Private Aswan Tour: Felucca Boat Cruise Experinece
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Sail down the ancient River Nile in a felucca captained by a Nubian sailor. Watch in wonder as you pass by farmers working their land as they would have done thousands of years ago. Chat to your captain about Nubian culture and enjoy a traditional lunch aboard. Expect a relaxing voyage that’ll make you feel like a pampered, ancient pharaoh!

Highlights


  • Glide down the Nile aboard a traditional felucca boat

  • Watch locals tend to their land on the banks of the world’s most famous river

  • Discover Nubian culture, thought to be one of the earliest civilisations located anywhere on Earth

  • Enjoy a special lunch made up of authentic Nubian dishes

Local english/nubian-speaking captain
Felucca sailing trip
Lunch on board the boat
Additional food and drinks
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English/Nubian-speaking captain, felucca sailing trip, lunch on board the boat

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide

Where do we meet?

In front of the Nile Hotel. 15 Corniche El Nile Street, 99999 Aswan, Egypt. Next to duty-free shop and Aswan Elementary Court

Where does the tour end?

Nile Hotel

What is the duration of the tour?

5 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

This private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://intrepid-ua.ventrata.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity

HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

Your felucca captain will meet you in the morning and after a short walk, we’ll arrive at the docks where we will board the felucca boat. These boats are traditionally made of wood and have tall, white sails. The captain, who has had many years’ experience of sailing up and down the Nile in all sorts of conditions, will prepare the boat for sailing and then head off down this legendary waterway. Our cruise will last five hours and we really want you to relax and enjoy the journey. Your captain will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have but this is not a history lesson. This is about chilling out and channeling your inner ancient Egyptian king or queen as you float down the mighty Nile. Watch seagulls fly above you and families farming their land using time-honoured techniques, see donkeys wandering around the barren landscape and palm trees gently swaying in the breeze. We’ll stop for a spot of traditional lunch on board the boat. This might include zucchini, mashed potatoes, rice or pasta followed by a cup of tea. This is the time to chat to your Nubian captain in order to gain a better understanding of his culture and language. We’ll head back to the docks at Aswan around mid-afternoon. Don’t forget to ask your captain for advice on what else there is to see and do during your stay in Egypt.

Private Aswan Tour: Felucca Boat Cruise Experinece
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