3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To begin with, it has so many breathtaking ancient monuments to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the ideal way to truly experience the charm of these monuments is by way of a Nile River cruise. While any type of Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are in a whole new league.
Because Dahabiys are a lot smaller than the average cruise ship cruising on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a much more personal experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river yachts typically have no more than 12 rooms. Some may only have 8 or 10, and there are no doubt some which may have could possibly have as many as 15. During times when tourist numbers are down, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only passengers on board. Most Dahabiya river yachts will sail so long as there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Okay, lets take a look at three of the best Dahabiya cruises.
1. Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise 8 Days of Magic
It is possible to book both 5-day and 8-day cruises on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this Dahabiya is an experience not soon forgotten. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will almost certainly regret not booking the 8-day cruise. With the 8-day package, you will also have the chance to visit the Abu Simbel temples which are among the most cherished ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile cruise begins in Luxor and finishes in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and at Aswan. During these excursions, you will get to see some of the most impressive monuments to be found in the Land of the Pharaohs, including attractions like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a 5-Star twin sail river yacht with ten beautifully appointed rooms. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and an outdoor area where passengers can enjoy a jacuzzi. All the on board staff have undergone training to contend with unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a doctor standing by 24/7, you truly are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya River Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya launched in 2009, making it a more recently launched vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. This elegant sail boat has 5 standard rooms plu 2 deluxe suites, each with its own terrace. All berths have televisions, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and direct outside line telephones. Other notable features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a stylishly designed area with comfortable seating and a nice size sundeck.
Providing you book your Nile cruise through a well-established tour company, you will get to enjoy a few professionally guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the Sonesta Amirat only has 7 berths, it is a great choice for groups of friends or for people traveling together as a family. (In such cases, it is a budget friendly option that sets a private cruise within reach.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Classic 5-Night Adventure
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is a quite a few ancient relics which dont feature in many other Nile cruise itineraries. It is especially well-suited for those who would rather avoid large crowds. The cruise itinerary includes several sightseeing outings but it does not include any sightseeing tours in Luxor
It does not matter which of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be certain that it is guaranteed to be a breathtaking experience you will not soon forget.