Cairo: Located on the outskirts of the hectic city of Cairo, the four star Pyramid Park resort hotel is located just ten minutes away from the Great Pyramids of Giza and within walking distance of the new Egyptian Museum opening in late 2018. The hotel features a large reception area with a choice of bars and four restaurants, a modern gym and extensive gardens and terrace area. There is a lovely pool with the hotel rooms located around it. Free Wi fi is available for hotel guests.
Luxor: The Isis Cornich hotel is located right on the banks of the Nile River, on the main promenade running through Aswan. This hotel has an excellent swimming pool, ideal for cooling off and relaxing after the train journey from Cairo. All bungalow style rooms overlook the hotel gardens and have air conditioning and cable TV. There is a riverside terrace to have breakfast enjoy a coffee and look out onto the bustling river traffic on the Nile. Complimentary wi-fi is available in the lobby.
Aswan: Situated on the East bank of the Nile, the four star Eatabe Luxor Hotel is ideal for families, located in the heart of Luxor with easy access to all the main sights. The hotel has a fantastic swimming pool as well as extensive facilities including an ATM, tennis courts, free wi-fi and large terrace area overlooking the Nile promenade and river beyond.
Red Sea, Abu Souma Bay in Safaga. The Lotus Bay resort lies along a sandy beach on the Red Sea and has extensive gardens and a vast swimming pool to relax and soak the sunshine. The hotel boasts a host of water sport activities, snorkelling and extensive health club.
Traditional felucca additional information:
Toilet facilities: During day it is free style behind a tree; once docked for overnight a toilet tent is set up with a deep hole & toilet seat/chair. Tent is approx 2m high. Toilet paper is provided & this is burnt prior to leaving the next morning.
Sleeping bags: please note sleeping bags are not provided, you can either bring your own or hire locally for £5 per sleeping bag, if you wish to hire a sleeping back please notify us at least 14 days prior to travel.
Sleeping arrangements: We sleep on deck.
Crew normally sleep inside a small room at the front of the boat.
Meals provided are similar to the below:
Breakfast: Omlett, OR boiled egg, Jam, Honey, bread, fava beans, tea & biscuits, white feta cheese, fried bread….
Lunch: picnic lunch of Salad, Tuna, bread, cheese, fava beans, shakshouka,
Dinner: grilled chicken OR Kofta OR fried fish with rice, cooked vegetables, bread, and fruits
Tea and coffee is free during sail, felucca supplies other drinks like Mineral water (small bottles) beer, juice, soft drinks. Honesty tab is set up for these & customer settles their bill later.
Big bags with valuable belongings and passport go deep under felucca racks with access to them twice a day, once in the morning just after wake up and once when docking for the night just before sunset. Daily bags with things needed during the day (book, glasses, camera, sun cream, towel ...etc.) are stored close to hand under racks and customers have access to these at all times. Bags are secured and safe during day and night.
Capacity - Around 7 people per felucca plus 2 crew.
All hotels have pools and we have the chance to swim in the Red Sea.