Dahabiyas, river-going sailboats, were common in Egypt in the early 1900s when sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in comfort. They made their way down the Nile enjoying the river breeze. To this day the dahabiyas are popular among those who wish to enjoy Egypt at a leisurely pace, to take in the landscapes, view the ancient treasures and life on the riverbank.
There has been a revival of dahabiyas and you can now travel in modern comfort.
The experience of sailing the Nile on a dahabiya fulfills dreams and is quite different from traveling on a floating hotel like a cruise ship. The dahabiya experience is a privilege both romantic and intimate. Feel the wind in your hair, float along, and the only sound you’ll hear is the wind in the sails, children laughing on the riverbank wishing you a happy journey.
Why sail on a dahabiya?
You will be with a small group.
Every beautiful temple can be visited at the right time of the day.
A dahabiya can moor in places where a cruise ship cannot, such as islands and villages along the bank.You can take a walk through the village and observe the busy village life.