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The Judi is a two mast Egyptian dahabiya, which was built in 2008. It is 47.5 metres in length and 7.5 meters wide and has 8 double cabins and 1 double suite, meaning there is a maximum of 18 guests, plus the crew. As the dahabiya has no engine, there is always an accompanying motorboat for towing it if the wind is calm. There is, however, a 24 hour electric power supply, with an onboard generator, and it runs at 220V.
As mentioned above, there are 8 double cabins, each one measuring approximately 14 square meters. These are furnished with either a twin or large bed; air-conditioning; telephone; wardrobe; big windows; shower; wash basin; and WC. The suite measures approximately 23.37 square meters and is furnished with a large double bed; private terrace (approximately 11.25 square meters); telephone; wardrobe; shower; wash basin; and WC.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, which also contains a water filter. From here is served the dahabiyas cuisine: traditional Egyptian foods, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea with pastries. Food and beverages are served all day, and night, long including tea, coffee and mineral water.
The sundeck is 29 meters in length and hosts tables and chairs on the deck; an oriental seating area, and a sun lounger. There are also 2 pergolas, each of which is 20 meters long. The Judi also has a salon/bar, which is 27 square meters, with comfortable seating area; air conditioning; satellite television; DVD´s; Internet; and a book corner.
You will be transferred to, or from, Esna in one of our air-conditioned vehicles free of charge, so there is no need to worry about getting to, or from, your embarkation/disembarkation point. Leave the worrying up to us, just relax and enjoy the serene silence as the dahabiya gracefully glides along the River Nile, visiting sites, such as Gebel El Silsila, where the larger Nile cruise boats cannot.
Day By Day
- Day 1: Esna Embarkation
- Day 2: Esna/Edfu
- Day 3: Edfu/Gebel El Silsila
- Day 4: Gebel El Silsila/Kom Ombo
- Day 5: Kom Ombo/Aswan
- Day 6: Aswan Disembarkation
Photos of the Cruise
- 5 night’s accommodation
- Bottled water, tea and coffee
- Afternoon/sunset tea served with cakes and pastries.
- On board Internet
- All transfers as per package
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
- All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
- English, French, Spanish or German speaking, experienced, guides
- Breakfasts x 6, Lunch x 5, Dinner x 5
- Alcoholic drinks: available on board but must be paid for as per consumption
- Any items of a personal nature
- Trip Duration :
5 nights/6 days
- Trip runs :
- Embarkation :
- Number of Rooms :
8 cabins & 1 suite
- Pick up location & Time:
Features of the Boat
big windows’ shower
washing basin, WC.
Boat Description :
Cabins: 8 en Suite cabins.
Suite: 1 Royal Suite.
Embarkation: every Sunday for 5 nights.
From: Luxor/Esna to Aswan.
Accomodate up to 17 passenger
Features of the Boat
The Dahabeya Judi has eight magnificent Cabins that would accommodate up to two persons maximum. Each of these cabins measured 14 square meters and it would have two single beds (twin beds) or one large king sized double bed. All the cabins of the Dahabeya Judi are air conditioned and have large window to provide the guests with Nile view. Cabins of the Dahabeya Judi have all sorts of facilities like, telephones, wardrobe, toilets, shower, hair dryer and wash basin.
the owner's Suite
The most distinctive suit in the Dahabeya Judi is called “the Owner’s suit” as if it belonged to the owner of the ship and the rest of the passengers are his guests. This suit is super with 23 square meters of surface area with its own private terrace opening over the Nile measured 11 square meters. Of course the Owners suit is featured with all the facilities and equipments a tourist might think of.
The Sun Deck of the Dahabeya Judi is the place where passengers of the ship meet to enjoy the sun and the Nile breeze, watching wonderful natural scene passing by in their Journey. Over the sun beds they can lay down enjoying sun, watching the pure sky. For those who want to escape the heat of the sun, the sun deck is partially shaded where they can read books or paint pictures. It has oriental seating, sun Lounger, two Pergolas decorated with Arabic style, one of them has a big bar serving Fresh juices and alcoholic, we will take meals at our large banqueting table and relax on the comfortable deck furniture, or drink Egyptian tea in our Arabic corner furnished with local carpets and cushions as well as Arabesque sofas.
Salon & Restaurant
The Salon is at the front of the ship that makes a delightful meeting place, as well as providing an alternative location for meals. Borrow a book or DVD from our library, play board games, watch major events on satellite TV or connect with the outside world with our onboard internet connection. At the air-conditioned salon where you can meet your fellow guests for drinks at the bar and chat before dinner.
Every traveler would largely enjoy the food in the Dahabeya Nile cruise as there is a large select ion of dishes and cuisines to choose from satisfying the taste of every tourist.
The meals usually consist of Egyptian famous dishes that people from all over the world enjoy tasting and international dishes. We offer vegetarian food and other special requests.
Breakfast is a leisurely which may be taken on the top deck whenever you are ready in the morning. There are no set times and the stewards will bring you freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit, best coffee and a variety tea's, eggs any way you like them, even soft boiled eggs and soldiers as well as the usual cereals etc. Or you may prefer to try an Egyptian breakfast "Shak Shuka" eggs scrambled with onion, peppers, garlic and a little chili served with soft bread rolls to awaken your palate!
We buy freshly caught fish from the local fishermen as they pull up alongside at any convenient point during our journey; we are able to change the menu at short notice to accommodate freshly grilled Nile Perch or Catfish.
