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Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise

The Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise offers tourists a luxury experience sailing down the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Guests will stay in one of eight elegant cabins on the two-mast sailboat and enjoy panoramic views. They will visit iconic sites like Kom Ombo Temple and Philae Temple accompanied by a Egyptologist guide. Diners can savor international buffets on the open-air deck and relax in the Jacuzzi with views of the river banks.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday Embarkation in Aswan. Lunch on board. Visit the Philae Temple and the High dam. Free time at Aswan market. Overnight Aswan. Meals Included: Lunch Dinner

Travel Joy Egypt guests will start their day with a hearty breakfast spread served onboard the cruise boat. There is an optional early morning excursion available to visit the iconic Abu Simbel temples. Lunch will then be provided as the cruise continues downstream. Next up is a stop in Kom Ombo where guests can admire the well-preserved Temple of Kom Ombo accompanied by their expert guide. After the sightseeing, the boat will set sail for Al Ramady Island. A delectable international dinner will be offered in the evening as glimpses of the Nile banks are seen from the deck. The overnight stay will be anchored beside the idyllic Al Ramady Island, allowing guests to retire in their plush cabins or engage in lively conversations in the lounge area under the stars. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner are fully covered in the cruise package.

The boat sets sail early in the morning towards Esna. A nutritious breakfast spread is provided to fuel guests for the activities ahead. Light refreshments will be served for lunch as the cruise continues. An interesting highlight will be witnessing the boat crossing Esna lock. In the afternoon, travelers will be transported by an air-conditioned coach to explore the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East Bank. Later, the cruise boat resumes its journey arriving in Luxor as the crimson sunset paints the sky. A sumptuous dinner is served onboard. The overnight stay will be on the beautiful West Bank of Luxor, allowing guests to fully take in the ambiance. All meals from breakfast to dinner are included in the package.

Guests will awaken to a morning breakfast spread onboard. They will then be escorted to explore the treasures of Luxor's West Bank, starting with the myriad of tombs in the famed Valley of the Kings. Next on the itinerary is a photo-stop at Hatshepsut Temple, a unique structure carved within the cliffs. The tour then proceeds to the iconic Colossi of Memnon statues. After experiencing quintessential Egyptian history and heritage, travelers will disembark from the cruise in Luxor, marking the end of this remarkable Nile voyage. Breakfast is the only meal included on the last day. Travel Joy Egypt aims to provide guests with an enriching tour experience and lifetime memories through this luxury dahabiya cruise on the Nile. The well-crafted itinerary ensures travelers are able to discover numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in utmost comfort and convenience.

Day 1: Saturday Guests will begin their adventure with embarkation procedures in Luxor in the morning. A delicious Mediterranean-style lunch will be served onboard the luxurious Nile cruise vessel. In the afternoon, travelers will be escorted to explore the grand temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East Bank. These structures provide a glimpse into ancient Egyptian life. As evening falls, dinner will be provided with views of Luxor glowing in the twilight. The overnight stay is arranged on the tranquil West Bank allowing guests to witness the serene shores bathed in moonlight from their comfortable cabins. Both lunch and dinner are included as per the all-inclusive meal plan offered by Travel Joy Egypt.

Guests will start their day with a nutritious breakfast spread while taking in views of the enchanting Nile from the cruise boat. Then they will be escorted to Luxor's West Bank to explore its riches. The tour encompasses the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the towering Colossi of Memnon sculptures. Lunch will be provided onboard as the vessel sets sail towards Esna. Travelers can spend the afternoon relaxing on the sun deck during a soothing tea session. When dusk approaches, dinner will be served with the boat gently gliding downstream. Under a canopy of sparkling stars and a silver moon, the overnight stop is arranged beside a picturesque island. All meals from breakfast to dinner are catered for as part of the all-inclusive cruise itinerary crafted by Travel Joy Egypt.

Guests will savor a morning meal while witnessing an exciting highlight - the cruise boat traversing Esna Lock. As breakfast is enjoyed, the vessel then glides towards the city of Edfu. A refreshing lunch will be served onboard as the journey continues down the lush waterway. In the afternoon, travelers visit the exquisitely preserved Temple of Edfu, renowned for its architectural grandeur and wall carvings. The cruise then resumes, arriving at the idyllic Al Ramady Island location as dusk falls. A sumptuous international dinner is provided while docked beside this scenic island paradise. Passengers can retire to their plush cabins for the night or socialize under the Egyptian stars. As with all days, all meals are covered.

The cruise boat embarks on its journey downstream in the early morning hours as travelers relish a hearty breakfast. It then arrives at the idyllic El Sheikh Fadl Island, harboring lush green landscapes. A scrumptious lunch spread is provided for guests while sailing. In the afternoon, tea is served along with savories against scenic backdrops. Pulled meat stews and fresh seafood grace the dinner table later amid tranquil island surrounds. As twilight falls, the vessel resumes its journey under a crystalline night sky. It reaches the historic port city of Aswan where passengers can spend the night onboard, wrapped in cozy linens. Travel Joy Egypt ensures all main meals are well taken care of throughout the tour.

The new day dawns with the cruise boat arriving at the lovely waterside city of Aswan. Guests awake to a delightful breakfast spread while taking in views of the surroundings from the vessel's deck. After nourishment, they will disembark for guided sightseeing. The itinerary includes exploring the elegant Philae Temple and walking around the impressive High Dam - engineering marvels that leave an enduring impression. With experiences throughout Egypt now etched in memory, it is time to bid farewell to newfound friends. As travelers head for onward journeys, Travel Joy Egypt hopes this luxury dahabiya cruise has delivered a treasured adventure along Old Kingdom shores. The final included meal is a satisfying breakfast. Bon voyage!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star Dahabiya on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $1780
  • 2 Persons $1200 Each
  • 3 Persons $1150 Each
  • 4 Persons $1120 Each
  • 5 Persons $1080 Each
  • 6 Persons $1020 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $990 Each
  • Prices may differ on holidays.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

More About

Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise Facilities

Accommodation

  • • All cabins have large, panoramic windows
  • • Fully furnished eight deluxe cabins
  • • Two cabins with Large Beds and Six cabins Twin Bedded
  • Two masts sailboat.
  • Dining facilities, Bars and Reading Lounge.
  • Open-air Jacuzzi.
  • Same day laundry service with express pressing service.
  • Sprinkling System, Anti-Fire treatment and full Fire Safety measures.
  • Doctor on call 24 hours.
  • Emergency handling and fire trained staff.
  • Marine Satellite (Nile Sat Channels)
  • Internet access (Chargeable).
  • Music system with daily program.
  • Boutique and gift shop
  • Each cabin 17.75m (bathroom 3.75m including)
  • Panoramic large windows with sound proof.
  • Individual controlled A/C.
  • In-cabin electronic personal large safe.
  • Telephone with voice mail message.
  • In-cabin coffee and tea tray service.
  • LCD TV with individual Receiver in each cabin
  • Hairdryer/Bathrobe.
  • Cabin bathroom with walk-in shower

 

Other Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air condition
  • Private bath with Shower
  • TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Doctor available 24 hours
  • Gift Shop
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