Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise
Merit Dahabiya is a luxurious Nile Cruise that comprises elegantly furnished suites and cabins. Each cabin has a large window through which you can enjoy the charming view of the River Nile keeping their privacy in their own rooms. Suites span the full width of the boat and open onto a private terrace with a panoramic stunning view of the Nile.
Cruise Itinerary A: Luxor-Aswan
Saturdays: 5 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Saturday
You board the Dahabiya-Merit in Luxor. After lunch on board visits the famous temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner and accommodation on Board.
Day 2: Sunday
After breakfast on board, visit the West Bank with the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Back on board, we serve your lunch. Next, the sailing tour goes to Esna. Enjoy the afternoon tea on the sundeck. The dinner is taken during the sailing tour. We spend the night near an island in the Nile.
Day 3: Monday
You will have breakfast while passing the Esna lock. From there the journey continues to Edfu. Enjoy lunch while driving. Arrived in Edfu, visit the temple there. Back on board, the journey continues to Al Ramady Island. Dinner and overnight will take place aboard the island.
Day 4: Tuesday
In the early morning, we sail towards Aswan while you have breakfast. On the way, we visit El Sheikh Fadl Island. Lunch on board while sailing. Arrived on El Sheikh Fadl, we serve afternoon tea and dinner on the island. After dinner, we will sail to Aswan and stay on board.
Day 5: Wednesday
Arrival in Aswan in the early morning (6:00 am). You have breakfast on board. In Aswan, visit the Philae Temple and the Aswan Dam (High Dam). This ends the tour with the Dahabiya Merit.
We will take you to the airport or optionally to your hotel for a few more days in Aswan
Cruise Itinerary B: Aswan – Luxor
Wednesdays: 4 days / 3 nights
Day 1: Wednesday
Embarkation Dahabiya Merit in Aswan. After lunch, visit the Philae Temple and the High Dam (Aswan Dam). Before you return to the ship, the rest of the day is free for a shopping tour on the Aswan market. Overnight on board
Day 2: Thursday
After breakfast on board, we offer you the opportunity to visit the Abu Simbel Temple in the early morning (Optional Tour) Lunch on board. Then we continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the temple of Kom Ombo before continuing to Al Ramady Island. Dinner on board. We anchor for overnight next to Ramady Island.
Day 3: Friday
Breakfast in the early morning, we sail to Esna. Enjoy lunch while sailing across the Nile to the Esna lock. After crossing the lock, the journey continues to Luxor. Here you will visit the east bank (East Bank) of the Nile, with the Luxor & Karnak Temple. Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor.
Day 4: Saturday
Before visiting the West Bank (West Bank) of the Nile in Luxor, board your breakfast to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.
The disembarkation aboard the Dahabiya-Merit ends your tour. We will take you to the airport or optionally to your hotel in Luxor for a few days rest.
Transfer from and to your hotel/airport
All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
5 or 4 days on the 5 * Dahabiya Merit with full board
All attractions as described in the itinerary
All entrance fees for sightseeing according to the itinerary
Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
Personal expenses during the tour
Trip duration: 5 or 4 days/4 or 3 nights
Trip runs: Saturdays & Wednesdays
Tour: Luxor to Aswan/ Aswan to Luxor
Dahabeya Merit Cruise Features:
Boutique and gift shop
Two masts sailboat.
Dining facilities, Bars and Reading Lounge.
Same day laundry service with express pressing service.
Sprinkling System, Anti-Fire treatment and full Fire Safety measures.
Doctor on call 24 hours.
Emergency handling and fire trained staff.
Marine Satellite (Nile Sat Channels)
Internet access (Chargeable).
Music system with daily program.