Are you ready for a totally unique experience?
On the felucca Oriental Dream you can enjoy a very special adventure – whether you’re traveling alone, with your family, on honeymoon or with friends. For many years it has been possible to sail in a traditional Egyptian felucca on the Nile, but you have never been able to experience the sailing in such a luxurious environment as in Oriental Dream.
we have specially commissioned a felucca that allows you relax and enjoy the magic of the Nile in pure luxury. On our felucca you will find lovely, modern uarters and bathroom facilities. Furthermore the felucca is equipped with tove, icebox and its own generator.
There is space to sleep – with or without mosquito net, or just relax on the well- appointed sundeck. You can watch the sun sink over the Nile as you enjoy afternoon tea on the deck, or enjoy dinner by candle light.
Our commitment to luxury means that all bedding and the deliciously soft towels are made from the finest Egyptian cotton.
Are you travelling by yourself?
if you are travelling alone you can join our group tour so you can enjoy the company of other travelers exploring the Nile by felucca. You will see the forgettable sights of Egypt as you glide through the heart of the Country. If there are enough guests on the tour we will grill a lamb and have a Bedouin night around the bonfire.
There will be a lot to talk about – during the journey and you’ll take many great memories home with you.
Are you travelling together?
It will probably not get more romantic than when you and your beloved are sitting, enjoying a drink on the deck after a delicious dinner – sailing silently down the Nile.
Is all the family travelling?
There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied during a trip from Aswan to Edfu. A visit to a traditional village is spiced up with an exciting stop at the aging temples and cosines with lovely food and fun along the way, and even a visit to a sugarcane plantation.
The sail tour
A sail tour with Oriental Dream can be either as a cruise for one day with overnight or a longer journey for 3-4 days .. The experience starts with a visit to a Nubian village before leaving Aswan. Here you’ll see the difference between the lifestyles of Nubians and other Egyptians.
We will visit the temples in Kom Ombo and Edfu. We will stop to visit a sugarcane plantation, look at different agricultures and visit a beautiful village before we end the tour in Edfu.
Our felucca has three crew members; a captain and two mates. All speak English.
Coffee and tea is made on request whenever needed – try the fantastic hibiscus tea. If you would like beer or carbonated soft drinks; please let us know before departure.
Our crew cook the meals onboard the felucca. There will be a delicious breakfast and hot meals for lunch and dinner. All vegetables are rinsed in mineral water .. We provide 2 x 1 ½ litres of bottled mineral water per person per day.
The felucca is a common part of life on the Nile. Both the Egyptians and the many tourists enjoy a sail tour of the Nile. The sailboat is perfect when a breath of fresh air is needed in the summer heat, or to see the sights from a different perspective, or even just to enjoy the breathtaking sunset.
Oriental Dream is 13 metres /42.5 feet long and 5 metres /16.5 feet wide.
In other words, it is much bigger than the average felucca and has room for more than 45 people for normal sailing (15 for overnight tours for best comfort)
Making a group booking (for you and your family, or a group of friends) means that you will have exclusive use of the vessel for your trip.
When we are sailing overnight tours the deck is covered with boards and mattresses are placed on top. Your luggage will be safely placed under the boards in the storage room.
The fixings for inner tents are used as cabins during the night to give some privacy when sleeping and the unique view of the evening mood on the Nile can be seen through the window in the tent. There is room for 4 double cabins and a suite.
The Oriental Dream complies with all Health and Safety regulations, there are lifejackets and fire extinguishers on board.
Felucca Cruise 3 or 4 nights includes:
Sailing all days and overnight at the small islands in the Nile. No sailing after sunset
Welcome drink – hibiscus tea
2 x 1½ liter bottle of bottle of mineral water per person per day
Coffee and tea all the time
Escort and sailing permission
Candlelight dinner: soup, bread beef or chicken or fish, rice or pasta, cooked vegetables of the season, 2 kinds of salad, fruit and coffee/tea. If the booking is a group there will be grilled lamb at the bonfire one night.
Breakfast: bread, 2 kind of cheese, jam, honey, omelet or boiled eggs, coffee/tea and juice.
Lunch: bread, beef or chicken, rice or pasta, cooked vegetables of the season, 2 kind of salad, fruit
Accommodation for 3 or 4 nights FB
Visits: Village, sugarcane plantation, camel market in Daraw, Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple