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. most people would also agree that the best way to truly experience the magic 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 a lot smaller than the average cruise ship sailing on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a lot more personal experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river boats generally have fewer than 12 suites. Some may only 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 ones on board. Most Dahabiya boats will sail on condition that there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Right, lets look at 3 of the most popular Dahabiya Nile River cruises.
It is possible to book both 5-day and 8-day cruises on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this Dahabiya is so amazing. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will probably regret not booking the extended 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 most cherished ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruise begins in Luxor and finishes in Luxor. Guided sightseeing tours are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these tours, you will get to see some of the most impressive monuments to be found in the Land of the Pharaohs, including sites like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a 5-Star twin sail river yacht with ten deluxe cabins. It has lovely dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All crew members have received training to contend with emergencies and fires, and with a medical professional standing by 24/7, you truly are in good hands.
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya entered service in 2009, making it a newer and more modern Dahabiya compared to some other Dahabiyas. This sleek-looking river yacht has five standard cabins and two deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All berths have televisions, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and direct outside line telephones. Other notable features include an Oriental-style open-air Jacuzzi, a tastefully appointed lounge and a nice size sundeck.
As long as you book your Nile cruise through a respected travel agent, 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.
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is another many sites which dont feature in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for people who want a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. The cruise itinerary includes several sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
Regardless of which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your your trip through the Nile Valley, you can be confident that it is going to be an unforgettable experience you will never forget.