8-day cruise

the Journey of Ra

A yoga cruise on the Nile
from November 16th to November 23rd

€2300PP

From November 16th to November 23rd

A yoga cruise
on the Nile

From Luxor, embark on the iconic Nile boat, the Dahabiya, for a timeless cruise. Discovering the most beautiful sites of ancient Egypt, you will meet nowadays Egyptians. All of this is set to the rhythm of yoga practices, surrounded by the changing landscapes of the river and its verdant shores.

As the Nile reveals its secrets, the sun “RA,” the supreme solar deity in Ancient Egypt, will guide each of your days, illuminating your inner journey and discoveries, recalling the power and magic of this ancient land, considered as “a gift of the Nile.”

intensity

55%

culture

55%

yoga

65%

encounters

90%

nature

90%

the program 

the program 

the program 

Typical day

The Journey of Ra is an authentic and immersive experience, a fusion of a cultural journey and a yoga retreat designed to explore Egypt “differently,” off the beaten path and close to its traditions and culture. It’s also an opportunity to center oneself, live fully in the present moment, and discover a space for rejuvenation and reconnection.

  • 30 minutes of morning yoga routine
  • A yoga workshop or flow (between 1 and 3 hours)
  • Cultural visits (between 1 and 3 hours)
  • Stroll, swim & free time on the boat

Five days with yoga sessions. No practice on arrival and departure days, as well as on the first day in Luxor, which will be dedicated to sightseeing

Day to day

Day 1 - Saturday, November 16th
  • Arrival in Luxor
  • Transfer to the boat
  • Opening circle
Day 2 - Sunday, November 17th
  • Typical breakfast and crew presentation
  • Full day of sightseeing in Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple…)
  • The boat stays docked in Luxor. Navigation begins on Monday.
Day 3 - Monday, November 18th
  • Hot air balloon at sunrise
  • Visit of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Departure from Luxor
  • Navigation day
  • Yoga Workshop
Day 4 - Tuesday, November 19th
  • Morning yoga routine
  • Arrival at Edfu
  • Visit of Horus Temple
  • Navigation and stroll in a traditional village
  • Yoga Workshop
Day 5 - Wednesday, November 20th
  • Morning yoga routine
  • Workshop yoga
  • Hiking in the quarries of Silsileh
  • Stroll in a palm grove
  • Sailing and swimming in the Nile
Day 6 - Thursday, November 21st
  • Morning yoga routine
  • Yoga Workshop
  • Visit of Aswan, its islands and colorful villages
  • Temple of Philae or Temple of the goddess of love, ISIS
Day 7 - Friday, November 22nd
  • Morning yoga routine
  • Visit of Sobek Temple in Kom Ombo
  • Sailing day to Esna
  • Yoga workshop
  • Closing circle
Day 8 - Saturday, November 23rd
  • Last breakfast on the boat
  • Departure from the boat
  • Transfer by bus (1h) from the boat to Luxor
  • End of the Journey of Ra
Accomodations

Our
Dahabiya

Dahabiya comes from ‘Dhahab’ in Arabic, which means ‘Gold.’ It is the iconic wooden boat of the Nile with its white sails. These boats were particularly popular in the 19th century and were considered intimate alternatives to the large steamships that plied the Nile at that time. They were often used by the elite and wealthy travelers seeking a more tranquil and personalized experience. The reference to ‘gold’ in the name might reflect the color or decoration of some of them during a given period.

A Dahabiya cruise on the Nile is an invitation to experience the river in an authentic, peaceful, and intimate way while discovering the historical and cultural richness of Egypt.

About the Dahabiya
  • Small group travel (10 to 20 participants)
  • Intimacy and peaceful atmosphere
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Authenticity
  • Access to less crowded sites
  • Interaction with locals
Ameneties

Your Dahabiya is a boat with two large wooden sails and a flat bottom, featuring a double deck. The upper deck is a true floating terrace designed for relaxation, yoga, and contemplation amidst the rural life along the Nile banks.

Equiped with solar panels and a generator, electricity is available most of the time.

More details
  • A team ensures service and security on board
  • Double cabins with private shower and toilet, dressing room, and a window overlooking the Nile
  • Towels and toiletries provided, daily room service
  • Indoor lounges
  • Sun deck with sunbeds, and a hammock
  • Lounge, dining area, and bar space
  • Kitchen with a private chef
Food

During our journey, our boat’s chef will prepare the typical specialties of the country. All products are seasonal and bought daily from local markets or caught by Nile fishermen. Everything is prepared under good hygiene conditions, with water filtered through a purification system. Three meals a day are served on board throughout your stay. Please notify us in case of allergies or specific dietary requirements.

More details
  • Typical specialties
  • Local seasonal produce
  • 3 meals a day
  • Snacks between meals and for the visits
  • Unlimited drinks: Tea, coffee, herbal teas, bottled water
  • Drinks for purchase: Fruit juices, beers, wine (priced from €2 to €5, to be paid on-site).
Your yoga teacher

Alice Girard

The gentleness and poetry of Alice Girard’s flows will
guide your immersion at the foot of the pyramids.

If Dunya embarks on this adventure with Alice, it’s because our shared values align perfectly with her philosophy. Her pronounced attraction to Egypt, a country she has had the pleasure of visiting many times, has strengthened our belief that her presence will significantly enrich this experience.

Alice offers intuitive, creative, and embodied flows designed as inner journeys, blending sensitivity, intensity, and relaxation: postures that gracefully and fluidly intertwine with carefully curated playlists, all while respecting oneself and listening to one’s limits.

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Alice Girard

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Practical
informations

Good to know
  • Language : English / French / Arabic
  • A mixed stay accessible to all
  • Living space : Traditional sailing boat (Dahabiya)
  • Practice location : The upper deck of the boat.
Included
  • Stay in a twin/double shared cabin on the Dahabiya.
  • Stay in a shared double room in the House in Cairo (if extension).
  • Domestic flight (if extending to Cairo).
  • 3 meals per day + Hot drinks and water.
  • Airport transfers and welcome (arrival and departure) + All other transfers during the stay.
  • Cultural visits with an Egyptologist.
  • Entrance ticket to cultural sites.
  • Private hot air balloon ride (€100 per person) + Other activities (traditional workshops, artistic events, and surprises).
  • Yoga instructor and Dunya Escapes coordinator.
  • Welcome gifts.
Not included
  • International flights
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Entry visa to Egypt
    [Dunya assists and guides you on these points]
  • Single cabin supplement on the boat (€750)
  • Single room supplement at the House of Khéops (€750 – if extension)
  • Internet card (between €10 and €30). No wifi on board
  • Paid beverages (alcohol and soda)
  • Tips (approximately €50/70 per person for the Journey of Ra, €100 with the extension)

A yoga cruise
on the Nile

From
€2300PP

If this escape inspires you to explore more of Egypt, Dunya can assist you in organizing an extension before or after your cruise. Egypt offers a multitude of beautiful places to discover, such as the Red Sea, Cairo and the pyramids, Fayoum, Siwa Oasis, white desert and many more. For more information, contact the Dunya team at the following address: info@dunya-escapes.com.