A Felucca Sailing Trip is an essential Egyptian experience
. . . you just need to catch a day with enough of a breeze!
(Sailing Felucca on the Nile)
The Nile River is a constant entertainment!
Around Luxor and up towards Aswan, fishermen tangle with nets amongst the reeds, pied kingfishers hover before plunging into the Nile and children play with bathing water buffalo. Where the Nile spills into the Mediterranean it changes character completely, spreading itself into a massive delta.
You can explore the Nile River on different kinds of boat trips - but the most rewarding are by motorised Nile Boat, Sailing Felucca, or - for real luxury - by traditional dahabiyya (dahabiya).
Luxor makes a great starting point.
Crocodile Island is one of Upper Egypt's top bird watching sites - especially for the spectacular, tiny Nile Valley Sunbird - with all sorts of migrant and wintering bird species in the gardens, farmlands and reedbeds around the island.
Note: see important update on Crocodile Island
"Fellah's Tent" - an evening folklore show - is a regular tourist attraction here
There's an exotic, tropical feel as you walk amongst banana palms on Banana Island. It's a luxuriantly shady place to picnic and relax, to taste the bananas and chew on some sugar cane. Fresh sugar cane is surprisingly flavoursome, much more interesting than processed sugar - a really unusual holiday treat for the children!
romantic sunset Nile Boat Trip or Felucca Trip
drifting on Egypt's grand Nile River
Are you coming to Egypt with Romance in mind?
Perhaps you have chosen Luxor for a Romantic Break? Or for your Honeymoon?
The Nile River provides abundant 'Romantic Experiences' to make your honeymoon (or second honeymoon) really memorable.
For daily swimming in the Luxor area you'll probably use one of the excellent, inexpensive swimming pool. To combine swimming with sightseeing, spend a day at Crocodile Island's palm-fringed swimming pool.
Don't swim in the Nile River even though you'll see Luxor people swimming in it.