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Top Travel Sights in Egypt: Photos and Descriptions

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Egypt: Felucca on the Nile
Top Travel Sights in Egypt: Photos and Descriptions

Egypt: Felucca on the Nile

David Hutchinson
Taking a Felucca down the Nile is something you must do when visiting Egypt. Feluccas are sail boats that have been used on the Nile since antiquity. You can take short sunset sails in Cairo and Alexandria or you can opt for longer cruises which usually depart from Aswan. A Felucca is not quite as comfortable as a luxury cruise ship but nothing can beat sailing in a quiet rig that was designed thousands of years ago. Make sure you like and trust your felucca captain before you hop on board, it will really make a difference to your experience. Sample tours include:

For more information about getting around Egypt see my article: Egypt travel tips. For information about Nile cruises see: To Cruise or not to Cruise when visiting Egypt?

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