Egypt – Slow Boat to Aswan

Michael Pullman

25th November 2017 • Tours

The best way to explore the wonders of Egypt is from the relative luxury of a spectacular dahabiya traditional sailing boat. Here’s a short film that will explain.

A short blurb about the tour

As the sun sets on the distant horizon, a dahabiya glides gently across the calm waters towards the shore – its sails reflecting the warm glow of the afternoon sun. It is a scene as timeless as the Nile itself… This incredible journey down the Nile is a voyage of discovery in the truest sense of the word, encompassing not only the magnificent monuments of the ancients, but also the little explored heritage of the ordinary Egyptians.

Travelling in style aboard a privately chartered sandal or dahabiya (the boat we use is dependant upon the overall group size), we follow the fertile ribbon of the Nile as it weaves from the ancient city of Thebes, deep into the southern boundaries of Upper Egypt. We follow in the wake of European adventurers who came here to satisfy their curiosity and greed, visiting the temple complexes of Karnak and Edfu, exploring tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the bustling markets of Aswan. But more than this, we will also get a chance to explore something of the ‘real’ Egypt, making the most of our flexibility and freedom to escape the tourist trail and visit the remote villages that line the banks of the Nile.

This is an Egypt that has essentially remained unchanged for millennia, its people living their lives much as their ancestors did centuries ago. This is an Egypt that the tomb raiders couldn’t steal.


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