Egypt: Sailing the Nile in an Egyptian Felucca
Feluccas are traditional Egyptian sailboats, dating back to ancient times, that have maintained their popularity as the preferred mode of transportation along the Nile. Perfect vessels for catching cool breezes off the Nile during hot Egyptian summers, felucca rides offer relaxing cruises along the river. The boats and their captains are easily found along the waterfront and will generally offer rates by the hour or half hour. Longer multi-day trips are also available, but due to the limited facilities of the feluccas, they are ideal for short evening sunset cruises. The boats are generally outfitted with cushioned benches around the sides and a bench table in the center, which is fitting for enjoying a casual picnic as you sail the Nile.