Egypt Felucca Ride down the Nile is one of the marvelous activities that our tourists should not miss while they visit Egypt. Feluccas are the traditional sailing boats of Egypt, and many other countries in the region.
Made out of wood, Felucca is still used in Egypt today as a mean of transportation, and for leisure, for Egyptians and tourists traveling to Egypt as well.
Egypt is the gift of the Nile, as said by Herodotus, the most famous Greek historian, and this fact is appear obviously in the way of building the Great Pyramids, the impressive temples and the marvelous attractions that located beside the Nile River.
A wide range of very interesting tours to the highlights of Egypt can be offered before enjoying a felucca ride. For example, in Cairo, awe-inspiring tours to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Old Cairo area, Khan El Khalili and more other attractive sites can be offered for our dear guests who are enjoying their trip in Egypt for few days.
Enjoying a felucca ride is not only possible in Cairo, but also, it is available in Aswan and Luxor. As our valued guests who tour Egypt can take a felucca around the Banana Island in Luxor, where they will enjoy the wonderful landscape of the island and try the unique taste of our Egyptian local banana, or they can try the felucca in Aswan by sailing around the well-known Agh Khan mausoleum, the Kitchener Island, Elephantine Island or even to the interesting Nubian Village.
Would you love to sail down the Nile in a Felucca, the same as the Pharaohs thousands of years ago? A Felucca ride in the Nile would be the best way to enjoy an afternoon watching the sunset from the Felucca while having a magnificent time.
Although in modern Egypt, there are many other ways of transportation in the River Nile like ferries and motorboats, Feluccas survived until today to remind us of the good old days. They serve as a pleasant time we all enjoy in Egypt. Depending mainly on the wonderful breeze of the River Nile, the Felucca ride is amazing and relaxing.
In Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and all other cities located on the River Nile in Egypt, there are plenty of places to rent a Felucca ride for an hour or two.
Traditional Feluccas would usually accommodate from 08 to 20 people. The main furniture to be expected in a Felucca would include many comfortable cushions all positioned around the oval shape of the boat. There would also be a couple of tables stable at the ground of the boat to have meals or for various usages.
The ride would represent the perfect setting and mood for a romantic time with our beloved ones. Many friends and family members would also rent a Felucca to spend quality time together with a wonderful sense of intimacy. They would chatting, taking pictures and selfies, enjoying their time, and perhaps having a meal as well.
A Felucca ride in the Nile is now included in many classical tours of Egypt. The guests would usually spend an hour sailing around the touristic cities of Egypt having a wonderful evening in an experience only to be found in Egypt. Many tourists as well would be booking optional tours to have a Felucca ride down the Nile.
Some companies have also evolved the Felucca rides for tourists who visit Egypt. They offer over-night and 2 to 3 nights’ rides in a Felucca between Luxor and Aswan. There would be some amazing opportunities to swim in chosen locations around the Nile. This is in addition to having the opportunity to enjoy spending the night on board of a Felucca that would be specially equipped to accommodate tourists.