The "Dahabia Nile Cruise"; exploring the beautiful Wonders of Ancient Egypt by a traditional Egyptian Boat is a magical experience. Escape to the pleasures of relaxing under the sun, Visit the Temples of the Pharaohs, good food and magnificent scenery. The daily experience of sailing
to a new adventure on the Nile waters and enjoying the blue sky and green Valley is rewarding and satisfying. This is a holiday to remember! Comfortable accommodation and good meals are standard features on the Royal Cleopatra Dahabia Nile cruises, designed along the traditional lines of Old Egyptian sailing boats. The opportunity to combine sun, fun, history and the hikes on land is best experienced on Royal Cleopatra Cruise. You can either relax in your bathing suit all day long, enjoy the good food and the sun or you can experience more exciting activities like visiting the tomb of King Tut or the local shopping markets.
Please note that this is our set cruise program, but Tailor-made programs can be arranged. We will be happy to assist you with your Pre- or Post- travel plans, transfers, Extra tours, etc...ItineraryDay 1 Welcome Onboard your private sailing
vessel. Meet The Captain and the crew, enjoy your welcome drink and Walk With your private Egyptologist / Tour Guide through the Markets of Esna to visit the magnificent temple of Khnom. Go Back to the Boat and enjoy your lunch as your Captain and crew set sail toward Edfu. At sunset You will dock north of Edfu. Dinner and Overnight. Day 2At sunrise the captain will start sailing to Edfu. You are expected to arrive to Edfu about 11:00AM. When arriving at Edfu, Your Private horse drawn carriage will take you from the boat to Visit the Legendary Temple of Horus, the best preserved in Egypt.After visiting the Temple, Explore the city of Edfu and then drive back to your boat.Start sailing and enjoy the great scenery of the local villages.Overnight at Elmerinat.Day 3Morning Sail to Beautiful Gabal Elsisilah. Arrive about 1:00 PM, then visit theancient sandstone quarries, a beautiful off the beaten track site. Sail to Fares for an over night. Enjoy watching the stars and the clear sky. Day 4Start Sailing From Fares to Kom Ombo. Visit a Masterpiece of the Greco-Roman art in Egypt, the twin Temples of Horus the falcon God and Sobek the crocodile God. See the Ancient carvings of the medical instruments, the mummified crocodile and the preserved Nilometer. Enjoy Shopping for Egyptian cotton Gallabeyas and T-shirts in the tourist market of Kom Ombo. Sail to Baklaweez where we will dock for the night. Day 5We will sail from Baklaweez to Aswan.Arrive Aswan at sunset. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner and Local Dance with your Captain and crew. Overnight at Aswan.Day 6 Disembarkation after Breakfast. We Thank you for traveling on Royal Cleopatra and would love to see you here again. Today is your free Day to explore the Modern city and ancient monuments of Aswan. Included in Your Cruise - The service of Boat Captain and his crew ( Sailor,Chief,House keeper) - The Service of a private Egyptologist Tour Guide.- The service of a towing motor Boat and its Two crew members accompany your boat in case of emergency or lack of wind.- Full board accommodation ( Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner) Your first Day start by lunch and the last day ends By Breakfast.- Guided tours to Esna,Edfu,Gabal Elsilsilah and kom Ombo.- Horse drawn carriage ride in Edfu.- Fuel, docking fees.- All Taxes. This Rate Excludes: - Any Transfers or tours not mentioned in our itinerary. - Beverage and any personal items.- Tipping of Tour guides, Reps., Crew.
Visit historic sites:Ancient cities such as Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan are yours to explore. Your Royal Cleopatra Dahabia will be sailing through the antique regions on the Nile. Every day a new town, a new world to be explored. Endless natural beauty and history enjoyed while cruising under the Egypt sun. What is a Dahabia?Traditional Egyptian Sailing yachts are called "Dahabia". A Dahabia is a metal sailing yacht built for cruising the Nile. These Boats are built to center life on deck during the charter. A spacious deck and a good size dining and lounging area and a comfortable cabin size are their main features. Accommodations from 1 to 8 persons in separate Triple or double cabins, Each with private Toilet/shower is available. Life on BoardYou could lounge on the deck sunbathing, sipping your drink, read your favorite novel or explore the natural beauty of Egypt as you sail. Land trips to ancient ruins are included. Mealtimes are another form of entertainment with all that local Egyptian cuisine and wonderful conversation. Having a meal under the stars on the River Nile, it's waters gently touching the sides of the boat is an experience not to be missed. For those who prefer a different view each day and are prepared for a different and unique cruise in Egypt, a holiday on Royal Cleopatra Dahabia Nile Cruise is the perfect solution. What to Bring?You need casual wear only; comfortable foot wear, swimming suit for the night you spend in the hotel in Luxor as most hotels have a swimming pool, a sun hat, some t-shirts and shorts, a sweater for cool evenings and for excursions and blue jeans. Instead of one large suitcase, we recommend that you take two small soft bags as they are more convenient to store in your cabin. Towels, soap and shampoo are available on board. Your CrewCrew usually consists of a Tour Guide, captain, one sailor, cook and a house keeper. On the larger Dahabia a sixth crew member will be at your service. They are very friendly and ready to help you for a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time extremely professional, familiar with the Nile river and the Dahabia inside out. The Tour guide is your source of information on the local history and surroundings, being able to advise the best places to visit and shop etc. Also you can get some tips from the cook on local cuisine. At night The tour guide is the only crew member who sleeps on board in his private cabin and private bathroom. The rest of the crew sleep on a different boat. As you might expect , special attention is given to cuisine while sailing & cruising. Royal Cleopatra is the only Nile Cruise that allows you a mix of meals that are served in : Local Restaurant, Luxury Hotels and barbecue on some of the islands in the middle of the Nile, and guarantee a memorable dining experience every day.Now, we have re-created the grand era of Nile adventure. Through their special contacts, we have arranged cruises on private Nile vessels. Completely refitted, our craft will delight the discriminating traveler, with full amenities, and modern conveniences and safety features unimaginable by upper-crust visitors of old or even the ancient pharaohs.Our private Nile cruisers are at your disposal to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, and small groups, affording the unique experience of navigating the ancient river on your own.The Royal Cleopatra is a lateen-rigged Nile sailing vessel, 62 feet long by 24-1/2 feet wide, with sleeping accommodations for one to seven people.You may only get to cruise the Nile once. Make it the voyage of a lifetime aboard Royal Cleopatra.Guests of Royal Cleopatra Nile Cruises, receive special attention as we will provide you with a private Egyptologist to answer any questions you may have about the wonders around you.
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Private Dahabia Charters: For groups of up to 7 people, you can charter an entire Dahabia privately. Please contact us for detailed information about the Dahabia charter, itineraries and prices. Cabin yacht charters
: Even if you are single or only a couple and do wish to enjoy a Dahabia cruise, you can book a cabin on Royal Cleopatra cruise along the river Nile.Bigger Groups: For Groups up to 15 people ,There are 7 beds available and for the rest of the group please bring your sleeping bags to sleep on the sun deck. Two bathrooms in the cabins are to be shared by group members.
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Smoking on top deck only
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Discount will be offered for groups of 6 and 7 passengers