8 Days Dahabiya Nile River Cruise From Luxor

Experience the allure of ancient Egypt on this 8-day Dahabiya Nile River Cruise from Luxor. Follow in the footsteps of pharaohs and explore the wonders of the Nile Valley while relaxing in style aboard a traditional sailing boat. With a carefully crafted itinerary, expert guides, and luxurious accommodations, this tour is the perfect way to discover the fascinating history and breathtaking landscapes of this legendary country.


This 8-day Dahabiya Nile River Cruise takes you on a magical journey from Luxor to Aswan, with stops at some of Egypt’s most iconic landmarks along the way. From the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor to the Valley of the Kings and the Philae Temple in Aswan, you’ll have the chance to explore the best of ancient Egypt while enjoying the comfort and luxury of your floating hotel.


  • Visit the Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Sail aboard a traditional Dahabiya boat
  • Visit the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo
  • Discover the Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Nile River and the surrounding landscapes
  • Learn about the history and culture of ancient Egypt from expert guides


  • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 people for a personalized experience
  • Comfortable and luxurious accommodations aboard a traditional sailing boat
  • Expert guides to provide insight into the history and culture of Egypt
  • All-inclusive tour with meals, accommodation, and activities included
  • Customizable itinerary to suit the needs of individual travelers
  • Instant confirmation upon booking


Day 1: Luxor

  • Arrival in Luxor and transfer to your Dahabiya boat
  • Visit the Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple
  • Dinner on board the boat

Day 2: Luxor

  • Visit the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Sail to Esna and overnight on the boat

Day 3: Edfu

  • Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus
  • Sail to an island and overnight on the boat

Day 4: Gebel el-Silsila

  • Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Sail to Gebel el-Silsila and explore the sandstone quarries
  • Overnight on the boat

Day 5: Aswan

  • Sail to Aswan and visit the Philae Temple and the High Dam
  • Overnight on the boat

Day 6: Aswan

  • Optional excursion to Abu Simbel (not included in tour price)
  • Afternoon at leisure in Aswan
  • Overnight on the boat

Day 7: Aswan

  • Optional excursion to a Nubian village (not included in tour price)
  • Afternoon at leisure in Aswan
  • Farewell dinner on board the boat

Day 8: Aswan

  • Disembarkation after breakfast
  • Transfer to Aswan airport or hotel


  • 7 nights’ accommodation on a Dahabiya boat
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Entrance fees to all sites and temples visited in the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Optional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, and tips


Prices start from $1810

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Wear comfortable and breathable clothing, especially during the hot summer months.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking during the tours.
  • Carry a small backpack or bag to carry essentials such as water, sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Bring cash in small denominations to tip service providers such as guides and boat staff.
  • Respect the local customs and traditions and dress modestly when visiting temples and mosques.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration in the hot climate.
  • Bring insect repellent as mosquitoes can be a problem in certain areas.
  • Be prepared for occasional changes to the itinerary due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Check with your doctor to see if any vaccinations are required before traveling to Egypt.

Trip Notes:

  • The tour is suitable for most travelers, but some walking is required during the tours and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
  • The tour operates year-round, but the best time to visit Egypt is during the winter months from November to February when temperatures are cooler.
  • The Dahabiya boat has limited internet connectivity, so it is a great opportunity to disconnect and enjoy the scenery and company.
  • The tour includes an optional excursion to Abu Simbel and a Nubian village, which are not included in the tour price and require additional fees.
  • The tour can be customized to suit the needs and preferences of individual travelers, including changes to the pickup time or additional activities.


Q: What is the maximum group size for this tour? A: The maximum group size is 12 people, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience.

Q: Is airfare included in the tour price? A: No, international airfare is not included in the tour price.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children? A: Yes, the tour is suitable for children, but parents should be aware that there is a lot of walking involved during the tours.

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Egypt? A: Yes, most travelers require a visa to enter Egypt, which can be obtained on arrival or in advance from the Egyptian embassy or consulate in your country.

Q: What is the cancellation policy for the tour? A: The cancellation policy varies depending on the time of cancellation. Please refer to our website for the full cancellation policy.