Discover the Nile on a Felucca Boat
The best way to watch the sunset over the Nile is no doubt on the water in a felucca boat. If you head down to the waterfront or the corniche as they call it in Egypt, you will find loads of salesmen eager to barter with you on the cost of a felucca boat ride. Prices are not fixed so if you are looking for a good deal you need to hone up on your bartering skills. Tea is always served onboard as you drift lazily down the Nile enjoying the warm breeze on your face and possibly hearing the call to prayer broadcast over the loudspeakers and echoing off the water.
Wikipedia - A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.
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Where I Stayed...
Tel: +20 972 330 102
How to Get There - Fly to Cairo and take the train to Aswan or fly directly to Aswan then walk along the river and choose a boat