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Nile River Felucca Cruises in Aswan

Nile River Felucca Cruises in Aswan

Traditional wooden sailing vessels known as feluccas have been a fixture on the Nile River for centuries. Board a felucca from Aswan, one of the best places to take a Nile cruise with its scenic shoreside landscapes and fascinating ancient sites. Before you set sail, read below to find out your options for felucca cruises in the city.

 

Half-Day Cruises

On a half-day felucca cruise from Aswan, you can expect to float past palm-topped islands and riverside settlements. Some half-day cruises stop at Elephantine Island, a mostly rural island that is home to the ancient ruins of Abu. Other half-day cruises make stops at Kitchener's Island, the site of Aswan Botanical Gardens, and Soheil Island, where you can learn about the Nubian lifestyle. To see the river at its most glorious, opt for a sunset tour.

 

Full-Day Cruises

On full-day felucca cruises, you’ll have more time to truly relax as you float languorously down the Nile, passing some of the river’s cataracts (rocky stretches that create small rapids). Full-day cruises typically stop at a Nile River island, where participants either have free time to explore or can take a guided tour. Most full-day cruises include lunch on board, and the unhurried pace means visitors have the chance to chat with their guide about the history and culture of the surrounding area.

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Cruise on Nile River between Aswan and Luxor

Cruise on Nile River between Aswan and Luxor

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See the River Nile’s treasures between Aswan and Luxor with the ultimate ease on this 4-day cruise. Forget transport and itinerary worries, and relax aboard as you sail between the two cities and to the ancient sites. See the Philae Temple and more in Aswan, visit Kom Ombo and Edfu, and at Luxor, explore Karnak and Luxor Temple, all with a guide for historical insight. Full-board accommodation and transfers included.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$372.00
Price varies by group size
From
$372.00
Price varies by group size

Aswan: Felucca Boat Cruise Adventure

Aswan: Felucca Boat Cruise Adventure

Sail the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailboat on a half-day trip that includes lunch aboard the boat. Cruising with a Nubian captain is a chance to learn about an ancient people that few visitors to Egypt ever encounter, and the leisurely pace of the sailing trip leaves plenty of time to chat about the Nubian language and culture while enjoying views of scenic Nile riverbanks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Sailing by Felucca in Aswan

Sailing by Felucca in Aswan

Save time and hassle in Aswan by prebooking a private River Nile “felucca” sailboat cruise. Settle into a traditional white-sailed boat with a skipper, and sail to Elephantine Island and the Aswan Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. Enjoy the scenery and sounds of lapping water, and disembark to stroll the exotic gardens, planted by Lord Kitchener in 1899. A choice of departures and hotel transfers make everything extra convenient.
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  • 2 hours
From
$61.54
Price varies by group size
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$61.54
Price varies by group size

 Sailing by Felucca in Aswan

Sailing by Felucca in Aswan

Take a relaxing ride on an Egyptian sailboat in Aswan and enjoy the river breeze. It is a fantastic sailing experience around Elephantine Island and visit to the famous Botanical Gardens in Aswan.
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  • 2 hours
From
$71.80
Price varies by group size
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$71.80
Price varies by group size

From Aswan enjoy a Full day Felucca sailing from the morning till sunset

From Aswan enjoy a Full day Felucca sailing from the morning till sunset

Spend a relaxing day on the Nile River aboard a traditional felucca boat during this full-day tour. See the sights along the river, such as Elephantine Island and Kitchener’s Island, soak up the sun on deck, and enjoy a delicious lunch while you sail down the mighty river. Package includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Aswan.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
From
$70.00
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Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by Plane including traditional Lunch

Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by Plane including traditional Lunch

Make full use of a spare day in Cairo by making a flying visit to Luxor—in one easy trip by air. Simply sit back and let everything happen, with guided tours of Luxor’s must-sees, return flights, ground transfers, and lunch koshry Visit the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, and more; hear history you might otherwise miss, and relax knowing all the logistics are taken care of.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$550.00
Price varies by group size
From
$550.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures