Nile felucca cruise in Egypt

“A stunning cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca, guided by local experts and tailor made for 4 or 6 days. ”

Highlights

4 or 6 day Nile felucca cruise | Kom Ombo | Daraw camel market | Carriers of the Gebel el Silsila | Edfou temple | Tombs of El Kab | Esna

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are particularly careful to ensure that there are no negative ecological impacts.We use no fossil energy, the feluccas travel exclusively on wind power.As a consequence the banks of the Nile and its wildlife undergo no degradation caused by us in contrast to that inflicted by the larger cruise boats which produce serious damage and erosion due to the waves they create. Moreover the animal life and especially the birds are not frightened or disturbed by the noise of the engines and our guest can see them very close.
We undertake the organization of cleaning up not only after ourselves but of less scrupulous tourists or local people in the areas where we spend the night During the cruise, all the rubbish is kept and put in a proper place.
We create the opportunity to exchange ideas and mutual understanding about ecological behavioursi in a country where Ecology is not the first concern.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our aim is to propose and promote individual holidays that are environmentally and socially respectful. We endeavour to provide our clients the opportunity to have a clear and precise insight into the characteristics of local life whilst minimizing the negative impact generally associated with mass tourism. We are particularly careful to ensure a fair distribution of the money generated by our activity so that the main beneficiaries are egyptian families.
The felucca owned by our company remains entirely at the disposition of the family of our egyptian associates at Luxor. Cruises departing from Aswan are aboard another felucca hired for the purpose so as not to interrupt the regular work schedule of the boat based at Luxor. All the people who organize the cruises and accompany visitors (captain, mousse, cook) are egyptian .All purchases relative to the holidays are made locally (food, transport, equipment)
Since the “Arab Spring” tourism has diminished substantially and is struggling to restart. With our initiative we wish to support local communities and to bring them a mean to restore confidence in their own future without relying too much on the only egyptian government.

Climate

12 Reviews of Nile felucca cruise in Egypt

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Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020 by

I can't speak too highly of this holiday, it was one of the best I have ever had. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020 by

10/10 and would heartily recommend to others! It was the perfect way to start the new year, reset our sleep cycles and feel rested for the rest of January. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by

A very exciting adventure sailing on the Nile in a small sailing vessel, it helped us experience what life was like at basic village life for many poor Egyptians & see parts of the country that we would not normally have seen. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Dec 2019 by

One of my best trips ever made the only way to travel the Nile for me !! Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Oct 2019 by

Of the many places we visited and wonders we saw during our trip to Egypt, the 5 day felucca cruise was without question the most educational and enjoyable of all. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019 by

Our 5 days on the felucca will forever be remembered as a truly unique and therapeutic experience. Slowly sailing downstream from Aswan we watched the Nile pass by, stopping to see a temple one day or a trip into town to see a camel market on another - this was a beautiful way to experience Egypt away from the larger cruise ships. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Apr 2019 by

Chilling in the felucca while it sailed up the beautiful Nile and getting to know our crew were the most memorable parts of our holiday. The beauty and serenity of this place were just unbelievable! Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2019 by

It is the journey of a lifetime, absolutely the most special and authentic way to travel down the Nile. Take it from a seasoned traveler, this felucca voyage rates right up there with the world's grand adventures... Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2019 by

My friend and I were in Egypt for 13 days and in the middle of it went on this felucca cruise, which turned out to be the highlight of the entire holiday, easily beating the pyramids, sphinx, temples and tombs! Read full review

Reviewed on 22 May 2018 by

The most memorable part was sailing the Nile with your own Felucca. Spectacular. Probably it is not for everyone. You need to want an authentic experience that will take you into a different world, out of your routine and comfort zone. It is well worth it. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2018 by

Egypt was beautifully chaotic, dusty and dirty and a treasure to behold. The most amazing part of this was the relaxing, quiet 2 days spent on the Felucca sailing the magnificent Nile. We felt completely looked after, all our needs met and especially great food from cook Ramadon and expert guidance from guide Hesham. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2016 by

Waking up as the sun rose over the milky waters of the Nile was pretty incredible. Walking on the sandy banks and washing as the fishermen and farmers arrived for their work was truly magical. Read full review

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