A dahabiyya is a large felucca sailboat with 10 cabins. We have a holistic-oriented private Nile cruise with our own chef and staff to take care of us. Health practitioners will be on board to offer relaxing treatments. There's even a comfortable space for optional meditations and discussions
Ehab will accompany us throughout the tour. He is multi-lingual and has a great deal of knowledge about the history and mythology of his country.
On our private Nile cruise, we'll stop at each major temple along the Nile and learn about the Gods and Goddesses, Pharaohs and Queens to whom the magnificent temples were dedicated. Now is the time to experience the Mystery and Magic of Ancient Egypt!
Egyptian Mystery and Magic
Join Katrina on a relaxing 15-day tour, including a 5-night private Nile Cruise and all 5-Star Hotels
It also includes information about tipping:
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Explanation of Egyptian Currency
Will it be hot in Egypt in January?
Temperature in January ranges 65-75F in Cairo and about 10 degrees warmer in Upper Egypt. Nights are cool and dry. Humidity hovers around zero and it is perfect touring weather. Egypt receives around 1-2 inches of rain a year.
Will I get seasick on the Nile Cruise?
Unlike being on an ocean liner, there are no waves or tides. Village life on the banks of The Nile can be seen at all times.
Do women have to cover their hair?
No, only if entering a mosque. Women in Cairo and other big cities in Egypt are cosmopolitan and dress the way women do anywhere in Western society, but with a bit more modesty.
Do I need any special inoculations?
No, but an up to date tetanus shot is always a good safety measure.
Is there much crime?
The crime rate is far lower than most destinations. Neither citizens nor visitors are allowed to carry guns. or weapons of any kind. See state department sites for statistics.
Is use of alcohol allowed?
Alcoholic beverages are available in all hotels and a limited number of stores. However, drunkenness or use of recreational drugs is uncommon and strongly discouraged.
What are the religious demographics of Egypt?
85% Moslem, 15% Christian, the remainder being Bah'i Faith, Judaism and Hindu
Can I shop with US dollars?
It's best to begin thinking in Egyptian pounds and change money at the hotel in increments of $100.
I recommend bringing $30 in new, crisp US dollar bills for quick purchases or for tipping. Worn bills cannot be processed through money machines in banks and so vendors will hand them back to you.
Katrina will share her insights as we journey along The Nile. Learn about the pantheon of ancient Goddesses and Gods as we visit their corresponding temples and experience the distinct energies of each site. For those interested, we will gather for brief meditations and teachings in some temples. Or, you may choose to wander and continue to explore the site.
There will be a pre-tour briefing/social gathering in which you will have an opportunity to meet your fellow travelers and learn basic Egyptian Arabic greetings, useful words and phrases.
At this time you will receive your day by day itinerary, luggage tags, and list of group members and their contact information.