Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Nile cruise in Aswan

As Cairo temperatures drop, the lure of warmer climes sets in. It’s time to head south. Winter days were made for lazing around on crisp, sunny days, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery available. Aswan, here we come.

Anyone who thought that travel by dahabiya involves a certain level of hardship, say hello to Sanctuary Retreats’ newest addition to its fleet, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau. Spacious yet intimate, chic, luxurious and comfortably relaxed, Zein Nile Chateau captures the elegant charm and glamor of yesteryear while offering every creature comfort you might want.

The list of dignitaries and celebrities who have set foot on board is impressive, but according to Sanctuary Retreats’ Managing Director Amr Badr, “We respect the privacy of every guest, so cannot share names”.

Ease of Access to Historical Locations

With six charming cabins, two of which are full suites decked out in a truly sumptuous style that draws on the rich history of Egypt and her Nile, the dahabiya is nimble enough to take advantage of moorings that larger vessels must bypass.

This allows for your fully-personalized tour to have unique access to some of the prettiest spots along the history-packed reaches of Upper Egypt, all brought to life by the fascinating knowledge and insights of your dedicated Egyptologist.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Nile cruise in Aswan


Travelers can take a break from sightseeing and laze on shaded sundecks, or take a refreshing dip in the pool, while for the ultimate unwind experience there is also the Jacuzzi in the Farouk Suite.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Nile cruise in Aswan

The dahabiya’s suites and cabins are fully air-conditioned, and open deck areas offer a welcome breeze, making it a perfect getaway at any time of year. According to the mood, there are also ample entertainment and recreational options that can be arranged to while away the hours.


Nothing caps off a brilliant holiday more than memorable cuisine, and Zein Nile Chateau exceeds expectations. The pretty, airy dining room plays host to some of the most delicious gourmet cuisine available, and for after-dinner relaxation, guests are welcome to slip off to the cigar room or library.

Each day is a culinary adventure from breakfast through to morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, with specific dietary requests being happily accommodated for. And for little ones, there is a tempting children’s menu!

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Nile cruise in Aswan

Sanctuary Nile Zein Chateau can be reserved for groups ranging up to 12 persons, with the 7-day cruise setting out from Luxor, enjoying unique sightseeing on the sail upstream to the beauties of Aswan.

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