Felucca Explorer

Overview

Trip Duration

9 Days / 8 Nights

Trip Operates

Daily

Route Map

 

Starting from foot steps of Great Pyramids, getting to explore the surrounding areas till Sakkara, as well as Cairo's intriguing bazaars and Museum, we will enjoy an overnight train trip to Aswan in Upper Egypt and use an Old Traditional sailing boat “Felucca” in a journey along the Nile river takes us from Aswan to Edfu, and continue our way to Luxor famous with its palaces, temples, and tombs

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Meet and assist at Cairo airport and transfer to hotel for overnight in Cairo

Day 2

Visit Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis
Transfer to Giza train station for sleeper train to Aswan

Day 3

Arrive Aswan early morning and visit High Dam, Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk
Transfer to felucca afternoon and embarkation onboard, and spend free time at the local market of Aswan.
Overnight onboard of felucca

Day 4

Availability for an optional trip to Abu Simbel
Start sailing afternoon towards Kom Ombo
Overnight onboard of felucca

Day 5

Spend the day sailing by felucca and enjoy the natural views or green fields and Nile river and visit the Camel Market at Daraw (Tuesday only)
Overnight onboard of felucca

Day 6

Arrive Kom Ombo early morning and disembark from our felucca, visit temple of Sobek and Harories
Transfer by car to Edfu to visit the temple of Hours in Edfu and continue with our car to luxor
Visit Karnak and Luxor temples
Overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 7

Early morning we visit Luxor West bank, including valley of Kings, temple of El Dier El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon
Transfer to Luxor train station for sleeper train to Cairo

Day 8

Arrive Cairo early morning and start sightseeing to Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square, followed by visit to Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Later we explore Khan El Khalili bazaar
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 9

Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure

Sightseeing Highlights

Pyramids of Giza

Sphinx

Valley Temple

Memphis

Sakkara

Step Pyramid

Papyrus Institute

High Dam

Unfinished Obelisk

Philae Temple

Felucca

Kom Ombo temple

Temple of Edfu

Luxor temple

Karnak temple

West bank of Luxor

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Colossi of Memnon

Egyptian Museum

Old Cairo

Citadel of Salah El Din

Mohamed Ali Mosque

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Cairo - Arrival

Stylish Holidays representative will meet and assist you at Cairo international airport, and transfer you to your hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 02: Cairo – Giza – Sleeper Train

After breakfast at your hotel, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. We will drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. Lunch en route at local restaurant. We continue onwards to Sakkara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep.
We stop by a Papyrus Institute in our way to Giza train station
At evening, we board the sleeping train to Aswan, and overnight onboard of sleeper train

Day 03: Aswan - Felucca

After breakfast, we will arrive to Aswan in the morning, and Stylish Holidays representative will pick you up and start your visits to Aswan by the High Dam, and continue our visits to Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple.
Later, we will head to Nile river banks and embarkation onboard of the felucca.
Afternoon, we will spend free time at Aswan local market, where we can find the spices and other Egyptian souvenirs
Overnight onboard of felucca

Day 04: Aswan – Felucca Sailing

We have a free time in the morning for leisure (We can go for an optional trip to Abu Simbel to visit Ramses II & Nefertari temples)
Afternoon we start our sailing by felucca on the Nile toward to Kom Ombo.
Overnight onboard of the felucca

Day 05: Felucca Sailing

After breakfast onboard of felucca, we will spend the day sailing by felucca and enjoy the natural views or green fields and Nile river and we may have a chance to visit the Camel Market at Daraw (available on Tuesday only)
Overnight onboard of felucca

Day 06: Kom Ombo – Edfu - Luxor

We arrive to Kom Ombo and Disembarkation from felucca, and we drive to Kom Ombo temple for s sightseeing, later we continue by our coach to visit the temple of Edfu, and then we continue our way to Luxor
Upon arrival to Luxor we will visit the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor including Karnak and Luxor temples. After we enjoy our sightseeing in Luxor, we will head to our hotel for check in and overnight

Day 07: Luxor – Sleeper train

After breakfast at our hotel, we cross to the West bank of Luxor to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
Later in the evening, we will be transferred to Luxor train station
We board the sleeper train for overnight trip to Cairo

Day 08: Cairo

We arrive to Cairo early morning, our Stylish Holidays representative will transfer us from train station to the Cairo down town, and start sightseeing to Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Among other fascinating exhibits, see the treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamen. We continue our tour to visit Old Cairo and walk back in time. Lunch en route at local restaurant.
Continue our visits to see Citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Mosque, and have a short walking tour in the narrow streets of Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Later we will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 09: Cairo – Final Departure

Check our after breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure

 

Notes
Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

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Prices & Dates

 

Departure Dates
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Package includes
  • 2 nights at hotel in Cairo with breakfast
  • 2 nights onboard of sleeper train Cairo/Aswan – Luxor/Cairo with breakfast and dinner
  • 3 nights onboard of felucca with breakfast, lunch and dinner and soft drinks
  • 1 night at hotel in Luxor with breakfast
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round trip transfers in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
  • Professional English speaking guide (all major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
  • Air conditioned vehicles for transfers and tours
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays during tour
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry Visa
  • Tips
  • Beverage during meals
  • Any personal expenses

 

 

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Optional Tours

Cairo Optional Tours ↓

Luxor and Aswan by First Class Seating Train

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy two days excursion to Luxor and Aswan travelling with first class seating train to discover spectacular sites in Luxor including the West bank tombs and temples, the valley of the kings, also the East Bank temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the Major Aswan sightseeing the High Dam, temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk

Citadel Salah El Din, Old Cairo & Khan El Khalili

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a visit to Salah El Din Citadel which considered one of the most Cairo’s attractions, it was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moquattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. Also visit the Old Cairo Coptic sites including the Hanging Church, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and have a visit also to Ben Ezra Synagogue

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceImmerse yourself further into Egypt's history with an unforgettable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a visit to Cairo's most popular Islamic attractions, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Citadel of Salah El Din

Famous Bazaars & Suburbs at the ancient Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Cairo and have free time, do not miss to visit El Ghoriya. It’s a very famous District in Egypt and it is located in El Gamalia area (the centre of the fatimid Cairo), and this is where many of the most important historical streets, mosques, and historical features meet up

Pyramids Tour to Dahshur & Sakkara

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceMany people are surprised to know that there are more than just 3 pyramids in Egypt. At Saqqara and Dahshur a few kilometers south of the Giza you will find several pyramids. The Step Pyramid that dominates Saqqara built for the pharaoh Djoser, and it is the world’s first stone monument. And the Red Pyramid is the world’s first true pyramid in Dahshur, you will watch all of that during our tour

Pharaonic Village, Old Cairo & Felucca Ride

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA fantastic journey to the days of the Pharaohs, a time brought to life by an incredible group of actors and actresses, faithful and exact reproductions of buildings, clothing, and lifestyles. Also explore Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church and Synagogue. End your day with a relaxing experience of a felucca ride in the River Nile

Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceTake a leisurely private tour of Cairo's most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. You'll see Cairo's most famous attractions in one day.

Giza Pyramids & Sphinx

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet away from Cairo traffic and noise and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cairo from different view by sailing on board of a felucca on the Nile River; you will be charmed by the wonderful view of Cairo at night.

Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceStep back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.

The Pharaonic Village

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe Pharaonic Village is an experience like no other. The instant you begin sailing down the canals that circuit through the island you are immersed totally in the Egypt of history and legend. Everywhere you look, you will find more and more of the sights and sounds of ancient Egypt, until finally you could believe that you have truly traveled through time to a distant and glorious past.

Luxor Optional Tours ↓

Full day Tour in Luxor

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

The East Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA short tour to Luxor’s East Bank temples will gave you a great example of the old ancient Pharaohs live and warship. Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history. And the Temple of Luxor which was dedicated to Amoun- Ra.

Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a one Day Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple. Sail from Luxor to Dendara along Nile river by boat to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple of Isis and Coptic Basilica

Luxor to Dendara & Abydos

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

Day trip to Edfu and kom Ombo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet excited by our daily excursions to the to Edfu and Kom Ombo by horse carriage to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus and then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile.

Trip to Cairo by flight

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDo not miss a blissful day sightseeing tour in Cairo while in Luxor. To cover the most attraction of Egypt, you should visit Cairo, which includes Great Pyramids of Giza, The mighty Sphinx, the Unique Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo Coptic churches, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExperience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you to a journey into Ancient Egyptian history at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.

The West Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore Valley of the Kings which is magnificent in its grandeur of architecture, Valley of The Kings containing the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only Pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt

Aswan Optional Tours ↓

St. Simeon Monastery

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSpend a sensational day tour to St. Simeon Monastery which is located on a hill in the desert on the west bank of the Nile River in Aswan. It is one of the largest and best-preserved Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Most of the construction is said to have taken place during the 7th century and the site was historically significant for Nubian Christians

High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWatch the modern engineering miracle of the famous High Dam in Aswan. And watch the ancient engineering miracle or building the Obelisks. After that pay a visit to the elegant temple of Philae dedicated to goddess Isis, goddess of magic.

Felucca trip in the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSail on the Nile as ancient Egyptians, using a felucca to experience one of the most famous ways to sail on the Nile River in Aswan. The felucca is a traditional sailing boat made of wood that is used especially for river sailing. They are especially popular along the Nile River in Egypt.

Camel Market of Darau

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceMake a completely different experience while in Aswan and watch the one of the world's largest gathering of camels, known as the “Ship of the Desert”, at the Camel Market in Darau. The Darau Camel market takes place every Tuesday. Different people heading to the market to purchase healthy & cheap meat. You will find different foreigners & tourists who have travelled from all over the world to visit this famous market

Aswan to Abu Simbel by Bus

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet ready for an inspiring early morning trip to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.

Kom Ombo & Edfu

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Aswan, expand your sightseeing to Kom Ombo and Edfu cities, which have remarkable temples. Kom Ombo Temple, which stands on a high ground overlooking the River Nile. Then onto Edfu Temple which is dedicated to god Horus and it considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.

Kalabsha Temple Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a half day tour to visit Kalabsha temple, which lies on the west bank of Lake Nasser, which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis

Nubian Village by felucca

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore the Nubian Village in Aswan by strolling through shady alleys and gardens is a wonderful way to experience life on modern Elephantines. At Nubian house, the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and can arrange live music and dancing or henna 'tattoos' with local women.

Sound & Light Show at Philae

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe spectacular Sound and Light Show at Philae temple will help you to imagine how the life has been thousands years ago! You will know about it through the legendary Sound & Light Shows which are played at Philae temple, its historical & culture values are simply beyond description, latest lighting laser and projection technologies are utilized to visualize mysteries of the pharaonic civilization, every year hundreds of thousands attend these magnificent spectaculars to relive the legand.

Kalabsha Temple & Nubian Museum

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceHave a spectacular trip to the temple of Kalabsha, dedicated to Mandulis, the Nubian sun god. And enjoy visiting the Nubian museum which houses thousands of beautiful monuments dating to different eras and built over an area of 50,000 square meters

 

 

Contact Information

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Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
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