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FEATURES
Cabins
The Guest accommodation on the ship comprises of four en-suite air conditioned cabins (max. occupancy 2 people) measuring 11.25m that can be set out with either two single beds or with a king-size bed. Each cabin is individually named, tastefully decorated and has three large windows so guests can have a great view of the Nile whilst enjoying the privacy of their own room. The cabins boast Egyptian cotton bedding, flat screen TV, and telephone with ample wardrobe and draw space. The bathrooms are equipped with a power shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. You also have your own steward who is responsible for helping to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible.

The Owner's Suite
The owner’s suite (max. occupancy 3 people) is fully air-conditioned and spans the full width of the rear of the ship. The suite is more than 15m with a beautiful Lounge that opens onto it’s own private terrace which affords panoramic views of the Nile, perfect for entertaining or “when you just want to be alone”. The suite has all of the luxury fittings of the cabins but in a more spacious and sumptuous setting. The Owner’s Suite is ideal for entertaining and for the corporate charter.

Sundeck
The Upper Deck is the place to be for sun worshippers with sun beds and cool down shower.  It has oriental seating, sun Lounger, two Pergolas decorated with Arabic style, one of them has a big bar serving Fresh juices and alcoholic, However Sundeck is for guests wanting to escape the heat of the sun it is partially shaded. We will take meals at our large banqueting table and relax on the comfortable deck furniture, or sip mint tea in our Arabic corner furnished with local carpets and cushions as well as Arabesque sofas.

Salon & Restaurant
The Salon is at the front of the ship and makes a delightful meeting place, as well as providing an alternative location for meals. Borrow a book or DVD from our library, play board games, watch major events on satellite TV or connect with the outside world with our onboard internet connection. The salon is also a place to meet your fellow guests for drinks at the bar before dinner and perhaps sip a digestive and discuss the events of the day late into the evening.
Cuisine
The food on board JUDI is designed to offer a wide range of dishes which will appeal to most tastes.
Breakfast is a leisurely affair which may be taken on the top deck whenever you are ready in the morning. There are no set times and the stewards will bring you freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit, fine coffee and a variety tea's, eggs any way you like them, even soft boiled eggs and soldiers as well as the usual cereals etc. Or you may prefer to try an Egyptian breakfast "Shak Shuka" eggs scrambled with onion, peppers, garlic and a little chili served with soft bread rolls to awaken your palate! We buy freshly caught fish from the local fisherman as they pull up alongside at any convenient point during our journey; we are able to change the menu at short notice to accommodate freshly grilled Nile Perch or Catfish.
Lunch is on the top deck under the shade of the canvas roof which protects everyone from the midday sun. We generally serve a selection of local Mediterranean dishes including Baba Anoug (eggplant and chick pea dip) Middle Eastern Salads, Falafel, Sweet Tomato Salad and local Flatbread. It's perfect lunch fare for vegetarians as well as carnivores. A glass or two of Shahrazade Rose, or a cold beer sets the tone for an afternoon of relaxing as we cruise leisurely to our next temple destination.
Dinner can be a slightly more formal affair (though it needn't be) and it is an opportunity for the ladies to dress up. Most evenings are a delightful temperature to dine outside on the upper deck or wherever we dock, on a sandy island, in the grounds of one of the temples or simply on the banks of the Nile. If the weather is less than perfect (too hot, too cold) then dinner is served in the air-conditioned Salon after cocktails in the bar prepared by our Head Steward.
We serve an authentic Egyptian Banquet including the famous Pigeon Farsi, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Fish Tajen, with roasted seasonal vegetables and other Middle Eastern delectable's. After which, the crew will lead the guests in a riotous fun evening of music, singing and dancing in full traditional costume. Enthusiasm and eagerness to please mean that the service staff will look after all your dining needs with friendly efficiency, the intimate layout of JUDI ensures that food is always fresh and served piping hot with grace and style. Enjoy!
TECHNICAL DATA
Type of boat
Egyptian Dahabiya, 2-Master, sailing boat 2005.
Length: 36 meters.
Width: 6.10 meters.
Number of cabin: 4 double cabins (around 11m2) with twin-or large bed, air condition, wardrobe, big windows,
shower, washing basin and WC.

Sundeck
length 23meters, tables and chairs on deck, oriental seating area, sun lounger.

Number of Cabins
4 double cabins (around 11m2) with twin-or large bed, air condition, wardrobe, big windows,
shower, washing basin and WC

Suite
1 suite with a large bed, private terrace, wardrobe, shower; basin and WC.

Kitchen
fully equipped kitchen.

Cuisine
Traditional Egyptian cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinner, afternoon tea with pastry.
Food and Beverage: Full board including tea/coffee and mineral water.
Food & Beverage
Full board including tea/coffee and mineral water.
ITINERARY
This travel package would be the most wonderful choice for travelers who are in love with the Nile sailing and fond of the ancient Egyptian history and monuments.
This marvelously tailored travel package will enable the guests to spend 5 nights in a Dahabeya Nile Cruise ship and explore the wonders of Egypt located in the cities of Luxor and Aswan, and even between them.

Day One: Luxor – Esna

Upon arrival in Luxor, the Oriental Tours representative will be awaiting the guests to became his best friend for the coming few days in his home away from home.

