One of the top five things to DO in Aswan is a Felucca trip to the awesome Botanical Island.
Felucca is a sailing boat that depends on the wind. It is used in Egypt since the time of the Pharaohs. It was the Pharaoh’s yacht and the cargo ship to transport the huge statues and obelisks among the Egyptian cities.
It is a very relaxing and peaceful tour. While you are relaxing on board, you can watch the Nile birds and the animals of the surrounding villages of the Nubians drinking and pasturing by the Nile.
The felucca will take you to the Botanical Island. This island contains a lot of kinds of trees from different places in the world. It works as a natural park now. It as well houses a botanical museum.
This island is surrounded by the elephantine island, the tombs of Nobles, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.
It is a great place to spend one or two hours there, identifying the trees and taking pictures.
Price is per person, min (2 people). There’s a single traveler supplement (60%) of one person’s price.
- Felucca sailing boat.
- Tour guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Tips for guide and driver.
- Drinks and meals.
- Personal expenses.
- Children from 0-5 years are free of charge.
- Children from 6-11 get 50% off.
- All prices are in US Dollars, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound & Euros are accepted.