Dahabiya Nile cruises might not be the cheapest option for those who are longing to cruise the world’s longest and most famous river, but they are well and truly in a league of their own.
Dahabiya boats plying the Nile in one form or another have been a sight for thousands of years. When you decide to go to Egypt yourself, you should really consider joining the privileged number of people who have already enjoyed the magic of private Dahabiya Nile cruises. They are all about the memories…
Dahabiya Nile Cruises – This Side of Paradise
The Nile River is famous as the world’s longest river, but is also known for the history that seems to spring up along its Egyptian shores.
If a traveler sailed from Cairo to Aswan, affectively traversing the entire length of modern Egypt, they would encounter ancient temples, monuments and other historical sites constructed over a period of 5,000 years and more.
It is this fascinating history that makes Egypt, and especially the Nile Valley, such a popular destination, and many people opt for a cruise on the Nile in order to experience the land in the same way as the ancients. One way to ensure an experience similar to the ancient Egyptians is to take advantage of today’s luxurious Dahabiya Nile cruises.
Today, private Dahabiya Nile cruises are rising in popularity among those who are longing to explore the River Nile and its fascinating shores, but be warned: they are quite expensive.
Routes And Itineraries Of Dahabiya Cruises
Dahabiya Nile River cruises in Egypt will generally follow the same routes as the larger luxury Nile cruise ships – meaning points of departure at Luxor or Aswan and then several days or weeks sailing between the two points. Even though felucca are smaller boats, they too are not able to make the long trip from Cairo and south to Luxor or beyond.
This is primarily due to the locks and cataracts that make it nearly impossible for boats and ships to pass. This does not mean however, that a visitors will have to miss out on Cairo since there are many felucca tours and other sailing options in the area each day.
Just like passengers on the large cruise ships, travelers who book private Dahabiya Nile cruises will also be able to visit the legendary Valley of the Kings, and see the tomb of Tutankhamen among many other important sites.
They will likewise get to visit the temple at Philae, Karnak Temple, and depending on the type of tour package you book, you may also get to see the fabulous Abu Simbel temples, which were rescued from oblivion during the flooding of Lake Nasser and the construction of the Aswan Dam.
Keeping It Simple
One of the benefits in choosing Dahabiya Nile River cruises is the small size of the boats. Generally there will be from eight to twenty passengers aboard the Dahabiya which can mean a far more attentive experience as well as a bit more time and control over visits to specific sites.
For example, anyone on a larger Nile cruise ship may have to visit areas in group tours and stick to very strict schedules and time constraints. The private Dahabiya Nile cruises however can be a great deal more flexible, and a visitor hoping for some “solo” time at a site will generally be able to arrange for such an experience.
Create Your Dream Dahabiya Nile Cruise Package
Dahabiya Nile cruises can also be incorporated into any of the Egypt tour packages currently offered on our site, including package tours that feature a trip to other Middle Eastern destinations such as Jordan; Israel, Turkey or Dubai.
Dahabiya Nile Cruises = Tickets to Paradise