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MS Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya Nile Cruise

  • Duration7 Nights or 5 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDahabiya Boat
  • AvailabilityFriday from Aswan
    Friday from Luxor
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Overview of Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya Nile Cruise

The Jaz Yakouta dahabiya is a magnificent vessel that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those looking to explore the Nile River in style and comfort. This luxury boat is a modern take on the traditional Egyptian dahabiya, and it seamlessly blends modern amenities with the timeless charm of ancient Egyptian architecture.

The Jaz Yakouta dahabiya boasts a spacious and elegant interior that is adorned with intricate, hand-carved woodwork and rich fabrics in warm, earthy tones. The boat can accommodate up to 10 guests in five luxurious cabins, each with its private en-suite bathroom.

The main deck of the Jaz Yakouta dahabiya features a cozy lounge area with plush seating and large windows that offer panoramic views of the Nile. Guests can relax here with a book or enjoy the stunning scenery while sailing along the river. The dining area is also located on the main deck, and it is a beautiful space where guests can enjoy delicious meals prepared by the onboard chef. The meals are a delightful blend of traditional Egyptian cuisine and international flavors, and they are all made with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

The upper deck of the Jaz Yakouta dahabiya is where guests can soak up the Egyptian sun and take in the stunning views of the Nile. The deck features a shaded area with comfortable loungers and a Jacuzzi, where guests can relax and unwind after sightseeing. The boat also has a small gym where guests can stay active and fit while onboard.

The Jaz Yakouta dahabiya offers a range of excursions and activities for guests to enjoy during their journey along the Nile. Guests can explore ancient temples and tombs in Luxor and Aswan, ride camels through the desert, or relax and take in the scenery as they sail along the river.

The Jaz Yakouta dahabiya is a unique and luxurious way to explore the Nile River. Its elegant design, top-notch amenities, and attentive staff offer an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start between 7 to 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can change the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya Facilities

  • Panoramic windows.
  • Safety deposit box.
  • An air conditioner with control.
  • International telephone.
  • Fax service (against charge).
  • Minibar.
  • Private bathroom.
  • Hairdryer and bathtub.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • TV with satellite channels.
  • Escape map.
  • In-room music system.
  • 2 life jackets.
  • Dining room.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Lounge.
  • 24 hours reception.
  • Laundry service.
  • Sun deck with sun beds.
  • Free WiFi.
  • On-call doctor.
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler system.
  • Smoke detector system Panel.
  • Afternoon tea.
  • Accompanying motor boat.

Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya Nile Cruise Itinerary

5 Nights Luxor To Aswan

Day 1:Friday - Luxor

 Upon arrival at Luxor, our representative will meet and assist you. And then, there will be a transfer to Jaz Yakouta Nile Dahabiya. The embarkation on the Nile cruise board will be before lunch. And then, you will take the lunch meal on the boat board.

Today, we will start the tour program by visiting Luxor temple. The temple was founded in 1400 BC and was built from sandstone blocks. These sandstone blocks were brought from the south western of Egypt. And then, we will visit Karnak temple, which features a vast mix of decayed temples and chapels.

Moreover, the temple also features pylons and other buildings. And then, we will be back on the boat. The dinner on the boat board.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 2:Saturday - Luxor - Esna

Breakfast will also be on the boat. After that, we will cross to the West Bank of the Nile River to visit the Colossi of Memnon. The statue is two colossal stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Figures have stood for 3,400 years in this tomb.

Moreover, it is across the Nile from the modern city of Luxor. And after that, we will go to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. There we will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple is located under cliffs on the west bank of the Nile.

Moreover, the temple is close to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. After that, we will go back to the Nile boat. You will have lunch on board the cruise while sailing to Esna, and dinner and overnight will also be on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 3:Sunday - Luxor - Edfu - Al Ramady Island

The breakfast meal will also be on the boat board sailing to Edfu. Over there, we will visit the beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple, known as Horus temple, is the Falcon God. The temple was built in 237 BC during the reigns of six Ptolemys. Moreover, the temple is the best preserved in Ancient Egypt.

Furthermore, the temple is the second largest after Karnak temple. Horus’s temple was built from sandstone blocks. The huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site of a smaller earlier temple. Horus’ temple was oriented east to west towards the Nile river. The temple’s later structure faces north to south.

It leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to see on the east side of the first court. Little is known about the first Horus temple. An inscription shows that New Kingdom rulers Seti I, Ramses II, and III did building work there.

And then, we will be back on the boat to eat lunch. The time will be spent on the boat board while sailing to Al Ramady Island. Dinner and overnight will be on the Nile river boat board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 4:Monday - Al Ramady Island - Aswan

The breakfast will also be on Jaz Yakouta Nile Dahabiya while sailing to El Sheikh Fadl Island. Relax on the boat, enjoying the boat activists on the boat board. Lunch will also be on the boat board.

The dinner and the overnight will also be on the boat board while sailing to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 5:Tuesday - Aswan

We will also take the breakfast meal today on the boat board. Today, we will visit the Philae temple, which tells us about the story of Isis and Osiris. The temple was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis. Continue to visit the High Dam, which was built in 1960. The dam contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Moreover, it is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base, and 363 feet tall. And then, we will be back on the boat to take the lunch meal on board. The boat board will serve tea and coffee in the early evening, and the dinner and overnight will also be on the boat board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 6:Wednesday - Aswan - Disembarkation

 The breakfast meal will also be on the boat board before we disembark. And then, there will be a transfer to Aswan airport (or train station). It will be for departure back to your destination.

