3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To begin with, it has so many breathtaking ancient sites to see and explore. most people would also agree that the ideal way to truly experience the charm of these monuments is by way of a Nile cruise. While any type of Nile cruise is unforgettable experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are even better.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than most cruise ships cruising on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a lot more family-type experience. In most cases, Dahabiya river yachts generally have fewer than 12 rooms. Some may only have 8 or 10, and there are probably some that could possibly have as many as 15. During low season, it is not unheard of for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiya boats will sail so long as there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Okay, lets take a look at three of the best Dahabiya cruises.
1. Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise A Week in Paradise
It is possible to book both 5-day and 8-day cruises on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this sail boat is so amazing. If you opt for the 5-day cruise, you will almost certainly regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the opportunity to visit the the rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel which are among the most cherished ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile cruise begins in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided sightseeing tours are provided in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and at Aswan. During these outings, visit some of the most impressive monuments to be found in the Land of the Pharaohs, including places like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a traditional river boat with 10 deluxe cabins. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, as well as an open-air Jacuzzi. All the on board staff have undergone training relating to unforeseen emergencies and fires, and with a doctor on call 24/7, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile Cruise 7 Nights in Comfort and Style
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya carried her first passengers in 2009, making it a newer and more modern vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. The Sonesta Amirat has five standard cabins as well as two deluxe suites, all with their own private terrace. All berths have televisions, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and direct outside line telephones. Other notable features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a beautifully decorated lounge and a surprisingly large sundeck.
Providing you book your trip through a respected tour operator, you will get to enjoy a number of skillfully guided excursions during your cruise, it is quite possible to have a truly private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Cruise A Classic 5-Night Adventure
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river boat is yet another elegantly appointed vessel with two panoramic cabins and 8 regular cabins. The Nour El Nil is larger than the Sonesta Amirat, and can carry up to 20 passengers. This is a really remarkable cruise that includes [visiting quite a few historical attractions which are not included in most other. It is very well-suited for travelers who want a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. The cruise itinerary includes several guided tours but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
It does not matter which of these Dahabiyas you choose for your your trip through the Nile Valley, you can be certain that it will be a magical experience you will remember forever.