MS Jaz Yakouta – Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Experience a relaxing, refined and luxurious stay on-board the MS Jaz Yakouta, a majestic Dahabiya Cruiser, to visit a gentler era when elite and sophisticated travellers cruised the Nile in style. This really is a cruise experience like no other on the majestic River Nile.

What is a Dahabiya Nile Cruise? The Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise gives you a Dahabiya sailing experience on the river Nile that allows you to explore the ancient sites of Egypt in a traditional way. No diesel engine noise, just the sound of the wind caressing the boat sails as you glide effortlessly along the famous river. The great explorers of the past would have sailed the Nile on these types of boat. Dahabiya takes you on a small cruise boat which combines historical and mystical sightseeing with the peace and tranquillity of a Nile cruise as you dreamt it should be.

Jaz Yakouta sails every Monday from Luxor Port.

The elegant, well-appointed MS Jaz Yakouta is an all-inclusive Nile Cruise that features just six spacious cabins offering 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. The Dahabiya is a two-masted sailing boat that relies on wind power alone with no engine. This gives it something that is in very short supply nowadays: silence! Enjoy the peace and stillness of a river cruising atmosphere absent of engine noise but filled instead with the caress of wind upon the 2 large sails that will transport you across this famous river.

Packages are available from just £1999pp including flights and a 7-night cruise that sails from Luxor to Aswan. This holiday can be extended with a stay in Hurghada, Luxor or even Cairo, where you can see the Pyramids.

Welcome to the Nile Cruise experience that has been enjoyed for centuries, even millennia. A Dahabiya is a traditional cruise ship that operates in comfort and predates the diesel and steamers that we see today.

MS Jaz Yakouta Sample Itinerary Includes Excursions

Day 1: Embark Jaz Yakouta, overnight in Luxor.

Day 2: Visit the West Bank, sail to Esna (overnight in Esna).

Day 3: Sail to Edfu (visit Edfu Temple), sail to Kom Ombo (overnight in Kom Ombo).

Day 4: Visit Kom Ombo Temple, sail to Aswan (visit The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple) overnight in Aswan.

Day 5: Optional visit to Abu Simbel, visit the botanical garden by Felucca (overnight in Aswan).

Day 6: Sail from Aswan to Esna and overnight.

Day 7: Sail from Esna to Luxor (visit Karnak & Luxor Temples) overnight in Luxor.

Day 8: Disembark Jaz Yakouta and receive onward transfer to hotel/airport.

MS Jaz Yakouta is on offer as a Nile Cruise only or as part of a tour to include stays in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, Aswan or even Jordan!

Book & secure your ABTA & ATOL protected Egypt Holiday with a low deposit, 0% interest on instalments & the final balance due 4 weeks prior to travel. All our tours can be tailored to your specific needs, click on the links for more details, use our live chat service or call our ‘Egypt Experts’ to book. Holidays include all resort transfers, hold & hand luggage dependent on airline.

When not available a great alternative for a Dahabiya Nile Cruise is the Gorgonia Dahabiya Nile Cruise.


Experience a more gracious, graceful and luxurious Nile cruise with the sedate majesty of a Dahabiya. Jaz Yakouta will take you back in time to the gentler era when the elite and sophisticated travelers cruised on the Nile in style.

You'll Love
  • Traditional Dahabiya Nile Cruiser
  • Jacuzzi On Deck
  • Elegant Dining Experience
  • Boutique Style



MS Jaz Yakouta Cabin

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.


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.

Dining & Bars

Prepared by highly skilled chefs, the magnificent, mouth-watering food on board is of a quality that befits the luxurious ambience of the majestic Jaz Yakouta itself.

With indoor and outdoor seating in sumptuous surroundings, every guest is sure to find the perfect setting in which to enjoy the elegant meals.

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