The Nile is the world’s longest river and an elegant cruise on a traditionally styled Golden Boat or dahabeya, historically used by Ottoman officials and favoured by Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, is surely the most sedate and luxurious way to discover the river’s famous cultural landmarks and world-renown archaeological sites. The delightful Yakouta Elite with six deluxe cabins is a modern replica of a traditional Dahabeya and it can be booked exclusively for small groups, or the cabins booked individually. The cruise begins in Esna and highlights include the second largest temple in Egypt, the well preserved temple at Edfu dedicated to Horus, plus the double temple of Sobek and Haeroris at Kom Ombo and the El Silsela Temple. Additionally, scattered along the Nile, there are numerous small islands to visit as well as a Nubian village and a market, before arriving in Aswan and the return sailing to Esna.
- Esna, Egypt
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24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Newspapers in lobby
Day 1 FridayEmbark Esna and enjoy lunch onboard while sailing to El Hegaz Island, north of Edfu. Dinner and overnight onboard at El Hegaz.
Day 2 SaturdaySet sail for Edfu to visit the well-preserved Temple of Edfu before a short onward sail to El Fuza Island. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 3 SundayAfter breakfast sail to the Nubian village of El Remadya, later continuing on to Besaw Island. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 4 MondaySail to El Silsela Mountain to visit El Silsela Temple. Continue on to Meneha Island. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 5 TuesdaySail to Kom Ombo and visit the Sobek and Haeroris Temple, then onwards to El Souk market, Kopania and Aswan. Dinner and overnight onboard in Aswan.
Day 6 WednesdayMorning visit to Aswan, sailing to Edfu in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 7 ThursdaySail to Esna. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 8 FridayDisembark in Esna after breakfast.
Features of Jaz Dahabeya Elite Yakouta All cabins feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, interactive TV with satellite channels, in-room music system, minibar and safe. The dayabeya has an open air Jacuzzi, a restaurant serving international and oriental cuisine as well as a Lounge bar and aar on the Sun Deck.