MS Donia Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Code: ETL2555
3 to 7 Nights
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Description

MS Donia Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Princess Donia gives guests a more than luxurious stay whilst keeping to the original character and design of a traditional dahabeeyah.

Our itinerary is designed to maximise your enjoyment and enable you to see as much of the history, culture and beauty of the Nile.  However should you wish to design your own unique schedule we will do our utmost to accommodate you, the Princess Donia is available for Private Charter.  We are an independent travel company that caters for individuals.

 

Every Friday from Esna

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Address or Intersection upon Traveler’s request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
DEPARTURE TIME every day at any Location options: Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
INCLUDED
Meet & assist upon arrival and departure Accommodation on board with full board basis Shore excursions and Nile Cruise sightseeing tours Service charges and all applicable taxes included in the package price
Bottled water Professional guide Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions private sightseeing tours and excursions
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees Air Fair
Guide gratuity Entry visa

Cruise:

Donia Dahabeya has 4 Cabins and 1 Suite:
4 double cabins (ca. 11 sqm) with twin or large bed,
1 Suite (ca. 22 sqm)

all cabins have large, panoramic windows

Open air oriental-style Jacuzzi

A private direct-dial telephones

Individual climate control, hairdryers

Mini-bar,

Safe deposit boxes

Non-smoking

Plasma televisions and movie channels.

Bathrooms equipped with full size tubs

Laundry service & housekeeping

Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm.

Sun Deck

 

 

Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Upon your arrival at Aswan airport / Train station, you will be met and assisted by your tour manager from us , then you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist guide to enjoy a day tour in Aswan where you will visit Philae Temple , The High Dam with enjoy walking in Aswan Bazaar. Later you will be escorted to embark your Dahabiya Nile Boat with enjoying your Lunch on Board. Have a charming sail to Kom Ombo. Arrive to Kom Ombo and overnight.

2

Day 2

Breakfast at your leisure. Here we visit to the Greco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo. The temple building is totally symmetrical with two entrance’s two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and the Crocodile God Sobek. We set off for the relaxing journey to the temple of Gebel el Silsila, another of our less frequented destinations. You will be amazed as we tie up alongside the Speos of Hormheb. If possible dinner will be served in the grounds of the illuminated temple or on the upper deck whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.

3

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. We will then set sail to an island where we will disembark to get dinner served in the edge of the Nile according to weather status or dinner will be served on Sun Deck. Preparing for our EGYPTIAN EVENING OF FUN, with Egyptian cuisine, Arabic Music . Dress in your bespoke Gallabeyah or belly dancing outfit. we gently sail en-route to Esna, Overnight Esna.

4

Day 4

Disembarkation from your Nile boat in Esna after enjoying your breakfast, then you will be be escorted to Luxor to have a Sightseeing tour to visit the Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon and Karnak Temple. Later you will be transferred to Luxor airport or Train station for your final departure.

1

Day 1:

Upon your arrival at Luxor airport / Luxor train station, your tour manager from us will meet and assist you, then you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide for a sightseeing tour in Luxor to visit the Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossi and Karnak Temple , then you will be transferred from Luxor to Esna for embarking your Nile Boat where you will be welcomed by the crew on board. Overnight in Esna on board your Nile boat.

2

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Edfu, arrive around noon time. Visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. Lunch on Board then continue Sailing till Silsela Hormoheb Temple, Dinner will be served in the grounds of the Temple or in an island or on the upper deck of Boat whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.

3

Day 3

Breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Kom Ombo Temple, visit to the Greaco Roman Temple Kom Ombo. Enjoy sailing to Aswan and listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water while you wil see the Donkeys on the banks of the Nile as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city

4

Day 4

Breakfast on Board , then you will enjoy a visit to the Philae Temple, The High Dam with enjoy walking in Aswan Bazzar. Back to the boat to enjoy an amazing evening in Aswan and overnight.

5

Day 5:

Disembarkation after enjoying your breakfast, then you will be transferred to Aswan airport / Aswan train station for final departure.

1

Day 1:

Upon your arrival at Luxor airport / Luxor train station, you will be met and assisted by your tour manager from us, then you will be guided by your Egyptologist tour guide for a tour in Esna. A thriving merchant town, Esna is best known for the small ancient Temple of Khnum, which sits 9 meters below street level. Your trip will begin with a brief walk to the temple and a stroll through streets filled with beautiful textiles and other exotic goods.

