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Lead Price
From £4925pp
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Cruises
Tour Highlights

Enchanting Egypt Dahabiya Cruise

Discover the highlights of Egypt while staying in carefully chosen, characterful accommodation. See the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before spending five nights aboard an intimate and luxurious dahabiya. Cruise leisurely along the Nile, stopping to explore the iconic sites and temples found along its shores. Finish with a stay in a historic hotel in the lush city of Aswan, where life takes place at a slower pace.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Cairo
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Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo and transfer to Kempinski Nile City for 2 nights. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Cairo
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Cairo

Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Afternoon private tour of the Egyptian Museum including entry to the Royal Mummy Room. (B)

DAY 3: Fly to Luxor
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Fly to Luxor

Early morning flight to Luxor. Board the Karnak Dahabiya for a 5-night cruise. This upscale dahabiya is elegantly decorated and provides an intimate cruising experience. Visit the Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings. (D)

DAY 4: Luxor • Esna
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Luxor • Esna

Visit El-Kaab before enjoying lunch on board while sailing to Edfu. In the afternoon, visit Edfu Temple before a barbecue on Fawaza Island. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Edfu • Kom Ombo
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Edfu • Kom Ombo

Sail towards Bassaw, and visit the small village that is relatively untouched by tourism. Lunch while sailing to Djebel Silsila.  This afternoon, visit the temple of Horemheb. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Aswan
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Aswan

Visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo. After this, sail towards Herdiab Village.  This afternoon, visit the village which is one of the oldest on the Nile and learn how the village has maintained the authentic ways of farming. Dinner will be served on Herdiab Island. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Aswan
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Aswan

Sail towards Aswan.  Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple was moved by UNESCO between 1972 and 1980 to protect it from the rising Nile water. This evening, witness the 'Sound & Light show' at Philae Temple. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Aswan
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Aswan

Disembark this morning and transfer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, a colonial-era property, for a 2-night stay. (B)

DAY 9: Aswan
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Aswan

Day at leisure. Optional activities include visiting a Nubian village and the local bazaars (additional cost).

DAY 10: Fly home via Cairo
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Fly home via Cairo

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, via Cairo. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Sail along the Nile in a 6-cabin dahabiya
  • Stay in a traditional property in the heart of Islamic Cairo
  • Spend 2 days relaxing in Aswan
  • Entrance to the Royal Mummy Room at the Egyptian museum in Cairo

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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