dahabiya nile cruise

Jul 26th, 2010, 01:58 AM
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dahabiya nile cruise

What is the best 3 or 4 night dahabiya cruise from aswan to luxor?
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Aug 11th, 2010, 05:19 AM
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I too am looking at booking a dahabiya cruise for our trip. Would anyone recommend a standard cruise over the dahabiya or vice versa? I know cost wise the standard cruises are less expensive, but the appeal of the smaller, more intimate cruise seems enticing! If you do recommend one over the other, does anyone have companies they would recommend?

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Aug 11th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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I did book the rihanna dahabiya for 3 nights. It only has 8 cabins and much more intimate than a big loud cruiseship. I do believe they have a website.

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Aug 12th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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I have been talking to two dahabiya companies. Nour el Nil and Nile Dahabiya Boats. Nour el Nil sails only from Luxor to Aswan for a 5 night cruise. They guarantee that they don't use tugboats- that may be why they sail only in that direction. The other company admits that they use the tugboats when necessary and in order to better the chances of sailing, cruise from Luxor to Aswan. I know that I would be really disappointed if I booked a Nile cruise on a dahabiya and found a tugboat alongside!
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Aug 12th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Then pray for wind.
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Aug 17th, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Jeff - Who did you book through? I am trying to find a good site with pictures, info on that boat! Thanks!
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Aug 17th, 2010, 01:52 AM
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Website is rihanadahabiya.com and i booked with memphis. We did the 3 night cruise.
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Oct 25th, 2011, 05:05 AM
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www.dahabieh.net Nile Heaven II has 8 double cabins and two double suites. 3-5 nights
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Oct 27th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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We loved the dahabiya choice....great way to pick up the rhythm and atmosphere of the Nile...not sure how to avoid a tug though unless you have some flexibility on arrival departure..personally it didn't bother us too much....we sailed plenty but they have a pretty long tow rope....we were fine with it. Can't predict the wind always....

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Oct 27th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Here's the trip report which includes info as to how we booked the dahabiya:

http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...and-jordan.cfm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CIVW...e_gdata_player


We used lazuli dahabiyas
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