2 independent reviews for Nile felucca cruise in Egypt

Reviews for Nile felucca cruise in Egypt

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review 10 Apr 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

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. Want to thank Captain Hesain for his expert sailing and the special trip to his home. Much appreciated.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be aware that it is not 5 star comfort - which is exactly what we wanted and what we loved about it. Wash in the Nile, bathroom set up on the side of the river and sleeping in your clothes. The experience was amazing and exactly what we wanted, quiet, peaceful, reflective beauty.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I do feel it did and I hope it did, this is why I booked here. I felt comfortable that we were less of a tourist venture (as so much of Egypt is) and more of a local experience.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I would use this company again, I loved the experience as did my kids - really was the highlight. Thank you team you did a great job.

review 29 Mar 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

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.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring some mosquito repellent and a sheet or sleeping bag liner. The blankets provider are warm but you'd want something between you and them. Wake up for sunrise. Be prepared for plans to change slightly as wind and currents are your masters.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

You only need to watch the huge cruisers pass you by to realise how lucky you are to be sailing with no engine, no other tourists and local sailors/guides. Food is fresh and bought at markets as you travel. The money is going straight to the staff.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The felucca part of our Egypt trip was a definite highlight. I could have camped on the Nile for many more days, aimlessly drifting and relaxing.

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