Felucca Odyssey

from $671/per person

An adventure full of history, wonders and the complete Nile experience on a Felucca!
Uncover the wonders of Egypt on this 9 day Felucca Odyssey. Hunt for lost treasures in bustling Cairo markets and witness the mighty Pyramids. Kick back and relax on a Felucca with ancient wonders at your backdrop while embracing the Nubian lifestyle.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Cairo
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
35-40

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the fascinating highlights of Egypt in the comfort of 5-Star Hotels (4-Star in Cairo), with a taste of authentic Felucca sailing on the Nile River.
  • Tag along your expert Egyptologist Guide visiting some of the world’s most impressive historic sites – the Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Aswan, Karnak & Luxor Temples and more.
  • Connect with the locals while listening to stories of Nubians and hunting for antique treasures at the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Shape your adventure with options for hot-air ballooning over Luxor, discovering Abu Simbel and camel trekking upon golden sands.
  • Sail for 2 nights on traditional Feluccas, swimming the waters and frequenting the wonders of the Nile – plus, with access to WC facilities!
  • No night drives or train rides, so you can rest comfortably at night; however some days will require late arrivals and early departures.

Sight Visited

  • Aswan
    Aswan

    Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

  • Cairo
    Cairo

    With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

  • Edfu
    Edfu

    Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

  • Giza
    Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

  • Komombo
    Komombo

    Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

  • Luxor
    Luxor

    A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

  • Philae Temple
    Philae Temple

    This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

  • Unfinished Obelisk
    Unfinished Obelisk

    The 42m long obelisk was left unfinished when some cracks appeared, but had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest, weighing nearly 1100 tons!

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
  • Accommodation
    The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner on Cruise - 450 EGP
2
Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
Prepare your lenses for the breath-taking, world-famous Pyramids and the Sphinx. Face all their 4,600-year glory and embrace the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. After everyone had their dose of awe, we head out to Sakkara for sightseeing. The first capital of ancient Egypt is famous for the step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board the bus to Luxor and check into our premium hotel by the Nile.
  • Accommodation
    Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids
    Sightseeing of Sphinx
    Sightseeing of Sakkara Pyramid
  • Entrance Fees
    Giza Pyramids/Sphinx - 200 EGP
    Sakkara Pyramid - 180 EGP
3
Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After breakfast, depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fuelling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation
    Tolip Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Karnak Temple
  • Optional Activities
    Nubian Dinner - 26 USD
  • Entrance Fees
    Karnak Temple - 200 EGP
4
Day 4: Aswan, Felucca Cruise
Time to explore Aswan, famed for its skilled artisans and the Unfinished Obelisk. Take a short motorboat ride to reach the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to the gorgeous Abu Simbel, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-do for all keen on history and mythology. Later in the afternoon, embark your felucca to cruise on the Nile.
  • Accommodation
    Traditional Egyptian Felucca
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Aswan and Philae Temple
    Sailing On The Felucca
  • Optional Activities
    Abu Simbel - 94 USD
  • Entrance Fees
    Philae Temple - 180 EGP
5
Day 5: Felucca cruise on the Nile
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals swimming and fishing. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play beach-ball with locals and prepare for a locally-prepared feast.
  • Accommodation
    Traditional Egyptian Felucca
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sailing on the Felucca
6
Day 6: Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca. Start off the day with a visit to the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. As you get your dose of marvel, ride to Luxor and check into the hotel. After a refreshing break, brace for the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the great god Amun. The temple was built on top of a smaller structure dating back to 14th century BC!
  • Accommodation
    Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Edfu Temple
    Sightseeing of Komombo Temple
    Sightseeing of Luxor Temple
  • Entrance Fees
    Edfu Temple - 180 EGP
    Komombo Temple - 140 EGP
    Luxor Temple - 160 EGP
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
The West Bank of the Nile awaits with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Also known as “City of the Dead”, it's home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. As you’d expect, here lied the famous mummy of Tutankhamun III. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the next stop. As you try to break the spell of ancient wonders, drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation
    The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Valley Of The Kings
    Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balloon - 124 USD
  • Entrance Fees
    Valley Of The Kings - 244 EGP
    Queen Hatshepsut - 142 EGP
8
Day 8: Cairo City Tour
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world. Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses around 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities. Then roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
  • Accommodation
    The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Cairo
    Sightseeing of Egyptian Museum
    Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin
    Sightseeing of Mohammed Ali Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hanging Church
    Sightseeing of Bazaar Khan El- Khalili
  • Entrance Fees
    Egyptian Museum - 220 EGP
    Citadel of Saladin - 180 EGP
9
Day 9: Cairo
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$671
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$671
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$671
Sat 4 Jul 2020
$671
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$671
Sat 18 Jul 2020
$671
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$671
Sat 1 Aug 2020
$671
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$671
Sat 15 Aug 2020
$671
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$671
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$671
Sat 5 Sep 2020
$671
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$671
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$671
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$671
Sat 3 Oct 2020
$671
Sat 10 Oct 2020
$671
Sat 17 Oct 2020
$671
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$671
Sat 31 Oct 2020
$671
Sat 7 Nov 2020
$671
Sat 14 Nov 2020
$671
Sat 21 Nov 2020
$671
Sat 28 Nov 2020
$671
Sat 5 Dec 2020
$671
Sat 12 Dec 2020
$671
Sat 19 Dec 2020
$781
Sat 26 Dec 2020
$861
Sat 2 Jan 2021
$671
Sat 9 Jan 2021
$671
Sat 16 Jan 2021
$671
Sat 23 Jan 2021
$671
Sat 30 Jan 2021
$671
Sat 6 Feb 2021
$671
Sat 13 Feb 2021
$671
Sat 20 Feb 2021
$671
Sat 27 Feb 2021
$671
Sat 6 Mar 2021
$671
Sat 13 Mar 2021
$671
Sat 20 Mar 2021
$671
Sat 27 Mar 2021
$671
Sat 3 Apr 2021
$671
Sat 10 Apr 2021
$671
Sat 17 Apr 2021
$671
Sat 24 Apr 2021
$671
Sat 1 May 2021
$671
Sat 8 May 2021
$671
Sat 15 May 2021
$671
Sat 22 May 2021
$671
Sat 29 May 2021
$671
Sat 5 Jun 2021
$671
Sat 12 Jun 2021
$671
Sat 19 Jun 2021
$671
Sat 26 Jun 2021
$671
Sat 3 Jul 2021
$671
Sat 10 Jul 2021
$671
Sat 17 Jul 2021
$671
Sat 24 Jul 2021
$671
Sat 31 Jul 2021
$671
Sat 7 Aug 2021
$671
Sat 14 Aug 2021
$671
Sat 21 Aug 2021
$671
Sat 28 Aug 2021
$671
Sat 4 Sep 2021
$671
Sat 11 Sep 2021
$671
Sat 18 Sep 2021
$671
Sat 25 Sep 2021
$671
Sat 2 Oct 2021
$671
Sat 9 Oct 2021
$671
Sat 16 Oct 2021
$671
Sat 23 Oct 2021
$671
Sat 30 Oct 2021
$671
Sat 6 Nov 2021
$671
Sat 13 Nov 2021
$671
Sat 20 Nov 2021
$671
Sat 27 Nov 2021
$671
Sat 4 Dec 2021
$671
Sat 11 Dec 2021
$671
Sat 18 Dec 2021
$781
Sat 25 Dec 2021
$861

