Sailing the Nile on a Felucca

Fellucas sailing the Nile in Aswan, Egypt


  1. Kathrin

    I’ve never been to Egypt but your stories sound great! Haven’t really been on a boat either but it looks like a really cool experience. Would love to try it out! How many people where on your Felucca?

  2. Vicki Garside

    This looks an incredible journey and such a great way to do it – on a traditional vessel rather than cruise ship! It looks like you saw some amazing sights on your trip – I’ll have to add this to my list for when I eventually visit Egypt!

    1. Breathe With Us

      Hi Trisha,

      Not at the moment. This was late last year, so not too long ago. We spent 15 days there travelling all over the place (except Sinai) and it was perfectly safe. Not very easy to travel without a guide or, at least someone that speaks Arabic. We went on a tour with Intrepid which is something we rarely do.

      We really enjoyed visiting Egypt and right now is good time because it’s so empty and cheap.

  3. Veronika

    Hi! I have been to Egypt twice, but it was just all mainly about the beach and sunbathing. I see that it’s worth to take excursions as well. I think sometimes problems when travelling in Egypt is the food…so hard to take trips when you have to go to the bathroom all the time. Glad your food was OK!

    1. Breathe With Us


      Yeah, Egypt is very popular for its beaches as well. We also did a couple of days by the beach! We survived food and tried everything. It was a miracle! Otherwise it would have been a bit painful.

  4. chrysoula

    Oh wow. I didn’t know you could cruise the Nile on a felucca for so many days. It must have been an interesting experience although I would prefer the cruise ship but try the felucca for a half day trip maybe?

  5. Dariece

    Wow! I would love to sail the Nile on a Felucca. Sounds like your experience was amazing, and it was probably nice to have a bigger boat & crew than you expected.
    I think sleeping on the open boat would have been a highlight for me! And that sunrise….amazing!

  6. Brianna

    What an amazing experience, sailing the Nile by felucca is truly how this area was meant to be explored. Bearing safely in mind of course, Egypt could really benefit from the return of tourists.

  7. Kyla

    How did you arrange your felucca trip? Did you wait until you got to Aswan? We’re planning on doing this soon (with our kids) and it looks like your trip is just about exactly what we want to do!

  8. Jai

    Hi, just want to ask if you can give us the contact of the agency youve been with? We are planning to visit on November, 3 girls. Is it also safe?

  9. Lyda

    Hi, I am heading to egypt in a month and was wondering how you found a felucca? I would love to book the same one you took! Would you be able to make a a recommendation?

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