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“Best Experiance of Egpyts History Absolutly loving and Amazing Guides a Definite Must Do You Have To!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spirit of the Nile Day Tours
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Owner description: Based in Luxor, Egypt, we offer a variety of exclusive packages sailing on the timeless River Nile on a traditional sailing boat called a felucca.Relax on soft cushions with a cool drink by your side while you gently glide along the river. See the timeless river banks floating gently by, offering scenes that have not changed in millennia. Watch the farmers going about their work in the same ways they have done for centuries, see the children playing in the water, watch the camels, donkeys and water buffalo and a wide variety of birds and wildlife.See the kingfishers darting into the water, watch the majestic kestrels soaring overhead, gaze at the sacred ibis of Egypt and watch the local fishermen in their tiny boats catching the fish. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this eternal river, lifeblood of Egypt since Pharonic times and gaze in awe at the magnificent sun, represented by the Ancient Egyptian god Ra, giver of life, as it slowly sets over the West Bank and the awesome Valley of the Kings.
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“Best Experiance of Egpyts History Absolutly loving and Amazing Guides a Definite Must Do You Have To!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Hazel Brown and her team is absolutely amazing!!!! Me and My Girlfriend had the best time ever and we're going to do it all again! We visited The Valley of the Kings, The Temple of Medinet Habu, The Temple Complex of Karnak, Sailed down the Calm still waters of the River Nile and watched the Sun Set and visited The Great Temple of Luxor!!!! All with amazing Egytoligist guides and drivers all included! We were very well looked after and she showed Great places to eat and looked after us more then she had to. Hazel and her partner Said are great company to be with also there extremely nice people. To top this off he whole experiance was really affordable so I recommend this as a must do!

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ElizabethH55, Owner at Spirit of the Nile Day Tours, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Thank you for your great review! We enjoyed working with you, and hopefully we helped to inspire you with all the aspects of Egypt. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Anyway The Wind Blows...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

We booked a Felucca sailing with spirit of the Nile and due to other commitments there was only one day we could go sailing. Unfortunately on the day we were due to go there was not enough wind. Problem? No not really. We were given a tow upstream and then Saeed and Amr our captains offered to show us round a dahabiya owned by King Faisal. They then brewed up a cup of Egyptian mint tea which we had with our wine and Egyptian pastries provided as part of the felucca experience. Still no wind? Still no problem Saeed and Amr rowed us back into the main part of the Nile - where the wind picked up as the sun went down. It was a magical experience watching flocks of sacred ibises fly past in the sunset. Once ashore Hazel took us out for coffee in a cafe overlooking Luxor temple. We had already been on a felucca sailing as part of our tour packagebut the two experiences were as alike as chalk and cheese. This is a must do and a perfect way to finish off an unforgetable holiday

Visited December 2012
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ElizabethH55, Owner at Spirit of the Nile Day Tours, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy that the lack of wind did not spoil your enjoyment of your sailing with us. We were happy to meet you and hope to see you again sometime.
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“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

We cannot praise Hazel enough, she was fabulous! We basically said we are coming to Egypt on these dates and she put together our itinerary.
She arranged a private tour guide with car in Cairo and Luxor. the cruise down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, again with our own private tour guide and transport.
Help us choose our hotels and always promptly answered our many emails.
Meet us at Luxor airport and went with us on our Luxor tours, even came out in the evenings for drinks.
Can highly recommend Hazel and the guides she uses.
Peter & Glenis

Visited November 2012
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ElizabethH55, Owner at Spirit of the Nile Day Tours, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Thank you for allowing us to help you to get the most out of your holiday. We were delighted to help and I personally had a lovely time chatting with you both.
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“Brilliant Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We can't rate Hazel enough. A friendly, knowledgeable Luxor resident who devoted her time to ensure we saw what we wanted and made sense of an itinerary to ensure it all worked. We absolutely loved her service and thoroughly recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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ElizabethH55, Owner at Spirit of the Nile Day Tours, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
We are very happy that we managed to fit in everything you wanted to see in such a short space of time. Hopefully you learned a lot and had a lot of fun learning without feeling exhausted at the end of it all.
We hope to see you again in Luxor, maybe for a bit longer next time.
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“BRILLIANT, EXCELLENT SERVICE RECOMMENED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

On meeting Hazel she put us at ease immediately,after she spoke of options & what we wanted nothing was a trouble. The knowledge this lady has is overwhelming, then we met Waleed another guide Hazel often works with (WOW) what we learnt was outstanding! if we didn't know/understand we asked this gave our guides even more input as we were interested they went out 100% for us.
Now we are home books on a list to purchase, having our own little debates on temples/tombs, even still trying limited Egyptian language,
if you what the best go through Spirit of the Nile. we are in our 60's but felt like school children absorbing this precious knowledge of 3,000 years ago.
Christine & Carole England

Visited November 2012
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ElizabethH55, Owner at Spirit of the Nile Day Tours, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
We are very happy we took you back to your school times, but hope it was a better experience! Keep reading those books, and having those debates, we expect you to join in the debates next visit! We have our debate corner booked at the Valley of the Kings!
Loved spending time with you, thank you for using Spirit of the Nile!
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