About us

The Nilebreeze felucca was designed and constructed by two old friends from Cairo, both of whom love the outdoor, glamping and nature

After having sailed the Nile on numerous occasions using traditional feluccas, they envisaged an improved boat

Maintaining all the traditional looks of a typical Nile felucca while providing a more comfortable journey, better sleeping arrangements, facilities and safety features. A year and a half later, with a lot of attention to detail, this idea became a tangible reality – the NileBreeze was born 

A felucca is an old, traditional, wooden sailing boat that has remained the primary form of transportation on the Nile throughout the ages

Its ancient form still graces the river as it has done since the time of the Pharaohs.

Feluccas have become a popular attraction for tourists, offering a wide range of trips. One can choose from an hour’s cruise to a week-long journey for the more adventurous, sailing between Luxor and Aswan, sleeping and eating on board.

The best way to experience the magic of the Nile and get a glimpse of the authentic Egypt away from the tourist trail is to go sailing in a traditional felucca.

A felucca cruise allows a small group to sail on the Nile at a leisurely pace largely removed from the hustle and bustle of modern touring, offering complete immersion into peace and tranquility; to indulge one’s senses with the calm, serene waters and lush green banks of the Nile, the fresh air and cool breeze, the spectacular views and sunset.

The Nile River

Africa’s great river, the Nile is the longest in the world with a length of 6695 km (4184 miles) flowing gently northwards through 11 countries, bringing life to Egypt since as early as 4,000 BC. The Nile is one of the most famous and wondrous rivers in the world, hosting thousands of years of great civilizations along its banks.

In a country with as much arid, deserted land as Egypt, it is rare to see rain more than a few times a year. The Nile River presents the only consistent source of water crucial to sustaining life in Egypt, and it provides the country with agriculture, fishing and drinking water. In Ancient times and even to this day, the Nile is also used as transportation, for both people and goods.

There is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile, a fascinating river undiscovered by many, but guaranteed to take a special place in the hearts and memories of all who have experienced it.