2 Nights Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat on Full Board Basis and 1 Night Luxor Includes Sightseeing

2 Nights Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat on Full Board Basis and 1 Night Luxor Includes Sightseeing

Enjoy sailing in the Nile by traditional Nile Felucca sailing boat and visits the famous ...
2 Nights Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat on Full Board Basis and 1 Night Luxor Includes Sightseeing
4 Day(s)

Tour Package Details:

Tour Duration: 04 Days 03 Nights

Tour Type: Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing boat Group Tour

Tour starts in: Aswan at 01.00 PM in day 01

Tour ends in: Luxor at 01.00 PM in day 04

Tour runs: every Day

Maximum Group Size: 10 People

Pickup time in Aswan in Day 01: 01.00 PM

Drop time in Luxor in Day 04: around 01.00 PM

Tour Package Highlight:

Enjoy sailing on board of traditional Nile Felucca sailing boat

Temple of Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus in Edfu

Karnak Temple in Luxor

Luxor Temple in Luxor

Valley of the Kings in Luxor

Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor

Colossi of Memnon in Luxor

Itinerary:

Day 01: Aswan / Nile Felucca Traditional Sailing Boat

At 01.00 PM pick up from your Hotel in Aswan to Nile Felucca traditional sailing boat

Nile Felucca traditional sailing boat starts to sail to the North Direction

Lunch on board of the Nile Felucca

Enjoy sailing on the Nile

Afternoon Tea time

You will enjoy taking some pictures during the Sunset

Dinner and overnight on board of the Nile Felucca

  • Included Activities; Felucca Ride
  • Optional Activities: Opportunity to do Optional Excursion Aswan Tour (Philae Temple and the High Dam)
  • Included Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Day 02: 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 in the Nile

Lunch on board of the Nile Felucca Sailing boat

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy taking some pictures during the 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 03: Nile Felucca, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple And Transfer To Luxor

Breakfast on board of the Nile Felucca traditional sailing boat

After breakfast you will be picked from the Nile Felucca traditional sailing 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:

Afternoon; 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 04: 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 $280
€253
£213
$270
€244
£206
$270
€244
£206
Summer Season start from 01/05 To 30/09 $275
€249
£209
$265
€240
£202
$265
€240
£202
Easter Season start from 24 /03 To 08 /04 $290
€262
£221
$275
€249
£209
$275
€249
£209
Christmas & New Year start from 18/12 To 07/01 $290
€262
£221
$275
€249
£209
$275
€249
£209

Tour Prices Inclusions

Transfers:

Transfer from Aswan Airport, Aswan Railway Station or Hotel in Aswan to Nile Felucca sailing boat

Please inform us after bookings by the pickup point details as soon as you know it

  • If your arrival by plane (Airline Company – Flight Number – arrival time) as soon as you know it
  • If your arrival by train (Train number and Train car number) as soon as you know it
  • If you are in hotel in Aswan please inform us by the hotel name as soon as you know it

Transfer from Kom Ombo to Luxor 180 KM

Departure transfer in Luxor to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway Station according to your departure details in Luxor in day 04

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

Accommodations:

2 Night at Felucca Sailing Boat on Full Board basis

1 night at hotel in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis

Tours:

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 French, Spanish or German speaking Tour Guide is available with supplement of 45 US Dollars per the party not per person according to the availability after bookings

All service charges and taxes

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/

 

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: 

  • Aswan Tour (Philae Temple and the High Dam) includes transfers and Guide 50 US Dollars per person for solo traveler 30 US Dollars supplement will be applied

 

  • 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 (Airline Company – Flight Number – arrival time) as soon as you know it
  • If your arrival by train (Train number and Train car number) as soon as you know it
  • If you are in hotel in Aswan please inform us by the hotel name as soon as you know it

What The Minimum Of This Tour?

The Tour run minimum of two persons in case of Single Traveler it will be a different rate, for that case there will be a supplement of 90 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?

Nile Felucca Crew:

8 US$ x 2 Night x 4 Person = 64 US$.

Hotel Crew:

2 US$ x 1 Night x 4 Person = 8 US$

So you Leave 8 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 Day) 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.

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 open the attached file of this email to see some pictures to show you how and where you will be sleeping on board 0f the Nile Felucca 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

Package Prices in 2 stars hotel 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 280 USD$ 270 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 275 USD$ 265 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 290 USD$ 275 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 290 USD$ 275 USD$

 

Package Prices in 3 stars hotel 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 290 USD$ 280 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 285 USD$ 275 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 300 USD$ 285 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 300 USD$ 285 USD$

 

 

Package Prices in 4 stars hotel 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 365 USD$ 350 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 360 USD$ 345 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 375 USD$ 360 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 375 USD$ 360 USD$

 

 

Package Prices in 5 stars hotel 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 455 USD$ 440 USD$
Summer Season start from 01 May to 30 September 350 USD$ 435 USD$
Easter Season start from 15 March to 25 April 470 USD$ 450 USD$
Christmas & New Year from 15 December to 07 January 470 USD$ 450 USD$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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