We only deal with professional Egyptian, long experienced,  and highly educated tour guides that have outstanding communication and linguistic skills to offer the tourists with the highest degrees of services

We start our visits of Luxor by exploring the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty till the 20th dynasty wished to protect their tombs against thieves; this was why they dig their tombs deep in the Theban Mountain, called the Theban peak. This includes the wonderful tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

Our next visit will be to the Temple of Hatshepsut; this magnificent mortuary temple was named the Splendid of splendids. It was constructed by the first Queen to rule over Egypt in the 15th century BC. Afterwards, many sections of the temple were destroyed by Ramses II and many of his successors. During the Coptic period of Egypt, the temple was transformed into a monastery, titled El Deir El Bahary.

Our next stop will be to the giant Colossi of Memnon; these two statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III that was constructed in the 14th century BC. Standing about 20 meters high, these two statues were named the Colossi of Memnon during the Roman period when one of the statues used to making a humming sound.

Our last visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temple, the largest and the most important Pharaonic temple in the whole world. Established in the New Kingdom, the Temple or the complex of temples of Karnak was constructed over around 1300 years. Every king and Pharaoh of Egypt wanted to have his addition in the Karnak. This was why it turned out at the end to become the largest Pharaonic complex in Egypt.  

The guests are then transferred using the most comfortable air conditioned vehicles to Esna, 54 kilometers tom the South of Luxor, at the end of the day to start their journey in the Dahabeya ship.

Overnight in the Dahabeya landing in one of the nice islands located to the North of Edfu


Day Two: Esna - Edfu

We begin our day with the tasty breakfast at the Dahabeya and we continue sailing towards Edfu

We reach the town of Edfu, 115 kilometers south of Luxor.

We go on a wonderful horse carriage ride towards the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Ptolemaic Temple in Egypt. The structure was constructed by Ptolemy III in 237 BC and it was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII in the 1st century BC. The temple is actually a wonderful copy of much ancient Pharaonic temples and it is in a wonderfully preserved state.

Our next visit will be to the souk or market of Edfu where the guests will have a chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, and everything that Egyptian shops have to offer.

In the evening we reach El Fouza Island, one of the nice islands of the Nile that will be ours for the rest of the night where we disembark the Dahabeya, have lunch and spend the night in the ship


Day Three: Edfu – Silsila

After the wonderful breakfast, we go on sailing down the Nile until we reach the Our first visit of the day will be the Temple of the Gebel El Silsila, situated 65 kilometers to the North of Aswan. This area was used for quarrying different materials during the New Kingdom till the Greco Roman era. Many kings of the new Kingdoms had shrines and chapels constructed here including these of Ramses II, Hormoheb, and Mernptah.

Located opposite to the Gebel of Silsila, there is the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun.

We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. The Dahabeya staff will prepare everything to have a magical dinner on the ground. With the lighted temple in front of us, we will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music.  

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Four: Silsila – Kom Ombo

After the great energizer breakfast, we go on sailing towards Kom Ombo

We reach the Temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo; this marvelous Greco Roman temple is quite symmetrical in everything. Being dedicated to the two gods; the falcon god, Haroeris, and the Crocodile god, Sobek, the temple has two entrances, two halls, and two sanctuaries. The temple was started in the 3rd century BC and it was completed by the Roman emperor, Augustus, in the year 30 AD.

We will then land in one of the small magical islands in the River Nile to have dinner in a great distinctive location

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Five: Kom Ombo – Aswan

We go on sailing towards Aswan in the morning.

We reach Aswan in the morning to explore the wonders of Aswan, this historical city that was always believed to have its own magic. With the Nile in Aswan being very wide, watching the river and the islands in Aswan is different than any other place in Egypt

We start our visits with the Temple of Philae, the center of the worship of Isis, the famous Egyptian god. This temple was constructed starting from the 4th century BC and the completed in the late Ptolemaic period to the early Roman period in Egypt. After the construction of the High Dam, the temple was relocated with the help of the UNESCO to its new location that we visit today.

Our next visit to the Souk of Aswan. Being famous all over Egypt for having a wide variety of products especially spices and herbs, a visit to the market of Aswan is essential for any tourist visiting the city.

We go on with our visit and go to explore the Unfinished Obelisk; a New Kingdom semi finished obelisk is laying down in ancient granite quarry in the South of Aswan. If it had been used and erected, being 1.8 million kilograms, it would have been the largest obelisk in history. The most remarkable feature of visiting the unfinished obelisk is that it would be accompanied by interpretation of how ancient Egyptians constructed obelisks.

We get ready for the final night in the Dahabeya when we will enjoy our time to the max in the Galabeya Costume Party.  Every guest will choose his favorite Egyptian traditional Galabeya, the famous cotton robes that are used by both men and women in Egypt, his or her best accessories, and the colorful Egyptian hats. We will all enjoy our evening dancing, listening to the music, and enjoying the dinner.

Overnight in the Dahabeya

 

Day Six: Aswan final departure

After the usual great breakfast in the Dahabeya, it will time to farewell the Dahabeya ship and the staff after spending a dreamy vacation sailing down the Nile and exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Disembark the ship and get ready for your next trip

Transportation to the Aswan railway station and the Aswan Airport are available upon request.  


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Every Friday for 5 nights From Esna, Luxor to Aswan
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