37 x 6.5m Dahabiya

Assouan

37 x 6.5m Dahabiya

Assouan

37 x 6.5m Dahabiya

Assouan

37 x 6.5m Dahabiya

Assouan

37 x 6.5m Dahabiya

Assouan

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Overview

Beautifully sleek and immaculately designed, Assouan is the most intimate of Nour El Nil's four dahabiyas.

As the first dahabiya launched by Nour El Nil, Assouan holds a special place in our hearts. It may be the coziest and most affordable of our four dahabiyas, but it still offers our incomparable levels of comfort, service and cuisine.

Assouan is the most affordable of Nour El Nil’s dahabiyas, with rates starting at €1,100 per person depending on the season. For this reason, it is ideal for travellers seeking the unique Nour El Nil experience, but who are budget-conscious.

Assouan can be privatized at a rate of €17,500 Per Week. Assouan has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers.

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1600 Euros Per Person

Panoramic Suite

The two panoramic suites offer elegance and light. With floor-to-ceiling windows that offer wide views of the river, and with a king size bed, the panoramic suites provide an opportunity to cruise in grand style. The en-suite includes a shower, toilet and wall-to-wall mirrors.

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1100 Euros Per Person

Standard Room

As with all Nour el Nil cabins, the Assouan’s Standard Rooms can be configured with kingsize or twin beds, have large windows offering big views of the Nile, reading lights beside the bed and ample storage. The en-suite includes a 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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"But if, like me, you prefer to travel at a gentler pace, to spend more time on the river and see more sights along the way, you need to board a dahabiya, and there are none better than the boats operated by Nour el Nil."
Condé Nast Traveller | 2014
"Nour El Nil was the most amazing trip we have taken as a family. We loved every second and cannot stop recommending it. There are few trips that can be done twice in life, this is the kind of trip you never want to leave."
Sima D. | 2015
"I just wanted to email you to thank you for such a wonderful week aboard the dahabiya. It really was such a wonderful trip. Your lovely crew was just fabulous, and took care of us so well. They were delightful."
Gillian P. | Jan. 2015
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