Super Long Nile Cruise Sailing Dates

Through Desert to Dahabeya

15

Days

14 nights

3 nights Cairo | 1 night Bahareya

1 night White desert camp

1 night Dakhla | 2 nights Kharga

2 nights Luxor | 4 nights Dahabeya

1 night Aswan | 1 night train

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Cairo

Meet and assist at Cairo airport by Stylish Holidays representative, and transfer to our hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 2: Cairo

Breakfast at hotel, and then we will drive through Cairo till we reach El Tahrir Square, where we will visit the Egyptian Museum
Later, we have lunch en route to Giza, and then we will reach the Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the whole world, after that we will see the Great Sphinx
At the afternoon, we will return back to our hotel for free time for relaxation or go to explore Cairo by night with one of Stylish Holidays optional tours in Cairo
Then, we will spend the overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo – Bahariya Oasis

Breakfast at hotel, and then we will leave our hotel in Cairo and move towards Bahariya Oasis. Many sources of water make the oasis as a green island in a sea of sand. We will discover the sources of hot water, the palm tree alleys and the famous exhibition of the famous Golden Mommies
Later, we will have dinner at our hotel in Bahariya and overnight

Day 4: Bahariya – White Desert

We will enjoy our breakfast at Bahareya hotel, and then we will start our trip to White desert, on our way we will discover the Black Desert (according to the black basalt rock) and the Crystal Mountain. We will explore the White Desert and we will admire innumerable limestone formation shaped by the wind.
Later, we will setup our camp for first desert tent overnight after dinner

Day 5: White Desert - Dakhla Oasis

Early morning, we will have our breakfast at the camp, and prepare our cam and continue moving in the desert, we will see the native museum and then we proceed towards the most beautiful oasis of the Western Desert, Dakhla Oasis. We will visit El Qasr and Deir El Hajar, the ‘Monastery of stones’, a temple dated from the Roman emperors and later occupied by Christian monks.
Later, we will arrive to our hotel in Dakhla for dinner and overnight

Day 6: Dakhla Oasis – Kharga Oasis

We will have our breakfast at hotel in Dakhla Oasis, and continue towards Kharga Oasis. We will visit the Temple of Hibis, Bagawat cemetery and the Museum of Kharga
Later, we will reach our hotel in Kharga for dinner and overnight

Day 7: Kharga Oasis – Luxor

Breakfast at our hotel and our journey continues through the desert towards the Nile River. We will arrive to Luxor afternoon, and head direct to explore the most important landmarks in Luxor the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple
Later, we will check in at hotel in Luxor and have free time for an optional tour to explore Luxor city, or relaxation at hotel
We will spend our night at hotel in Luxor

Day 8: Luxor – Esna – Dahabiya Sailing – El Kab

Today after breakfast, we will cross Nile river to the Luxor West bank, where we will explore the major sites and monuments, we will start with Kings' Valley, then continue to Queen Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossuses of Memnon. Later, we will be transferred to Esna, where we will find our Sailing Dahabeya waiting for us, we will embark onboard and the anchor will be lifted and the Dahabiya will glide silently across the Nile. The first stop is about 15km down the Nile at El-Kab. This was once a glorious city, but is now a city of ruins and rubble and a reasonably intact city wall. After we have a chance to look around, we will board our boat again, and continue sailing on to a small island for the night.

Day 9: Dahabeya Sailing – Edfu

After breakfast onboard, the ship will continue sailing to Edfu, and we will go to visit the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. The monumental temple of Horus, built in honour of the God with the falcon's head, is easily as impressive as the world famous temple of Karnak in Luxor. Later, we will return back to Dahabeya, and continue sailing on the Nile
We will have dinner and overnight onboard

Day 10: Dahabeya Sailing – Gebel El Silsila – Kom Ombo

Breakfast onboard and we continue sailing along the Nile again. After a while the ship will moor at the excavation site 'Gebel El Silsila' and the temple of Pharaoh Horemheb. Also, we will visit an ancient stone quarry where colossal stones were cut out for the temple of Karnak. After lunch onboard the ship we will sail on to one of the highlights of this Nile sailing tour, the majestic temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo. After our exploration at Kom Ombo temple, we will return back to our boat and continue sailing
At night, we will have dinner and overnight onboard

Day 11: Dahabeya Sailing - Daraw – El Koubania

We will enjoy our breakfast and continue sail towards the town of Daraw. Stroll through the town's dusty streets that lead to the colorful and lively markets. Later, we will return back to our boat and continue sailing to El Koubania, where we can meet the Nubians and find out more about their way of life. Later, we continue our way sailing with Dahabeya towards Aswan
We will enjoy our dinner and overnight onboard of Dahabeya

Day 12: Dahabeya Sailing – Aswan

After breakfast, we will sail till we reach Aswan, and we disembark the Dahabeya and transfer to our hotel in Aswan
Later, we will have a tour in Aswan to visit the High Dam, Temple of Philae and unfinished Obelisk
Afternoon, we will have free time in Aswan for relaxation or go for an optional tour in Aswan to explore more attractions
We will spend our night at hotel in Aswan

Day 13: Aswan – Sleeper train

After breakfast at hotel, we will have a felucca ride around islands in Aswan
Or we can have an optional trip to Abu Simbel, to explore the majestic temple of Ramsis II in Abu Simbel
At the evening, we will be transferred to Aswan railway station for an overnight sleeper train to Cairo

Day 14: Sleeper train – Cairo

We arrive to Cairo early morning, and then we will go for a tour to see more ancient Egyptian sites, we will start by Sakkara complex.
Later, we will go back to Cairo, and we will have our lunch en route back to Cairo. We will go after that to see Saladin Citadel, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali lactated inside the citadel.
After that we will go to Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the largest and most famous touristic market in the world.
Later we will return back to our hotel for free time and overnight

Day 15: Cairo – Final Departure

After breakfast at hotel, we will check our and go to Cairo airport for final departure flight

 

Notes

Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

 

Package includes:

  • 3 nights at hotel in Cairo with breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in Bahareya Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night at camp in White desert with all meals
  • 1 night at hotel in Dakhla Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights at hotel in Kharga Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights at hotel in Luxor with breakfast
  • 4 nights onboard of Dahabeya Nile cruise with all meals
  • 1 night at hotel in Aswan with breakfast
  • 1 night onboard of sleeper train Aswan/Cairo with dinner and breakfast
  • Lunches during desert safari
  • Beverages during Dahabeya and desert portion of the tour: Mineral Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
  • Professional English speaking escort through the trip
  • Professional English speaking guide (other languages are available) for all tours mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sites as per itinerary
  • Meet and assist service and round trip transfers as per itinerary
  • Private air conditioned minibus for all transfers and tours
  • 4x4 Cars for desert portion of the tour
  • First Aid Kit and Emergency Gas/water Tanks
  • Safari Equipment: Tents, Mattress and Ice Box
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays throughout the trip

 

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