What is felucca?
Felucca is a sea-craft, made to a traditional
design, with broad canvas sails. Essentially, the
craft is reliant on wind-power with no motor, and
the dependent upon the wind factor to propel
forth. The craft carries between 5-10 passengers
What is the route and how long it takes?
Feluccas cruise from picturesque Aswan through Kom
Ombo to Edfu, taking in some stops at points of
interest en-route with various stops, planned or
impromptu. Felucca trips take 2 nights. They can
be combined with other tours.
What facilities do feluccas offer?
The peaceful routine of life aboard allows us
to escape the stress of everyday life. All meals
are included in the cruise and cooked on board by
the crew. Accommodation is on the cushioned boat
deck itself. During day trips you sit on padded
benches at the edges of the boat with your legs
resting inward towards the centre. On overnight
trips the felucca is transformed into a ‘floating
hotel”. Wooden boards are placed across the
felucca’s centre to make a deck on which
mattresses are placed to make a comfortable
platform from which to lay back and watch the
river-banks pass by. There are no toilet
facilities on board. You can use the toilets
provided at the sites you visit during the day, at
night you are moored by the riverbank and will
need to find somewhere onshore.
What to take with you:
- Sleeping bag
or sheet or blanket,
- Sun lotion,
- Bug spray,
- Toilet paper
and sanitary products,
- Warm clothes
for the evening,