The 'Dahabiyyas' were beautifully crafted wooden boats and were popular in Egypt in the 19th century when aristocrats and sophisticated travellers loved to cruise the Nile. Let us help you recapture those elegant days by creating a tranquil journey by sail but with modern facilities. The Lazuli offers a luxurious atmosphere with the advantage of modern comforts and conveniences.


MEAL PLAN → Prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner from Day 3 to Day 8. Breakfast is included in Cairo and Luxor.

ACCOMMODATION → Is in four star hotels in Cairo and five star in Luxor.

MINIMUM NUMBERS → This cruise is subject to a minimum number of passengers .

GRATUITIES → For guides and boat crew we recommend tipping at the end of your cruise.

TRAVEL TIPS → You may wish to take a long sleeved cover up for the cooler evenings of December to February.

NB → Kuoni do not permit children under 12 years on this cruise. Other operators may permit children under the age of 12 years throughout the year. Due to weather conditions it may be necessary to change the order or content of the cruise itinerary.



Your cruise is accompanied from Day 3 to Day 8 by a local English speaking tour guide/Egyptologist. Extensions are not escorted but assistance is provided in each destination by our local representatives

DAY 1 → EgyptAir flight from Heathrow to Cairo. On arrival transfer to Le Meridien Pyramids for two nights in a Standard room.


DAY 2 → Optional sightseeing to the Egyptian Museum can be prebooked prior to your departure.


DAY 3 → EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Luxor. Transfer by convoy towards Esna, the port for the Lazuli and begin the cruise to El-Hegz. Overnight on board.


DAY 4 → Cruise to El-Kab and visit the temple. Lunch on board during the cruise to Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu. Later sail to the Fawaza Island.


DAY 5 → After breakfast cruise to El Ramadi Village. Continue to El Silsila to visit the Temple of Horemheb era and the ancient quarry.


DAY 6 → This morning cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the temple. Later sail to Herdiab Island.


DAY 7 → Today visit Koubaneya Village to admire the Nubian architecture. Cruise to Aswan and visit the Temple of Philae.


DAY 8 → After breakfast disembark and transfer to Aswan Airport for your EgyptAir flight to Cairo and then onwards to Heathrow.