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Eyaru Dahabiya Boat

‘Eyaru’ is an ancient Egyptian concept that reflects what paradise must be like for the pharaohs. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, pharaohs lived out their afterlife in the Eyaru field. The Eyaru Dahabiya is centered on this idea, interweaving luxury with traditional Egyptian motifs and locally sourced goods.

Eyaru was designed to create an immersive authentic Egyptian experience defined by luxury and comfort. The Egyptian spirit is present in everything from the custom plates to the intricate carpets. Each room is designed with a different theme inspired by the concept of Eyaru. 

Enjoy the most splendid hospitality while exploring a new destination in Egypt through a scenic route. You will visit a world of unforgettable sites along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan—sites only accessible to dahabiyas not larger cruise ships. Not only will you visit these astounding sites but you will also get a taste of real local life in each city, visiting local markets and villages along the way. 

Eyaru boasts an impressive menu full of authentic Egyptian dishes made with ingredients sourced from local markets at stops along the way. You will also have the chance to attend live cooking sessions and learn local recipes to try later.

The Eyaru has no motor and only gets pulled by a tugboat from a distance, so the trip will be smooth sailing with no turbulence. For the first time on the Nile, the Eyaru staff spends the night on the tugboat, so you can enjoy complete privacy on board. 

 

Itinerary Expand All

  1. 8 Days- Luxor \ Aswan every Saturday
    1. 1
      Day 1: Saturday

      Upon arriving in Luxor, you will be assisted in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board your Eyaru Dahabiya on the West Bank and prepare for an exhilarating yet relaxing sailing experience, giving you a glimpse of the real-life of the local communities living along the dahabiya’s scenic route.

      Enjoy a fine lunch prepared freshly on-site while sailing to the East Bank where you will visit the marvelous Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. After your visit, return to your dahabiya to enjoy a hand-crafted dinner surrounded by the serene water of the Nile.

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

    2. 2
      Day 2: Sunday

      Enjoy your first breakfast on board framed by the calm atmospheric surroundings of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings before heading over to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built in the New Kingdom era at Deir El-Bahari. Conclude the day marveling at the grandiose Colossi of Memnon. After your visits to the West Bank, head back to your cruise and begin sailing while indulging in an exquisite lunch on board. Relax for the rest of the day and enjoy the luxurious amenities onboard. Sip some tea, unwind with a massage and relax in the Jacuzzi before having another delicious dinner.

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

    3. 3
      Day 3: Monday

      Traverse the Esna Lock in the early morning while indulging in a freshly-prepared breakfast aboard your Dahabiya engulfed in stunning views. After enjoying breakfast, head out to visit the marvelous Esna Temple. After your visit, enjoy the rest of the day sailing to Edfu. Enjoy an afternoon tea as you watch the scenic scenery slowly pass by. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and dinner surrounded by the Nile’s serene waters.
      Overnight onboard at Hegaz Village.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    4. 4
      Day 4: Tuesday

      Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board while sailing to your next stop, Edfu. Upon arrival, head out to visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu, and the two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus towering over the entrance as you walk in.

      Touch down at Edfu and head over to the gorgeous Edfu Temple, one of the most well-preserved temples from the Greco Roman era, honoring Horus. Bask in thousands of years of history and culture as you wind through the picturesque area on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Pass through the slow, idyllic life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the verdant green landscapes peppered with banana and date palm trees.

      Next stop of the day is Bassawa Island. Walk around and mingle among the locals of this remote island. Meet a local family and spend time inside their lively home, learning about their lifestyle. You can even explore their farm and live the true Egyptian experience for a day.

       

      Return back to the dahabiya after saying goodbye to the host family and enjoy a hearty dinner in an atmospheric surrounding.

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

    5. 5
      Day 5: Wednesday

      Enjoy another delicious breakfast onboard your luxurious dahabiya while sailing to Gebel Silsela. Upon arrival at the ancient quarries, visit the majestic rock-cut Temple of Hormoheb followed by an energizing hike to the top of Silsela Mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime Head back to your dahabiya and enjoy a graceful sail to Kom Ombo as you enjoy lunch.

      Arrive on the shores of Kom Ombo in the afternoon and sounder through the town among the locals until you arrive at the peculiar Kom Ombo Temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your dahabiya where you will enjoy another hearty dinner while sailing to Aswan.
      Overnight onboard near Fares Village.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    6. 6
      Day 6: Thursday

      Enjoy another delightful breakfast on board as you sail over to the vibrant city of Aswan. Upon arrival, enjoy a day of sightseeing in this gorgeous city, meeting the kindest locals all along the way. Start with a visit to the iconic High Dam before moving on to the enormous Unfinished Obelisk, resting on its side in ancient Egypt’s stone quarries. After, visit the stunning Temple of Philae, devoted to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. After a long day of visits, head back to your dahabiya and enjoy a home-cooked dinner in the heart of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters and stunning scenery.
      Overnight onboard in Aswan.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    7. 7
      Day 7: Friday

      Kick off your day with a delicious breakfast on board. After finishing breakfast, enjoy a free day exploring Aswan. Meet and mingle with the local community, visit the lively market or even visit the colorful Nubian village—a perfect stop for some stellar photos. You can also take the option of visiting the iconic Abu Simbel Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Ramses II, the two temples are considered grand masterpieces of ancient Egypt, reflecting the former glory of the New Kingdom.

