Want to cruise the Nile but prefer a more intimate, luxurious, and exclusive experience? You can charter a private Dahabeya to sail between Luxor and Aswan, and stop at your leisure at places off the beaten path.

With an unforgettable journey on a Dahabeya, a two-masted sailboat, you can tap into the bygone era of timeless luxury when the world’s elite explored Egypt. These wooden vessels are specifically designed for river use, with massive sails that catch even the slightest of breezes. Much smaller than a typical Nile cruise ship, a Dahabeya cruise is considerably quieter, slower, and more tranquil in the absence of engine power. The ease of berthing and docking allows more stops in interesting villages, islands, and lesser-known archaeological sites.

The luxury extends to elegant furnishings and beautifully catered meals by private chefs. If you are traveling with a group or celebrating a special occasion you can book a private Dahabeya or join other small groups of travelers to mingle with fellow passengers in a serene setting.

Much like the Nile cruises

Dahabeyas sail back and forth between Luxor and Aswan, stopping at all the major attractions.

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