Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise

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  • Duration3 Nights - 4 Nights
  • PickupEsna or Aswan
  • AvailabilitySaturday Luxor
    Wednesday Aswan

Dahabiya Overview

Indulge in unparalleled luxury and personalized care on the Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise, an intimate riverboat with eight stunning bedrooms, each boasting large windows and private bathrooms. Setting sail under the name Merit Trip Dahabiya, this cruise offers a spacious deck with a jacuzzi and delightful dining area. Experience the tranquil ambiance of a Nile journey from Luxor to Aswan, immersing in special excursions and cultural events that create memories to cherish. Unlike larger ships, the Merit Dahabiya promises an exclusive level of comfort and attention, ensuring your Egyptian voyage is a blend of elegance and authenticity.

 
Price Include
  • Meet and assist upon arrival with flowers/departure.
  • Accommodation at Dahabiya Cruise on Full Board Basis.
  • Entrance fee for all sightseeing mentioned in the programs
  • All Transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • bottle of mineral water during Daily tours
  • Egyptologist English guide during tours.
  • All Taxes & Service charges.
Price Excludes
  • Any Extra meals and beverages.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Any Optional tours.
  • Tipping
Dahabiya Facilities
  • 6 double cabins (ca. 13 sqm) with twin or large bed,
  • 1 Suite (ca. 21 sqm) with large bed, private terrace,
  • Each cabin is measuring 13sqm, has a large bed or twin beds with Egyptian cotton
  • Large window with a great view of the Nile in the privacy of their room
  • All cabins have large, panoramic windows
  • All cabins are air-conditioned
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Room service
  • International Telephone
  • Safe box
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air condition
  • Private bath with Shower
  • Mini Bar
  • Doctor available 24 hours
  • Gift Shop
  • TV with International Channels
  • Major credit cards accepted on board Nile Cruises
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm
  • Sun Deck
  • Satellite-TV, DVD player
  • Oriental seating area
  • Water filter
  • Voltage 220. 24 hrs electric power supply
  • Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm.

Dahabiya Itinerary

3 Nights From Aswan to Esna

Day 1: Arrival in Aswan

When you set foot in Aswan, whether at the airport or the train station, you will be greeted warmly by our dedicated Tour Director, ensuring a smooth start to your adventure. Your trip begins with an exhilarating day trip around Aswan, led by our expert Egyptologist guide.

Immerse yourself in history during your visit to the famous Temple of Philae, stand in awe in front of the Great High Dam, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Aswan Bazaar while strolling.

After this rich tour, you will board the elegant Dahabiya Nile boat, where a delicious lunch awaits you as you glide gracefully along the calm waters of the Nile. As the day approaches, your journey continues to Kom Ombo, where an unforgettable stay awaits you.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Day 2: Kom Ombo Temple Tour

Wake up at your leisure and enjoy a delicious breakfast. A day trip leads you to the magnificent Greco-Roman temple at Kom Ombo, a testament to ancient craftsmanship and spirituality. The entrances, halls, and double sanctuaries honor Haroeris (Horus the Great) and Sobek, the crocodile god. Our journey continues to the less-explored Jabal al-Silsilah, a place of quiet contemplation.

Anticipation builds as we approach the stunning Speos of Hormheb. An enchanting dinner, held in front of the illuminated temple backdrop or on the spacious upper deck, weather permitting, provides an evening of tranquility accompanied by carefully selected music that completes the ambiance.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3: Edfu Temple Tour

Start your day with a delicious breakfast, setting the stage for exciting exploration. Travel to Edfu Temple on a horse-drawn chariot, a means of transportation that connects the past and the present. This temple is one of the famous Egyptian landmarks, a tribute to the falcon-headed god Horus.

After immersing yourself in the temple, Edfu’s bustling market will draw you in, offering you a chance to haggle for souvenirs and enjoy the local flavors and aromas. The day’s journey continues as we sail towards a picturesque island, where a captivating evening awaits us. Weather permitting, you can dine amidst the enchanting views of the Nile, on the sun terrace, or the river bank.

Immerse yourself in a charming atmosphere inspired by ancient Egypt, and enjoy traditional Egyptian cuisine and Middle Eastern melodies. Clothing options range from personalized robes to glamorous belly dancing costumes, adding a fun twist to the evening’s festivities. Isna becomes our quiet haven overnight.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Tour & Final Departure

Have a sumptuous breakfast as we bid farewell to Esna. A trip to Luxor awaits you, including the famous Valley of the Kings, the stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the sprawling expanse of the Karnak Temple.

Amidst this historic tapestry, a delicious lunch will punctuate your exploration. As the evening falls, you will be gracefully escorted to Luxor Airport or the train station, marking the conclusion of your unforgettable Nile cruise.

Meals: Breakfast

4 Nights From Esna to Aswan

Day 1: Arrive in Luxor

When you arrive in Luxor, either at the airport or the train station, a tour manager will meet you and help you with any necessary arrangements. After that, you’ll go on a tour of Luxor with an Egyptologist.

