Just got back from a 13 day trip to Egypt. I entrusted the organization of this private trip to Terra trips. I can only recommend this local agency. Amro concocted a great stay for us, taking into account all our requests (sites, Dahabeya cruise on the Nile, air-conditioned car with driver throughout the stay, etc.).
Our two guides (Ali and Mohammed) are passionate, fascinating and have a great sense of humor. Amro phoned us every day to check on us.
He also offered us additional activities (such as a flight over the valley of the kings hot air balloon) Everything was perfect. A big thank you for this unforgettable stay!
Christine, Nathalie, Elodie and Emma Corner November 2019 – Cairo and Dahabeya cruise on the Nile.
The Dahabeya or Dahabiya is a sailing boat that is based in Luxor, Esna or Aswan for cruises of 3, 7, 9 or 12 nights on the Nile. Originally built to transport celebrities and royal families. The Dahabeya is a luxury pleasure boat for the Nile. Its name means “in gold”, in reference to its gold and dongola decoration. .On the other hand, in Arabic, the feminine suffix -a can indicate the singular of inanimate. As a result, he changes the meaning of “golden” to “a single golden thing”. In fact, this word is used in Egypt for a general type of Nile boat: see dahabeah).
The name came to be applied to other boats of similar luxury as well. The Dahabeya was later refitted as a cruise ship and today sails the Nile and Lake Nasser. Today many newer Dahabeyas have been built for luxury cruising.