4 Luxury Cabins and 2 Terrace Suites

Loulia is named after the Dahabiya British journalist Robert Hichens used on his trip through Egypt in the 1890s. A cruise aboard the Loulia could have come straight out of the pages of his book Egypt and its Monuments, published in 1908. You’ll see fabulous ancient monuments and sites others don’t see. Enjoy the rhythm of life on the Nile from a deckchair on the half-shaded sun deck. Walk through fields, visit local markets, villages, small islands and many other scenic spots. Below decks there is a lovely salon and lounge area styled with a dining table and comfortable sofas; to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Dahabiya Loulia can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests in four spacious cabins and two larger suites, all with individual air-conditioning. Both suites have a private terrace. Each cabin and suite has an en-suite bathroom with colourful tiles, shower, toilet and bath.

Luxury Cabins

The four Nile-facing cabins are beautifully decorated with a charming mix of local antiques, Egyptian artefacts and hand-woven rugs. The cabin size at 17 square metres is large by Dahabiya standards. Each cabin includes two twin beds or one king-size double bed, dressed in fine Egyptian linen. You can gaze out the large French windows at the Nile and riverside villages. All cabins are able to accommodate an additional child bed or baby cot.

Terrace Suites

Dahabiya Loulia is fitted with two superb Terrace Suites, located at the back of the boat. Panoramic French windows and a small private balcony offer gorgeous Nile views. Each suite has a king-size brass double bed and is individually styled with Egyptian antique furniture. At 26 square meters, a suite can accommodate up to three guests: two adults and one child under 12 years old.

Deck Plan Loulia

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Length: 38.5 metres
Width: 6.75 metres
Passengers: 12
Crew: 10
4 Twin cabins, 17 square meters in size, each with private bathroom
2 Double suites, 26 square meters in size, with private bathroom and terrace
1 Salon & Dining room

• All cabins and suites outside-facing with panoramic windows
• The boat is air-conditioned throughout with individual controls
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access is offered throughout the boat
• Generator for electricity
• Water filters for fresh water supply
• Waste water recycling and sewage treatment system
• Safety equipment (smoke detectors, emergency lighting and sprinkler system)

Guaranteed weekly departure • Every Thursday on board Nile Dahabiya Loulia

Upriver from Esna to Aswan • 4 Night Itinerary

Day 1 – Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia
Departure from any address in Luxor to Esna (50 km south), home port of Dahabiya Loulia. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 4-day cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. First night on board.

Day 2 – Edfu – Wadi el Shat
Sail for Edfu and visit the temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night; later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.

Day 3 – Gebel el Silsila – Kom Ombo – Maniha
Sail to Gebel el Silsila and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. Set sail for the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Third night on board.

Day 4 – Daraw – El Koubania, Aswan
Sail to Daraw and take a walking tour to the village to visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop on the famous 40-day desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, near Aswan. Fourth and last night on board.

Day 5 – Disembarkation in Aswan
End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board. Transfer to any address in Aswan.

Guaranteed weekly departure • Every Monday on board Dahabiya Loulia

Downriver from Aswan to Esna • 3 Night Itinerary

Day 1 – Boarding in Aswan – Kom Ombo – Gebel el Silsila
Transfer to and embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 3-day cruise along the Nile between Aswan and Esna. The first day’s sailing takes you to a small Nile island for a walk in the countryside. After lunch on board or on the island, continue sailing towards Kom Ombo to visit the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Then cruise towards Gebel el-Silsila. First night on board.

Day 2 – Edfu – El Fawaza
After breakfast visit the rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramses II and Merenptah and explore the sandstone quarries at Gebel el-Silsila. The sail continues to Edfu where you can visit the temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Travel on to a small island where the boat will moor for the night. You will have dinner on board the Dahabiya or round a campfire on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.

Day 3 – El Kab – Esna
Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, one of the oldest and most significant archaeological sites on the Nile. Visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Return to the boat and set sail for Esna. Third and last night on board.

Day 4 – Disembarkation in Esna
End of the Nile Dahabiya cruise journey in Esna after breakfast on board. Transfer to any address in Luxor.

Rates per person per night Double occupancy Single occupancy
Accommodation in a cabin € 190 € 275
Accommodation in a suite € 230 € 355


Included

Transfers to and from any address in Luxor or Aswan to the Dahabiya, depending on the itinerary
Sightseeing, all entrance fees and English-speaking guide services on board
Full board accommodation, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drinks throughout the voyage
Complimentary Wireless Internet Access.

Excluded
Alcoholic beverages and tipping.

Children’s Rates
Sharing cabin/suite with adults. From 1 to 4 years old – Free. From 5 to 12 years old – 20% discount.

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Other departure days
We also offer 3 & 4-day itineraries with different departure days on our sister Dahabiya boats, The Orient and Zekrayaat.