4 Luxury Cabins and 2 Terrace Suites

Nora is a replica of a 19th-century Dahabiya and is as beautiful as her name – classically elegant and inspired by the golden age of Nile travel. The upper deck features an expansive lounge and dining area. Antique lamps and chandeliers illuminate the wooden sundeck, while beautifully embroidered cushions, deckchairs, a hammock, sofas, and loungers line each side. It is easy to relax beneath her billowing white sails on the shaded sundeck. As you cruise along the Nile, there’s always beauty that passes your eye. Inside the boat there is a spacious saloon, bathed in natural light from the large louvred windows. The saloon has two distinct areas; one side styled with comfortable chairs and sofas, and the other with a dining table and a library stocked with books about Egypt and the Nile.

There are four luxury cabins and two terrace suites, each with an en-suite bathroom, equipped with everything you need. At the rear of the Dahabiya are 2 superb suites, with private balconies overlooking the Nile. The remaining 4 cabins are no less magical, surrounded by large French windows, giving magnificent views of the Nile.

4 Luxury Cabins – Great views, inside and out

Individually and elegantly styled, super-comfy cabins, providing a generous space for a comfortable stay, yet they still feel romantically cosy. The four en-suite cabins are large and air-conditioned. All are equally delightful, with louvred French windows, giving spectacular Nile views. Each cabin includes two twin beds or one king-sized bed. There’s also space for an extra bed and baby cot in each.
These cabins are classically Egyptian in every way, with fine antique furniture, Egyptian rugs, floral wallpaper, and handmade tapestries.
The large ensuite bathrooms come with lovely antique tiles floors, a bathtub and shower, plenty of towels, and old-fashioned Egyptian toiletries.

2 Panoramic Suites – Sleeping beauties & private balconies

At the end of the central corridor are two large suites, complete with French windows and private spacious balconies for expansive views of the river. Both are wonderfully romantic and have antique four-post beds. Every suite is spacious enough to accommodate an additional bed if you need it.
A sense of nostalgic charm and homely atmosphere lingers. Décor is kept simple and striking with white walls, parquet floors, antique furniture, vintage wallpapers, oil paintings, and handmade tapestries.
The ensuite bathrooms have baths as well as showers and are lined with beautiful handmade Egyptian tiles. Complimentary old-fashioned Egyptian toiletries, bathrobes and hair dryers are provided.

Deck Plan Nora – A sailing boat with no engine: Roomy & Relaxing

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Length: 45 metres
Width: 7.5 metres
Passengers: up to 15
Crew: 10
4 Twin/Triple Cabins, all have exterior view windows and private bathrooms
2 Double Suites, with private balconies overlooking the Nile and ensuite bathrooms
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 Sunday on board Nile Dahabiya Nora

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 Thursday on board Dahabiya Nora

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, relax on deck and enjoy lunch whilst sailing. Spectacular Nile views accompany the onwards journey to Esna. Walk into Esna souks and its twisting streets and alleyways, where every step brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. Watch skilled artisans perfect their craft, practice your haggling skills or take a break from the hustle to sip on tea in a local tea house. Finish the day with a traditional Egyptian dinner. Third and last night on board.

Day 4 – Disembarkation in Esna
Your Dahabiya journey ends this morning in Esna. Enjoy a final breakfast before transferring to any address in Luxor (45 km south – approximately one hour’s drive), arriving around 11am.

Rates per person per night Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy
Accommodation in a cabin € 190 € 175 € 275
Accommodation in a suite € 230 € 210 € 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 OrientZekrayaat and Loulia