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Submitted on Oct 13, 2019 Useful Info

Felucca Nile cruise guide

  • Feluccas are traditional sailboats that depend on wind for propulsion and certainly, the cheapest way to explore the Nile.

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How to prepare for a felucca cruise

  • The best place to begin your felucca cruise is Aswan, it's a common business here and you shouldn't experience any difficulty in finding a felucca.
  • Make sure youre dealing with the captain and not middlemen since that's the only way you'll get a good deal
  • Tip: Don't accept to be charged more than 100egp per day, they usually charge between 50 to 60egp per day but for tourists, they may charge up to 100egp.
  • Ask to see the felucca and be sure that there will be no more than 7 people in the felucca since you'll be really squeezed when sleeping in case the number is bigger. Alternatively, organize your own group felucca cruise
  • Duration: Feluccas usually sail for 3 days and 2 nights.

What's in the cruise

  • A 3 day sail on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor.
  • Tours of Nubian villages at Kom Ombo and Edfu

Felucca Do's

  • Carry your own sleeping bag, water and snacks they don't give you sleeping bags on the boat, food is provided.
  • Make sure your package includes the full tour before boarding.


  • Don't carry alcohol.