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 countless spectacular ancient monuments to see and explore. most people would also agree that the ultimate way to fully experience the splendor of these relics is by way of a Nile cruise. While just about any Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are in a whole new league.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than the average cruise ship operating on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a lot more personal experience. In most cases, Dahabiya sail boats generally have fewer than 12 rooms. Some might have 8 or 10, and there are most likely some which may have 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. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya 8 Days of Magic
It is possible to book both 5-day and 8-day cruises on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this Dahabiya is an experience not soon forgotten. If you opt for the 5-day cruise, you will mostly likely regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day itinerary, you will also have the opportunity to visit the the rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel which are among the most cherished ancient wonders in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile River cruise begins in Luxor and ends in Luxor. Guided excursions are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these outings, be taken to see some of Egypts best ancient sites, including sites like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a luxury river yacht with 10 elegant rooms. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All the on board staff have undergone training relating to emergencies and fires, and with a medical professional on standby around the clock, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya River 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. This sleek-looking river yacht has five standard rooms and two deluxe suites, all with their own private terrace. All berths have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and direct outside line telephones. Other nice features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a tastefully appointed common lounge and a nice size sundeck.
Providing you book your trip through a well-established tour operator, you will get to enjoy several expertly guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the boat only has a total of 7 cabins, it is a perfect choice for groups of friends or for people traveling together as a family. (In such cases, it is quite possible to have a truly private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile Cruise A Flawless 5-Night Cruise on the Nile
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is the opportunity to see many sites which are not included in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for people who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The cruise itinerary includes multiple excursions but it does not include any sightseeing tours in Luxor
Regardless of which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be certain that it is going to be a magical experience you will remember forever.