we also offer customizations to tailor the tour according to your preferences, including flexible pickup times. Get ready for an unforgettable journey and read on to explore the highlights, advantages, detailed itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, pricing, tips, FAQs, and more for this extraordinary tour package.


The 8-day Dahabiya Nile River Cruise from Luxor is a carefully crafted expedition that delves deep into Egypt’s fascinating history and culture. The Dahabiya, a traditional sailing boat, offers a boutique and personalized experience as you leisurely sail from Luxor to Aswan. This exclusive journey ensures ample time to explore iconic historical sites and lesser-known gems, all while indulging in luxury and comfort on the serene Nile waters.


  • Explore the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex and the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple in Luxor.
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of pharaohs, and the striking Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Discover the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, and the impressive Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Sail through picturesque Nile landscapes, passing traditional villages and fertile farmlands.
  • Experience the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of the Egyptian people.
  • Witness the majestic Philae Temple and the Aswan High Dam in Aswan.
  • Optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor for breathtaking aerial views of ancient sites (subject to availability).
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment and cultural performances.


  • Intimate and personalized experience onboard a Dahabiya, ensuring a tranquil and exclusive journey.
  • Expert Egyptologists as guides, sharing captivating insights into Egypt’s ancient history.
  • Luxurious amenities and comfortable cabins, guaranteeing a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
  • Carefully planned itinerary, covering the most significant historical sites and hidden treasures.
  • All-inclusive package, encompassing accommodation, meals, sightseeing, and entrance fees.
  • Flexible pickup times and customizable options, tailoring the tour to your preferences.


Day 1: Luxor – Embarkation and East Bank Exploration

  • Welcome aboard! Meet our friendly crew and settle into your luxurious cabin.
  • Visit the grand Karnak Temple Complex, a vast site of temples and chapels.
  • Explore the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night.
  • Overnight onboard in Luxor.

Day 2: Luxor – West Bank Discovery

  • Early morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, where you’ll explore royal tombs.
  • Discover the striking Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to Egypt’s first female pharaoh.
  • Sail towards Esna, taking in the serene Nile scenery.
  • Overnight onboard near Esna.

Day 3: Esna – Edfu – Kom Ombo

  • Sail to Edfu and visit the well-preserved Edfu Temple, dedicated to the god Horus.
  • Continue sailing to Kom Ombo, known for its unique dual temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus.
  • Overnight onboard near Kom Ombo.

Day 4: Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Sail to Aswan and explore the majestic Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
  • Visit the impressive Aswan High Dam, a symbol of modern engineering.
  • Enjoy an optional traditional Nubian village tour (subject to availability).
  • Overnight onboard in Aswan.

Day 5: Aswan – Optional Abu Simbel Excursion

  • Day at leisure in Aswan or opt for an unforgettable excursion to Abu Simbel (optional).
  • Abu Simbel houses two remarkable temples dedicated to Ramses II and Queen Nefertari.
  • Return to Aswan for an overnight onboard.

Day 6: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu

  • Sail back to Kom Ombo and visit the temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus.
  • Continue sailing to Edfu, enjoying the serene Nile landscapes.
  • Overnight onboard near Edfu.

Day 7: Edfu – Esna – Luxor

  • Visit the well-preserved Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus.
  • Sail to Esna and pass through the Esna Lock.
  • Continue sailing to Luxor, relishing the picturesque views.
  • Overnight onboard in Luxor.

Day 8: Luxor – Disembarkation

  • Disembark after breakfast, bidding farewell to the Nile and our crew.
  • Optional tours and transfers available upon request.


  • Accommodation on the Dahabiya cruise.
  • Expert Egyptologist guide.
  • All meals during the cruise (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Entrance fees to all included sights and attractions.
  • Onboard entertainment and cultural performances.
  • Transfers to and from the cruise (can be customized).


  • International airfare to and from Egypt.
  • Visa fees (if applicable).
  • Optional tours and activities.
  • Personal expenses and gratuities.


Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room1930 $1960 $2150 $
Solo traveler2820 $2865 $2950 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2355 $2390 $2640 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3345 $3395 $3485 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room3130 $3790 $
Solo traveller4310 $4810 $
Ultimate Luxury:

Cairo: Four Seasons -Marriott Mena House – Kempinski Nile Deluxe – Fairmont Nile Premium – Hyatt Regency

Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace.

Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Cruises – Movenpick Royal Cruises – Sonesta Cruises – Le Fayan – Ms Farah -MS Acamar 

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room4580 $5130 $
Solo traveller6200 $6800 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Pack comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for both warm days and cooler evenings.
  • Protect yourself from the sun with hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Stay hydrated by carrying a refillable water bottle.
  • Respect local customs and dress modestly when visiting temples and religious sites.
  • Bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and historical sites.
  • Exchange some local currency (Egyptian pounds) for small purchases and tips.

Trip Notes:

  • The Dahabiya cruise schedule and itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions and navigation restrictions.
  • The cruise is accessible to all ages; however, some sites may involve uneven terrain and steps.
  • A moderate level of fitness is recommended for this tour due to the walking and exploration involved.
  • We prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests and maintain strict hygiene standards.


  1. Q: Is the Dahabiya cruise suitable for families with children? A: Yes, families are welcome aboard the Dahabiya. We offer child-friendly activities and accommodations.
  2. Q: Are there any optional tours available? A: Yes, we offer a range of optional tours and activities that can be booked during the cruise.
  3. Q: What languages are the guided tours conducted in? A: Our guided tours are available in English, but private tours in other languages can be arranged upon request.
  4. Q: Can I book a private cruise for a group? A: Absolutely! We offer private charters for groups and can customize the itinerary according to your preferences.
  5. Q: Are vegetarian or special dietary options available? A: Yes, we can cater to various dietary requirements. Please inform us in advance, and we will make necessary arrangements.

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General Tips

  • Always wear comfortable shoes.
  • Buy a local SIM card.
  • Carry some of the currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
  • Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
  • Try the famous Egyptian food like Ful & Ta’meya.
  • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
  • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel within Cairo.
  • Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

General Highlights

  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar enchanting markets in old Cairo.
  • Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
  • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
  • Rediscover the captivating wonders of the Egyptian Museum.
  • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
  • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya.
  • Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.

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