Setting back in time is an experience that most will never and could never have. Sailing on a dahabia is like stepping back in time as they offer an antique passage in an antique land. Even if one takes a restored steam ship on the Mississippi, the modern world is still all around, but in Egypt, on one of these old cruisers, one really does seem to travel back in time and enjoy a soul searching experience. Also this type of cruising on the Nile depends on locals form the Southern side of Egypt and gives an employment opportunity regardless of their educational background and also helps keep old sailing traditions to survive rather than be wiped away by modern navigation machines.
As the program of the Dahabia is very flexible and its size allows it to stop by small villages and gives the traveler a chance to learn more about the local life in the south and may be even contribute positively to it. In the past 10 years many of our travelers kept ties with some of the places they visited and extended what we call bridges between cultures where both sides have learnt a lot about the world around them.