Relaxation, information, silence, laughter, music, singing, magnificent sites... go no further than a sail on board a felucca (traditional canvas sailed boat) with Captain Aly Abbas.
Felucca Captain Aly Abbas is a highly regarded man, personally and professionally. Reliable, well informed, and multi- lingual, Aly speaks Arabic, English, French and German, and enough Japanese to communicate in single sentences.
Aly’s seventeen years experience as a felucca tour guide, makes him a popular choice with tourists as well as hotel owners in Cairo, when recommending reliable Captains. Many of Aly’s passengers are repeat travellers.
Aly’s local knowledge, combined with a well informed world perspective, provides tourists with numerous facts and anecdotes of the Nile and Egyptian life, Aly’s philosophical world perspective, is peppered with insight and humour. Displaying warmth, friendliness and curiosity about people and places, Aly also allows himself and his guest’s time and space to be in silence, reflecting on and enjoying the leisurely pace of sailing on the Nile. Simple and delicious food, cooked by Aly and his co-captain on board the ‘Rose boat’ are inclusive of the reasonably priced tours to Komombo.
As the felucca sails from bank to bank across the great expanse of the Nile, those on board can witness aspects of life that are being lived on either side of the river as well as the life that is part of the river itself. Sailing between islands, with the desert, great mounds of rocks, and ruins clearly visible, it is a picturesque environment. The gentle sounds of water lapping against the boat and sails ruffling are deeply relaxing.
If your desires are for brief hour or two sail around Aswan, or a more adventurous, yet leisurely, longer sail up to Komombo, you can depend on Captain Aly to ensure your travel is memorable for worry and carefree time to unwind from the more demanding aspects of travel in Egypt.
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