      Whether you choose a free day in Aswan or a trip to Abu Simbel, head back to the dahabiya for your final lunch and dinner on board surrounded by the charming atmosphere of the beautiful Nile.
      Overnight on board in Aswan.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    8. 8
      Day 8: Saturday

      It’s the last day of your wild adventure through the splendid lands and waters of beautiful Egypt. Savor your last breakfast on board, then disembark and transfer to Aswan Airport for your final departure via Cairo International Airport.
      Meals: Breakfast.

  2. 8 Days - Aswan / Luxor Every Saturday
    1. 1
      Day 1: Saturday

      You will be met and assisted at Aswan airport and then transferred to your Dahabiya for embarkation.
      Enjoy lunch before heading out to visit the iconic High Dam before moving on to the enormous Unfinished Obelisk, resting on its side in ancient Egypt’s stone quarries. After, visit the stunning Temple of Philae, devoted to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. After a long day of visits, head back to your dahabiya and enjoy a home-cooked dinner in the heart of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters and stunning scenery.
      Overnight on board in Aswan.
      Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

    2. 2
      Day 2: Sunday

      Breakfast on board and then you will continue your tour in Aswan and visit a handful of historical sites with the option of visiting Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Ramses II, the two temples are considered grand masterpieces of ancient Egypt, reflecting the former glory of the New Kingdom. Take a visit to the Aswan Botanical Garden and the colorful Nubian Village.
      Overnight onboard in Aswan.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    3. 3
      Day 3: Monday

      Enjoy another delicious breakfast onboard your luxurious dahabiya while sailing to Kom Ombo. Arrive on the shores of Kom Ombo and sounder through the town among the locals until you arrive at the peculiar Kom Ombo Temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries.

      Head back to your dahabiya and enjoy a graceful sail to Gabal El Silsila as you enjoy lunch. Upon arrival at the ancient quarries, visit the majestic rock-cut Temple of Hormoheb followed by an energizing hike to the top of Silsela Mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Head back and sail over to Bassawa Island. Walk around and mingle among the locals of this remote island. Meet a local family and spend time inside their lively home, learning about their lifestyle. You can even explore their farm and live the true Egyptian experience for a day.
      After your visit, head back to your dahabiya where you will enjoy another hearty dinner
      Overnight onboard at Bassawa Island.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    4. 4
      Day 4: Tuesday

      Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board while sailing to your next stop, Edfu. Upon arrival, head out to visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu, and the two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus towering over the entrance as you walk in. Touch down at Edfu and head over to the gorgeous Edfu Temple, one of the most well-preserved temples from the Greco Roman era, honoring Horus. Bask in thousands of years of history and culture as you wind through the picturesque area on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Return to the boat for lunch and dinner before sailing to the Esna Lock.
      Overnight onboard before Esna Lock.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    5. 5
      Day 5: Wednesday

      Traverse the Esna Lock in the early morning while indulging in a freshly-prepared breakfast aboard your Dahabiya engulfed in stunning views. After enjoying breakfast, head out to visit the marvelous Esna Temple. After your visit, enjoy the rest of the day sailing to Luxor. Enjoy an afternoon tea as you watch the scenic scenery slowly pass by. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and dinner surrounded by the Nile’s serene waters.
      Overnight on board in Luxor.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    6. 6
      Day 6: Thursday

      Enjoy a fine breakfast prepared freshly on-site while sailing to the East Bank where you have some free time to yourself to explore and then will visit the East Bank’s marvelous Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. After lunch After your visit, return to your dahabiya to enjoy a hand-crafted dinner surrounded by the serene water of the Nile.
      Overnight on board in Luxor West Bank. 
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    7. 7
      Day 7: Friday

      Enjoy your first breakfast on board framed by the calm atmospheric surroundings of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings before heading over to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built in the New Kingdom era at Deir El-Bahari. Conclude the day marveling at the grandiose Colossi of Memnon. After your visits to the West Bank, head back to your cruise and begin sailing while indulging in an exquisite lunch and dinner on board.
      Overnight on board in Luxor West Bank. 
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    8. 8
      Day 8: Saturday

      You will have your breakfast and then disembark, and then transfer to Luxor Airport. 
      Meals: Breakfast.

Cruise Facilities

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 furniture, 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, handmade dishes, and cups made of coasters & plasmate).

All the furniture is totally handmade, inspired by Egyptian heritage and culture.

Cabin Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • Air-conditioner
  • Heater
  • Porter
  • All windows made of double glasses to isolate heat
Included
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • The 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

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until December 31st, 2022. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays

  • For infants up to 2 years: the trip is Free
  • Children from 2 and below 6 years: will pay 25% of adult price 
  • Children from 6 up to 11 years: will pay 50% of adult price

Ages from 12 and Up: will be considered an adult and will pay the price.

Notes:

Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room ) If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

We are offering a low-down-payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcome but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

for Emergency Cancellation, Go Elite Club offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at go elite club, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else, and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation, and refund conditions. 

 

Cancellation Policy In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

  • From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 14 and 1 day before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.

 

Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.