A Memorable Felucca Ride on the Nile
Over the centuries, in fact from the pharaonic period, the Felucca (traditional small Nile'
sailboat) has remained the primary mean of transportation in Egypt, even today with the more
modern motorized vessels and luxurious cruise ships, the felucca still one of the most
preferred Nile boats to enjoy a relaxing sail catching the breeze, especially by sunset. As
having no engines but long large mast, the felucca relies on the northern wind when sailing
north/south, but when sailing south/north it does depend on the river's current. Being one of
the means attracting tourists and locals as well, it is not strange to find the felucca is fully
furnished equipped with colorful lights and speakers, moreover a well-furnished table in the
middle of the boat, to serve hot and soft drinks, while in larger ones a table is made to serve a
meal. Whether you are in Cairo, Luxor or Aswan, you have the chance to enjoy a magnificent,
unforgettable sunset ride.