Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

Enjoy sailing the Nile on board the Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Cruise and visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Queens, Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples, Esna Temple, twin temples of Abu Simbel and Temple of Isis at Philae.

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8 Days Aswan/ Luxor Every Saturday

Luxor. Aswan

Egypt

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The Sonesta Dahabeya - the Amirat was launched in February, 2009 - offers a cruise experience like no other on the Nile. It is intended to take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era on the Nile during your 7 night cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Facilities include 5 cabins and 2 suites, open air oriental-style Jacuzzi, spacious sundeck and stylish common lounge. All cabin accommodations are full board, and feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini-bar, safe deposit boxes, plasma televisions and movie channels. The suites each offer a private terrace. Daily guided excursions are offered to renowned Egyptian temples, tombs and ruins along the Nile. 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.

Itinerary

Embarkation in Aswan for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya
Overnight, the ship moors on the Nile Banks of Aswan
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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
Sail on the way to Kom Ombo (noon time)
Overnight near by Kom Ombo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning sail to Kom Ombo
To visit the ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will sail to Edfu
To visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu
Overnight moored beside an Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast
Commence sailing to Esna, and passing the lock,
Then Dahabeya will moor beside a Nile Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will sail to luxor and 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 in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Excursion to the West Bank to visit the great 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, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.
Overnight moored in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya
Followed by disembarkation
Meals: Breakfast

Note...
Itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances, may be in sequences but not in visits.

Included Items

  • Pick up service & return from Aswan or Luxor to your Dahabiya Nile Cruise
  • Accommodation on board Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile Cruise for 07 nights on full board basis
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
  • English speaking guide during your tours
  • All service charges & taxes

Excluded Items

  • Any extras not mentioned
  • Tipping

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