Meals: Breakfast

7 Nights Luxor To Luxor

Day 1:Friday - Luxor

Upon your arrival at Luxor, our representative will meet and assist you. And then, there will be a transfer to Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya. The embarkation on the Nile cruise board will be before lunch. And then, you will take the lunch meal on the boat board.

Today, we will start the tour program by visiting Luxor temple. The temple was founded in 1400 BC and was built from sandstone blocks. These sandstone blocks were brought from the south western of Egypt. And then, we will visit Karnak temple, which features a vast mix of decayed temples and chapels.

Moreover, the temple also features pylons and other buildings. And then, we will be back on the boat. The dinner and overnight will also be on the boat board. The boat board will serve tea and coffee, and these boat boards will serve tea and coffee,

Meals: Lunch & Dinner.

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 2:Saturday - Luxor - Esna

You will have the meal of breakfast also on the boat board. And then, we will cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. The colossi are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

The statues stood for the past 3400 years in this cemetery. Moreover, they are across the Nile River from the modern city of Luxor.

And then, we will go to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. There, we will visit Hatshepsut temple. The temple is located under the cliffs on the west bank of the Nile.

Moreover, the temple is near the Kings Valley in Egypt. And then, we will return to the Nile boat. You will take the lunch meal on the cruise board while sailing to Esna.

The dinner and the overnight will also be on the boat board. The boat board will serve tea and coffee, and these boat boards will serve tea and coffee, 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 3:Sunday - Luxor - Edfu - Al Ramady island

Breakfast today will also be on board Jaz Yakuta Golden Nile while sailing to Edfu. There, we will visit the beautifully preserved temple of Edfu. The temple is also known as the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. The temple was built in 237 BC during the reign of the Six of Ptolemy. Moreover, the temple is indeed the best-preserved temple in ancient Egypt.

Furthermore, the temple is the second largest after Karnak. The Temple of Horus is built of sandstone blocks. The massive Ptolemaic temple was constructed on the site of a smaller, earlier temple. The Temple of Horus faces east to west towards the Nile River, and the final structure of the temple faces from north to south.

The ruined remains of the older temple edifice are left to see the eastern side of the first courtyard. Little is known about the first Temple of Horus. An inscription shows that the New Kingdom rulers Seti I and Ramesses II and III carried out construction work there.

After that, we will go back to the boat to take our lunch. The time will be leisurely on the ship while sailing to Ramadi Island. Dinner and overnight will be on the Nile River boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 4:Monday - Al Ramady island - Aswan

Today, we will also have breakfast on the boat board while sailing to El Sheikh Fadl Island. Relax on the boat, enjoying the boat activists on the boat board.

Lunch will also be on the boat board.

The dinner and the overnight will also be on the boat board while sailing to Aswan.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 5:Tuesday - Aswan

Breakfast will also be served on the boat. Today we will visit the Philae Temple, which tells us about the story of Isis and Osiris. The temple was an ancient pilgrimage center for the Isis cult. Continue to visit the High Dam, which was built in 1960.

The dam contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Moreover, it is 11,811 feet long, 3,215 feet thick at the base, and 363 feet long. Afterward, we will return to the boat to take our lunch on board. Early evening tea and coffee will be served on the ship.

Dinner and overnight will also be on the boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 6:Wednesday - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Al Ramady

We will first have breakfast also on the boat board. And then, we will sail to Kom Ombo. Once we arrive, we will visit the Ptolemaic temple of Sobek and Haroeries.

And then, we will be back on the boat for lunch while sailing to Al Ramady Island.

The dinner and overnight will also be on the boat board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Bout

Day 7:Thursday - Al Ramady island - Luxor

The breakfast meal will also be on the boat board. And then, we will sail to Luxor.

Lunch will be on the cruise board. Enjoy the relaxation on the boat board and watch the Egyptian birds.

The dinner and overnight will also be on the boat board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Dahabiya Boat

Day 8:Friday - Luxor - Disembarkation

After taking the breakfast meal on the boat board before we disembark.

And then, there will be a transfer to the airport or train station for your departure back.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • 7 nights or 5 nights accommodation on Dahabiya on an FB basis
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers in a modern private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Dahabiya excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights in and between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide on board the Dahabiya (share group tours)
  • One complimentary bottle of water per person per day
  • All transfers are by A-C vehicles with qualified drivers
  • All service charges and taxes
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any additional meals and drinks
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to the guide, driver, Dahabiya crew etc
  • Any optional tours & activities

Things to know

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication

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Karen

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“The Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya” was a dream come true. The ship’s elegance and charm, combined with the warm hospitality of the crew, made this trip unforgettable. My cabin felt like a luxurious retreat with stunning Nile views, and the attention to detail throughout the journey was impeccable.

The daily excursions to historical sites were incredibly informative, and I was in awe of Egypt’s ancient wonders. The small group size allowed for a more intimate and personalized experience, and I formed close bonds with my fellow travelers.

I can’t thank the crew and organizers enough for creating such a magical experience. “The Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya” is a must for anyone seeking a solo adventure with a touch of luxury and a lot of heart.

April 6, 2023
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