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Originally designed to carry celebrities and royalty, the dahabeya was a ship that was used by pharaohs and sultans to navigate the Nile in ancient times and which today gives its name to the most exclusive boats. Thanks to slow navigation, it allows you to experience and appreciate the jewels of this fascinating country to the fullest. You will travel between temples and legendary atmospheres, to discover Egyptian culture and history, secret islands and small villages, contemplating the beauty of the banks of the Nile from the terrace of the ship.


Enjoy the modernity of the Arabesque dahabeya between the historical visits of Ancient Egyptian sites and relics. Whether you’re unwinding on the sundeck jacuzzi, enjoying the serenity of your private and luxurious cabin, or getting pampered by our 5 Star staff, you’ll go home with a full dose of R&R and memories of Ancient Egyptian history and breathtaking sites.

​Technical specifications

& features

  • Length: 33 m (110 ft)

  • Width: 6.5 m (21 ft)

  • 2 Full Decks & Sundeck

  • 2 Suites with terrace & 6 Luxury Cabins

  • Lounge/dinning area

  • Sundeck with Seating/dinning, bar & Jacuzzi

  • Complementary Wifi

  • Marine Satellite

  • Silent Generators

  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system 

Cabin features

  • Large or Twin beds

  • High quality mattress and bedding

  • Individually controlled air conditioning

  • Private bathroom with hairdryer, walk-in          shower and luxury amenities.

  • Satellite TV, Mini bar, Safety deposit box

  • Tea & Coffee maker

  • Two large windows

  • Cabin approx. 15 m2 (160 sqft)

  • Suite with terrace approx. 21 m2 (225 sqft)



5 Nights Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive and check-in onboard the Dahabeya.

  • After Lunch Visit the East Bank: Luxor and Karnak Temples.

  • Dinner & overnight in Luxor


Day 2

  • AM visit the West Bank: Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut, and colossi of Memnon

  • Lunch onboard the Dahabeya while Sailing to Esna.

  • Dinner & overnight in Esna

Day 3

  • Sail to El Hegz, El Kab & Edfu

  • Visit the Edfu Temple and sail to Fawaza Island

  • Dinner & overnight in Fawaza

Day 4

  • Sail to Ramadi Village and Jebel El Silsila

  • Visit the area and sail to Beshir Island

  • Private BBQ Dinner on the island & overnight in Beshir

Day 5

  • Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple

  • Sail to Aswan

  • Dinner & overnight in Aswan

Day 6

  • Check out after breakfast and visit the High Dam and Philae Temples

  • Transfer to Aswan airport for final departure.

7 Nights Itinerary


Day 1

  • AM Check-in onboard the Dahabeya Sandrine

  • Visit the Karnak & Luxor Temples

  • Dinner and Overnight Luxor


Day 2

  • After breakfast visit the West Bank: Valley of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Hatshepsut

  • Transfer back to the boat for Lunch

  • Possibility for Sound and light show

  • Dinner and overnight in Luxor


Day 3

  • AM Sail to Esna

  • After Lunch visit the temple of Esna

  • Dinner and overnight in Esna


Day 4

  • AM Sail to El Hegz and visit El Lab

  • Sail to Edfu while having Lunch

  • Visit Edfu temple

  • Sail to Fawaza

  • Dinner and overnight in Fawaza


Day 5

  • AM Sail to Ramadi and visit the village

  • Sail to Jebel Selsela while having Lunch

  • Visit Jebel Selsela

  • Sail to Beshir Island

  • Private BBQ dinner on Beshir Island


Day 6

  • AM Sail to Kom Ombo

  • Visit the temple and sail to Herdiab

  • Sail to Aswan

  • Dinner and overnight in Aswan

Day 7

  • Possibility to visit Abu Simbel

  • On return visit the High Dam

  • Possibility to for afternoon felluca ride

  • Dinner and overnight in Aswan


Day 8

  • Check-out after breakfast

  • Visit the Philae temple and the Unfinished Obelisk

  • Transfer to the airport to final departure

Contact Us

Main Office Cairo: 12 El Shahid Mohamed Abd El Hady Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Ship Location: Luxor West Bank, Opposite the Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt | +202 2417 0311 | +201 2223 12902

Operated by Hansa River Cruises

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