Sacred Lotus Dahabiya

This 80-word description provides an overview of a fascinating 4-8 day cruise along the Nile River onboard the beautifully designed Sacred Lotus Dahabiya boat, visiting iconic sites in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan along with comfortable accommodation and amenities.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Sacred Lotus Dahabiya Itinerary

Day 1: Friday Tour guests will be welcomed at Aswan airport/train station by a representative from Travel Joy Egypt. An Egyptologist guide will accompany guests for sightseeing around Aswan, starting with a trip to Philae Temple. Next, guests visit the High Dam and walk through the vibrant Aswan Bazaar. Lunch will be provided onboard the luxurious Sacred Lotus Dahabiya cruise boat. In the afternoon, guests embark for a scenic sail down the Nile to Kom Ombo, arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay are included. Key sites visited include Philae Temple, the High Dam and Aswan Bazaar. The highlight is relaxing onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya during the cruise to Kom Ombo, taking in spectacular Nile views. Travel Joy Egypt ensures all arrangements run smoothly for guests to experience the wonder of Aswan and a memorable cruise.

Guests can enjoy breakfast at their leisure onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. The morning activities include a guided tour of the Greco-Roman Temple at Kom Ombo. The Egyptologist guide will explain how the temple architecture is uniquely symmetrical with two entrances, halls and sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris and Crocodile God Sobek. Afterwards, guests embark on another relaxing cruise down the Nile towards Gebel el Silsila, one of the lesser visited destinations on the itinerary. Upon arrival, the boat docks beside the Speos of Hormheb, where guests can explore this historic site. Dinner will be a memorable experience with options to dine either in the illuminated and atmospheric grounds of the temple or on the sundeck of the cruise taking in the tranquil views while enjoying soft music. Both locations provide the perfect setting to watch the sunset over the Nile. Travel Joy Egypt aims to craft unique experiences during this luxury cruise tour for guests to learn about rarely seen heritage locations along the river.

Guests start the day leisurely enjoying breakfast onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. Then an excursion to the magnificent Edfu Temple begins, traveling by horse-drawn carriage for an authentic experience. Upon arrival, the Egyptologist guide explains about the well-preserved structure and flanking statues of Horus. After exploring the temple, guests have time to wander the bustling local bazaar, bargaining for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. In the afternoon, the boat docks on a picturesque island where a special dining experience awaits - dinner is served either at the river edge enjoying scenic views or on the sundeck based on weather. Later, guests will experience an authentic Egyptian evening of fun with traditional cuisine, music and the option to dress in gallabeyas or belly dancing outfits provided. As evening falls, the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya gently continues its relaxing cruise to Esna while passengers socialize. An extraordinary day concludes with an overnight stay in Esna.

Guests start their final morning aboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya with a leisurely breakfast. Following breakfast, it is time to disembark from the luxurious cruise boat in Esna. Here, they will be transferred by their Travel Joy Egypt guide to the city of Luxor for an inspiring sightseeing tour. First stop is one of the highlights - the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, containing famous pharaonic tombs. Next is Hatshepsut Temple, showcasing elegant architecture. The Colossi of Memnon structures are also on the itinerary. Finally, no Luxor trip is complete without a visit to the vast Karnak Temple complex. After this packed touring day exploring Luxor's treasures, guests will be transferred to Luxor airport or train station, marking the end of their memorable Nile cruise vacation experience. Travel Joy Egypt ensures guests depart with everlasting impressions and photos from this truly once-in-a-lifetime tour along Egypt's legendary river.

Day 1: Monday Guests arriving at Luxor airport or train station will be warmly welcomed by a representative from Travel Joy Egypt. They will then be escorted to begin their sightseeing tour of Luxor's iconic heritage sites by a knowledgeable Egyptologist guide. The first stop is the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings to discover ancient pharaonic tombs. Next is the graceful Hatshepsut Temple, showing the country's architectural prowess. The towering Colossi of Memnon structures are also on the agenda. Finally, a visit to the magnificent Karnak Temple complex offers a glimpse into its past glory. Following the touring, guests will be transferred from Luxor to Esna to embark on their luxurious Nile cruise onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. Upon arrival in Esna, the friendly crew will greet guests and assist with check-in. The remainder of the evening will be spent unwinding on the cruise boat, taking in views of the riverbanks from the comfortable cabins or social areas. An authentic local dinner and overnight stay in Esna are included. Travel Joy Egypt takes care of every aspect to ensure a smooth start to this memorable cruise adventure.

Guests can savor breakfast at their leisure aboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya as it sails towards Edfu. Arrival is scheduled around noon. An exciting trip to the impressive Edfu Temple complex awaits using horse-drawn carriages. The Egyptologist guide will enlighten guests about the structure and stunning granite statues flanking the entrance. After the visit, guests can explore the local bazaar to bargain for keepsakes while experiencing everyday village life. Lunch is provided onboard before sailing continues in the afternoon towards the destination of Gebel el Silsila and the picturesque Speos of Hormoheb Temple. Dinner promises to be a memorable affair either within the atmospheric temple grounds, on a nearby island or from the sundeck of the cruise boat, allowing guests to marvel at the tranquil Nile scenery accompanied by gentle music. Throughout, Travel Joy Egypt ensures comfort and an authentic cultural experience through this luxury touring program.

