Thursday, July 30, 2009

Felucca on the Nile

Feluccas are the traditional sailboats used for sailing along the Nile in Egypt.This is a type of lateen sail boat that carries passengers along the River Nile.It is a wide riverboat with a flat, open deck covered with soft mattresses and has a canopy which provide shade from the sun. The felucca has remained, over the centuries, the primary transportation of the Nile. Egypt is blessed with southerly wind that pushes sailboats upriver, while allowing them to return on its current downstream. A large tiller is used for steering and you can also find a large amount of storage space under the deck.The crew members provide you with Nubian foods and can have Breakfast, lunch and dinner while enjoying the true beauty of Nile.You can also get flavours of Egyptian tea and Nubian cake.These Feluccas are run by locals called Nubians and the ships were also filled with Nubian culture, with all the meals prepared on the ship by the captains.We watch rural Egyptian life while passing down the Nile.Whether you’re looking for something cultural, or just a relaxing time on the water, consider a felucca ride in Egypt. All the historical and cultural destinations are located along the banks of the Nile River and going on a sight-seeing by the felucca is an experience worth cherishing. Tourist can move leisurely across the water while viewing the papyrus, Palmyra, quaint hamlets ,various birds, cattle and fishermen. During evening you can spend time watching the magnificent Egyptian sunsets,and take a good sleep under the stars. The most romantic time is the evening time ,when you can relaxed with your loved ones while enjoying the sunset.This is the perfect short trip if you want to enjoy the best of Egypt`s adventure Tour. Felucca rides can be enjoyed in towns like Cairo,Luxor,Aswan etc where there are easy to find the main riverfront streets.Feluccas are interesting because they sail throughout the waters in the heart of Cairo and the scenery become nice during evening.A felucca sail provide you with a glimpse of people,culture and lifestyles of Egypt which makes Egypt one of the most fascinating country.

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