Felucca Odyssey

from $499/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

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.

  • High Dam
    High Dam

    The symbol of the New Era after the Revolution of 1952, the dam provided Egypt with water and electricity and protected huge areas against flooding.

  • 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.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals: -
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Meals: Breakfast
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
  • Optional Activities: Nubian Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Aswan & Philae Temple
  • Optional Activities: Abu Simbel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
  • Included Activities: Sailing on the Felucca
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Edfu & Kom Ombo, Luxor Temple
  • Meals: Breakfast
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.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning
  • Meals: Breakfast
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!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Meals: Breakfast
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: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 4 Jan 2020
$671
Sat 11 Jan 2020
$671
Sat 18 Jan 2020
$671
Sat 25 Jan 2020
$671
Sat 1 Feb 2020
$671
Sat 8 Feb 2020
$671
Sat 15 Feb 2020
$671
Sat 22 Feb 2020
$671
Sat 29 Feb 2020
$671
Sat 7 Mar 2020
$738
Sat 14 Mar 2020
$738
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$738
Sat 28 Mar 2020
$738
Sat 4 Apr 2020
$738
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$738
Sat 18 Apr 2020
$738
Sat 25 Apr 2020
$738
Sat 2 May 2020
$738
Sat 9 May 2020
$738
Sat 16 May 2020
$738
Sat 23 May 2020
$738
Sat 30 May 2020
$738
Sat 6 Jun 2020
$671
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
$738
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$738
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$738
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$738
Sat 3 Oct 2020
$738
Sat 10 Oct 2020
$738
Sat 17 Oct 2020
$738
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$738
Sat 31 Oct 2020
$738
Sat 7 Nov 2020
$738
Sat 14 Nov 2020
$738
Sat 21 Nov 2020
$738
Sat 28 Nov 2020
$738
Sat 5 Dec 2020
$738
Sat 12 Dec 2020
$738
Sat 19 Dec 2020
$781
Sat 26 Dec 2020
$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!

4.88
Accomodation
4.88
Transportation
4.9
Value for Money
4.9
Guide
4.89
Overall

Massimo Aloisi

It was an amazing trip in a beautiful country.
We’ve seen a lot of beautiful places in just 9 days, from Cairo to Aswan.
Our tour guide (Mo) was great, very funny and professional.
The hotels (5 stars all) were wonderful.

Extra Activities: really recommended is the hot air balloon ride in Luxor.
You have to wake up really early in the morning (4:15) but it definitely worth it.

Another thing I reccomend is to pay the extra ticket for taking pictures in the valley of the kings.

Last thing, if you want to do the Felucca cruise in winter as we did, bring with you an extra blanket beacuse it’s really cold during the night.

Highly recommended. Don’t miss this trip!

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Hannah Beresford

Adham was an amazing guide. Full of knowledge & he delivers it so as not to bombard you with too much info at once. Highlights for me was the Nubian Dinner & the Felucca Cruise One of my favourite trips to date! We have booked turkey & morocco through travel talk now aswell!

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Michael Bunkall

Sameh was an excellent tour guide; very knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about Egypt and its history. The Felucca was also a highlight – the staff on the boats really made the experience special and enjoyable.

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Chris Knight

Sam was an awesome guide & person. He was very knowledgeable about all sights. Would 100% recommend this tour to all friends & family. Egypt was an unreal experience & I’m glad I did it through Travel Talk. Thank you

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Emile Blosfelds-Morrison

Sam was an amazing tour guide. Super informative and very friendly. The long days and lack of sleep were definitely worth it for the amazing sites & experience.

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Sarah Nakamatte

Amazing experience & accomodating. Thank you 🙂

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May Lee Allen

Sam is EXCEPTIONAL! I can’t imagine a better tour guide. His personality and knowledge ensured we all had a wonderful time on the tour. I felt well looked after and that Sam’s advice was totally reliable.
Our driver was also excellent-friendly and warm and very skilled on the roads.
I’d highly recommend this tour and guide 🙂 THANK YOU SAM <3

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William Dundas

Tour guide was excellent, full of knowledge and great fun to be around. It was well worth the experience.

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Cristina Dudau

Good value. Excellent local knowledge and excellent assistance fromt the tour guide – eleni really went out of her way to arrange trips for our convenience.

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Virginia Barazzuol

Tour leader is the greatest tour guide. He was nice and cool and took us to wonderful interesting places. All his stops were good. He always checked to make sure we doing alright & having a good time.

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