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 thatll make you feel like a pampered, ancient pharaoh!
Details about this tour
Your felucca captain will meet you in the morning and after a short walk, well 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, seedonkeyswandering around the barren landscape and palm trees gently swaying in the breeze.
Well 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.
Well head back to the docks at Aswan around mid-afternoon. Dont forget to ask your captain for advice on what else there is to see and do during your stay in Egypt.
- Local English/Nubian-speaking captain
- Felucca sailing trip
- Lunch on board the boat
- Additional food and drinks
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
This tour can be customised to accommodate vegetarians, vegans and other dietary restrictions. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary needs.
We recommend that you bring sun screen, a hat and sunglasses.
For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers