1 Night Aswan-2 Nights Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat-1 Night Luxor

1 Night Aswan-2 Nights Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat-1 Night Luxor

Feluccas are the traditional sailboats of Egypt Nile. Egyptians and foreigners alike enjoy a relaxing ...
1 Night Aswan-2 Nights Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat-1 Night Luxor
5 Day(s)

 

Tour Package Details:

Tour Duration: 05 Days 04 Nights

Tour Type: Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing boat Group Tour

Tour starts in: Aswan

Tour ends in: Luxor

Tour runs: every Day

Maximum Group Size: 10 People (If you are group more than 15 people also contact us to send you our offer)

Tour Package Highlight:

1 Night in Hotel in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis

2 nights on board of Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

1 Night in Hotel in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis

In Aswan:

Philae Temple

The High Dam

Perfume Store

In Kom Ombo:

Temple of Kom Ombo

In Edfu:

Temple of Horus

In Luxor:

Karnak Temple

Luxor Temple

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Factory of the Alabaster Stones

Colossi of Memnon

Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome in Aswan, Philae Temple, the High Dam, Perfume Store

Arrive at Aswan Airport or Train Station, meet and assist by our representative

Transfer from Aswan Airport or Aswan Train Station to Hotel and check in.

Proceed with the visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae, The High Dam and the Perfume Store if you are interested

Free time

Overnight in Aswan

  • Included Activities; Philae Temple, The High Dam, Perfume Shop
  • Optional Activities:  Opportunity to do Optional Excursion (Nubian Village)

                                                   Opportunity to do Optional Excursion in the evening (Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple)

  • Included Meals: No Meals

Day 02: Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel / Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

Breakfast at hotel

Free Morning in Aswan

Transfer to Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

Lunch on board of the Nile Felucca

Enjoy sailing on the Nile

Afternoon Tea time

Enjoy taking  pictures during Sunset

Dinner and overnight on board of the Nile Felucca boat

  • Included Activities; No
  • Optional Activities: Early morning there is opportunity to do Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel (if you take this option you will have breakfast box)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 03: Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

Breakfast on board of Nile Felucca

Today free day on board of the Nile Felucca to enjoy relaxing and sailing on the Nile

Lunch on board of the Nile Felucca Sailing boat

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy taking pictures during Sunset

Dinner on board of the Nile Felucca sailing boat

Overnight on board of the Nile Felucca sailing boat

  • Included Activities; Felucca Ride
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

Day 04: Nile Felucca, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple

Breakfast on board of the Nile Felucca traditional sailing boat

After breakfast you will be picked from the Nile Felucca boat by your Driver and Tour Guide of the day and start a short drive to Kom Ombo City where you will stop there to visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris

Drive from Kom Ombo City 60 KM to north direction for the second stop at Edfu City to visit Temple of Horus, dedicated to the God Horus

Drive from Edfu City 120 KM to Luxor

Check in at Hotel

Afternoon: pickup from your hotel and start your guided tour to visit the East Bank of the Nile including the Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor then transfer to your hotel

Overnight in Luxor

  • Included Activities; Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Horus in Edfu, Temple of Karnak and Temple of Luxor
  • Optional Activities:

Evening; Opportunity to do Optional Excursion City tour in Luxor by Horse carriage

Evening; Opportunity to do Optional Excursion (Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple)

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Valley of the Kings, Factory of the Alabaster Stones, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi Of Memnon

Breakfast at Hotel

Check out from the hotel room

Cross the Nile to visits the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of Kings, the factory of the Alabaster Stones then the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the two Statues of Colossi of Memnon.

Transfer to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway Station according to your departure details in Luxor for final departure

  • Included Activities; Valley of the Kings, the factory of the Alabaster Stones, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Optional Activities: Early morning there is opportunity to do Optional Excursion Hot Air Balloon over Luxor (if you take this option you will have breakfast box)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Here Is Some Information About The Nile Felucca Sailing Boat

Feluccas are the traditional sailboats of Egypt Nile. Egyptians and foreigners alike enjoy a relaxing felucca ride, as they are perfect for catching the breeze on a hot summer night, for brisker sails the rest of the year and watching the sunset anytime. They are ideal for an impromptu party after work, a romantic evening, and for soothing the tots on the weekends. It is not unusual for friends to get together and rent a felucca for an hour or two for a small social gathering. Such gatherings, frequently after sunset, may not do much sailing at all, but simply sit in a quiet cove where everyone can enjoy the lights on the banks and the river traffic.

The felucca has remained, over the centuries, the primary transportation of the Nile. Its ancient form still graces the river as it has done since the time of the Pharaohs. Motorized barges transport bulk material and modern cruise ships transport tourists, but the felucca remains despite modern alternatives. The felucca rarely has any form of engine and relies entirely on the breeze which builds during the day and usually subsides at night, and the Nile River’s current. Egypt is blessed with a predominant southerly wind that pushes sailboats upriver, while allowing them to return on its current downstream.

Some of the craft today are used to carry tourists who wish to enjoy an eternally peaceful journey carried along by the gentle breeze and the currents of the river. In fact, a felucca ride is very often included in many standard tours. Some feluccas even carry passengers for longer voyages of several days, but only the most adventurous tourists usually take part in these, as the accommodations are rather primitive.

Few feluccas are now made entirely of wood, but the basic layout has barely changed. They don’t have a keel as such, but a heavy center plate which can be raised in the shallows. The sails are seriously low tech affairs made of native cotton and other natural fibers.

Feluccas are usually furnished with cushions around the circumference and a table fixed in the middle; where one can surely enjoy picnic style lunch or dinner while enjoying a different view of the metropolis. Your captain tucks his Galabeya (tradition Egyptian male dress) about his waist and steers with his feet, while busily drawing and letting the sail to and fro as the vessel tacks up and down the Nile.

This is the perfect short trip if you want to enjoy the best of Egypt in an adventurous and informal style. Beginning with the Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, we see all the classic sights of Egypt. There’s Luxor and the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and a free day in Aswan to allow an optional visit to Abu Simbel. The adventure comes in our choice of Nile transport, where we have opted for the single-masted, lateen-rigged sailing boat called the felucca. These age-old workhorses of the Nile give us the freedom to cruise between the great sites along the river, watching rural life pass us by. The winds and currents may necessitate some adjustments to the itinerary, but the schedule is designed to allow for flexibility. Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by one of our local guides who are all experts on ancient Egypt.

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Package.

Seasons and Rates Single Double Triple
Winter Season start from 01/10 To 30/04 $0
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Summer Season start from 01/05 To 30/09 $0
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Easter Season start from 24 /03 To 08 /04 $0
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Christmas & New Year start from 18/12 To 07/01 $0
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Tour Prices Inclusions

Transfers:

(Day 01) Arrival Transfer from Aswan Airport, Aswan Railway Station to hotel

Please inform us your arrival details in Aswan as soon as you book it

  • If your arrival by plane (Airline Company – Flight Number – arrival time) as soon as you book it
  • If your arrival by train (Train number and Train car number) as soon as you book it

(Day 02) Transfer from Hotel in Aswan to Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

(Day 04) Transfer from Kom Ombo to Luxor 180 KM

(Day 05) Departure transfer in Luxor to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway Station according to your departure details in Luxor

All transfers by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle or buses

Accommodations:

1 night at hotel in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis

2 Night at Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat on Full Board basis

1 night at hotel in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis

Tours:

Tour to Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and the Perfume Store

Tour to Visit Kom Ombo Temple in Kom Ombo City

Tour to visit Horus Temple in Edfu City

Tour to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples in Luxor

Tour to Visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor

Others:

Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions

Services of experienced Egyptologist English speaking Tour Guide joined you in the Sightseeing Excursions

If you are interested in Services of experienced Egyptologist FrenchSpanish or German speaking Tour Guide is available with supplement of 150 US Dollars per the party not per person according to the availability after bookings

All service charges and taxes

Meals: 

4 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

2 Dinners

Tour Prices Exclusions

International and Domestic Flights, Train Tickets

Egypt VISAS

Travel Insurance

Sightseeing’s Entrance Fees

Any extras not mentioned in the program

Optional Excursions

Personal expenses

All Beverages

Tipping as written in our website http://www.egypt-nile-cruise.com/nile-cruise-gratuities-and-tipping/

Tour Package information

Nile Felucca FAQS:

Why Does The Price Increase For The Solo Traveler?

That is only in case of no other client’s book the same package in the same date

I Will Not Bring Sleeping Bag With Me Is There Be A Chance To Rent Blankets Perhaps?

If you do not bring your own sleeping bag with you will request from the Felucca sailing boat captain to provide blankets for you free of charge but you can tipping him more in the end of your Nile Felucca trip

I Assumed That People Would Just Be Sleeping On The Open Deck, Right?

Yes, please see the following picture to show you how and where you will be sleeping on board 0f the Nile Felucca Traditional sailing boat

I Also Wanted To Ask You What The Weather Would Be Like. Does It Get Quite Cold During The Night?

In winter:

Yes, but the captain of the Nile Felucca boat locks the boat with a thick cloth on all sides

What the budget of this Tour?

Dear Clients please knows that the tour price cover the services stated in the “Inclusions” section only of this page and there are many other personal expenses which will occur during your trip are not included in the Tour prices.

Sightseeing’s Entrance Fees Rates which are not included in the Package Rates

Philae Temple: 180 Egyptian Pounds

The High Dam: 100 Egyptian Pounds

The Unfinished Obelisk: 80 Egyptian Pounds

Kom Ombo Temple: 140 Egyptian Pounds

Edfu Temple: 180 Egyptian Pounds

Valley of the Kings: 240 Egyptian Pounds and 4 Egyptian Pounds

Hatshepsut Temple: 140 Egyptian Pounds and 2 Egyptian Pounds

Colossi of Memnon: Free

Karnak Temple: 200 Egyptian Pounds

Luxor Temple: 160 Egyptian Pounds

Optional Excursions Prices If You Are Interested And Are Quoted Per Person In American Dollar ($) And It’s Excludes Entrance Fees Prices 

Aswan Optional Excursions: 

  • Sound & Lights Show at Philae Temple includes transfers – Motorboat Philae – Representative 35 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 20 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • Nubian Village in Aswan 45 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 20 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • Abu Simbel by car includes transfers – Tour Guide – Excursion permit 125 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 75 US Dollars supplement will be applied

Luxor Optional Excursions:

  • Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple includes transfers – Representative 20 US Dollars for solo traveler 10 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • City tour in Luxor by Horse carriage 20 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 05 US Dollars supplement will supplement will be applied
  • Hot Air Balloon over Luxor 100 US Dollars per person
  • West Bank of Luxor Tour 02 (Valley of the Queens, Madinat Habu Temple and Ramesseum Temple) includes transfers and Tour Guide 35 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 35 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • West Bank of Luxor Tour 03 (tombs of nobles, Deir El Madina and seti temple) includes transfers and Tour Guide 35 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 35 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • Half day tour to Dendara Temple includes transfers and Tour Guide 60 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 35 US Dollars supplement will be applied
  • Day tour to Dendara & Abydos Temples includes transfers and Tour Guide 125 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 45 US Dollars supplement will be applied

What You Needs?

Camera– Hat – Sun block – Comfortable Footwear – Sleeping Bag (if you cannot bring your own sleeping bag there is no problem we will request from the Felucca Captain to provide blankets for you)

What We Needs From You?

After booking:

  • Send us scan picture of your passport as it’s requested to do the Nile Felucca trip permit
  • If your arrival by plane send us (Airline Company – Flight Number – arrival time) as soon as you booked
  • If your arrival by train send us (Train number and Train car number) as soon as you booked
  • Inform us by your departure details in Luxor as soon as you booked

What the Minimum of This Tour?

The Tour run minimum of two persons in case of Solo Traveler it will be a different rate, for that case there will be a supplement of 190 US Dollars.

Kindly this supplement will be canceled if other client’s book the same package and the same date and join you in the Tour Package

Prices:

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per Tour Package and valid year around.

Gratuities And Tipping:

How much is the average Tipping and when to give it?

Hotel Crew in Aswan:

2 US$ x 1 Night x 2 Persons = 4 US$

So you Leave 4 US$ in an Envelope at the Reception on the End of your Nile Cruise Trip.

For People who are carrying your bags in the check in and the check out from the Nile Cruise boat they will get alone tipping from you in the time of check out 1 US Dollars per person. Those tipping are not including in the tipping which you left at the reception of the Nile Cruise Boat

Nile Felucca Crew:

8 US$ per person per night (you give it to the Felucca captain in the departure time from the boat

Hotel Crew in Luxor:

2 US$ x 1 Night x 2 Persons = 4 US$

So you Leave 4 US$ in an Envelope at the Reception on the End of your Nile Cruise Trip.

For People who are carrying your bags in the check in and the check out from the Nile Cruise boat they will get alone tipping from you in the time of check out 1 US Dollars per person. Those tipping are not including in the tipping which you left at the reception of the Nile Cruise Boat

For The Drivers, Representatives and Guides:

The following amounts are Recommended and on a Per Person Basis (in American Dollars USD).

Aswan Representative 3 to 5 US$

Luxor Representative 3 to 5 US$

Guides 5 to 7 US$ (Per Day) per person

Drivers:

3 US$ per arrival transfer in Aswan from Aswan Airport or Aswan Railway Station (per party not per person)

8 US$ per High Dam, Philae Temple and the Perfume Store Tour (per party not per person)

3 US$ per transfer from hotel to Nile Felucca boat (per party not per person)

20 US$ per transfer from Felucca to Luxor with visiting Kom Ombo and Horus Temples in the way (per party not per person)

5 US$ per Karank and Luxor Temples Tour (per party not per person)

10 US$ per Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Tour (per party not per person)

3 US$ per departure transfer in Luxor to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway Station (per party not per person)

Please Note:

Tips are not an obligation on you. It is redemption for a good service. However wages in Egypt are very low. So most people depend on tips to survive, but this is not an excuse to give a bad service. If you feel that the person is not offering you a good service or stressing you to give him tips, DO NOT GIVE TIPS or REDUCDE THE AMOUNT. But please tell him why you did that. In most cases if you don’t give tips, people such as Driver, Cruise Staff, Felucca Captain or Carriage Car Driver will think that you gave the tips to your guide to give it to them and will start a Hard Talking with him about that and waste your time.

Package Prices In 2 Stars Hotel In Luxor:

In Aswan: Nuba Nile Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

In Luxor: Sunset Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Tour Package

Seasons & Rates Single Double or Triple
Winter Season start from 01 October to 30 April 375 USD$ 350 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 350 USD$ 325 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 400 USD$ 375 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 400 USD$ 375 USD$

 

Package Prices in 3 Stars Hotel in Luxor:

In Aswan: Cleopatra Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

In Luxor: St. Joseph Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Tour Package

Seasons & Rates Single Double or Triple
Winter Season start from 01 October to 30 April 400 USD$ 370 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 380 USD$ 350 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 450 USD$ 400 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 450 USD$ 400 USD$

 

Package Prices In 4 Stars Hotel In Luxor:

In Aswan: Isis Corniche Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

In Luxor: Etab Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Tour Package

Seasons & Rates Single Double or Triple
Winter Season start from 01 October to 30 April 500 USD$ 450 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 475 USD$ 425 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 600 USD$ 500 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 600 USD$ 500 USD$

 

Package Prices In 5 Stars Hotel In Luxor:

In Aswan: Isis Island Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

In Luxor: Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar hotel according to the availability in time of bookings

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Tour Package

Seasons & Rates Single Double or Triple
Winter Season start from 01 October to 30 April 580 USD$ 510 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 550 USD$ 480 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 650 USD$ 550 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 650 USD$ 550 USD$

 

 

 

 

 

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