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

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Waft along the fabled River Nile in time-honored Egyptian style on a private 60-minute ‘felucca’ boat ride in Cairo. Settle aboard a comfortable, white-sailed ‘felucca’ with an on-board Egyptologist guide, and bask in the pleasant breezes as you drift by Cairo’s skyscrapers, waterfront promenades and bridges. As you sail, enjoy informative commentary from your guide and lap up the overwhelming peace and calm, far from the city’s bustle and noise. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
  • Private 60-minute ‘felucca’ boat ride on the Nile in Cairo
  • Board a traditional Egyptian sailboat for a relaxing cruise on the River Nile
  • Admire top Cairo sights as you sail, including skyscrapers, bridges and mosques
  • Hear about the city’s history and landmarks from an Egyptologist guide
  • Bask in the pleasant breezes, tranquility and gentle sound of the lapping waters
  • Enjoy included hotel pickup and drop-off, and choose from various departure times
  • Enjoy personalized commentary from a private guide
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Bottled water
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at your hotel at your selected departure time. Then, hop inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle and travel to the river pier where your pretty felucca is waiting at the dock.

Step aboard the traditional wooden boat and settle into one of the comfortable seats, with your guide alongside you. Then, as the white sail flutters in the breeze, set off for your cruise along the calm Nile waters.

Sit back and drink in the panoramic views over Cairo’s bridges, riverbanks and towers, and listen as your guide points out landmarks and shares stories about the Egyptian capital's incredible history. Savor the gentle breezes and warm sunshine as you sail, and bask in the wonderful peace that comes from being out on the water — a stark contrast to the commotion of Cairo's streets and bazaars.

Capture photos of the sights and passing river vessels, stay refreshed with complimentary bottled water, and feel yourself relax into the soft rhythm of the river's lapping waters.

When the time comes, drift gently back to the dock and enjoy a return transfer to your hotel, where your experience ends.
Itinerary
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Nile River
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Egyptian Felucca ride On the Nile

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile River from Cairo.

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  • "It is not mandatory but it is well deserved as per their good job!!" See review

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Very disappointing
Jemima_a
, Jan 2021
This was a terrible trip. It lasted less than 40 minutes, and we literally just zig-zagged a part of the river in front of our hotel. All three people expected to be tipped, even though the guide knew very little about the Nile and the skipper smoked the whole time we went round. Not worth the money
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star-5
Awesome evening
Fabiola
, Dec 2020
Thanks Mohamed Hamed for beautiful evening We had a relaxing time on the fellucca boat ride We enjoyed it very much. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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star-5
Much more than expected
LauraKoen
, Nov 2020
The trip was so much more than we expected. We got picked up directly from our hotel and driven to the port from which we departed. Snacks were provided and our tour guide Ahmed, aka. Jackson, illustrated us during the trip with the culture and traditions of Egypt and Cairo. This is definitely worth the money, would definitely recommend!!
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star-5
Peace and quiet
Rowena_H
, Mar 2020
Lovely afternoon, clear communication from host and prompt pick up. Clean car, informative. So peaceful on the river. For the price it was good value.
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star-2
Disappointing ride on a motorboat
dcstripp
, Jan 2020
The tour (through Emo Tours) was not on a traditional felucca, but rather a motorboat. Our guide, who was very sweet and deserves a higher rating, said the weather doesn't allow for it (we saw one felucca being towed by a motorboat in the river). If that is the case during the winter time of year, the tour description should state that (or at least give a disclaimer saying it was a possibility). We wanted and paid for an hour long ride on a traditional felucca and instead got a ~35 minute ride on a large motorboat. All-in-all we spent longer in the car because of Cairo traffic than we did on the boat - and our hotel was a few short kilometers from the boat.
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star-2
Reality was very different from advertising
valentynz
, Dec 2019
Felucca ride is advertised as trip on a sailboat but what we got was just a motorboat with a strong smell of gas. And instead of ”stories of the city” the guide just said that we can ask in case of any questions.
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star-5
Very well organised; good Guide
Abrar
, Dec 2019
Booked via Viator, the tour was provided by Emo Tours. Our Guide was Esra and she was excellent - very friendly, helpful and punctual.
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star-5
This is a must do!
Corks-Forks
, Oct 2019
We booked this sailing trip day before and are so glad we did! It was such a relaxing afternoon on the Nile River admidst the hustle and bustle of Cairo! Hazim our guide was fantastic, he and the driver were both very professional, personable, fun and caring. The car was very clean and we felt very safe. Thank you for the most relaxing sailing trip! Highly recommended!
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star-5
Management to give training to some too rude front desk employees.
humberto23459
, May 2019
Very well organised. Kind guide, Essra, pick-up and drop- off from hotel well organised in a quality card ( a quite new Toyota) and some complementary snacks (water, juice and biscuits). The trip on the boat really nice and calm with a real fisherman. Amazing views to the river bank buildings. Please always give some tip to the boat man and the travel guide. It is not mandatory but it is well deserved as per their good job!!!
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star-4
Very nice
Dsullivan-76
, Nov 2018
Guide and driver and boat captain were all nice and professional. Without much wind we didn’t get very far but the sunset hour proved perfect for photography and views of the skyline.
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