Eyaru Dahabiya

Schedule
Schedule
8 Days
7 Nights
Type
Type
Small group tour
12 Persons
Run
Run:
Every Saturday

The name “Eyaru” is an ancient heliographic name that reflects the idea of what is paradise like for the pharaohs, the afterlife for pharaohs where they live in the Eyaru fields. When Eyaru was in the designing phase, it took its inspiration from the idea of Eyaru. Everything on Eyaru was inspired and customized according to the “Eyaru” concept. It was designed to show and let you experience the local Egyptian authentic culture.

Eyaru is all about the Egyptian spirit. You will get to experience the Egyptian culture and see the Egyptian spirit in everything around you. Everything on Eyaru is handmade down to every plate and carpet. You’ll feel the Egyptian spirit in every room you enter, with a different design in each that’s inspired from the concept of Eyaru in pharaohs’ time.

You will enjoy the most luxurious hospitality while exploring new destinations in Egypt through unique routes. You will visit many unforgettable sites along the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, sites that are unique to Dahabiyas and not available on large cruises, such as El Hagz Island, Bassaw Village, and Gebel El-Silsila. You won’t only get to visit the amazing attractions between Luxor and Aswan, you will get to experience the real local life in each city you visit and go to their local markets. In Bassaw Village, you will visit a local’s house and stay with him and his family. You will experience a day in an Egyptian life and see how they truly live.

You meals on Eyaru will also have the Egyptian spirit in them. During you stay, all your meals will be true Egyptian authentic dishes. During your visits to the local markets, you can even buy fresh ingredients for your dinner that night or buy some fish and fire up the grills on the sundeck! You will get to live the Egyptian experience to its fullest. There is also the possibility to attend live cooking sessions of your dinner and learn local recipes that you can try when you get back home.

Eyaru can be enjoyed all year round and that due to Eyaru’s premier feature, its pergola. The pergola closes off on part of the sundeck by glass. So, there is no need to stay indoor during the cold months and miss the picturesque scenery of the Nile during your stay. That’s why Eyaru is the only Dahabiya that sail from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa.

Eyaru has no motors; it gets dragged by a tugboat from a distance, so you never feel any disturbing sounds or vibrations during your trip. And for the first time on the Nile, the staff of Eyaru stays at night on the tugboat, so you enjoy complete privacy on board.

Included
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5-star Dahabiya on full board basis
  • Tea, coffee, and soft drinks are available all day
  • All Dahabiya excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping Kitty

– N.B.:
– Itineraries may be changed without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, the change will only affect the sequence of the visits, but not in visits themselves.
– The Dahabiya’s departure is dependent on booking at least one double suite to guarantee sailing.

Day 1: Saturday

You will be met and assisted at Luxor Airport and transferred to your Dahabiya and embark in Luxor West Bank at Noon.

– Have lunch onboard
– Go to the East Bank where you will visit the Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple
– Enjoy a delicious dinner

Overnight on board in Luxor West Bank.
Meals:
 Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Sunday

– After breakfast, visit Luxor West Bank

– Enjoy Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon
– Enjoy lunch while sailing

– Have dinner onboard

Overnight before Esna Lock.
Meals:
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Monday

– Spend an early morning crossing Esna lock and having breakfast onboard
– Visit Esna Temple
– Enjoy sailing on the Nile
– Have lunch while sailing and enjoy some tea time during sunset
– Enjoy dinner onboard

Overnight onboard at Hegaz Village.
Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Tuesday

– After having an appetizing breakfast, sail to Edfu.
– Visit Edfu Temple
– Having lunch while sailing
– Upon arrival at Bassawa Island, enjoy meeting one of the local families and see their farm.
– Enjoy dinner onboard

Overnight onboard at Bassawa Island.
Meals:
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Wednesday

– Enjoy breakfast onboard while sailing to Gebel El-Silsila
– Visit Gebel El-Silsila
– Having lunch during sailing
– Visit the Kom Ombo Temple in the afternoon
– Sail to Aswan
– Enjoy a special dinner

Overnight onboard near Fares Village.
Meals:
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Thursday

– After breakfast, enjoy High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple

Overnight onboard in Aswan.
Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Friday

– Free day in Aswan or optional tour to visit Abu Simbel Temples.

Overnight onboard in Aswan.
Meals:
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Saturday

Enjoy breakfast onboard and then disembark and get transferred to Aswan Airport.

Meals: Breakfast.

Cruise

During the construction, the designer of Eyaru made sure that each cabin is unique, each with a different design, for example, the colors of the cabins are different, but all are linked to the meaning of the name Eyaru. The inscriptions behind the bed, bedspread covers, and pillowcases are varied between papyrus plant, lotus flowers, palms, and banana trees; elements that represent the ancient Egyptian culture and the nature of southern Egypt. Eyaru is completely hand-made and plastic-free.

  • Cruise’s length: 50 meters
  • Cruise’s width: 7.5 meters
  • 6 Twin Cabins (18 M²)
  • 2 Family suite  (25 M²)
  • Kitchen’s length: 20 meters, made out of stainless steel, fully operational to do daily menus including bakery
  • Staff Room (including a living room)
  • Motor Room: 10 M² size, including 2 generators, 2 water pumps, multistage filter, light bulb, chlorine treatment for water & chiller
  • Sundeck which is the most unique part about Eyaru
  • Plastic-free

Sun Deck Area

  • The sundeck has an area of 210 m.
  • It could be partially exposed from the top or fully uncovered during sunny days and winter days.
  • It contains 4 big heaters in the sundeck working through the heat coming out of the ceramic layer in the deck.
  • It contains couches, chaise lounges, and futurs, serving more than the total number of clients accommodating on Eyaru.

Bar & Restaurant Area

  • It is daily operational and the place for serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • It could be partially exposed from the top or fully uncovered.
  • There is the possibility to experience live cooking sessions during your stay.
  • Enjoy live recipes during cooking.
  • We deliver exclusive Egyptian cuisine, so you can enjoy the authentic local Egyptian experience.
  • All food and juice are fresh.
  • Our chef will share the menu with you daily.

Other Features

  • Egyptian handmade boutique (specially made silver jewelry, Abanos box with camel bones, Fayoum porcelain, hand made dishes and cups made of coasters & plasmate).
  • All the furniture is totally handmade, inspired by Egyptian heritage and culture.
Cabin
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • Air-conditioner
  • Heater
  • Porter
  • All windows made of double glasses to isolate heat

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