Felucca on the Nile
10 Days : Tour Egypt and Sail the Nile like a Pharaoh ?
Royal Cleopatra is a modified felucca type vessel, officially called a
sandal , is modestly furnished and crewed by it's own private staff of
5 members: Captain, Sailor, Chef, Housekeeper, and Resident Tour Guide.
There are exactly two cabins on-board the vessel, each with its own bathroom.
1 - CAIRO, Thursday
2 - CAIRO, Friday (cBL)
3 - CAIRO, Saturday (cBLD)
4 - ASWAN,CAMEL CARAVAN, Sunday (cB)
Afternoon tour of Kalabsha Temple dedicated to the ancient god Mandulis, and the goddess Isis . Built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus , the small rock-cut temple of Beit El Wali, built by Ramses the Great , and the small yet charming Kiosk of Qertassi.
sleeper train Wagons-Lits. Leaves Cairo at 07:30 PM, dinner is served
5 - Felucca , Monday (cBD)
After settling in, we visit the mighty Aswan High Dam and the temples of Philae. Then we hop aboard our camels for a mini- caravan to a nearby Nubian village to see how the locals people live. Dinner at one of Aswan restaurants. Overnight on board your yacht. Welcome fruit basket on board. Free bottle of water for each guest on board every day
6 - KOM OMBO Tuesday (BLD)
7 - Cruising the Nile - Wednesday (BLD)
Day 8 EDFU & ESNA - Luxor - Disembark from Royal Cleopatra - Thursday
9 LUXOR CAIRO Friday (BL)
10 - DEPARTURE,
Rates per person in USD $ - Based on Royal Cleopatra- Sailing Boat ( rated 3 stars )
Dec 20 -Jan 3 : Please add 20 % Holiday Supplement .Tour starts in Cairo on Fridays weekly, year round
Rates per person in USD $ - Based on Royal Cleopatra Sailing Boat / Felucca ( rated 3 stars)
Dec 20 -Jan 3 : Please add 10 % Holiday Supplement .Private sailing boat / tour program : At no charge with a minimum of 4 passenger. Read more on " Cleopatra, Antony and Caesar" . The Greatest Love Story of all Time
Sailing / tour program :
Cleopatra- Private Cabin- Private facilities - Reception Area
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The Royal Cleopatra ( or regular feluccas) is a traditional wind-driven sailing craft, and is subject to the uncertainties of wind, weather and riverine traffic conditions on the Nile. We will do our best to follow published itineraries, but they must be considered tentative in all cases. We reserve the right to modify or cancel any sailing itinerary as conditions warrant. In case of insufficient wind, weather danger or difficult riverine traffic conditions on the Nile or through the Nile locks, or other cause of cancellation, we reserve the right to accommodate Royal Cleopatra passengers aboard a deluxe Nile cruise vessel, and / or to transport passengers between some sites by motor vehicle along the Nile, to be able to keep up with the itinerary , at our option.
<< The Royal Cleopatra was the perfect boat for us. A modified felucca, it was charming and comfortable, with two private rooms with bathrooms en suite plus a living/dining/kitchen area. The upper deck had tables, chairs and four lounge chairs, and there was an awning to keep out the sun.
The boat features a front and back sail and, in case there is no wind, a towboat is always on a standby. The guests have total privacy since the crew sleeps on the towboat. On our trip we were the only guests, but the boat could have accommodated another couple, which would have cut our cost in half.
The 5-day sail was fantastic. We glided through the water in peace and quiet, sitting on deck and reading or watching the scenery.
In the evening, after watching the sun go down, we played Rummikub with Mohamed or played solitaire. It was simple living, simple food and absolutely delightful.
We were able to dock along the way to visit villages, small temples and sites, but mostly it was the perfect peace of sailing that was so wonderful.
We had other options for getting to Aswan by means of the Nile. We could have traveled on one of the large cruise boats, but those boats have noisy motors and cruise only two days. The rest of the time they are docked either in Luxor or Aswan — sometimes six across at their mooring — and they land at Edfu and Kom Ombo (the two main sites along the way) all at the same time. Our captain was able to time our visits for when the cruise ships were not there and we had those sites practically to ourselves.
also could have signed up to be on one of the much smaller felucca sailboats.
We saw three of these boats at one of our moorings. There were 10 people
on each boat in the space of a small room. They slept in sleeping bags
on board and in the daytime could only sit or recline in place. There
was really no room to move around. It looked a bit too rustic for me.>>
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