Overnight in Esna on board your Nile boat.

2

Day 2

Whilst sleeping, we gently sail en-route to El Kab, on the East bank of the Nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountains. Upon docking, you will embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishermen village to visit the necropolis. In the afternoon, the boat will arrive at Edfu, home to the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Horse and carriage will take you to the temple through the busy city streets. After returning to the boat, you will set sail for a beautiful island.

3

Day 3

This is a day devoted to the river: immediately after an optional morning walk and breakfast, you will set sail In the afternoon, you will stop at an island for a stroll or to swim in the Nile. As dusk begins, there may be an opportunity to walk into the desert along a valley lined with boulders covered in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and stone-age inscriptions. These images mark the beginning of the shortest trail through the desert to Libya (28 days in ancient times). At night, the boat will tie up the foot of floodlit temple of Gebel Silsileh.

4

Day 4

Here, the Nile, flowing between two mountains ranges, is at its narrowest. You will usually be the only visitors at this fascinating site, as large Nile cruisers are not allowed to stop here. After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, you will visit a picturesque café to enjoy tea and shisha (waterpipe). You will then sail to a picturesque riverbank where you will stop for lunch and swimming.

5

Day 5:

After a night on the water and beneath the stars, the morning trip will take you to the town and temple of Kom Ombo. The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful locations, on a bend on the river. The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, you will visit the new Crocodile Museum, which contains many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the importance the creature played in this region in ancient times.

6

Day 6

Breakfast on board your Dahabiya Nile boat, then you will be transferred to Aswan airport / Aswan train station for final departue.

1

Day 1:

– Check-in with welcome fruit juice

– Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Memenon Colossi and Karnak Temple

– Afternoon tea

– Dinner on board and overnight Luxor

– Lunch on board

– Dinner on board

– Passing Esna Lock and Overnight Esna

2

Day 2

– Breakfast on board

– Lunch during sailing to Aswan sailing between Luxor and Esna

– Overnight close to El Hegz Island

– Early morning optional excursion to Balloon trip over Luxor

3

Day 3

– Breakfast on board

– Lunch during sailing to Edfu

– Visit Edfu temple

– Afternoon tea

– Dinner served to you on the edge of the Nile.

– Overnight Island “El Fouza” where we will disembark

4

Day 4

– Breakfast on board

– Relaxing journey to the temple of Gebel el Silsila.

– Tie up alongside the Speos of Hormheb.

– Lunch on board

– Dinner will be served in the grounds of the illuminated temple or on board.

5

Day 5:

– Breakfast during sail on to Kom Ombo

– Visit temple of Kom Ombo

– Afternoon tea

– Lunch will be served as we head for a small island

– Dinner on board

– Overnight Island near Kom Ombo

6

Day 6

– Breakfast and Lunch during sailing to Aswan

– Afternoon tea

– Dinner on board

– Visit temple of Philae

– Overnight Aswan

7

Day 7:

Breakfast on board and check-out

Meals: Dinner

1

Day 1:

Embarkation in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya. After Lunch, Excursion to 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 on the Nile Banks of Luxor
Meals: Dinner

2

Day 2

You will visit the West Bank for visits to the burial places of Pharaohs the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon
Sail on the way to Esna (noon time); Overnight near by Esna

3

Day 3

Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast. Commence sailing. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

4

Day 4

This morning you will sail to Edfu, Visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

5

Day 5:

Today you will sail on the way to Kom Ombo. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

6

Day 6

Visit kom Ombo to see the ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. A leisurely day sailing to Aswan and moored nearby Aswan bridge

7

Day 7:

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

Meals: Dinner

8

Day 8

Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya
Disembarkation

1

Day 1:

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: Dinner

2

Day 2

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

3

Day 3

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

4

Day 4

This morning you will sail to Edfu To visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. Overnight moored beside an Island

5

Day 5:

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

6

Day 6

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

7

Day 7:

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: Dinner

8

Day 8

Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya. Followed by disembarkation

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid until 30 April 2019, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge
2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Payment Policy
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Nile cruise, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or the Western Union

Tipping
It is a customary attitude for expressing one’s satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

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