Read their reviews or watch a video to see & listen to people describing their experiences on our Dahabiyas ABUNDANCE and MINYA as well as on our felucca.

Dear Brittani, Dear Johanna,
we just arrived last night back in Switzerland, and I wanted to write and tell you how happy we were with our trip.

The sailboat and the crew were amazing. It was such a beautiful experience, and such a privilege to be able to take a sailboat up and down the Nile and visit the wonderful sites.

We were very impressed with the food, and in the end we ate all the salads and uncooked dishes because we felt we could trust the kitchen and water filter set up, and we didn’t have any issues.

The tours with Hisham were fantastic, and your Cairo partner was great as well.

Thank you for making our Egypt trip so perfect.

Best regards,
Harun and Daniel

Michelle + Jade, Singapure + South Africa, 21 May 2023

Danki vir’n lekker tyd op die Nile rivier! Ons het diet baie geniet! Julle het baie mooi na uns gekyk. Almal het ons trip spesiaal gemaak. Ons het al julle efforts waarden!

Michelle + Jade, Singapure + South Africa, 21 May 2023

Thank you crew for an amazing trip on the Nile. We loved every minute of it. We felt truly taken care of. Everyone made our trip very exciting and special. We appreciated all your efforts!

Camille, le 4 mai 2023

Expérience unique, je ne referai probablement jamais une autre roisiére sur le Nil, mais elle ne pourra jamais dépasser celle-ci. L’équipage est super sympa, la nourriture délicieuse, et les baignades dans le Nil qui rafraîchissent.
Merci beaucoup de ces souvenirs que vous nous laissez.

Claudia + Thomas, Bozena + Andreas, 22.05.-26.05.2023

“wenn man in Ägypten ist, muss man diese Fahrt gemacht haben – ein Traum!”

Wir werden diese Nilreise niemals vergessen und sagen danke für den tollen Service an Bord.

Jackie A., June 25th, 2023

Wow, wow, wow!!! We had the most beautiful time on the Nile. Everything was exceptional – the boat, staff, food, site, swimming in the Nile, and dancing under the stars… we loved every second of it. Thank you so much for letting us stay – and we hope to be back very soon!

Aiya + Jonas from Australia, 28th June 2023

So in awe of these past few days on this spectacular boat! Everyone on board made the entire experience so incredible. The biggest smiles and next level views!
We both got so blissfully relax and learn at the same time. We never want to leave, could stay here forever.
We love Egypt! We love the Nile!
Thank you thank you thank you!

Federica + Pietro, 3 luglio ’23

Una volía che hai viaggiaío, il viaggio non finisce mai, ma si ripeíe infiniíe volíe negli angoli più silenziosi della meníe.
La meníe non sa separasi dal viaggio.

Valentin, le 4 mai 2023

Le voyage était fantastique! La nourriture, la décoration, la propreté … Tout était parfait! La pause baignade était super.

Francesca B., NYC

“Your dahabiya felt luxurious and comfortable. The various sitting and conversational spaces are beautifully decorated and comfortable.”

Sujata and Manjul B., Calif.

“I loved waking up to the sound of the prayer and the sound of the water ….”

Lars und Antje W., Deutschland

“Was wir in den letzten Tagen hier an Bord und auf unserer Reise erleben durften, hat unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen. ….”

Marius G., Bressanone

“Erholung pur für Seele, Geist und Körper! Jeden Tag aufs Neue begeisterten uns die kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten. ….”

Stefan und Simon B., Leipzig

“Wir waren für 4 wundervolle Tage Gäste auf diesem herrlichen Schiff. Simon (9) und ich sind so begeistert …”

Kathy K., Colorado

“The boat is so comfortable. I wanted to sleep all day with the Nile breezes in my face. ….”

Sharon S., Colorado

“Your guide Mohamed F. was amazing with his knowledge. Everyone was helpful with my disability, so I felt part of the group. ….”

Faye G., New Zealand

“Thank you all for being so caring and for making this trip such a wonderful experience …..”

Gail d A, Florida

“….your crew. They are warm, caring, interesting, hard working and eager to make sure all guests are given superior service. The food …. Oh my goodness!!”

Monica E.A., Mexico

“Me gusto mucho que el barc o fuera de pocas personas porque eso ayuda a qu todo este muy bien. …”

Monica E. A., Mexico

“Este viaje ha sido maravilloso, increíble y mágico y todo esto ha sido gracias a ABUNDANCE y a cada uno de ustedes. …”

Liz B., Orlando

“The food has been so delicious and beautifully prepared. It has been a culinary delight.”

