Cairo: 1 or 2-Hour Felucca Ride on the Nile with Transfers

4.1 / 5

33 reviews

Cairo: 1 or 2-Hour Felucca Ride on the Nile with Transfers

From $34.58 per person

Experience a ride on the Nile in a traditional Egyptian sailboat and see the sights of Cairo from the water. Enjoy a cozy atmosphere on the water with a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Arabic, French
Pickup included
Your hotel in Cairo or Giza.


  • Enjoy a ride on the Nile in a traditional Egyptian sailboat and relax away from big city stresses
  • Admire the highlights of Cairo from the water and learn about the history of Egypt
  • Experience the incredible colors of sunrise or sunset from the water
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel in Cairo, take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy refreshing breezes with a ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the history of Cairo. Enjoy an incredible outing with friends or family away from the stress of the big city and see a spectacular view of Cairo from the water. Sit back, relax, and watch the sun set.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 or 2-hour felucca rental (depending on option chosen)
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • 1 soft drink on board
  • Extras not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Please bring with you:
  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent, relaxing, peaceful ride in Felucca on Nile

My partner, from Greece and I, Tony, from England. Had a wonderful experience sailing on the River Nile in a Felucca, traditional Egyptian sail boat. Two hours of relaxing bliss, away from Cairo's heavy trafic and honking horns! Transport to-from our accommodation, the lovely Cairo hotel was included in the 81 Euro for 2 person price. . Our driver and, the captain of the Felucca, looked after us splendidly, assisting us on and off the boat. The ride could have been a little longer and, it would have been nice if hot drinks had been provided, but overall, a great romantic experience. Would recommend for anyone visiting Cairo.

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February 18, 2019

We ordered an excursion to be picked up between 12:15 and 12:40. We were picked up at only 13:57!! We had to constantly ask where the driver was located. We waited outside almost an hour. Upon arrival to the port, we were told that because of the wind, we would not have a sailboat, but only a motor boat. No non-alcoholic drinks were offered, but they should have been offered as was in the description. Our guide was young and energetic. With time and experience, he may become a great guide. We did not need our passports as was said in the description. The boat driver followed us until we gave him tips. When we did, he complained about the amount. Not pleasant at all. Make up your own minds. Do you want to waste a lot of time? Up to you! We are waiting to get a decision for compensation. We were told to “deal with the local company”. The local company did not offer anything. Our grievance is now with GetYourGuide.

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December 30, 2019

I would recommend it only for the summer. In the winter, in the morning, the feluccas don't sail. In my case I was given the opportunity to alternatively take a 1-hour tour by motor boat instead of what was paid (2 hours in felucca), the day after the scheduled one, since the morning of the first day was not not even possible if not by changing time. However, the driver was very kind (I could only speak directly with him, since he was the only one who spoke English)

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December 25, 2019

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