You’ll see the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Memnon Colossi, and the Karnak Temple. The Karnak Temple is another place the group will visit. Then, you’ll be taken from Luxor to Esna to get on your Nile Boat. You’ll spend the night at Esna while your boat is floating down the Nile.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Lunch – Dinner.

Day 2: Edfu Temple Tour

As the sun rises, relish a leisurely breakfast while sailing towards Edfu, an ancient treasure trove. Arriving by midday, a charming horse-drawn carriage awaits you at the remarkable Edfu Temple, a shining testament to Egypt’s rich history. Among Egypt’s largest and most complete archaeological wonders, this monumental site features stunning granite statues of Horus, the falcon-headed deity, flanking its entrance.

Post-temple exploration, take to the market on foot or by bicycle, immersing yourself in the vibrant ambiance where souvenirs, flavors, and scents intermingle. After a delicious onboard lunch, our journey continues toward the splendid Silsela Hormoheb Temple. An exquisite dinner unfolds, set against the backdrop of the temple’s grounds, a tranquil island, or the boat’s elevated top deck, accompanied by melodies curated to match the setting’s serenity.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Day 3: Kom Ombo Temple Tour

Get up at your own pace and enjoy an indulgent breakfast, setting the stage for a day of exploration. Sail towards the enchanting Greco-Roman temple at Kom Ombo, where you will spend an immersive day. Enjoy the timeless beauty of the banks of the Nile, adorned with buffaloes and donkeys, during your journey toward Aswan. A quiet night awaits you near the gates leading into Aswan’s heart.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Day 4: Aswan City Tour

After eating a delicious breakfast, disembark from the boat to reveal the majestic High Dam and the magnificent Philae Temple. A stroll through Aswan’s vibrant bazaar immerses you in the local culture and crafts. As the day turns into evening, return to the ship and enjoy the magic of Aswan, where a peaceful night awaits.

Overview On Dahabiya

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Day 5: Final Departure

After a nourishing breakfast, bid farewell to the ship and embark on a seamless departure. Our attentive staff will escort you to either the Aswan airport or the train station, ensuring a smooth transition to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast.

Things to Know About Our Pricing Policy

We believe in transparency and want to ensure that our customers have a clear understanding of how our pricing works. Our pricing policy outlines the payment terms, including deposit requirements, installment options, and final payment deadlines. It’s essential to review and understand these terms to ensure a smooth booking process. Here are some key points to know about our pricing policy:

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

Embark on a journey of wonder and magic in Egypt, where captivating experiences await. Prioritize a smooth and enjoyable stay by organizing your luggage carefully. From the mysterious allure of the ancient pyramids to the majesty of the majestic temples, Egypt promises an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to uncover the secrets of this beautiful land and immerse yourself in its magic. We recommend packing carefully to ensure you are fully equipped to explore each wonder. Let the magic of Egypt enchant your senses and prepare for an extraordinary discovery journey. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits you in the splendor of this mysterious destination.

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel & Water holder
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • Camera & Umbrella
  • A Hat & Comfortable shoes

Tour FAQ

Can I get a refund if I cancel the tour?

The correct refund policy for tour cancellations depends on factors such as the tour operator, the agreed booking conditions, and the context of the cancellation. See our dedicated terms and conditions page or contact us directly to understand the details. Revealing the nuances of our cancellation and refund policy ensures a seamless experience.

Can I change the travel date?

It is usually possible to change your travel date, but specific conditions and fees may apply. A notable example is that airlines often expand date change options, albeit with change fees and fare spreads.

Scrutinizing the words of your ticket, along with the airline or agency’s policies, is vital to understanding your choices. Accommodations share this complexity and have different change policies. Some allow cost-effective changes within a set time frame, while others impose stricter fees or rules.

I recommend contacting the airline, hotel, or agency to gauge possible date changes and possible expenses. They will provide accurate, up-to-date details tailored to your situation. Before making travel arrangements, always evaluate our cancellation and change policies to understand your alternatives to unexpected modifications.

Do I need to apply visa?

Embarking on trips abroad often requires obtaining a visa in advance. The visa acts as an authorization approved by the host government and grants access and residence for a specified period. Some countries extend visa-waiver privileges to selected nationalities, allowing visa-free entry within specified time frames. However, these exemptions generally include conditions, such as the intention to travel or the length of stay.

Stay abreast of evolving visa requirements; It is wise to check for updates before confirming travel plans. Make sure to allow enough processing time, as visa issuance can take weeks or even months. If you need assistance obtaining a visa, do not hesitate to contact us. Your smooth travel experience is our priority.

How do I pay for the tour?

To book a tour with us, we require that it be paid at the time of booking. This is the only guarantee for you to book the tour.

Daily excursions:

We welcome cash payments at the start of the round if you prefer.

Multi-day trips:

A deposit is necessary for long-haul flights once the itinerary has been confirmed. This down payment ranges from 10% to 100% and depends on the tour and its duration, ensuring that you confidently venture.

Is gratuity included in the price?

On our offers and holidays, gratuities are excluded and are entirely at the discretion of our passengers. Although it is not mandatory, it carries the notable importance of the dedicated personnel who ensure your comfort and service throughout your journey. Your thoughtful acknowledgment of their efforts is deeply appreciated.

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