Nile River Felucca Boat Trip, Egypt

Felucca Boat Nile River Egypt
Wayne in 'DeNile' with Our Felucca Boat
 - Nile River, Egypt
Nubian Woman Egypt
Nubian Woman - Egypt
Dinner Felucca Boat Nile River egypt
Dinner on Our Felucca Boat 
- Nile River, Egypt
Pat Chillin Felucca Boat Nile River Egypt
Pat 'Chillin' on Our Felucca Boat 
- Nile River, Egypt
Choices Felucca Boat Upscale Nile Cruise Ship
Choices - Felucca Boat 
or Upscale Nile Cruise Ship
Felucca Boats Nile River Egypt
Felucca Boats - Nile River, Egypt
Loca Camel Transportation - Egypt
Local Camel Transportation - Egypt
Sunrise Nile River Egypt
Sunrise on the Nile River - Egypt
Bedroom Nubian Home Egypt
Bedroom of a Nubian Home - Egypt

Nile River Felucca Boat Trip, Egypt (5/4-5/2010) - A Felucca boat trip on the Nile River is an unique experience of a lifetime… 2 full days of sailing, lazing, and living on the Nile River like they have done for centuries.

A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat with no motor consisting of one or two lateen sails (see photos). We had a larger one with 12 passengers and a crew of two or three people. 

We sailed for two days from Aswan to Luxor making stops along the way for visits to local Nubian homes, swimming in the Nile River, meals on the felucca boat, late night dinner on the beach, and dancing around a bonfire (see photos).

It was fun to sleep on the covered cushioned deck of our felucca boat along the side of the Nile River and wonderful to feel the breeze during the day while gracefully sailing along the Nile River. We had a chance to meet many local Nubian people (see photo).

Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and upscale ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy their quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.

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