Carmen K., München

“So ein wunderschönes Boot, ein Top-Service, super Essen und diese traumhafte Fahrt von Esna nach Assuan haben unsere Erwartungen voll übertroffen. ….”

Eileen B., Orlando

“The food was exceptional. The staff was friendly and polite. Our tour guide fantastic.”

Margaret D.

“Gráce à Johanna und Mohammed, l’équipe entière et notre guide super-compétent nous avons passés un séjour excellent sure cette dahabiya de rève …”

Anita D., New Zealand

“The sights are unforgettable, the realisation of dreams all my life and to do this in such style and comfort and with the support of you and your wonderful crew….”

Sandra V., Mexico

“Todo estuvo increíble desde la llegada pasando pue los paseos, la deliciosa comida y los guías que compartieron toda su sabiduría con nosotros ….”

Mary B., Portland, OR

“Dancing in the moonlight was so fun. The beauty of the many dishes served was so appreciated …”

Dahlia, Egypt

“The food is delicious, the tours are spectacular and the crew are welcoming. …”

What others write about us

We also tremendously enjoyed a day trip sailing on a Dahabeya along the Nile with Johanna and Mohammed from Sail the Nile .

If you want to go on a Nile trip but are reluctant to go on a big cruise ship, the smaller Dahabeya might be right for you. A Dahabeya is a traditional two-masted sailing boat. Until the 1870s they were the standard for Nile cruises and over the last few years their numbers have increased again. Different from the bygone days they are towed by diesel-powered tugboats if there is no wind. And the comfortable cabins on board provide electricity too.

Isa & Natascha von

How guests review our Nile cruises at Trip Advisor

windchimel, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.


It really does feel like a dream as it was so beautiful and incredible to float up the Nile! It really was like heaven I’m sure! My friends at home asked if we got sea sick…NO WAY as the Nile just flows so gently. My colleagues were thanking me profusely for talking them into the dahabiya sail boat over the cruise. … More

Kathy K. Boulder, Colorado, U.S.

Five glorious days sailing on the Nile on the Dahabiya, The Abundance!

What a fabulous trip. For those not familiar with a dahabiya (and I was not either), it is a most comfortable way to visit the great sights of Egypt. The double rooms come with comfortable twin beds and a private bath. You can open the windows wide with full views of the Nile and soft river breezes cool you at night. … More

GebhardM67, Bressanone, Italy

Much better than we expected

We had the pleasure being the first guests after the renovation of the Dahiba and it was such a wonderful travel experience. This ship offers so much atmosphare and good relaxing feeling, it cant´be better. … More

athena252 Okere Falls, New Zealand

Wow what a fantastic voyage

This nine day trip up the Nile has left treasured memories of a lifetime. The dahabiya ‘Abundance” is just beautiful, comfortable cabins and facilities, the BEST crew and our wonderful guide Salah. Our group of women had a wonderful time enjoying the fabulous local style food and along with all the side tours … More

Christina V., Cairo, Egypt

Experience the ancient world

We only had 2 days in Luxor and Joanna planned a tour that enable us to see most attractions between Luxor and Edna. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with useful insights.

Blahdeblah, Stonehaven

Night on Felucca, felt like royalty! Private hire! WOW!

You have to sail on the Nile if you are in Egypt and the traditional felucca is the best experience. We only had time for one night but this was no problem for Luxor Sail the Nile. From our initial enquiry and through the planning their communications were excellent. … More

hawksdragons, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.

Sailing the Nile with the best crew EVER

I sailed the Nile with this group for 5 days and it was amazing! The best guide ever and the crew was splendid. The cook kept us healthy and well fed with amazing meals of local fare. The daily tours were out of this world. This boat was not huge and much more fun sailing for days than rushing in a day or two in a huge boat. … More

See real people describing their experience with sailing the Nile with us!

Watch this video and find out about the abundant life on our dahaiya ABUNDANCE.
Dahabiya Nile Cruise Egypt Sailing

5 luxurious nights on the Nile aboard our dahabiya MINYA

Watch this list of short episodes, describing our guests experience with sailing the Nile on our dahabiya MINYA.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

+2 0101 3131 886 (Johanna Marius, Egypt)

+49 178 872 3988 (Johanna Marius, Germany)

+2 0100 277 5897 (Captain Mohammed, Egypt)

Al Laqalta, Luxor, Westbank, Egypt

10.00 - 18.30 h

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