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 lots of amazing ancient sites to see and explore. most people would also agree that the ideal way to fully experience the splendor of these monuments is by way of a cruise on the Nile. While just about any Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are so much better.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than a regular cruise ship cruising on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a far more personal experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river boats generally have no more than 12 rooms. Some might have 8 or 10, and there are most likely some that could possibly have as many as 15. Outside of the high season, it is not uncommon for a family or group of friends to be the only ones on board. Most Dahabiya river yachts will sail on condition that 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
There are both 5-day and 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruises available. A cruise on this Dahabiya is so amazing. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will almost certainly regret not booking the 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the option to visit the the rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel which are among the finest ancient wonders in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile River cruise starts in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and at Aswan. During these outings, you will get to see 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 beautifully appointed cabins. It has classy dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All employees on board have received training to deal with unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a physician standing by 24/7, you definitely are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya carried her first passengers in 2009, making it a newer and more modern boat compared to some other Dahabiyas. The Sonesta Amirat has five standard cabins plu 2 deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All cabins have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones with direct outside line access. Other noteworthy features include an Oriental-type Jacuzzi out on deck, a beautifully designed area with comfortable seating and a nice size sundeck.
As long as you book your trip through a reputable tour company, you will get to enjoy several skillfully guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the boat only has a total of 7 cabins, it is a great choice for large families or a group of friends. (In such cases, it is a budget friendly option that sets a private cruise within reach.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Breathtaking 6-Day Adventure
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is yet another tastefully fitted boat with two panoramic cabins and eight regular cabins. The Nour El Nil is larger than the Sonesta Amirat, and can carry up to 20 passengers. This is an amazing cruise that includes [visiting several historical attractions which you wont see in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for travelers who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The Nour El Nil Nile cruise includes several sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
It does not matter which of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be certain that it will be an unforgettable experience you will not soon forget.