Short Nile Dahabya Adventure
This luxury package to Egypt is suitable for travelers on tight travel schedule. The short version of our Luxury Dahabya trip lasting only 3 nights. You will cruise from Edfu to Aswan aboard our luxury eco friendly Dahabya. This trip includes sightseeing to major historical sites.
Nile Dahabya Cruise
Enjoy a private sail boat on the Nile. This is a luxury private tour package suitable for families and small groups. The tour offers Off-The-Beaten track sightseeing. You will get unique experiences of local inter actions with villagers along the Nile.
Cruise from Edfu to Aswan aboard a brand new, eco friendly Dahabya. The trip includes 4 nights aboard luxury Dahabya and 2 nights in Cairo. The Egypt travel package includes all sightseeing to major attractions.
Classical Nile Dahabya Adventure
This luxury Dahabya package will take you off the beaten track at a relaxed pace. The Nile Dahabya will start the journey from the town of Esna. You will not only stop at temples, you will also meet locals living along the Nile. Our eco friendly Dahabya is equipped with all required comforts of a Nile Cruise.
Nile Dahabya Cruise History
The Nile Dahabya is an Arabic word that means "golden boat". It is an imitation of the gold painted boats used by the Pharaohs and nobility of ancient Egypt. Travelers in the 19th century were using Nile dahabyas to cruise the nile. It was the most popular back then.
Amelia B. Edwards, author of "A Thousand Miles up the Nile", had many details about Nile Dahabyas. She had to choose from 200 Dahabyas offered for rent at Cairo Nile harbor.
It was used by Victorian travelers who first began to explore the ancient land of Egypt as tourists.
Egyptologists and early explorers used Nile Dahabya to reach archaeological sites. Their pictographs and literature describes these magical journeys so well.
Egyptian royalty and upper class were frequent passengers on those Nile Dahabyas.
Steamships came to existence in 1860. This caused Nile Dahabyas to lose their dominance on the Nile. Most Dahabyas got scrapped while others turned into house boats.
Today, only about five of these boats are in operation. They belong to heirs from that age.
Traveling on a Dahabya never lost its feel of an exceptional ambience.
Dahabya is a small sail boat with no more than 10 cabins. This size of a boat gives the feeling you are sailing into the past.
Dahabya has less rigid schedule and can have customized itineraries. While at the same time offering many of the amenities of the larger Nile cruisers. They can also land at sites that are for the most part impossible for the larger Nile Cruisers to dock. But of course, the real lure of these boats is their nostalgia.