Merit Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Merit Dahabiya is a luxury Nile Cruise ship that comprises elegantly furnished suites and cabins. The special large windows in every cabin allow you a charming view of the River Nile while keeping the privacy in your own rooms. Completely over the full width of the boat, you find the suites which open onto a private terrace for offering a panoramic view of the Nile.

Cruise Itinerary A: Luxor-Aswan

Saturdays: 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Saturday

You board the Dahabiya-Merit in Luxor. After lunch on board, visits the famous temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner and accommodation on Board!

Day 2: Sunday

Take time to take your breakfast on board, before we visit the West Bank with the well-known Valley of the Kings, the imposing Hatshepsut Temple and the two Memnon Colossi. Back on board, we serve your lunch. Next, the sailing Dahabiya Nile Cruise goes to Esna. Enjoy the afternoon tea on the sundeck. The dinner is taken during the sailing tour. We spend the night near an island in the Nile.

Day 3: Monday

You will have breakfast while passing the Esna lock. From there the journey continues to Edfu. Enjoy lunch while driving. Arrived in Edfu, visit the temple there. Back on board, the journey continues to Al Ramady Island. Dinner and overnight will take place aboard the island.

Day 4: Tuesday

In the early morning, we sail towards Aswan while you have breakfast. On the way, we visit El Sheikh Fadl Island. Lunch on board while sailing! Arrived on El Sheikh Fadl, we serve afternoon tea and dinner on the island. After dinner, we will sail to Aswan and stay on board.

Day 5: Wednesday

Arrival in Aswan in the early morning (6:00 am)! You have breakfast on board. In Aswan, visit the Philae Temple and the Aswan Dam (High Dam). This ends the tour with the Dahabiya cruise ship.

We will take you to the airport or optionally to your hotel for a few more days in Aswan

Cruise Itinerary B: Aswan – Luxor

Wednesdays: 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1: Wednesday

Embarkation: Dahabiya Merit in Aswan. After lunch, visit the Philae Temple and the High Dam (Aswan Dam). Before you return to the Dahabiya Nile cruise  ship, the rest of the day is free for a shopping tour on the Aswan market. Overnight on board

Day 2: Thursday

After breakfast on board, we offer you the opportunity to visit the Abu Simbel Temple in the early morning (Optional Tour) Lunch on board. Then we continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the temple of Kom Ombo before continuing to Al Ramady Island. Dinner on board of Dahabiya cruise ship! We anchor for overnight next to Ramady Island.

Day 3: Friday

Breakfast in the early morning, during we sail to Esna. Enjoy lunch while sailing across the Nile to the Esna lock. After crossing the lock, the journey continues to Luxor. Here you will visit the east bank (East Bank) of the Nile, with the Luxor & Karnak Temple. Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor!

Day 4: Saturday

Before visiting the West Bank (West Bank) of the Nile in Luxor, board your breakfast to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.

The disembarkation aboard the Dahabiya-Merit ends your luxury Nile cruise. We will take you to the airport or optionally to your hotel in Luxor for a few days rest.


  • Transfer from and to your hotel/airport
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5 or 4 days on the 5 * Dahabiya Merit with full board
  • All attractions as described in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour


  • Personal expenses during the tour

Trip duration: 5 or 4 days/4 or 3 nights

Trip runs: Saturdays & Wednesdays

Tour: Luxor to Aswan/ Aswan to Luxor

Dahabeya Merit Cruise Features:

Boutique and gift shop
Two masts sailboat.
Dining facilities, Bars and Reading Lounge.
Open-air Jacuzzi.
Same day laundry service with express pressing service.
Sprinkling System, Anti-Fire treatment and full Fire Safety measures.
Doctor on call 24 hours.
Emergency handling and fire trained staff.
Marine Satellite (Nile Sat Channels)
Internet access (Chargeable).
Music system with daily program.

Price Per Person Three Nights Four Nights Five Nights
Summer Prices Triple
Double 490.00 $
Winter Prices Triple
Double 620.00 $
Merit Dahabiya
Merit Dahabiya

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