Felucca Ride on the Nile

On a 48 hour trip to Cairo with my friends Maria and Dana, one of the things we did was take a short felucca ride on the Nile. A felucca is a traditional sailboat used in Egypt.

A taxi driver took us to a touristy section of the Nile where feluccas are available for rent. Dana found one with her last name on it so we decided to hire that one.

Feluccas in Cairo, Egypt


We set sail and passed a few landmarks along the Nile including the Cairo Tower. It’s the tallest structure in Egypt at 187m and was built in 1956.

Cairo Tower on a Felucca ride in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo Tower

Felucca ride in Cairo, Egypt

Felucca ride

The enjoyable ride ended with the sun setting over the river.

Felucca ride in Cairo, Egypt

Felucca ride

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