Best 3 Dahabiya River Boat Cruises on the Nile
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To start with, it has countless amazing ancient monuments to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the best way to truly experience the charm of these relics is by way of a cruise on the Nile. While any type of Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are so much better.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than a regular cruise ship sailing on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a much more family-type experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river boats usually have less than 12 rooms. Some have 8 or 10, and there are probably some which may have could possibly have as many as 15. Outside of the high season, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only passengers on board. Most Dahabiyas 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. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya 8 Magical Days
One can book 5-day or 8-day cruise on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this Dahabiya is totally unforgettable. If you book the 5-day cruise, you will probably regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the option to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the most cherished ancient wonders in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile River cruise starts in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided sightseeing tours are provided in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and at Aswan. During these tours, 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 5-Star twin sail river yacht with 10 beautifully appointed cabins. It has lovely dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, as well as an open-air Jacuzzi. All crew members have received training to contend with unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a doctor standing by 24/7, you definitely are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile Cruise 7 Nights in Comfort and Style
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya entered service in 2009, making it a newer and more modern Dahabiya compared to some other Dahabiyas. The Sonesta Amirat has five standard cabins as well as 2 deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All cabins have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and direct outside line telephones. Other notable features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a beautifully appointed common lounge and a spacious sundeck.
Providing you book your trip through a reputable tour operator, you will get to enjoy a few expertly guided onshore excursions during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the boat only has 7 berths, it is a good choice for large families or a group of friends. (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 Experience
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya sail boat is yet another elegantly fitted Dahabiya with two panoramic rooms and eight regular cabins. The Nour El Nil is larger than the Sonesta Amirat, and can take up to 20 passengers. This is a fantastic cruise that includes [visiting quite a few ancient relics which you wont see in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for people who would rather avoid large crowds. The cruise includes multiple guided tours but it sightseeing in Luxor
It does not matter which of these Dahabiyas you choose for your journey on the Nile, you can be certain that it is going to be a breathtaking experience you will never forget.