Why book this tour?
Book this tour if you would prefer the more relaxed pace of travelling this mighty river by traditional wooden sail boat rather than an air-conditioned cruise ship. This tour offers a completely different experience on the Nile and gives you distance from the mainstream tourist crowds.
2013/14 Standard Itinerary
- 9 Breakfasts
- 4 Dinners
- 3 Lunches
- 5 nights Standard Hotel
- 1 night Basic Train
- 3 nights Basic Felucca
Bus/Train in 2 berth compartment /3 day Felucca Sailtrek/Calesh.
Approx 12 -
Explore Tour Leader plus driver(s), boatmen and a cook on sailtrek.
Nile Felucca Sailing Holiday
On this Egyptian adventure we explore the Nile aboard traditional ‘felucca’ sailboats: we enjoy local food as we sail down the river and sleep under the stars on the deck. We also visit ancient Egypt’s most famous sites including the great Pyramids of Giza, the mysterious Sphinx, Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings..
- Cairo - Marvel at the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx then tour the Egyptian Museum with a local Egyptologist
- Luxor - Take a horse drawn 'calesh' to Karnak temple; Explore the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
- Nile Felucca Sailtrek - Sail from Aswan to temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo on board a traditional sailboat
- Local Markets - Explore Luxor and Aswans bustling souk and spice market
What we say
Staff Member Hannah Green travelled on this tour in 2011.
"For a good insight to the history of Egypt as well as a unique way to see the Nile you can’t beat this trip. The time spent on the Felucca is a great way to get to know your group and is a welcome break from the busy pace of visiting the numerous temples that the country has to offer."
Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Join tour Cairo
In Cairo; overnight train to Aswan
In Aswan; Nile Felucca Sailtrek from Aswan towards Edfu
Sailing to Kom Ombo
Day Sailing on Felucca
Felucca towards Edfu; taxi to Luxor
Tour ends Luxor
Why not extend this tour?