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Sonesta Dahabiya from Luxor

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,908

Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.


This 8-day Nile cruise takes you to the most awe-inspiring sights of Upper Egypt, from Luxor to Aswan. Visit the Aswan Dam, the temples of Sobek and Horus, and walk through one of Egypt’s most famous mysteries, the Valley of the Kings.

Setting out from Luxor, explore the temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, as well as the Luxor Temple. On the West Bank, you’ll explore the Valley of the Kings, where Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922. You’ll also visit the Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon before spending a full day sailing the Nile River, enjoying the grandeur and serenity of Egypt.

Spend a day at Edfu, visiting its wonderfully preserved namesake temple. Sail on to Kom Ombo, and visit the dual temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus. Your journey ends in Aswan, where you’ll visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple, relocated to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser when the damn was constructed.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,908

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Day 1

Embark Luxor

Embarkation in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile River on a luxuriously appointed dahabiya. After lunch, excursion to visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28th, Dynasty Luxor Temple. Overnight moored on the Nile banks of Luxor.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

Sonesta Dahabiya

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    Sonesta Dahabiya



    As a member of the Sonesta fleet of deluxe-service Nile cruisers, this small cruise boat will combine comfort and beauty in an inspiring way, offering a spectacular opportunity for an extended family or small group to discover the Nile on a private cruise.

    As a member of the Sonesta fleet of deluxe-service Nile cruisers, this small cruise boat will combine comfort and beauty in an inspiring way, offering a spectacular opportunity for an extended family or small group to discover the Nile on a private cruise.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Luxor

You will visit the West Bank for visits to the burial places of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Esna (noon time). Overnight nearby Esna.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Nile River

Today will be a leisurely day. After breakfast, commence sailing. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Edfu

This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Nile River

Today you will sail on the way to Kom Ombo. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Kom Ombo

Visit Kom Ombo to see the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. A leisurely sailing to Aswan and moored nearby Aswan Bridge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Aswan

Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902). You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Aswan

Breakfast aboard the Dahabiya followed by disembarkation.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Oct 14, 28; Nov 11, 25; Dec 9, 23
2018: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 17; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 9, 23; Jul 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation onboard the Dahabiya
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily whilst onboard the Dahabiya
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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29 Sep 2018
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