Lunch is on the top deck under the shade of the canvas roof which protects everyone from the midday sun. We generally serve a select ion of local Mediterranean dishes including Baba Anoug (eggplant and chick pea dip) Middle Eastern Salads, Falafel, Sweet Tomato Salad and local Flatbread. It's perfect lunch fare for vegetarians as well as carnivores. A glass or two of Scheherazade Rose, or a cold beer sets the tone for an afternoon of relaxing as we cruise leisurely to our next temple destination.
Dinner can be a slightly more formal and it is an opportunity for the ladies to dress up. Most evenings are a delightful temperature to dine outside on the upper deck or on a sandy island wherever we dock, in the grounds of one of the temples or simply on the banks of the Nile. If the weather is less than perfect (too hot, too cold) then dinner is served in the air-conditioned Salon after cocktails in the bar prepared by our Head Steward.
We serve an Egyptian Banquet including the famous Egyptian dishes with roasted seasonal vegetables and other Middle Eastern delectables and the famous dish of grilled meat.
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Day 1: Dahabiya Cruise: Esna Embarkation
Once you have arrived in Luxor you will be met by our representative who will help you with your luggage and then escort you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle. Here he will hand you over to your guide, who will then take you on a trip to visit Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore 3 tombs (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost); the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri; the workers village at Deir El Medina; and finally, the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III: the Colossi of Memnon. You will then be driven to Luxor’s East bank where you will be taken on a tour of Luxor’s famous two temples: Karnak (the world’s largest religious site) and Luxor. Marvel at the immense columns in Karnak Temple’s Hypostyle Hall, as well as getting to see various obelisks, statues, more columns, and various artefacts that were primarily dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next you will visit the smaller, in size but not in spectacle, Luxor Temple. Mainly added to by Ramses II it is now missing one of its obelisks, which can be seen in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: swapped for a clock (in the Mohammed Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel) which has never worked. This temple also boasts many columns, statues and various artefacts.
After these phenomenal visits you will be driven to Esna, where you will embark the Dahabiya Judi, your floating hotel for the next 5 nights.
Overnight onboard in Esna. (B, L, D)
Day 2: Dahabiya Cruise: Esna/Edfu
During breakfast you will start to sail to Edfu, where you will visit the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in the whole country. Dedicated to the god Horus, it was built between 237BCE and 57BCE, during the Greek (Ptolemaic) Period; it actually sits on the remains of previous temples that had been built here.
The reliefs on the walls tell the story of Horus taking out his revenge on Seth, for the murder of his father; Osiris, and give a fantastic insight into ancient Egyptian religion. An enormous 10 foot tall statue of Horus, the falcon god, stands at the entrance of the main temple building, and there are also a granite shrine to Nektanebo (360-342BCE) , the remains of a mamissi (birth-house), and the base of a pylon that once belonged to a Rameses II temple.
The Temple of Horus is also the second largest temple in Egypt: Karnak being the largest!
You will then visit the small bazaar in Edfu before heading back to the Dahabiya Judi.
Overnight onboard in Edfu. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Dahabiya Cruise: Edfu/Gebel El Silsila
During breakfast you will start to sail to Gebel El Silsila. Once believed, by the ancient Egyptians, to be where the Nile started, Gebel El Silsila is situated where the Nile narrows, as well as where the bedrock changes from limestone to sandstone. It was a very popular quarry, during the New Kingdom and Greco-Roman Periods, with stone being removed for the building of: Dendera, Edfu, Esna, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Western Thebes, and many more historic sites. Nowadays you can see a small Amenhotep III chapel as well as an unfinished sandstone sphinx.
The Speos of Horemheb is directly across the river from Gebel El Silsila and is a rock-cut chapel with four pillars forming five openings. It was built by the Pharaoh Horemheb and the sanctuary commemorates him with the god Atum. Ramses II completed the Speos and later pharaohs, such as Ramses III, Ramses IV, and Shoshenq I are commemorated on a stele offering to the gods of Thebes, Heliopolis and Memphis, which can be found to the south of the Speos. It is at this fantastic location that you will have your dinner tonight, enjoying the marvellous atmosphere.
Overnight onboard in Gebel El Silsila. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Dahabiya Cruise: Gebel El Silsila/Kom Ombo
During breakfast you will start sailing towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo is very unusual as it is dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris (the Greek name for the Egyptian god 'Herwer', which translates into 'Great Horus' or 'Horus the Elder'). It is built symmetrically, with two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a clear division that separates the temple into one half Sobek and one half Haroeris. It is a Ptolemaic temple, built between the reigns of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and Ptolemy XII (Neos Dionysos) with sandstone from the nearby Gebel El Silsila quarries. The forecourt and outer corridor were added during the Roman Period.
After this amazing visit you will head back to the Dahabiya Judi for your dinner.
Overnight onboard in Kom Ombo. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Dahabiya Cruise: Kom Ombo/Aswan
Once you have had your breakfast your guide will escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for your day-long tour of Aswan. You will get to visit the Aswan High Dam, which created the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Nasser, once it was completed. You will then be taken on a short motorboat trip to Agilkia Island, home of the Temples of Philae since their previous location was flooded due to the creation of Lake Nasser. The motorboat trip, back from the island, signifies the end of this exciting day and you will then be driven back to the Dahabiya Judi for your dinner and a Galabeya costume party.
Overnight onboard in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Dahabiya Cruise: Aswan Disembarkation
After your breakfast it will be time to say farewell to the crew of the Dahabiya Judi and disembark your cruise. You will then be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to your point of departure in Aswan, as you continue your Egyptian adventure. (B)
Price per person
Price Per Person in Euro
|All Year||Peak Season|
|Single||€ 1155.00||€ 1255.00|
|Double||€ 795.00||€ 895.00|
|Suite||€ 1175.00||€ 1275.00|