Dahabiya Nile cruise: a unique experience at Rising Egypt

This Dahabiya boat trip is for those who would like to experience Egypt at tranquility. No big cruise, but with our own group on the sailboat. We sail from Luxor to Aswan. We experience the peace of the Nile and the grandeur of the temples.

This journey has passed now, but will be programmed back in 2025. The website will be updated soon.

What can you expect?

- With a sailboat on the Nile

We arrive in Luxor and we first overnight in a hotel or villa. After a few days in Luxor, we embark on a "dahabiya" sailboat, in which we stay only with our own group. A friendly crew and delicious Egyptian food, make this place a real home away from home.

- Visiting ancient temples

In Luxor, we visit the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kingsthe Memnon statues and some lesser-known sites. The choice of the visits in Luxor depends on the needs of the group.
On the way, we visit a small temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Afterwards, we sail to the beautiful temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Then to the temple and tombs of El Selssila. Afterwards to Kom Ombo temple, the temple dedicated to both Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus. Arriving in Aswan, we visit the Philae temple.

All these temples are places of power and initiation. They speak deeply to us. Visiting the temples is always experienced as re-energizing and inspiring.

- Egyptological explanations

In all places, there are Egyptological explanations in English brought with passion by Younes Azzam our Egyptian guide. There is a nice balance between Egyptological explanations and experiencing the place quietly.

- Optional: a daytrip to Abu Simbel

On the last day, there is, for those who want it, a day trip to Abu Simbel. Did you know that in addition to this famous temple, there is also a temple to Nefertari, the royal wife of Ramses II?

- Meditation and yoga

On the boat, you relax naturally. We take our time to really become a group. Regularly we come together and there is space to share what is going on inside of us. What processes are we going through? How are we experiencing the force fields of ancient Egypt? At other times we take time to meditate. These meditations are accompanied by Pansori sounds sung by Veerle. For enthusiasts, we start the day with yoga. All these magical moments and the spaces in between, are leading us to a natural way of healing. 
This is why we named this trip: 'The magic of healing'. 

The program

22/3: Arrival at Luxor and transportation to the hotel.
23/3: Visit the west bank of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Habu temple or the Valley of the Nobles or other visits in the valley, depending on the energy of the group and what is needed. We sleep at the hotel.
24/3: Visit Karnak temple and Luxor temple or Luxor museum. We drive to Esna to embark on the Dahabiya.
25/3: Visiting Esna temple. We sail further towards Edfu and visit the temple.
26/3: Sail to Gebel el Silsila and visit this beautiful site.
27/3: We sail towards Kom Ombo and visit the temple.
28/3: Arrival at Aswan. Visit of Philae temple. In Aswan, we can also visit the unfinished obelisk, the high dam, and the Nubian village (very beautiful!) We will make a selection with the group.
29/3: Optional day trip to Abu Simbel.
30/3: Return flight to Belgium. 

This program is indicative and will be used in a flexible way depending on e.g. wind and other unforeseen circumstances.

Included in the price...

The price for this exclusive Dahabiya Nile cruise trip in small group is 2800 euros for a group of 5 or 6 people based on a double room.

Included in the price:

  • All accommodation
  • The entrance tickets
  • All transfers
  • All meals during our boattrip. On the days in the hotel breakfast and lunch are included
  • Water
  • Tips in between, tips for transportation

Not included:

  • Flight: each person books his or her own flight
  • Dinner and drinks at meals on days 2 and 8. On the boat, all drinks are included except alcoholic drinks
  • Visa on arrival at the airport (25 euros)
  • Tips for boat staff, guide,... 
  • Optional visits such as the inside of Tutanchamon's tomb. Other activities such as a balloon ride. The day trip to Abu Simbel (100 euros).

Is this trip right for you?

Is your curiosity sparked? Does our offer resonate? Then be sure to get in touch through our contact page or by phone 0032479/68.83.07. I will be happy to answer all your questions.

Check out our experiences from last year:

Dahabiya trip 'The peaceful Nile' 2023

Dahabiya trip 'The peaceful Nile' 2022

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