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Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)

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Address: Luxor, Egypt
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US$15.00*
and up
Felucca Ride on the Nile River in Luxor at Sunset
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US$275.00*
and up
Luxor by Air Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh

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If you need a break from the temples

If you have kids with you who are "templed out," this can be a nice diversion for a couple hours. You can walk around the banana trees and stop at the restaurant for a drink or... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
avalon2020
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have kids with you who are "templed out," this can be a nice diversion for a couple hours. You can walk around the banana trees and stop at the restaurant for a drink or a snack. The tiny enclosures for the crocodile and the foxes are sad to see, though. And a little time on a boat on... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Banana Island is a plantation of banana trees with a restaurant front end. Very little to see apart from a small crocodile and some starving coyotes in cages that are too small for them. Although Banana Island touts itself as a nature area, I would avoid any place that displays such complete disregard for animal welfare. One would at least... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My opinion is that it's certainly not a "number 1" destination in Luxor and you can avoid felluca to go there. Banana island is a place where you can visit a plantation of banana trees. It's a nice piece of egyptian countryside that you can do only if you have some spare time in Luxor after all the visits you... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a boat ride alone on a felucca with a wonderful, kind owner of the boat. It took only about 8 minutes to go across to banana island. The tour was wonderful to see the plantation of banana trees, the chickens, the crocodiles, etc. A Place In Heaven/Paradise. This was a highlight of my trip on Monday, October 24,... More 

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Thank laurajaugustyn
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to relax after the enjoyable felluca ride on the Nile. Would love see the small village behind .

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Thank Shantise
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great stop over, to get a cheap drink and bananas right off the tree! Very cool, if you've never had the chance to see a banana farm, but not much else besides bananas and a small open air bar/restaurant.

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Thank Mattsabbath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

So this is a lovely little place to go to by motor boat or felucca, situated on the West bank of the Nile literally 8 mins by boat from East bank. Great place small fee charged to see animals and plantation, if eat food no fee charged (fee £1 10le). Food here amazing my husband loves the pigeon and my... More 

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Thank Melissa S
Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you have a free afternoon, then it worth à The visit. It is not expensive (10LE) and offers an access to a vast area of Banan Plantations, and an open air Cafeteria on the Nile. The combination of Feluca ride and the Island worthy the visit

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Thank Yasser E
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went here as part of a Nile trip on a Faluca. The Nile was beautiful but Banana Island consisted (as its name suggests) of a small plantation of banana trees and one poor crocodile in a small enclosure.Very disappointing. Beware however of the Faluca owners . Make sure you agree a price and put the money agreed in an... More 

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Grand Forks, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Somewhere to go on the river..Variety of fruit trees. Poor crocodile in cage. Something to do if you have lots of time but definitely not a must see.

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