Nile Cruise – Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya
The elegant, well-appointed Jaz Yakouta features six spacious cabins that give guests a true taste of refined luxury and relaxed privacy.
Enjoy the warmth of the Egyptian sun on the ship’s splendid Sun Deck or relax in the Jacuzzi while soaking up the sights as they smoothly slide by. The Jaz Yakouta revives the heyday of luxury Nile cruises while offering modern comforts and conveniences.
Day 1 Luxor:
Depart the UK to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor.
Day 2 Valley of the Kings:
Today cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for the first excursion, The Valley of the Kings. From here visit the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut. Afterwards there is a visit to the enormous statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served back on board the boat. Set sail upstream to Esna and pass through the Lock. Overnight in Esna.
Day 3 Edfu and Kom Ombo:
Early morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The cruise continues upstream to Kom Ombo where there is a late afternoon visit to the Ptolemic Temple dedicated to the gods Haroeris and Sobek. Afterwards still sailing upstream the boat will arrive in Aswan where you will remain for two nights.
Day 4 Aswan:
Today is spent exploring the delights of Aswan. Sightseeing includes a visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island. After lunch board a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for your included cruise down the Nile and around the picturesque Kitchener Island before returning for dinner.
Day 5 Abu Simbel:
The morning can spent at leisure to roam Aswan some more or alternatively join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to see the four colossal statues of Ramses II which for many will be the highlight of the cruise. This popular excursion is available by coach (approx £85) or by air (approx £345). In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.
Day 6 Nile River:
Today we enjoy a quieter day sailing downstream along the Nile before arriving late evening in Esna. During this pleasant journey you can choose to take a dip in the pool, catch up on some reading or simply enjoy the view. Overnight on board in Esna.
Day 7 Luxor Temples:
Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunch time. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak – an enormous complex of three temples dedicated to the Theban Gods. Afterwards explore the magnificent Temple of Luxor which was once connected to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.In the evening there is an optional excursion to the exhilarating Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (approximately £28.00 per person).
Day 8 Luxor:
Transfer to the airport, for your flight home or to your next destination.
Please note: All excursions and Entrance fees are included unless referred to as “optional”. Please note that visits to the Temples and Tombs are usually on foot and can involve steps and uneven surfaces.Boats often moor alongside each other causing obstructed views. Access to your boat is sometimes through other vessels’ lobbies and across gangplanks. The programme may be altered due to navigational factors or local conditions.
The Jaz Yakouta features six luxurious cabins with an ample 22 sqm of private living space and large panoramic windows.
Being a classical Dahabiya, the Jaz Yakouta features elegant wood-panelled cabins that are ventilated by sliding louvers. Beautiful brass fittings adorn the living, meeting and dining areas, and the bathrooms are tastefully tiled. All cabins are decorated in traditional Oriental style with modern touches and fitted with the following:
• Safety deposit box
• Individually controlled AC
• International telephone and fax service (additional charge)
• Minibar(soft drinks)
• Private bathroom with hairdryer and bathtub
• Interactive TV with satellite channels
• Deluxe cabin amenities (bathrobe, slippers, etc.)
• In-room music system
The Sun Deck awning can be rolled back for sunbathing, and the stylish lounge and open-air Jacuzzi are perfect places for relaxing with a beverage from the bar on the Upper Deck. Guests can also stay connected via the vessel’s Wi-Fi.
Dates & prices (per person):
If the date you require is not listed please contact us as there maybe more options
15 Nov-2021 – £2,347
What is included?
- Direct flights to Luxor from Heathrow(September to May)
- Exterior cabins with view
- Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Evening entertainment
- Exciting itinerary with 10 excursions
- Qualified Egyptologist to guide you around
- Resort transfers and airport taxes
- Personal luggage allowance
From £2,347 per person