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1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo provided by Egyptian Felucca Ride On The Nile

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1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Enjoy one of Cairo’s most relaxing and scenic activities—a “felucca” cruise—without having to haggle with cabs or boat owners during this private River Nile trip. Prebook for the day of your choice and after a comfortable private transfer to the pier, settle into your own wooden sailboat, with your guide. Then, soak in Cairo’s skyline and hear stories of the city as you waft along the water.
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    Nile River
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    As per requested time your expert tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred by private a/c vehicle to the pier where you get on the most traditional Egyptian felucca boat to enjoy a sail on the Nile River. Relax and enjoy the landscape view and warm sun of Cairo. This is one of the best things to do in Cairo. You will be accompanied by an expert tour guide who will give you a full background about Cairo and Egypt in general. After the Trip is finished you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.
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  • Hassle-free private felucca boat ride on the River Nile in Cairo
  • Skip having to arrange cabs to the river and haggling with boat owners
  • Glide by Cairo’s sights and hear about them from a guide as you sail
  • Choice of time slots and private return hotel transfers make everything easy
Important Information
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Nile River
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Free Spirit wrote a review Dec 2020
1,726 contribution529 helpful votes
I debated on doing this as I believe some reviewers have had an experience of the felucca's being a motor boat which can be the case.  However, there are proper felucca's as well.  This was a lovely experience.  Very relaxing.  I really enjoyed it.  We had a private felucca to
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Chiwiks wrote a review Dec 2020
Fremont, California1 contribution
They didn't show... I had meeting and when they called I rescheduled for next day... They did not show up. Did not call n I haven't gotten a refund
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Horus Egypt tours wrote a review May 2020
Giza, Egypt205 contributions1 helpful vote
How amazing Cairo?? Especially at the night.. Riding Felucca on the Nile to see a panoramic view of Cairo it was a gorgeous highly recommend
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Date of experience: January 2020
Nigel wrote a review Apr 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom231 contributions1,563 helpful vote
You get to see Cairo in all its glory from the Nile Well worth taking this trip the Gentleman actually let me take my telescope fishing rod and I caught a Nile Perch which I let him take home to feed his family Wonderful Experience
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Date of experience: November 2019
10 Helpful votes
AggieLifter132 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Antonio187 contributions75 helpful votes
We ended up on a motorboat instead of the traditional Felucca because it was too windy. I appreciate them keeping us safe. And we enjoyed the time on the Nile with our friends. If it is very important to you to experience the traditional Felucca, make sure it's not too windy
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About the operator

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Great ride on the Nile - the old fashioned way
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  • Duration: 1h
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