Exklusive Nile-Cruises

Nile Cruises with a traditional sailing ship – a Dahabiya: An unique stylish travel experience on the River Nile!

A Nile Cruise on an Egyptian Dahabiya is the most luxurious way to travel like once the majestic kings and queens! In a private setting with a manageable number of a maximum of 24 passengers you will enjoy the sunrise in Upper Egypt onboard. Explore country and egyptian culture with its numerous pharaonic attractions during day trips, using the bark-like vessel as your base station. Our traditionally built, shallow-bottomed FANTASIA sails a little away from the tourist-mainstream and has the opportunity to anchor to the otherwise inaccessible magnificent places.

Catch this exceptional opportunity to explore the historic east and west banks of the Nile intensively. Take part in exclusive cruises with the amenities and comfort of a modern sailing ship. Enjoy any time of day and have a breathtaking closer view of the Nile Valley with its unique cultural sites.

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The Nile Valley in Upper Egypt between Luxor and Aswan: Sailing territory of Dahabiya ‘Fantasia’.

Dahabiya

These river-going  [wiki base=”EN”]Dahabiya[/wiki] sailboats were common in Egypt in the days of the monarchy {192os-4os) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style. They rented the boats for weeks at a time and made their way from temple to temple enjoying the river breeze. The boats had four to ten cabins, bathrooms and a host of servants. The Dahabiyas were popular amongst those who wished to enjoy Egypt at a leisurely pace, to drink in the landscapes, and peruse the monuments and villages on the riverbanks.

The boats had four to ten cabins, bathrooms and a host of servants. The dahabiya were popular amongst those who wished to enjoy Egypt at a leisurely pace, to drink in the landscapes, and peruse the monuments and villages on the riverbanks.

We have revived those elegant days, but with modern comforts and conveniences. We are proud to offer the discriminating traveler. Many visitors come to Egypt expressly to fullfill their dream of sailing the Nile. Most of them have been obliged to do this on large, fast-moving cruise boats. Our dahabiya allow you to experience the Nile ‘s romance in an intimate, privileged setting.

Relying on the soft river currents, our dahabiya take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era.

Choose our experience and come onboard for a decelerated travelling in front of the spectacular desert and nile-valley backgrounds. Book a yourney with our Dahabiya!

Facilities

Enjoy your stay, enjoy the oriental atmosphere and legendary hospitality of the locals! Take in the charm of historical sailing-tour in our spacius Dahabiya. We offer different types of cabins and a comprehensive all-round service to meet even the mostchallenging requirements.

Accomodation in air-conditioned deluxe cabins with twin beds and comfortable panoramic windows. 

A wide range of recreational facilities beside our experienced stuff will fulfill your wishes.

Enjoy your trip in one of our spacius suites at the stern with king-sized bed and private balcony.

OUR TEAM

Your overall well-being is our goal, the fulfillment of your wishes our drive. Challenge us! The owner and crew of Fantasia Dahabiya look forward to you!

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AZMI

Captain
Passion: Sailing, Sailing,Sailing.
He loves upcoming challenges.

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DJAMAL

Chef de Cuisine
Passion: Travel and Cooking.
Master of multitasking.

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YOUSEF

Owner and manager
Passion: Archaeology and Motorcycle.
He knows everybody.

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KARIM

Bartender
Passion: Oldtimer and chess.
He rules up to 1.200 cocktails.

EXCLUSIVE NILE CRUISES

Nile cruises with a traditional Dahabiya are perfect for a holiday on special occasions: Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or honeymoon on board in small fellowship. On the other hand there is the possibility to charter the entire ship for selected guests only.

We recommend an early booking – at least 6 months prior to travel – especially for the months of the high season from October to of April!

Please have a closer look to our set of itineraries (upstream or downstream). Book today for some of the best Nile cruises with our Dahabiya FANTASIA!