Travel the Nile river the same way the Pharaohs did before on a felucca boat with EZ Tour Egypt.
As they are perfect for catching the cool breeze on a hot summer night, for brisker sails the rest of the year, and for watching the sunset anytime. They are ideal for a party after work, a romantic evening with your loved one, and for relaxing on the weekends.
While a larger cruise ship will be sailing in the same direction, A few passengers sit out on sundeck and we get close enough to see them raise their all-inclusive cocktails into the air as a greeting. Just as fast as it appeared, the river cruiser is out of sight, around a bend in the river before the last of the sun’s beams are spent and we’ve finished a chat about how occasionally there are places where the journey is worth taking your time.
Today felucca cruises offer travellers a slow meander through history; the chance to travel the River Nile as people would have in the time of the Pharaohs. The cruises generally range from a short passage of a couple of hours out of Cairo to see the modern city that has grown over along the banks, to a multi-day journey between Aswan and Luxor. The popular Aswan- to- Luxor leg will take travellers to some of ancient Egypt’s most important spots like Nekheb( or El Kb), which was the capital of Upper Egypt previous to the construction of the Pyramids, and the Temple of Kom Ombo, devoted to the two gods Sobek( the crocodile god) and Harveris( the sun god).
Smaller and smaller vessels are made entirely out of wood today, still, the basic structure of the felucca has not really changed since the time of the ancient Egyptians. A felucca is open- a decked boat frequently covered in various cushions and pillows for passenger comfort, complete with canvas shelters to block the searing desert sun. Made for sailing over shallow waters, feluccas don’t have a ship as such, but a heavy centre plate that can be raised over bars or when depth is an issue. Accommodation for passengers is on the sundeck of the boat itself, so travellers are advised to bring a sleeping bag or blanket for the cooler evenings.
facilities on Nile Felucca
There are no toilet facilities on board. You can use the toilets provided at the sites you visit during the day, at night you are moored by the riverbank and will need to find somewhere onshore. In general, and that is why it is a real adventure, you can use the toilets in the sites (temples & museums). The general standard of public toilets, when you can find them, is a poor hygienic standard. Most come with a water squirter for washing yourself, so always have toilet paper with you!
Entertainments on Nile felucca
Our felucca crew entertains you with their music and dance have fun and join them, also you can play cards, read a book, swim, or help the crew in preparing the meals.
Tours on board of Nile Felucca
You Can Enjoy a felucca ride through one of our Egypt Tours. Now you will have become accustomed to the traditional felucca sailing boats as we use them to visit the West Bank at Aswan and islands of the First Cataract or in Cairo Nile.