- Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
- Location: Esna / Aswan
- Availability: Available Every Sunday
- Pick up and drop off: Hotel / Cruise
- Tour Type: Private
Dahabiya Nora: 4 Nights/5 Days Upriver Trip from Esna to Aswan
Nora is a 19th-century Dahabiya replica that is as lovely as her name suggests — classically exquisite and inspired by the golden period of Nile exploration. A large lounge and eating space may be found on the upper deck. The wooden sundeck is lit by antique lights and chandeliers, with elegantly embroidered cushions, deckchairs, a hammock, sofas, and loungers lining either side. On the shaded sundeck, it’s simple to unwind beneath her billowing white sails. As you sail down the Nile, you can’t help but notice the splendor. The boat has a big salon that is filled with natural light thanks to the large louvered windows. The saloon is divided into two sections, one with comfy chairs and sofas and the other with a dining table and a library filled with Egypt and Nile-related publications.
Four luxury cabins and two terrace suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and all the amenities, are available. Two magnificent apartments with private balconies viewing the Nile are located at the back of the Dahabiya. The next four cabins are equally as wonderful, with huge French windows framing breathtaking Nile views.
The spacious ensuite bathrooms have antique tile flooring, a bathtub and shower, lots of towels, and Egyptian amenities.
4 luxurious cabins with stunning views from both inside and out
Cabins are individually and tastefully decorated, super-comfy, and provide a substantial amount of room for a pleasant stay while being romantically intimate. The four en-suite accommodations are spacious and comfortable. All are similarly lovely, with louvered French windows that provide wonderful views of the Nile. There are two twin beds or one king-sized bed in each cabin. In each, there’s also enough for an additional bed and a baby crib.
With exquisite antique furniture, Egyptian carpets, flowery wallpaper, and handcrafted tapestries, these cabins are classically Egyptian in every aspect.
2 Panoramic Suites with own terraces and sleeping beauty
Two big suites are located at the end of the central hallway, each with French windows and private wide balconies with panoramic views of the river. Both feature antique four-post beds and are extremely charming. Every apartment is large enough to accommodate an extra bed if necessary.
There’s a lingering feeling of vintage charm and a homey environment. White walls, parquet flooring, antique furniture, vintage wallpapers, oil paintings, and handmade tapestries are used to keep the décor simple and stunning. Baths and showers are included in the ensuite bathrooms, which are lined with exquisite handmade Egyptian tiles. Old-fashioned Egyptian amenities, bathrobes, and hair dryers are given as a courtesy.
Deck Plan Nora – A sailing boat with no engine: Roomy & Relaxing
- 45 meters in length
- 7.5-meter width
- Up to 15 passengers
- Crew: 10 people
- 4 Twin/Triple Cabins with individual bathrooms and outdoor view windows
- 2 double suites with private balconies and ensuite bathrooms overlooking the Nile.
- 1 dining room and salon
- All accommodations and suites have panoramic windows that face the outside.
- There is a free Wi-Fi connection throughout the boat
- There is a generator for power
- There are water filters for the freshwater supply
- There is a wastewater recycling and sewage treatment system
- There is safety equipment (smoke detectors, emergency lighting, and sprinkler system)
Day 1: Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia:
Departure from any Luxor location to Esna (50 km south), the home port of Dahabiya Zekrayaat. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a four-day Nile trip between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to see the ruins of its temples and some of the cliff-cut tombs. Set sail for a tiny island to moor the boat for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the Nile’s peaceful banks. The first night aboard the ship.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: Disembarkation in Aswan:
- Depending on the schedule, transfers to and from any address in Luxor or Aswan to the Dahabiya.
- Onboard sightseeing, entry fees, and English-speaking guide services
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and supper are included.
- Throughout the journey, tea, coffee, mineral water, and soft drinks will be available.
- Wireless Internet Access is available at no charge.
Alcoholic beverages and tips are not included.
Rates for Children:
Sharing a cabin/suite. Free for children aged 1 to 4.
Discount of 20% for children aged 5 to 12.