Set sail on a traditional Nile River sailboat with a 1-hour felucca ride along the Cairo riverfront. Raise the anchor and the graceful, triangular sail, then relax on deck as you watch fishermen and yachts drift by in the Nile’s gentle current. Soak up the afternoon sun and see Cairo’s iconic skyline from the water.
Your Hotel in Cairo or Giza
You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact departure time. Contact details will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Approximately ~ 2 Hours
Returns to original departure point
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Meet your guide at your centrally located Cairo hotel for the short trip to the Nile River. Experience a classic Egyptian tradition that’s as ancient as the pyramids: watch the captain set the high, angled sail then steer the felucca boat into the Nile River, where a bustling crowd of bright boats jostles in the current.
This is the perfect time to snap unobstructed photos of the city—try to spot the iconic landmarks of the Cairo skyline, from slender, historic minarets to the blinking Cairo Tower. Pass section of river where the city is hidden behind swaying palms and lush vegetation, then wave to the children that play along the water’s edge. Watch for the birds that thrive on the Nile riverbanks, and enjoy an easy going break from the city streets on a boat that’s powered by the wind. Finish the Nile River felucca cruise with return transfer to your Cairo accommodations.