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Nile Felucca Sailtrek NF

Visiting: Egypt
Tour Duration 10 Days
Reviews for Nile Felucca Sailtrek 4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.

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1 Anne Ruff, 16/04/15

Please review your overall experience and what your highlights were

Highlights: Sailing in a felucca in the daytime; feluccas crew excellent at providing food; good selection of sites visited; very good hotel for last 2 nights - greatly appreciated flush toilets and running water after felucca.

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Thank you for your feedback.  The Tour notes do explain that the felucca is basic, and that the nights are spent wild camping: but we will look into whether a bit more detail can be given.  We were concerned to read of plates and cutlery being washed in the Nile, and this is being addressed urgently as a health and safety issue.  There’s no running water on the boats, but enough clean water can be carried.

5 , 15/08/13



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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

Many highlights including the extremely relaxing felucca trip and several of the historic sites, especially Abu Simbel and Luxor West Bank.

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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

Mohammed was an excellent tour leader, very knowledgable and clearly passionate about Egypt and Egyptology, organised everything very well as well as being very friendly and approachable.

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

The time at the Pyramids is quite limited so if you want to see these in depth, consider arriving a day early and having an extra day at the site - it's an easy taxi ride from the hotel. Fight the temple/museum fatigue and definately visit Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple on the final day - they're well worth it. Apply bug spray liberally on the felucca, the mosquitos are very hungry. Try to avoid a first floor room in the Luxor hotel. And don't be tempted to order the pigeon!

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This is a very well designed and balanced tour, with intensive historical and cultural exploration interspersed with a very relaxing and enjoyable Nile sailing trip (definately better than a cruise ship). There is a lot of hassle for tourists in Egypt so a tour like this will allow you to enjoy the highlights of the Nile Valley in (relative) peace. It's also a great time to visit the country as the main sites are far less crowded than before the revolution.

5 Yvonne, 07/03/13

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

"3 nights on the felucca were amazing. I loved seeing Abu Simbel temple from the plane.
Egypt could be very touristy and overcrowed but Explore managed to make it an individual expereince for me. "

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4 Angela Monteith Tunstall, 07/01/13

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0 Matt Linfield, 16/11/10
If you are want to experience the history and culture of Egypt then this trip is a fantastic way to do it. Visiting the Pyramids on the first day really kicked the trip off for me and it was non-stop from there. Relaxing on a felucca for a few days was a great way to catch your breath and absorb everything we had seen. The highlights for me had to be the early morning trip to magical Abu Simbel and the early morning swims in the Nile while sailing, but our visit to a Nubian village for dinner under the stars was also a pretty special evening. Make sure you bring hand sanitiser, 3/4 length shorts, walking sandals, small change for tipping and some UK / US currency to purchase your visa with. (NF -2nd October 2010)
0 Michael Dunn, 17/09/10
One highlight was definitely the incredible Pyramids of Giza. Don’t forget to see the Dashur pyramids.  Felucca trip was great, relaxed and well planned with plenty of stops along the Nile bank. You got to know the people with you very well and it was a greater experience than being on one of the big cruise ships as you had more of a Nile experience. Swim in the Nile it was lovely!   Advice - hand sanitizer is a must, use it everywhere. Be wary of the locals wanting to show you a mini tour at sites or around town, even the tourist police - they will want money. Bargaining - Negotiate hard and walk away if you don’t get your price, it drives them crazy and they usually give in to get the sale. (NFR- 7th August 2010)
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