Water activity

The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

4.3 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Emo Tours Egypt

The Nile: Felucca Ride with Meal and Transfers

Activity provider: Emo Tours Egypt

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.

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Duration 1 - 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
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
  • 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

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Important information

Know before you go

  • In the event that there is not enough wind to move the felucca, a motorboat will be used to pull it
  • 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

4.3 /5

based on 68 reviews

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We have booked the ride at 5 PM with EMO tours. They picked us up at our hotel, so we did't have to drive through crazy Cairo streets. The ride took 1 hour, we cruised close to city center, watched lots of luxury Cairo hotels on the right bank, Cairo Tower on Zamalek and so on. Transfer back to hotel was also included.

March 27, 2022

Due to the weather (too much wind) the felucca ride was not possible. As an alternative, we were offered a motor boat trip on a tour boat. We had the big boat for the two of us and our guide and boatman alone. Our guide Ahmed explained the surrounding buildings and a few historical facts about Cairo and the importance of the Nile. We weren't on the water for an hour because we were faster thanks to the motor. Even if the sailboat ride was not possible, the activity was very worthwhile. Seeing Cairo from the longest river in the world is another experience.

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February 27, 2022

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

Product ID: 25053