Sailing the Nile with family

you will like

  • Descend on the Nile in felucca from Aswan to Edfu between dunes, palm trees and secret gardens
  • Take a break with the villagers, always smiling and welcoming
  • The Valley of the Kings and have the chance to see the temples of Philae, Kom-Ombo, Edfu, Thebes and Karnak

This trip adventure with family in Egypt is for all those who dream of sharing the mysteries of ancient Egypt with their children. The "Arabesque" felucca is a unique felucca on the Nile 10 meters in length with its moucharabiehs which gives a lot of charm to your trip. Take the chance and take a wide tour all over Aswan, as it contains a lot of ancient sites to visit, numerous sightseeing you will discover in this fantastic trip. This trip is the best choice for families and groups of friends.

price includes

  • 1 Night in hotel 4 stars in Cairo
  • 1 Night in hotel 4 stars in Luxor
  • 5-nights’ accommodation at the Felucca (full board)
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • The train tickets between Cairo - Aswan
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All service charges & taxes

price excludes

  • International and domestic flights
  • Entry visa to Egypt (25 euro/ pers)
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites (50€)
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping


Day 1 - Arrival in Cairo


Meet and assistance at the airport. Installation at your hotel.

Meals are not included for this day


Découverte du plateau de Gizeh célèbre pour ses Pyramides dont celle de Khéops, la seule des Sept Merveilles du monde antique qui ait survécu, Khephren et Mykérinos et l’énigmatique Sphinx mi-homme – mi-lion qui défend l’entrée des sépultures royales. A proximité, entourées de plus petites tombes se trouvent les pyramides des reines. Déjeuner. L’après-midi, visite du Musée du Caire et les trésors de Toutankhamon. Train de nuit pour Aswan

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Arrivée à Aswan. Visite du temple de Philae, la perle du Nil (environ 2h de visite). Embarquement et installation sur votre felouque. Balade à pieds sur la célèbre île Elephantine. Dîner et nuit sur la felouque

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Balade dans les villages Nubiens(~2h30) : rencontre avec les fellahs, thé chez l’habitant et promenade entre les maisons peintes. Déjeuner à bord puis navigation. L’après-midi, une promenade sur l’île du Harbiab (1h30). Repas et nuit à bord.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Kôm Ombo

Après le petit déjeuner, dépaysement garanti au marché de Daraw. Vous déambulez dans le fouillis du marché populaire où couleurs, parfums d’Orient et d’Afrique sont autant de symphonies pour les yeux et les narines. Ensuite après une petite pause, vous visitez le temple du dieu crocodile le temple de Kom Ombo (1h30). Déjeuner, possibilité de baignade selon les consignes de votre accompagnateur, puis nous reprenons notre navigation paisible sur Hapi le Nil dieu.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Kom Ombo

Ballade dans une palmeraie sur les hauteurs du Nil entre fleuve et désert de la rive gauche (endroit exceptionnel) : nous découvrons le village de Fares (3h). Déjeuner et navigation, puis nous prolongeons notre randonnée jusqu’aux carrières de l’époque pharaonique dans les montagnes du Djebel Silsila (1h30). Nous y découvrons la salle du couronnement du Général Horemheb, dernier pharaon de la XVIIIème dynastie. Repas et nuit à bord.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Nous quittons nos embarcations le matin à la découverte du temple d’Horus (2h), construit durant la période ptolémaïque. Transfert à Louxor. Après le déjeuner, visite de la Vallée des Rois (2h) qui fut le site que choisirent les dynasties de Haute Égypte pour installer leur nécropole. Vous visitez 3 tombeaux superbement décorés. Transfert vers l’hôtel. Dîner libre

Breakfast Lunch


Petit Déjeuner à l’hôtel. Départ le matin pour visiter le temple de Karnak (2h30 de visite) puis transfert à l’aéroport de Louxor pour votre vol de départ.


technical sheet

  • 1 night in a hotel in Cairo (type 4 * local standards), in a double room and private bathrooms.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Luxor (type 4 * local standards), in a double room and private bathrooms.
  • 4 nights on the felucca deck, equipped with foam mattresses and covered by fabrics.

Our felucca is equipped with:

  • Shower toilets
  • Mosquito net
  • A terrace
  • A generator to have 220V electricity

Local, of good quality and based on fresh products prepared by a cook during the cruise.

  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Sleeper train from Cairo  to Aswan
  • Felucca

Flights not included in the trip price
You can contact us if you want us to help you with your flight search.

Our felucca is equipped with toilets and showers.

You must pack all of your belongings in 2 bags: 1 backpack and 1 large flexible travel bag.

  1. Backpack:
    it will be useful for the transport of your personal belongings during the day.
    It will also serve as a hand luggage when traveling for all your fragile business (camera ...), valuable (when your accommodation does not have a safe) and for your possible medications.
    He will be in the cabin during air transport. Generally, the weight of cabin luggage is limited to 10 kg per person.
  2. The big bag of flexible travel Or suitcase:
    It must contain the rest of your business.

The list of clothes must be adapted according to the chosen season.

  • 1 sun hat or cap
  • 1 scarf or cheche
  • T-shirts (prefer short-sleeved t-shirts)
  • Wide, light, comfortable and versatile canvas pants. For hiking, you can take capri pants.
  • Socks: provide thin socks for hiking and thicker for the evening.
  • Sweaters or fleece for the evening.
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of light hiking shoes (firm sole) to wear with socks
  • 1 pair of hiking sandals
  • 1 pair of sandals or relaxing shoes for the evening (the floors of the Dahabeya being wooden you will be asked to take off your shoes when arriving on the boat).
  • 1 pair of excellent quality sunglasses
  • 1 headlamp or flashlight
  • Towels are provided on the Dahabeya and in hotels, just bring your washcloths.
  • Sunscreen or sunblock cream

Don't forget your Sleeping bag :
From mid-November to mid-March: a comfort temperature sleeping bag from 0 ° C to -5 ° C (cold nights). 
We also recommend for the more chilly a small fleece blanket to put on your sleeping bag.
the rest of the year: a comfort temperature sleeping bag from + 10 ° C to + 15 ° C.

  • Your usual medications
  • Pain medication: preferably paracetamol
  • Double skin for any bulbs
  • Mosquito repellent

A first aid kit provided by the agency is under the responsibility of your escort.


Visa required for Europeen travelers .You can travel to Egypt with your passport or identity card
the easiest way is when you arrive in Egypt for about 25 euros. If traveling with an ID card and purchasing the visa on arrival, provide a photo ID. Our representative will be inside the airport to facilitate your visa upon arrival and will accompany you to your hotel.

Gratuities (Tipping)

This practice is rooted in tradition, and is done as part of an exchange in appreciation of a given work. At the end of a trip, it is customary to show your satisfaction by tipping the team of sailors and guide who accompanied you during your trip. This is of course to evaluate according to the satisfaction brought. Thank you for following the advice of your guides.
Expect 5 euro per person per night (~ 50 euro / person),