Guests can enjoy a relaxed breakfast inside their beautifully appointed cabins or on the open-air sundeck as the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya continues its leisurely cruise downriver. Today's destination is the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, where a guided tour curated by the Egyptologist helps passengers understand this unique architectural blend. Following the visit, passengers simply relax and take in the captivating rural scenery changing along the Nile banks from the boat. Scenes include water buffalo wading, donkeys grazing, and an array of birds native to the river region. A delicious lunch is provided onboard. As the afternoon sail approaches Aswan, the boat docks for the overnight stay close to the bustling city. Passengers unwind and socialize while absorbing the calm vibes of their surroundings before another day of exploration tomorrow. Travel Joy Egypt ensures all comforts are taken care of during this blissful cultural immersion.

Guests can savor their included breakfast onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya, fueling up for another exciting day of sightseeing. First stop is the impressive island temple of Philae, a highlight of any visit to Aswan. Next, guests visit the mammoth Aswan High Dam project and walk through the colorful local bazaar - a feast for the senses. Along the way, the knowledgeable Egyptologist guide from Travel Joy Egypt provides insights into history and culture. After all the morning activities, it's a pleasure to return to the comfort and hospitality of the cruise boat. An included lunch nourishes guests for their free time enjoying the serene atmosphere of Aswan from the water. As evening falls, dinner is served whilst absorbing the magic of this beautiful southern city at sunset. Passengers overnight onboard, anticipating more discoveries tomorrow during this carefully crafted Nile adventure.

Guests can savor their final breakfast onboard the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya, enjoying the onboard ambiance and service one last time. It is then time to disembark from the luxurious cruise boat and collect luggage, after experiencing days of cultural immersion along the Nile. Travel Joy Egypt representatives are ready to assist with transfers to Aswan airport or train station for departures. Memories will linger of Egypt's rich heritage, natural beauty, local communities and warm hospitality discovered through this well-curated tour. Travel Joy Egypt ensures all guests conclude their journeys with appreciation and inspiration, having been enthralled by the gifts of ancient Egypt. Bon voyage, with thanks for choosing this small-group luxury cruise experience along the legendary river! Hopes are that the wonders witnessed will not be forgotten.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star Dahabiya on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $990
  • 2 Persons $900 Each
  • 3 Persons $800 Each
  • 4 Persons $720 Each
  • 5 Persons $650 Each
  • 6 Persons $550 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $525 Each

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Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
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La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
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Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
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EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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Sacred Lotus Dahabiya Facilities

Accommodation

Sacred Lotus Dahabeya is Nile cruise sailing boat provide Accommodation aboard consists of 8 double cabins and two suite with a private terrace. The beautifully appointed cabins and suite offer the charm of a bygone era. The boat is air-conditioned (cold – heat ) throughout and each cabin and the suite have an en-suite bathroom.

8 Luxury Cabins – Great views, inside and out
Each one of the eight cabins are roomy at 3.5 X 3.5 square meters. Individually decorated with local antiques, every cabin has two large antique beds dressed up with fine Egyptian cotton. Two large windows wich offer views of ancient sites, riverside villages and breathtaking scenery. Each of the air-conditioned cabins has a well-equipped bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet and a beautifully tiled floor.

The professional staff replace the towel and linens every day and prepare tasty foods ( your speacial food request is welcome) .

2 Terrace Suite – Sleeping beauty & a private balcon
Sacred Lotus Dahabiya is fitted with one spacious suite with a private terrace. Located at the back of the boat, the terrace offers incredible views of the Nile. It’s a lovely spot to relax and unwind after sightseeing ashore. The suite has a large antique double bed and is charmingly furnished with regional fabrics and furniture. Its private bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet.

Deck Plan The Sacred lotus Dahabeya – Small boat, big adventure

  • Length: 36.5 metres
  • Width: 6.5 metres
  • Passengers: 20
  • Crew: 10
  • 8 Twin Cabins, each with private bathroom
  • 1 Double Suite, with private bathroom and terrace
  • 1 Salon & Dining room

The Sun deck is:
Length: 41 metres
Width: 8.1 metres. 332.1 square meters.

  • All cabins and the suite outside-facing with panoramic windows
  • Each of the cabins and the suite has a private en suite bathroom with a bath, shower and a toilet
  • The boat is air-conditioned throughout with individual controls
  • Complimentary Wifi access is offered throughout the boat
  • Generator for electricity
  • Water filters for freshwater supply
  • Wastewater recycling and sewage treatment system
  • Safety equipment (smoke detectors, emergency lighting, and sprinkler system

 

Other Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Air condition
  • Private bath with Shower
  • TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Doctor available 24 hours
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