3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
Many people would agree that Egypt is an amazing country to visit. To start with, it has so many breathtaking ancient sites to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the ideal way to fully experience the charm of these relics is by way of a Nile cruise. While just about any Nile cruise is wonderful experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are so much better.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than a regular cruise ship operating on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a far more private experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river yachts generally have fewer than 12 cabins. Some have 8 or 10, and there are no doubt some which may have could possibly have as many as 15. During low season, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only ones on board. Most Dahabiya boats will sail on condition that there are at least 4 or more cabins occupied. Right, lets look at 3 of the most popular Dahabiya Nile River cruises.
1. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya 8 Magical Days
There are both 5-day and 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruises available. A cruise on this river yacht is an experience not soon forgotten. If you book the 5-day cruise, you will almost certainly regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day package, you will also have the opportunity to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the best ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile cruise begins in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided excursions are provided in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and at Aswan. During these excursions, be taken to see some of the finest ancient attractions in Egypt, including sites like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a traditional river boat with 10 elegant berths. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and an outdoor area where passengers can enjoy a jacuzzi. All crew members have had training to deal with unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a medical professional standing by 24/7, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile Cruise 7 Nights in Comfort and Style
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya launched in 2009, making it a more recently launched Dahabiya compared to some other Dahabiyas. The Sonesta Amirat has five standard berths as well as two 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 nice features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a stylishly decorated lounge and a spacious sundeck.
Providing you book your trip through a reputable tour company, you will get to enjoy a few expertly guided excursions during your cruise, it is a budget friendly option that sets a private cruise within reach.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Breathtaking 5-Night Cruise on the Nile
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is guided tours to quite a few sites which are not included in most other. It is especially well-suited for travelers who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The Nour El Nil Nile cruise includes several excursions but it sightseeing in Luxor
Regardless of which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your your trip through the Nile Valley, you can be certain that it is going to be a magical experience you will not soon forget.