Featuring: 6 Day Deluxe Nile sailing aboard the Exclusive Jaz Yakouta

The authentic Dahabiya experience (with only 6 cabins) offers an intimate option for couples and families on the Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya which boasts all the comforts of a Nile cruiser yet the coziness of a smaller vessel sailing gracefully along the Nile at a relaxing pace. Turn back the clock to an era when elite and sophisticated travelers cruised in style. Soak up the warmth of the Egyptian sun on the splendid deck, relax in the Jacuzzi as you float past picturesque local villages and idyllic islands, or lounge under awnings watching the sun fade into night. High tea is offered in the afternoons and guests enjoy mouthwa­tering meals prepared by a private chef, all complimenting the elegance and ambiance of this unique vessel. An unforgettable experience awaits you as you sail with the wind as your “wings” on this Dahabiya experience.

Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan,

Tour Departs on: Friday
Tour Includes:
  • Sightseeing by IsramBeyond Egyptologist Guide in Cairo
  • Professional Expert Egyptologist aboard the Jaz Yakouta
  • All Transfers & Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
  • Flights within Egypt as per itinerary
  • Visa for Egypt (US & Canadian Passports)
Meals:
  • Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • 1 Lunch
  • All Meals on Cruise
Highlights:
  • Entrance to one of the Great Pyramids
  • Visit the Solar Boat Museum
  • Camel Ride by the Pyramids
  • Visit King Tut’s Treasures & enter the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum
  • Enter King Tut’s Tomb in Luxor
  • Explore historic Old Cairo
City/Nile Vessel Nights Accommodations
Cairo 2 Kempinski Nile Hotel – Deluxe Nile View Room
Nile Vessel 5 Jaz Yakouta
Cairo 1 Kempinski Nile Hotel – Deluxe Nile View Room

Friday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Saturday: Cairo

Arrival Cairo; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Sunday:  Cairo

Morning drive to Giza to see the Three Great Pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man; enter one of the Pyramids. Visit the astonishing Solar Boat Museum, housing the oldest known ship in the world buried for over 4500 years. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Try a camel ride before continuing to the unique Karnak Bazaar for refreshments and some fantastic buys. After lunch, continue to the world famous Egyptian Museum with objects covering 5000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization; see Tutankhamun’s treasures and enter the fascinating Mummy Room. Overnight in Cairo.  (B.L)

Monday: Cairo / Luxor

DAHABIYA SAILING

Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Luxor. Arrive and transfer to the “Yaz Yakouta” for a 6 Day/5 Night Sailing. After lunch, visit the vast Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000-year period.  Continue to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades, standing alone in the heart of town. Dinner and enjoy evening’s entertainment onboard. Overnight in Luxor.  (B.L.D)

Tuesday: Luxor / Esna

DAHABIYA SAILING

After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs; enter the astonishing Tomb of Tutankhamen. On to the beautifully terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Stop by the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. Sail to Esna and balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Esna.  (B.L.D)

Wednesday: Esna / Edfu / Kom Ombo

DAHABIYA SAILING

Early morning set sail to Edfu.  Visit the Temple of Horus including a short ride by caliche (horse-drawn carriage).  Temple of Horus is the best preserved of all large Egyptian temples, built over a 180-year period.  Return to the boat to continue sailing to Kom Ombo.  Overnight in Kom Ombo. (B.L.D)

Thursday: Kom Ombo / Aswan

DAHABIYA SAILING

Morning visit Kom Ombo, a hill town overlooking the banks of the Nile.  Visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sun God and Sobek, the Crocodile God.

Sail to Aswan to visit the Aswan High Dam and the nearby granite quarries.  View the gigantic, unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.  Transfer by motorboat to the island of Agilka to see the exquisite, gleaming Philae Temple.  Afternoon sailing trip on a typical Egyptian “Felucca” (sailing boat) which glides along the Nile, passing the dramatic white marble Aga Khan Mausoleum.  Overnight in Aswan. (B.L.D)

Friday: Aswan

DAHABIYA SAILING

This morning at leisure to enjoy the elegant ambiance and expansive views; or take an optional tour to Abu Simbel (please inquire for rate) to see the mighty Sun Temple reclaimed from the dam and reconstructed in its present and unforgettable location. Afternoon take a Felucca ride and visit the Botanical Gardens. Overnight in Aswan. (B.L.D)

Saturday: Aswan / Cairo

After disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, continue to Old Cairo to visit the beautiful Coptic Church of St. Sergius, where Jesus and the Holy Family stayed after fleeing Jerusalem. On to the restored, 10th century A.D. Ben Ezra Synagogue (subject to opening schedule and permission), the oldest in Egypt. Proceed to the Mosque of Mohammed Ali at the Citadel of Saladin. Drive to the bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where shopping is an exotic experience. Overnight in Cairo.  (B)

Sunday: Cairo

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight or continue on an optional extension to Alexandria. Or, extend your journey to Israel, Jordan or Dubai, please inquire. (B)

Please Note: The Jaz Yakouta reserves the right to alter the sailing schedule.

LAND & CRUISE PRICES PER PERSON* (USD) Jan-Dec ‘20
Friday Departures Twin Single
Jan 3 thru Mar 27, Apr 10 thru Oct 23 $3395 $5110
Apr 3 4015 6135
Oct 30 thru Dec 25 PRICES TO BE ADVISED

* Program is based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together. For singles traveling alone, a supplement of $225 applies.

All tours in Cairo with Professional IsramBeyond Egyptologist Guide. While on Nile sailing, Jaz Yakouta Egyptologist guide will be utilized.

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