13 Days Cairo, Dahabiya boat and Abu Simbel tour

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Location: Cairo, Egypt Duration: 13 Days
Package Code :
13 Days /12 Nights
Tour Type:
Activity Level:
12 Breakfast - 4 Lunch - 4 Dinner


As the sun sets on the distant horizon, a vessel glides gently across the calm waters towards the shore, its sails reflecting the warm glow of the afternoon sun, a scene as timeless as the Nile itself.This incredible journey down the river Nile is a voyage of discovery in the truest sense of the word, encompassing not only the magnificent monuments of the ancients, but also the less explored heritage of the ordinary Egyptians. Travelling in style aboard a sandal or dahabiya (traditional houseboats), we follow the fertile ribbon of the Nile as it weaves from the ancient city of Thebes, deep into the southern boundaries of Upper Egypt. We follow in the wake of European adventurers who came here to satisfy their curiosity and greed, exploring tombs in the Valley of the Kings, visiting the temple complexes of Karnak and Edfu and the bustling markets of Aswan. But more than this, we will also get a chance to explore something of the ‘real’ Egypt, making the most of our flexibility and freedom to escape the tourist trail and visit the remote villages that line the banks of the Nile.This is an Egypt that has essentially remained unchanged for millennia, its people living their lives much as their ancestors did centuries ago. This is an Egypt that the tomb raiders couldn’t steal.


What's Included:


Cairo hotel: Steigenberger El Tahrir or Cairo Sheraton City view room

Luxor Hotel : Sonesta Luxor Hotel - City view room

Aswan Hotel  : Tolip Aswan Hotel - Nile view room

Dahabiya boat 



Domestic flight Cairo/Luxor

Domestic flight Aswan/Cairo


English Speaking tour guide


12 Breakfast - 4 Lunch - 4 Dinner


Additional Services

Entrance fees 


All Transfers and tours as per itinerary 

Modern model AC Vehicle


Whats Excluded

Additional Services

Egypt Visa "USD 25 per person"

Tipping "recommended"


Meals not mentioned

Optional tours 


Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

When arriving in Cairo, our representative will be waiting for you to help with passport control and luggage. Later on, they'll drive you in our private car to your hotel, to settle and get some rest.

Overnight Cairo

Hotel Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel

Meals: No Meals

Day 2: Pyramids, Saqqara, and Memphis tour

After breakfast, meet your guide and driver to start your tour of Giza. Travel to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. Next, we'll drive south to Saqqara, the step pyramids of King Zoser. Visit Memphis if time permits, and then drive back to your hotel.

Overnight Cairo Hotel: Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Sound & Light show at the Pyramids with Dinner or without

Day 3: Optional trip to visit NMEC and GEM museums

After breakfast, Today is a free day to explore Cairo, or you can choose to go on an optional trip to visit NMEC and GEM museums. The New Grand Egyptian Museum is situated approximately 2 KM from Giza pyramids, also known as the Giza Museum, and is part of the Giza plateau new project. The museum is built on 117 acres and is described to be the largest archeological museum in the world. The organizers received 1557 entries from 82 countries, making it the largest architectural competition in history. The Museum will also be an international center of communication between museums, to promote direct contact with other local and international museums. The Grand Egyptian Museum includes a children’s museum, conference center, training center, and workshops similar to the old Pharaonic places. Most of the stone statues displayed in the present old Cairo museum which is located on Tahrir square are to be transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, and those golden pieces of King Tut, as well as all the jewelry, displayed there will remain in the old museum. NMEC, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo's latest museum addition. NMEC is the first museum in the MENA region that houses the earliest civilization in history, the ancient Egyptian civilization. The museum offers a general overview of all the different historical periods in ancient Egypt through visual representations. The museum overlooks Ein-El-Sira lake, Cairo's only lake remaining.

Overnight Cairo Hotel: Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Cairo City Tour Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Coptic Cairo, and Khan El Khalili Old market

After breakfast, you'll start your tour in Cairo along with the East Bank of the River. First, we'll visit the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of King Tut. Then we'll visit the oldest part of Cairo where you can see the Hanging Church. From here we'll explore the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the oldest market in Cairo, and walk through Al Muiz Street. Back to your hotel

Overnight Cairo Hotel: Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Luxury Nile Felucca Dinner with soft drinks

Day 5: Flight to Luxor, East Bank tour, Overnight Luxor hotel

Flight to Luxor, East Bank tour, Overnight Luxor hotel After breakfast, morning flight from Cairo to Luxor, arrival, check into the hotel, Tour to visit the East bank of Luxor (Luxor and Karnak temples).

Overnight Luxor

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Sonesta Luxor Hotel

Day 6: West bank tour Luxor - Overnight Luxor hotel

Tour to visit the West Bank of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, and Colossi of Memnon

Overnight Luxor

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel : Sonesta Luxor Hotel

Day 7: Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia, Overnight Dahabiya

Departure from any address in Luxor to Esna (50km south), the home port of the Dahabiya. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 4-day cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. A visit to the Esna temple and a short walk through the local markets. Sail to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. You will have dinner on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. First night on board.

Overnight Dahabiya Boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Boat : Dahabiya Boat

Day 8: Edfu – Wadi el Shat

Sail to Edfu and explore the Temple of Horus, Egypt’s best-preserved temple. Set sail towards a little island to anchor for the night; following stops will take you to small settlements and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the Nile’s peaceful banks. The second night aboard the ship.

Overnight Dahabiya Boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Boat: Dahabiya Boat

Day 9: Gebel el Silsila – Kom Ombo – Maniha

Explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II, and Merenptah in Gebel el Silsila. The trek up the Nile continues towards Kom Ombo’s twin temples of Haroeris and Sobek. Set sail for Maniha Island, where the Dahabiya will spend the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the Nile’s peaceful banks. On the third night aboard the ship. Overnight Dahabiya Boat Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Boat: Dahabiya Boat


Day 10: Daraw – El Koubania, Aswan

Sail to Daraw and enjoy a walking tour of the hamlet to see the marketplaces. Daraw was originally the final destination on the famed 40-day desert journey between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to El Koubania, a Nubian hamlet near Aswan. The fourth and last night on board.

Overnight Dahabiya Boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Boat: Dahabiya Boat


Day 11: Disembarkation in Aswan, Abu Simbel tour

Disembark, Early morning departure by AC Van to Abu Simbel to admire the famous temple of Ramses II and the temple of his wife Nefertari, overnight at Aswan hotel.

Overnight Aswan

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Tolip Aswan Hotel


Day 12: Aswan tour, Flight to Cairo

After breakfast, Start your day tour to visit the Philae temple by motorboat on the Nile as that temple is located on an Island then visit the High Dam, flight to Cairo, transfer to your hotel, and Overnight in Cairo.

Overnight Cairo

Hotel: Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel

Meals: Breakfast


Day 13: Departure

After breakfast, check-out for transfer to Cairo airport for a flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast


City # of Nights Superior Deluxe
Cairo 5 Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel -
Luxor 2 Sonesta Luxor Hotel - City view room -
Dahabiya Boat 4 Dahabiya Boat -
Aswan 1 Tolip Aswan Hotel - Nile View Room -
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