MS Donia is a deluxe Dahabiya sailing between Esna and Aswan. This luxurious river yacht offers state of the art amenities and unmatched comfort for your journey on the Nile. The boat consists of 4 cabins and 1 suite, an indoor lounge, and large sundeck where you can enjoy the scenery. It is an unforgettable experience to discover the wonders of the Nile Valley from this floating home on the Nile.
6 Days – Esna / Aswan Every Friday Day 1: Friday
Upon your arrival at Luxor airport / Luxor train station, you will be met and assisted by Your Egypt Tours representative, then you will be guided by your Egyptologist tour guide for a tour in Luxor to visit the Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Memenon Colossi and Karnak Temples. Later you will be transferred from Luxor to Esna for embarking your Nile Boat where you will be welcomed by the crew on board. Overnight in Esna on board your Nile boat.
Day 2: Saturday
Whilst sleeping, we gently sail en-route to Edfu; enjoy breakfast at your leisure, visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. We will then set sail for our private island “El Fouza” where we will disembark for dinner served to you on the edge of the Nile.
Day 3: Sunday
We set off for the relaxing journey to the temple of Gebel el Silsila, another of our less frequented destinations. You will be amazed as we tie up alongside the Speos of Hormheb. If possible dinner will be served in the grounds of the illuminated temple or on the upper deck of Boat whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.
Day 4: Monday
Breakfast at your leisure as we sail on to Kom Ombo. Listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the Donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Here we visit to the Greco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo. The temple building is totally symmetrical with two entrance’s two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and the Crocodile God Sobek. Lunch will be served as we head for a small island where we will moor for the evening and enjoy dinner at this atmospheric location.
Day 5: Tuesday
Sailing to Aswan. We should arrive around 10am, giving you plenty of time to visit some of the highlights such as the Temple of Philae and the Souk and Unfinished Obelisk You will have lots of time to prepare for our EGYPTIAN EVENING OF FUN, with Egyptian cuisine, Arabic Music. Dress in your bespoke Gallabeyah.
Day 6: Wednesday
Breakfast on board your Dahabiya Nile boat, then you will be transferred to Aswan airport / Aswan train station for final departure.
MS Donia Dahabiya Nile Cruise 6 Days From Esna
Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
Accommodation on board 5 star Nile Dahabiya on full board basis.
Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
All transfers by private deluxe air condition vehicle.
English speaking guide during your tours.
Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
All service charges & taxes.
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Tipping for Nile Dahabiya Crew and Guides
* NB: The Nile Boat departure is dependent on booking at least 2 cabins or 4 participants to guarantee sailing.
Large window to enjoy a great view of the Nile in the privacy of their room.
Donia Dahabeya has 4 Cabins and 1 Suite:
4 double cabins (ca. 11 sqm) with twin or large bed,
1 Suite (ca. 22 sqm)
Private bathrooms are all equipped with shower, toilet, washing basin and hairdryer.
Private shower, hairdryer
Satellite-TV, DVD player
Laundry service & housekeeping
Oriental seating area
Voltage 220. 24 hrs electric power supply
Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm.