Dahabiya The Orient

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4 Luxury Cabins and 1 Terrace Suite

Dahabiya The Orient is based on the design of an original Dahabiya from the late 18th and early 19th century and is built in colonial style. The heart of this traditional two-masted sailing boat is the half-shaded sundeck. It’s the perfect place to lie in a wooden deck chair and lazily watch the landscape gliding by. Down below is a nice living area, a salon, four cabins and one suite. The cosy salon has a small library with books about the Nile and Egypt. With its comfortable sofas, it’s the perfect setting to end the day. Swap stories, share experiences, read a book or play a game of backgammon while enjoying a Turkish coffee or a glass of Alexandrian wine.

The Orient is the smallest boat in our fleet. Accommodation aboard consists of four double cabins and just one suite with a private terrace. The beautifully appointed cabins and suite offer the charm of a bygone era. The boat is air-conditioned throughout and each cabin and the suite have an en-suite bathroom.

Luxury Cabins

The four cabins are roomy at 17 square meters. Individually decorated with local antiques, every cabin has two large antique beds or one king-size bed dressed up with fine Egyptian cotton. Two large windows with Louvre shutters offer views of ancient sites, riverside villages and breathtaking scenery. Each of the air-conditioned cabins has a well-equipped bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet and a beautifully tiled floor.

Terrace Suite

Dahabiya The Orient is fitted with one spacious suite with a private terrace. Located at the back of the boat, the terrace offers incredible views of the Nile. It’s a lovely spot to relax and unwind after sightseeing ashore. The suite has a large antique double bed and is charmingly furnished with regional fabrics and furniture. Its private bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet.

Deck Plan The Orient

Length: 36.5 metres
Width: 6.5 metres
Passengers: 10
Crew: 10
4 Twin Cabins, 17 square meters in size, each with private bathroom
1 Double Suite, 26 square meters in size, with private bathroom and terrace
1 Salon & Dining room

• All cabins and the suite outside-facing with panoramic windows
• The boat is air-conditioned throughout with individual controls
• Complimentary Wifi 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 Saturday on board Dahabiya The Orient

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 The Orient. 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 Wednesday on board Dahabiya The Orient

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 € 175 € 275
Accommodation in a suite € 215 € 340


Included

Full board accommodation, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Sightseeing, all entrance fees and English-speaking guide services on board
Transfers to and from any address in Luxor or Aswan to the Dahabiya, depending on the itinerary.

Excluded
All drinks on board, except for afternoon tea and breakfast, 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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Our Dahabiya Boats Journeys are only available for direct bookings, not through third-party agents. Please use our Booking Form and follow the online instructions to guide you through the booking process. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm availability. Once your booking has been confirmed you can be sure that your Nile Dahabiya cruise will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled.

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