|Tour Type||Nile Felucca Adventure Sailing Boat|
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus|
Tour Duration: around 08 hours
Tour Type: Nile Felucca Adventures
Tour Departs: Every Day
Egypt Nile Cruise Tour Package Highlight:
Felucca sailing boat adventure
Nile Felucca Adventure Sailing Boat
At 09.00AM pick up from your Hotel in Luxor to Nile Felucca sailing boat to start you day trip by Felucca in the Nile River at Luxor
Lunch on board at the Nile Felucca Sailing Boat
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.
There is Opportunity to do Camel Ride in a village in the west bank of the Nile as Optional Excursion
Transfer from Nile Felucca to your hotel in Luxor
(Meals Included – Lunch)
Tour Prices Inclusions
Transfer from your Hotel in Luxor to Nile Felucca sailing boat
Transfer from Nile Felucca sailing boat to your Hotel in Luxor
Visits to Banana Island incudes Entrance fees of the Island
Lunch on board of the Banana Island
1 bottle of water per person per the trip
Tea or Coffee is open on board of the Nile Felucca sailing boat but not in the Banana Island
All transfers by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle or buses
Assistance of our personal during your excursion
All service charges and taxes
Tour Prices Exclusions
Any extras not mentioned in the program
Other Beverages not written in the Inclusions section
Tipping as written in our website http://www.egypt-nile-cruise.com/nile-cruise-gratuities-and-tipping/
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 Package and there are other personal expenses which will occur during your trip are not included in the Tour prices such as tipping
What You Needs?
Camera – Hat – Sun block – Comfortable Footwear
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 50 US Dollars.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per Tour Package and valid year around.
Optional Excursions If Need It:
Camel ride in a village in the west bank of the Nile 25 US Dollars per person per hour
Gratuities and Tipping:
How much is the average Tipping and when to give it?
Nile Felucca Crew:
8 US$ x 2 Person = 16 US$.
For The Drivers, Representatives:
The following amounts are Recommended and on a Per Person Basis (in American Dollars USD).
Luxor Representative 3 to 5 US$
Drivers 3 US$ (per person per the two transfers)
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.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per Tour and valid year around.
60 US Dollars per person
For solo travelers 50 US Dollars supplement