Private tour

The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

4.2 / 5

47 reviews

The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

From US$ 40 per person

Cruise the river Nile in a traditional Felucca and experience Cairo from the water, spending a day sailing down the same river Cleopatra did so many centuries ago. Watch the sun set over Egypt's capital, then experience its buzzing nightlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up service from your hotel in Cairo. Provide your hotel name and address.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Cruise the Nile river and enjoy some of the stunning views on board your Felucca
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the River Nile
  • Discover Cairo's nightlife
Full description
Discover the river Nile as you cruise its waters in a traditional Felucca. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and travel to the Nile pier in downtown Cairo and spend a day sailing down the same river Cleopatra did so many centuries ago. Enjoy a relaxing daytime cruise and let your hand glide along the Nile’s surface as you bathe in the warm Egyptian sun. Choose to take the cruise later on in the day and experience a spectacular sunset over Cairo from the deck or your boat, or alternatively hop on board the Felucca after the sun has set and observe Cairo’s buzzing nightlife from the river.
  • Transfer service from and to hotel in air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1-Hour Felucca cruise on the Nile
  • Taxes & service charge
  • One bottle of mineral water during your trip
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities that aren’t obligatory
  • Optional activity costs
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please inquire for larger groups
  • Pick-up time TBC according to chosen schedule
  • Possible to arrange birthday parties on the sailing cruise
  • The tour takes 3 to 4 hours including all transfers
  • This tour can be arranged at your convenience departing from Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan
  • Meals will be at a local restaurant
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 47 reviews

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What an amazing experience this was! Our guide, Ahmed, picked us up from our hotel after waiting on the lobby for over 20mins. We were escorted to the river where we enjoyed a private sunset Felucca ride. It was absolutely beautiful and the entire experience with Emo Tours was amazing and smooth. I'd 100% recommend this company.

November 23, 2019

Beautiful way to watch the sunset on the Nile River

The felucca ride was absolutely beautiful. Our ride commenced just before sunset which was perfect. The boat is meant for a small intimate setting, holding up to 10-15 people comfortably. We were lucky to have had this ride all to ourselves. The captain was friendly and we felt safe sailing the Nile River. This was the last tour of our trip and we were extremely happy that we were greeted by Nader, the tour guide for our first tour (Dinner Cruise on the Nile). He was just as great of a guide as he was the first time. He is friendly, easy going, informative and simply a pleasure to be around. He made us feel safe, welcomed, and happy to be in Egypt. He gave us info but also gave us time to just take in all the sites. Looking back, we wish we had Nader for all the tours and rides we booked through Get your Guide/ Emo Tours. When we return to Egypt we hope he will be our guide. We recommend the felucca ride if you are looking for a short scenic, relaxing beautiful ride on the Nile!

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January 27, 2019

What better way to end an Egyptian tour than to sail on a traditional felucca? After booking on GYG, I received an email from Emo Tours confirming my pick up date and time. Our guide, Mohammed, arrived five minutes before the scheduled time. Not only was he amenable, he was very down-to-earth and easy to get on with it. When we arrived at the dock, the felucca operator said we couldn’t sail because of a lack of wind. However, Mohammed convinced the operator and we set sail. We were out for about 40 minutes just meandering along the Nile and taking in the sunset and views. It really is a peaceful way of concluding a on-the-go itinerary in Egypt. I tipped the felucca ride as well as Mohammed. Highly recommend.

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October 26, 2018

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