Best 3 Dahabiya River Boat Cruises on the Nile
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To start with, it has countless spectacular ancient monuments to see and explore. most people would also agree that the ideal way to thoroughly experience the magic of these monuments is by way of a Nile cruise. While virtually any sort of Nile cruise is unforgettable experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are even better.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than the average cruise ship sailing on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a far more family-type experience. typically, Dahabiya sail boats generally have fewer than 12 cabins. Some may only have 8 or 10, and there are no doubt some which may have could possibly have as many as 15. During times when tourist numbers are down, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiyas will sail so long as there are no less than 4 berths booked. Okay, lets take a look at three of the best Dahabiya cruises.
1. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya A Week in Paradise
There are both 5-day and 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruises available. A cruise on this sail boat is an experience not soon forgotten. If you book the 5-day cruise, you will mostly likely regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the chance to visit the the rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel which are among the finest ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruise begins in Luxor and ends in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these outings, be taken to see some of the most impressive monuments to be found in the Land of the Pharaohs, including attractions like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a traditional river boat with 10 beautifully appointed berths. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All employees on board have received training relating to unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a physician standing by 24/7, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya launched in 2009, making it a more recently launched vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. The Sonesta Amirat has 5 standard berths plu 2 deluxe suites, each with its own terrace. All cabins have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones. Other notable features include an Oriental-style open-air Jacuzzi, a tastefully decorated area with comfortable seating and a spacious sundeck.
As long as you book your Nile cruise through a reputable travel agent, you will get to enjoy a number of skillfully guided tours during your cruise, it is quite possible to have a truly private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Breathtaking 6-Day Adventure
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya sail boat is the opportunity to see quite a few sites which dont feature in many other Nile cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for those who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The Nour El Nil Nile cruise includes several sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
No matter which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your your trip through the Nile Valley, you can be certain that it is going to be a breathtaking experience you will remember forever.