Cairo Felucca Ride on the Nile; is something that every visitor to Egypt should attempt to experience. This is an extremely quaint and relaxing ancient tradition. You can book a felucca ride to explore the city’s riverfront; usually on such a trip, felucca trip will sail down the Nile from an island to another.

A felucca ride is one of the most relaxing experiences you can escape to after feeling, hearing and seeing the exhilarating nature of the Egyptian capital. While comfortably seated on cushioned benches, and marvel at the city’s high skyscrapers, bridges and monuments that overlook the Nile River.

The experience is even more exciting when carried out at night, when the city lights come to life, providing an incredibly romantic setting.

You can book your felucca ride when booking your holiday package. You can also ask your hotel or tour operator to make the arrangements when in Cairo, or just show up at the felucca dock and negotiate your ride with the captain.

Feluccas are the traditional sailboats of Egypt's Nile. Egyptians and foreigners alike enjoy a relaxing felucca ride, as they are perfect for catching the breeze on a hot summer night, for brisker sails the rest of the year and watching the sunset anytime. They are ideal for an impromptu party after work, a romantic evening, and for soothing the tots on the weekends, where everyone can enjoy the lights on the banks and the river traffic.

The felucca has remained, over the centuries, the primary transportation of the Nile. Its ancient form still graces the river as it has done since the time of the Pharaohs. The felucca rarely has any form of engine and relies entirely on the breeze which builds during the day and usually subsides at night, and the Nile River's current.

There are several places in Cairo available for those who enjoy felucca rides. They are usually parked on the side of the Nile in very unique spots. There are places near Sultana Boat in Maadi that allow more varied and longer rides as no bridges obstruct the feluccas cruising, but the ones in town near the Helnan Shepheards and the Grand Hayatt are also fine. Felucca rides can also be enjoyed in most other tourists’ towns along the Nile, especially at Luxor and Aswan, where they are easy to find along the main riverfront streets.

You can book your felucca ride when booking your holiday package. You can also ask your hotel or tour operator to make the arrangements when in Cairo, or just show up at the felucca dock and negotiate your ride with the captain.