"Felucca Boats in Aswan" Egypt Transportation Tip by atufft

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  Felucca Crew on the Nile
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  • Felucca Crew on the Nile - Egypt
      Felucca Crew on the Nile
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  • Felucca on the Nile - Egypt
      Felucca on the Nile
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  • Felucca Captain - Egypt
      Felucca Captain
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  • Felucca in Port in Aswan - Egypt
      Felucca in Port in Aswan
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  • Belinda Enjoying the Last Rays of the Sun - Egypt
      Belinda Enjoying the Last Rays of the Sun
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Some people want a multiple day falucca boat ride, the Egyptian sailboats, for a romantic tour of the Nile. Multiple day with camp out is available, but we didn't have time for that. So, we settled on a two hour tour around Elephantine island, which turned out to be ideal anyway. The Nile River below the Dam at Aswan is perhaps the most beautiful stretch of Nile from Aswan to Cairo. It's still relatively wide, but both shores are easily seen. At the waterfront, one can bargin on the spot and expect to pay about $20- (1998) for a couple of hours. The sailors of these vessels don't look it, but they are quite capable of providing some great tacking, swinging frighteningly close to the rocks of the island. We left late in the afternoon, after a day of browsing monuments, and managed to watch a beautiful sunset on our ride. The Nile river at Aswan has a rare beauty. I don't see any reason to book a felucca boat in advance of the time needed, but if one has their heart set upon a multiple day trip, maybe bargaining a day or so in advance might be wise. In any case, here's some photos and a web link for further information with a company that no doubt charges more than we paid.

Type: Ship/Boat
Website: http://www.nilefelucca.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2006
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