Esna to Aswan Dahabeya – 6 days


Trip Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Trip Operates

Wednesday – Friday

Route Map


Once we step onboard of our Dahabeya, we are stepping back in time to gentler and more gracious era in our 6 days cruising experience between Esna and Aswan. An unforgettable experience down the Nile by a traditional small sailing vessel that was commonly used during elegant days of the monarchy (1920s - 40s) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style.

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Transfer from Luxor to Esna for embarkation onboard
Sail to El Hegz island and overnight onboard

Day 2

Visit El Kab, sail to Edfu and visit Edfu temple, sail to Fawaza Island and overnight onboard

Day 3

Visit Gabal el Silsilah  and sail to Meneha Island
Overnight onboard

Day 4

Visit Kom Ombo temples, Daraw, and sail to El Kopania

Day 5

Visit High Dam, temple of Philae and unfinished obelisk

Day 6

Disembarkation and transfer to Aswan airport/station

Sightseeing Highlights

El Hegz Island

Kab’s temple

Edfu temple

Fawaza Island

Gabal el silsilah  

Meneha Island

Kom Ombo



High Dam

Temple of Philae

unfinished obelisk


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Check in – Esna – El Hegz Island

Transfer from Luxor to Esna (around 60 KM to the north), embarkation onboard of our Dahabeya cruise boat, and we start sailing to El Hegz Island, a small island in the north of Edfu. During the trip (4 to 5 hours of sailing on the Nile), lunch will be served and guests can enjoy the views. After arrival at El Hegz Island, dinner will be served on board. Overnight on board.

Day 2: El Kab – Edfu Temple – Fawaza Island

While we sail to El Kab, you can enjoy breakfast on the deck at your leisure. After visiting El Kab’s temple, we will continue sailing on to Edfu. After lunch, we will visit the Edfu temple, one of the largest and most intact monuments in Egypt. The entrance to the temple is guarded by two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god. After visiting the temple, we will have time to explore the bazaar to barter for souvenirs, spices or perfumes. We will then set sail to Fawaza Island.
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 3: Gabal el Silsilah – Meneha Island

After breakfast onboard of our Dahabeya, we set sail early to Gebel El Silsila to visit the temple. Later, we continue sailing and enjoy fabulous scenery of river banks while sailing to Meneha Island. Dinner onboard in front of the illuminated temple
Overnight on board.

Day 4: Kom Ombo – Daraw – Kopania

We have our breakfast onboard as we sail on to Kom Ombo. As we sail, listen to the sound of the water buffalo wading in the shallow water, or admire the variety of bird life on the river. When we arrive to Kom Ombo, we will go with our guide to visit the Greco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo, built symmetrically with two entrances, two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to Horus the elder and crocodile god Sobek.
Later, sail again and have our lunch as we head to Daraw, where we will visit the animal and vegetables market “El Souk”, famous for its camel market. We will then sail to the small island of Kopania, where we will enjoy dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 5: Aswan

Enjoy the privilege and luxury of days gone by as we sail to Aswan, the gateway to Nubia and Sudan. The trip takes about three hours, during which we will have our breakfast onboard. After arriving to Aswan, our tour guide will take us to first visit in Aswan, the High Dam, then we continue to visit Temple of Philae followed by Unfinished Obelisk located at the Granite Quarries of the souk of Aswan. Upon returning to the ship, we will enjoy a farewell dinner with Arabic and oriental music. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Aswan – Check out

After breakfast, we will disembark from our Dahabeya and transfer to your destination in Aswan

Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained


Prices & Dates


Departure Dates
DateGroup SizeAvailablePrice in DoublePrice in SingleSituation
On Request 12 12

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Package includes
  • 5 nights onboard of Dahabeya
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Soft drinks
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round trip transfers in Luxor and Aswan
  • Professional English speaking guide (all major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
  • Air conditioned vehicles for transfers and tours
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays during tour
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry Via to Egypt
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses



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Optional Tours

Aswan Optional Tours ↓

High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWatch the modern engineering miracle of the famous High Dam in Aswan. And watch the ancient engineering miracle or building the Obelisks. After that pay a visit to the elegant temple of Philae dedicated to goddess Isis, goddess of magic.

Nubian Village by felucca

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore the Nubian Village in Aswan by strolling through shady alleys and gardens is a wonderful way to experience life on modern Elephantines. At Nubian house, the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and can arrange live music and dancing or henna 'tattoos' with local women.

Aswan to Abu Simbel by Bus

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet ready for an inspiring early morning trip to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.

Camel Market of Darau

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceMake a completely different experience while in Aswan and watch the one of the world's largest gathering of camels, known as the “Ship of the Desert”, at the Camel Market in Darau. The Darau Camel market takes place every Tuesday. Different people heading to the market to purchase healthy & cheap meat. You will find different foreigners & tourists who have travelled from all over the world to visit this famous market

Nubian Museum Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceInterested in Nubian culture, need to know more about the Nubian civilization, then you should pay a visit to the Nubian Museum, which displays thousands of Nubian antiquities that would have been lost under the waters of Lake Nasser after constructing High Dam of Aswan

Kalabsha Temple Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a half day tour to visit Kalabsha temple, which lies on the west bank of Lake Nasser, which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis

St. Simeon Monastery

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSpend a sensational day tour to St. Simeon Monastery which is located on a hill in the desert on the west bank of the Nile River in Aswan. It is one of the largest and best-preserved Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Most of the construction is said to have taken place during the 7th century and the site was historically significant for Nubian Christians

Sound & Light Show at Philae

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe spectacular Sound and Light Show at Philae temple will help you to imagine how the life has been thousands years ago! You will know about it through the legendary Sound & Light Shows which are played at Philae temple, its historical & culture values are simply beyond description, latest lighting laser and projection technologies are utilized to visualize mysteries of the pharaonic civilization, every year hundreds of thousands attend these magnificent spectaculars to relive the legand.

Kom Ombo & Edfu

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Aswan, expand your sightseeing to Kom Ombo and Edfu cities, which have remarkable temples. Kom Ombo Temple, which stands on a high ground overlooking the River Nile. Then onto Edfu Temple which is dedicated to god Horus and it considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.

Felucca trip in the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSail on the Nile as ancient Egyptians, using a felucca to experience one of the most famous ways to sail on the Nile River in Aswan. The felucca is a traditional sailing boat made of wood that is used especially for river sailing. They are especially popular along the Nile River in Egypt.


Contact Information

Stylish Holidays - Adventure Division

6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 26908570/71
Fax: +20 2 2418 3642
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