3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To start with, it has so many spectacular ancient sites to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the ultimate way to truly experience the splendor of these sites is by way of a cruise on the Nile. While any type of Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are in a whole new league.
Because Dahabiys are so much smaller than a regular cruise ship cruising on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a much more personal experience. typically, Dahabiya river yachts typically have no more 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. During low season, it is not unheard of for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiya boats will sail providing 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 Days of Magic
There are both 5-day and 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruises available. A cruise on this river yacht is totally unforgettable. If you opt for the 5-day cruise, you will probably regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day package, you will also have the option to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the best ancient wonders in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile River cruise commences in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these tours, you will get to see some of the finest ancient attractions in Egypt, 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 ten elegant rooms. It has lovely dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All the on board staff have had training relating to emergencies and fires, and with a medical professional on standby around the clock, you truly are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya entered service in 2009, making it a newer vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. This elegant sail boat has 5 standard rooms as well as 2 deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All rooms have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones with direct outside line access. Other nice features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a beautifully appointed area with comfortable seating and a nice size sundeck.
if you book your trip through a reputable tour operator, you will get to enjoy several expertly guided excursions during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the Sonesta Amirat only has a total of 7 cabins, it is a good choice for groups of friends or for people traveling together as a family. (In such cases, it is quite possible to have a truly private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Cruise A Classic 5-Night Cruise Experience
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya sail boat is a quite a few sites which are not included in many other Nile cruise itineraries. It is very well-suited for those who want a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. The cruise includes multiple sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
No matter which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be confident that it is guaranteed to be a magical experience you will not soon forget.