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Dahabiya Nile Cruise 5 Days 4 Nights Esna to Aswan

Esna to Aswan - Egypt


5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

16 people


English, Espanol, Portuguese


The Dahabiya Nile Cruise is extremely highly recommended to sail along the Nile because it’s such an authentic and romantic thanks to following the river, considerably like within the time of the Pharaohs.

Sailing within the Nile is going to be an experience that will take your breath away. the most important river in Africa, surrounded on all sides by ancient temples, welcoming cities and villages, remote islands of individuals living traditionally. we’ll take you thru a pleasing tour of exploring ancient Egyptian constructions by relaxing and enjoying onboard

The Dahabiya boat is operated mainly by sail, but the boats travel with a tugboat just in case there’s no wind. Sailing on the Nile during a Dahabiya from Esna (1 hour driving south of Luxor) to Aswan will enable you to ascertain many places rarely seen by tourists. you’ll stop for sights that are seldom seen on the regular Nile Cruises and you’ll get very on the brink of villages along the river and real-life in Egypt.

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  • Day 1 - Esna
  • Day 2 - Edfu
  • Day 3 - Gebal El-Selsela
  • Day 4 - Kom Ombo
  • Day 5 - Aswan


Day 1 - Esna

Arrive at Luxor airport or train station and transfer to Esna by car (50 km south), Check-in at the dahabiya and start sailing heading to El-Hegez where you will enjoy a walk through a small village and the boat will stay there for the night.
First night on board.

Day 2 - Edfu

Sailing to El-Kab Necropolis, the ancient city of Nekheb, where you can see the remains of the temple and the tombs. After that sailing to Edfu city where you visit the beautifully preserved temple of Horus that has been buried under the desert for hundreds of years. Then set sail for a small island near Edfu and the boat will stay there for the night.
Second night on board.

Day 3 - Gebal El-Selsela

Sailing to Besao island where you will enjoy a walk through the island and see the people's life and fishing boats. After that sailing to visit Gebal El-Selsela where the cliffs on both sides close to the narrowest point along the length of the entire Nile. Then heading to a near island where the boat will stay for the night.
Third night on board.

Day 4 - Kom Ombo

Sailing to Kom Ombo city where we will visit the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek. After that sailing to Daraw where we will walk through the village and visit the Daraw markets. Then the upgoing sail trip will continue to the Nubian village of El-Koubania, near Aswan.
Last night on board.

Day 5 - Aswan

Departure in Aswan. After breakfast on board, then you will have the time to enjoy the beautiful Nubian city and then transfer to Aswan airport or train station.


  • Full board accommodation
  • Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
  • Afternoon tea or Coffe
  • Water during meals
  • Sightseeings
  • All drinks non-mentioned
  • Crew tipping

Tour's Location

Esna to Aswan - Egypt


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Michael Gislason


Great Sailing on the Nile like the Pharaohs!

We booked an 8 days small group tour with Solo Travel Egypt starting with 2 nights in Cairo and 4 nights on a Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Esna to Aswan. Communication for arranging the tour was great. The Solo Travel Egypt team is well organized and very professional. We had a great experience in all the places we visited. We specifically want to highlight our tour guide on the Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Esna to Aswan, Who was amazing, very knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about his job. We would definitely book again with them and will recommend them as well!
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