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Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)
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Luxor Nile River Private Felucca Ride at Sunset
Ranked #59 of 82 things to do in Luxor
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We hired a motorboat in Ramla to take us to Banana island, it was a family visit they found it very interesting going through the banana plantation, and they enjoyed a cool drink afterwards before boarding the motorboat and back to Ramla.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

After going from one monument to the other it was rather refreshing to take a break and wonder round the banana plantations. And to realize that ancient Egypt was not just about amazing temples and tombs... But also about the farm lifestyle on the fertile Nile banks.

Once you're finished walking around the plantations. You sit down at the tables and eat as many freshly picked bananas as you like... they are the best I've ever tasted!!!!

Also purchase handmade baskets made from banana leaves. There is no pushy sales person and the prices are really good.

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Treat yourself to a felucca ride over to Banana island and you won't be disappointed. All the noise of Luxor centre is washed away by the sailing trip across the Nile, go in the afternoon and you will get to see the best sunset when returning. The island itself is a little glimpse of real Egypt, local people growing crops and existing in a very basic but Egyptian style. But don't let the name fool you all sorts of crops are grown on Banana island and you will get the opportunity to taste many of them before you leave. There are also a few animals around like cows, goats and crocodiles (these were in a small enclosure which did make me feel a little uncomfortable, but I was told that as they get bigger they are released back into the wild and I didn't witness any obvious cruelty). We were also allowed to see into an area with some of the local women baking bread in a traditional oven- if offered a chance to taste the bread go for it -it tastes fantastic (and we didn't get food poisoning!) Oh and look out for Bobby the friendly banana eating dog.
For an afternoon of peace and quiet its well worth a visit.

2  Thank DJ100_00
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Banana plantation nice to see and the bananas tasty, but the crocodile section is bad. 2 small crocodile couped up in a little circular cage with bit of water and prodded all day long to move for the tourists, terrible and cruel.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Part of the joy of visiting Egypt is exploring off the beaten track, but I emphasize you should have a trusted friend or professional "minder/tender" if you yourself don't have Arabic language skills and cultural expertise here. The four of us in our party had the undivided attention of the boat owner and his son. We floated down the Nile to the banana island plantation - there are many opportunities to float down the Nile - you must do that at least once on your trip. We had a quick walk thru of the plantation/farm - don't pull the blossoms off the banana trees!! You end up at a pleasant non-pressured stop at the palm-leaf covered cafe for a variety of tea options, among which are the ubiquitous Lipton tea, or cinnamon tea or anise tea; also lemonade available. A basket at each table offers sweet, small Egyptian bananas is gratis. the men might like to try the shisha as well - hookahs are popular most places you go.

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