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, traditional felucca boat.

Airport Transfer

Arrival and departure transfers. See "Airport Transfer" under Overview section.

Meals

8 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 2 Dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings)

Guide

Services of experienced Egyptologist guides

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO


The hotel is located very close to Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and Great Sphinx. Hotel offers a sundeck, swimming pool, tennis court, gym and fitness center.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR


This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

HELNAN HOTEL - ASWAN


This 5 star hotel overlooking the river, offers a pool, nightclub and spa centre. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar and a satellite TV.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

4.68
Accomodation
4.57
Transportation
4.94
Value for Money
4.94
Guide
4.87
Overall

S. Nichol

Overall very happy with experience. Adham is a great tour guide with great knowledge.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

J. Gosling

Adham was a great tour guide. Very informative and engaging.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

E. Skinley

The tour was absolutely amazing! Adham had great knowledge and was a great guide. Ballooning was the highlight, along to the felucca!! 🙂

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

K. Meehan

Great times! Great tour guide. Thank you Travel Talk! 🙂

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

H. Colethurst

Tour guide was amazing and the best part of the tour.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

C. Murtagh

It was an amazing experience. Guide Mostafa was knowledgeable and friendly.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

M. Ingham

Guide Adham was the best 100% recommend. Thanks heaps!

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

W. Small

This tour was fantastic, I will never be the same. It was life changing due to Michael, the tour guide, excellent bus driver and Travel Talk I am just so thankful and grateful. And blessed to be here. Thank you all!

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

E. Brooker

I had the best trip and Sam was wonderful guide. Thanks for a memorable holiday.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

K. Bennett

Sam was amazing! He had so much knowledge of Egypt and it was an amazing trip.

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall
Load More

If you are one of our previous travellers and wish to share your experience with others please fill in the form below. Thanks!

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

Pin It on Pinterest

STAY IN TOUCH

Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive discounts, hottest travel deals, monthly competitions, prizes and amazing travel stories!

By subscribing, you consent to receive e-mails from Travel Talk. You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any e-mail from us. Please see Privacy Policy for further information.