Dahabiya Zekrayaat

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4 Luxury Cabins and 2 Terrace Suites

Zekrayaat, Arabic for memories, has the original features of a Nile boat from the 19th century: two large lateen sails, one on the bow and one at the stern. The beautiful open air upper deck with chairs and daybeds offers impressive panoramic views of the Nile, riverside villages and ancient sites. The charming cabins and suites below deck have an atmosphere of time gone by. At the front of the boat is the cosy salon with sofas, a large dining table and a small library. Dahabiya Zekrayaat is big enough to sail the Nile comfortably and small enough to drop anchor in less visited spots, picturesque and quiet, far away from the regularly crowded spots.

As there are only four cabins and two terrace suites aboard Dahabiya Zekrayaat, no more than twelve people can travel at a time. This is ideal for a special occasion, a small family reunion, a trip with friends or another well-earned treat. All cabins and suites are stylishly decorated, air-conditioned and have their own bathroom.

Spacious Cabins

At 17 square meters, each cabin includes two twin beds or one king-size double bed that can accommodate up to two passengers. Large windows offer perfect views over the Nile. Appointed with fine antique furniture, Egyptian rugs and handmade tapestries, every cabin is full of character. The private bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet and a beautifully tiled floor.

Panoramic Suites

At the end of the central corridor are the two suites with private terraces, providing stunning views and a gentle breeze from the river. Each suite is styled in warm tones with attention to detail, with oriental furniture and traditional fabrics carefully selected throughout Egypt. The suites have one large double brass bed and a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.

Deck Plan Zekrayaat

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 suite 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 Monday on board Dahabiya Zekrayaat

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 Zekrayaat. 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 Friday on board Dahabiya Zekrayaat

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