45 x 7m Dahabiya

Malouka

45 x 7m Dahabiya

Malouka

45 x 7m Dahabiya

Malouka

45 x 7m Dahabiya

Malouka

45 x 7m Dahabiya

Malouka

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Overview

Malouka is perfect for travellers wishing to enjoy spacious accommodations and a more intimate feel.

Built in 2008, Malouka accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in 8 expansive rooms. With two fewer cabins than our larger dahabiyas, Malouka offers a more intimate experience without sacrificing the comfort that comes with these large rooms.

Malouka will appeal to travellers in smaller groups or wishing to have the slightly more intimate experience while still enjoying the comfort of spacious accommodation. Malouka has the second largest cabins of our four dahabiyas.

Malouka can be chartered for your own private group at a rate of €25,500 Per Week. Malouka has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers.

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1900 Euros Per Person

Panoramic Suite

Malouka’s two Panoramic Suites offer marvelous views of the Nile through the floor-to-ceiling windows, which you’ll enjoy as you relax in your King Size bed. Sip a glass of champagne or enjoy afternoon tea while sitting at your handmade tea table. The en-suite includes a shower, toilet and wall-to-wall mirrors.

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1600 Euros Per Person

Luxury Room

The second largest of Nour El Nil’s luxury rooms, these cabins will ensure that you have significant space to move about in comfort. The Luxury Room is available in a King Bed or Twin Bed setup, has large, sliding windows and includes an en-suite with shower, toilet and wall-to-wall mirrors.

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Day 1: Esna

Esna, located some 33 miles south of Luxor, is where you will board your dahabiya and meet the crew. A thriving merchant town, Esna is best known for the small ancient Temple of Khnum, which sits 9 meters below street level. Your trip will begin with a brief walk to the temple and a stroll through streets filled with beautiful textiles and other exotic goods.

Day 2: El Kab & Edfu

Day 2: El Kab & Edfu

El Kab, on the East bank of the Nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountains. Upon docking, you will embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishermen village to visit the necropolis.

In the afternoon, the boat will arrive at Edfu, home to the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Horse and carriage will take you to the temple through the busy city streets. After returning to the boat, you will set sail for a beautiful island.

Day 3: Sail & Swim

Day 3: Sail & Swim

This is a day devoted to the river: immediately after an optional morning walk and breakfast, you will set sail In the afternoon, you will stop at an island for a stroll or to swim in the Nile. As dusk begins, there may be an opportunity to walk into the desert along a valley lined with boulders covered in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and stone-age inscriptions. These images mark the beginning of the shortest trail through the desert to Libya (28 days in ancient times). At night, the boat will tie up the foot of floodlit temple of Gebel Silsileh.

Day 4: Gebel Silsileh

Day 4: Gebel Silsileh

Here, the Nile, flowing between two mountains ranges, is at its narrowest. You will usually be the only visitors at this fascinating site, as large Nile cruisers are not allowed to stop here. After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, you will visit a picturesque café to enjoy tea and shisha (waterpipe). You will then sail to a picturesque riverbank where you will stop for lunch and swimming.

Day 5: Kom Ombo

Day 5: Kom Ombo

After a night on the water and beneath the stars, the morning trip will take you to the town and temple of Kom Ombo. The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful locations, on a bend on the river. The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, you will visit the new Crocodile Museum, which contains many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the importance the creature played in this region in ancient times.

Day 6: Aswan

Day 6: Aswan

Awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Here your cruise comes to an end. You will leave us relaxed and refreshed in the morning.

Day 1: Esna
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"Unrestricted by the tight schedules and requirements that burdened the larger boats, we stopped to visit small villages and visited some of the most impressive ancient sites on Earth."
NZ Life & Style | 2015
"A huge thank you for 6 perfect days. The stunning scenery, attractively decorated boat, attentive staff, and mouth watering food made for a truly heavenly and unforgettable ‘once in a life time’ experience!"
Katie W. | Testimonial
"Nour el Nil built its Malouka with the perfect balance of centuries-old custom and modern luxury."
Departures Magazine | 2015
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