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A Nile Cruise Holiday

Author:Sayed El Damanhoury
Date: 2014-02-12 09:06:15
Category:Travel
Tags:A Nile Cruise Holiday , Felucca sailing on the Nile , dahabiyya or go felucca sailing in the Nile

If exploring the vastly cultural and historical country of Egypt is your dream holiday, then taking a cruise down the river Nile is the best way to do it. There are many ways to travel the country- by ship, by road, by air. But the preferred and most tourist-friendly method of traveling the exotic country of Egypt is by ship. The Nile has always been an integral part of the country’s history and culture and to explore it via this medium is something truly fantastic.

While seeing the country through its waters, there are many options that you can take. You can either travel via a dahabiyya or go felucca sailing in the Nile. A dahabiyya is a small, traditional shallow boat that was used centuries ago to transport merchants from one corner to the other. Today it is used as a medium of travel for the rich. A felucca is similar to the dahabiyya in the sense that it is also a traditional Egyptian boat. However in recent times, it has been modified to resemble a cruise ship with all possible amenities and luxuries to make life comfortable for tourists.

A felucca cruise is a wooden ship with huge sails made for people who demand luxury. There is no better way to seep in the feel and vibe of a country like Egypt, than to lie in the sun on an open sun deck on a magnificent cruise ship while strolling down the river Nile. It is a rare experience and one that you must definitely try if you are making the effort to go all the way to Egypt. Felucca sailing on the Nile is going to be one of the best experiences of your life, one you will sorely regret missing if you skip on it, in the hopes of saving a few bucks for example.

Sailing on a river does not mean that you will be only confined to the ship and not have the chance to thoroughly explore all the famous historical sights on foot. The felucca cruise stops at every point where there is a tourist attraction and gives you plenty of time to visit the attractions and interact with the locals as much as you please. In fact, you will be able to cover much more ground via ship than you would be able to by road. The best part about being on a cruise is that you have no responsibilities like arranging for bus tickets or hiring a car. You can be carefree and just enjoy the holiday once you are on the ship. Your responsibilities end, and you can simply concentrate on what you are seeing and experiencing without having to worry about where to go next or how to get there. Felucca sailing on the Nile is a luxury holiday that you will love to take whether with your entire family or just your better half.

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