Water activity

Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

Water activity

Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

From US$ 28.02 per person

Take a relaxing ride on an Egyptian sailboat in Luxor and enjoy the river breeze. Sail the Nile by boat and visit Banana Island to eat fresh bananas and drink Egyptian tea.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Luxor.
Small group
Limited to 2 participants


  • Explore the best ancient monuments and tourist sights from the river
  • Take a look at the views, learn about the sights and history from a tour guide
  • Visit Banana Island to eat fresh bananas and drink Egyptian tea
Full description
Your local tour leader will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Nile side of Luxor, where your boat is waiting for your journey. Sailing down the peaceful waters of the majestic Nile River, see the imposing Luxor Temple on the East Bank and the pink hills of the West Bank go by, an inspiring and incredibly relaxing experience you’ll never forget.  Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the times of the pharaohs. Enjoy a drink during your boat ride. The boat will sail north of Luxor to an island covered with banana plantations. The boat will sail to the Banana Island, an island covered with banana plantations. Have a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful scenery on a short exploratory tour.  Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest, most delicious bananas you have ever tasted. Continue sailing and watch the sun set slowly over the Luxor West Bank, take in the scenes around you as you sail along the Nile.
  • Pick up and return from your hotel
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat ride in Luxor
  • All entrance fees (Banana Island)
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Qualified speaking tour leader
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tipping)

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
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This was probably the low point on my visit to Egypt.

The trip was advertised as: Half Day Felucca Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit. Apart from the fact that it was a motor boat not a felucca (the felucca was a large part of the appeal), the entire experience was no more than 90 minutes. The Banana Island has nothing to do or see there other than walking past a small banana plantation, seeing a couple of crocodiles in the most sad and primitive cage one would have seen in a zoo 50 years ago, and a few monkeys in a similarly depressing cage. We sat and ate some overripe bananas and I wondered why anyone ever came to visit this island...terribly disappointing waste of time (and money).

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October 16, 2019

Product ID: 272627