Felucca Odyssey

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

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Egypt

Cairo / Cairo

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.9

374 reviews

Classic,Sailing

All Year Round

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!

Sights Visited on This Tour

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 to find Egyptian fresh spices.

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 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

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

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

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, a 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

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!

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, traditional felucca boat.

Meals

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, Felucca sailboat

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

Train ( Sleeper Cabin )

Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)

Felucca Sailing

Nile sailing on traditional felucca boat

Crew

Services of experienced felucca crew.

Free Wifi

Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi access ( where available )

Sightseeing

Giza Pyramids
Sphinx
Sakkara Pyramid
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan

Edfu Temple
Komombo Temple
Luxor Temple
Karnak Temple
Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon

Egyptian Museum
Citadel of Saladin
Mohammed Ali Mosque
Hanging Church
Bazaar Khan El- Khalili

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.

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$1359 $747

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Budgeting for This Tour

Cairo

Giza Pyramids/Sphinx

EGP 200

Sakkara Pyramid

EGP 180

Egyptian Museum

EGP 220

Citadel of Saladin

EGP 180

Aswan

Philae Temple

EGP 180

Edfu Temple

EGP 180

Komombo Temple

EGP 140

Luxor

Luxor Temple

EGP 160

Hatshepsut Temple

EGP 142

Valley Of The Kings

EGP 244


EGP 1826 ( Approx. US$ 115 )

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Most majors cıtıes and towns in Egypt have ATMs and credit or debits cards are widely accepted in the tourist areas. If you plan to travel off the beaten track, be prepared to have cash for souqs, small meals and entrance fees. While every traveller's spending habits may differ slightly, we have estimated the average daily expenses to help with budgeting for your next trip. Here you'll find the average cost for a meal or drink and advice for best practice in tipping.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

US$ 4-8 

Dinner at restaurant

US$ 10-15 

Shawarma (lamb pitta) at a stall

US$ 1-2

Zalabya - Egyptian Donut ball

US$ 0.30 

Drinks

Bottle of water

US$ 0.5 

Coffee

US$ 1.5-2 

Tea

US$ 1-2 

Bottle of beer

US$ 3-4

Tipping

Known as 'Baksheesh', tipping is a natural part of daily life and is considered part of the traditional payment structure for services in Egypt. We recommend budgeting around 5-10 USD a day for tipping with estimation of a ~10% tip at restaurant, taxis and the rest. Your Guide, Felucca Sail crew and Driver would also appreciate this kind of gratitude at the end of your tour or their service.
Souqs, or local markets, along with larger bazaars are not only the perfect place to shop for souvenirs but also among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. The biggest and most famous soup is the 500-year-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo. Quailty can vary quite significantly depending on how much you spend and where you shop, so feel free to always ask your expert guide for their advice while on tour. Haggling and bargaining over prices in bazaars and souqs is a fundamental part of shopping in Egypt. The key is to start low and work your way up but always have a maximum value in mind.

Cartouche Jewellery

Countrywide

Cartouche, commonly known as hieroglyphics, are an ornate Egyptian scroll featuring engravings and inscriptions. It is common to find gold and silver jewellers all over Egypt selling personalised Cartouche pendants. Silver jewellery featuring a cartouche pendant is a common souvenir across Egypt but to buy quality, we recommend purchasing silver that is stamped with ‘925’ quality. Prices for quality Cartouche jewellery can range between 10 USD – 1,000 USD depending on the metals.

Muski Glassware

Cairo

Since medieval times, Muski glass has been hand-blown to create incredible plates, vases, candleholders, glasses and more to fashion through the homes of local Egyptians. This bubble-shot glassware comes in vibrant shades of blue, green and purple, and is known to be extremely fragile so pack with caution!

Perfume

Countrywide

Egypt is a major trading centre for the perfume industry, and you can’t escape the country without visiting an essential-oil dealer to try a few for yourself! Got a favourite perfume that you would like to purchase on the cheap? Local shops across Egypt will duplicate famous perfumes at a reasonable price. Lotus (sawsan) and Jasmine (full) are the most distinctively Egyptian scents, and you can expect to pay approximately 15-25 USD for a duplicate perfume.
How to budget
Entrance Fees To The Sights

Giza Pyramids/Sphinx : EGP 200

Sakkara Pyramid : EGP 180

Egyptian Museum : EGP 220

Citadel of Saladin : EGP 180

Philae Temple : EGP 180

Edfu Temple : EGP 180

Komombo Temple : EGP 140

Luxor Temple : EGP 160

Hatshepsut Temple : EGP 142

Valley Of The Kings : EGP 244

Total: EGP 1826

(Approx. GBP 85)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: USD 124

Nubian Dinner: USD 26

Abu Simbel: USD 94

Group Dinner: USD 10-15

How to budget
Daily Personal Spending

The Egyptian Pound (EGP) is the currency of Egypt.

Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.

- Coffee: USD 0.20

- Sandwiches: USD 0,80 - 2

- A bottle of beer: USD 1

- Mid-range restaurant meal: USD 3-5

How to budget
Shopping

With windy, vibrant streets with hidden souks, diverse smells, sights, sounds and plenty of shops, Egypt ensures that your shopping experience will be an exciting adventure.

Cairo offers plenty of markets, bazaars and flea markets where everything from jewellery and clothes, to spices and meat, to furniture and crafts are sold. What’s more, haggling is all part of the fun and buying process so brush up on your bartering skills to get the best price.

Accommodation

THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS
Cairo
4 Star

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
5 Star

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.

TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
Aswan
5 Star

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, also free wi-fi access.

FELUCCA BOAT
Aswan
Superior Felucca

Feluccas are basic, traditional sailing boats that have been used on the Nile for centuries. They are very simple sailing boats without engines.Felucca experience is an essential highlight of trips in Egypt!

SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
Sleeper Cabin Train

Privacy, a comfortable bed in which to sleep, a fine dinner and excellent service are the hallmarks of Egypt's sleeper trains. The twin share cabins are equipped with bunk beds.

Accommodation
Cairo
THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS
4 Star
Accommodation
Luxor
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
5 Star
Accommodation
Aswan
TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
5 Star
Accommodation
Aswan
FELUCCA BOAT
Superior Felucca
Accommodation
Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Sleeper Cabin Train

Tour Reviews

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4.9/5 374 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.68
  • Transportation 4.57
  • Value for Money 4.94
  • Guide 4.94
  • Overall 4.87

K. Meehan

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

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E. Skinley

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

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J. Gosling

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

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S. Nichol

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

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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!

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