The summer months in Luxor are very quiet. The mercury goes up to 40°C or more and not many visitors find their way to Luxor. The expats who live her travel to their home countries or other places where the temperatures are easier to take.
I like spending the summers in Luxor. We go sailing and swimming in the Nile – very refreshing and invigorating. Sometimes I go to the pool of the Winter Palace hotel which is a bit on the expensive side, but sometimes I like to treat myself to something special. I think the pool is the best in Luxor, large and deep. It lies in a beautiful garden. Lunch is served at the deck chair – that is a true holiday!
Early in the morning we work in the garden. We planted mango, apricot, papaya, hibiscus, bougainvillea, roses and lots of vegetables. We’ll grow herbs in the fall. A gardener supports us with active help and advice.
Apart from the garden, we have a lot of work in the summer, because this is the time for the maintenance work on the dahabiya. Sails need to be stitched, the ship is painted inside and out, the hardwood floors on the deck and the bow are sanded and varnished. Soon we will be ready for the new season.
We are looking forward to our guests. We have bookings mainly from France, Italy, South Africa, UK, USA, Belgium and Germany. We still have some dates available.
Every Monday, we sail from Esna (port of Luxor) to Aswan and every Friday from Aswan to Esna. Write to us, and we’ll send you an offer.