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    • first time mum to Egypt with 10 week old...HELP what do I take?

      Sharm El Sheikh May 21, 2015 at 4:19 AM

      I just wanted to know if I needed a car seat for the transfers to hotel and the plane to Cairo? as I wasn't thinking of taking one and carry little one in a sling/ buggy Also I have a 3 wheeled travel system would I be ok taking this or would you advise a stroller? also can you easily buy sma milk out there/nappies etc. I was gonna take enough for the holiday but just in case wanted to know. Thank you in advance for any replys

    • Moulid Abu El-Haggag

      Luxor May 4, 2015 at 1:54 PM

      I'll be in Luxor the first week in June (hot!) and came across some information about the Moulid of Abu El-Haggag. I understand that it's a huge celebration and, if I'm counting back from Ramadan correctly, it should occur about June 4. Does anyone know if that's correct? And is it something that I want to reconfigure my travel plans to Dendera and Abydos to see? Thanks

    • Beach question

      Hurghada May 21, 2015 at 3:32 PM

      Which is the best beach to visit for the day or few hours, in Hurghada that is not full of local families but mainly tourists? I am staying in an apartment and need to relax so need a quiet stretch of beach.

    • Egypt 2015 trip concerns

      Hurghada Apr 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM

      Hello! Me and my boyfriend are planning to go on holiday to Hurghada in June 2015 but I’m a bit concerned about whether this is the best time to go to Egypt specially because we also want to visit the pyramids in Cairo. We are thinking of joining an excursion from Hurghada to Cairo by bus and according to what I read it’s 7 hours distance and I am a bit scared of what could happen during the journey.
      Anyone who have been recently to Hurghada and Cairo can tell me if it is safe to visit? Did you witness the downsides of the political distress and protests?
      Also, provided that we do go to Egypt in 2015 do you recommend buying activity packs from UK agencies or by contacting the local ones?
      Many Thanks!

    • Nile Cruise, Cairo and Giza

      Egypt Apr 30, 2015 at 6:48 AM

      Our family is considering whether we should travel to Egypt in December to do a Nile Cruise then onto Cairo and Giza for a few days but worrying about the safety issues?? Has anyone travelled on the Oberoi Nile Cruise or any of the Movenpick Nile Cruises?

    • June travels

      Egypt May 18, 2015 at 7:21 AM

      I am going to Egypt from June 4- june 11. Is there any risks or something someone should know before going? It's going to be 2 American females and we are going to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. We are doing 3 days in Cairo and 4 dayson a Nile Cruise. Please any advice is welcome regarding safety! thank you.

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      Diving Sharm El Sheikh

      Egypt May 12, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      Hi there,

      Gonna have a holiday week in the middle of August,
      and have a dream to visit Egypt in general and Sharm particulary.
      Wanna have some sun, fun, eat and diving.
      I heard that Egypt is one of an outstanding place for underwater adventures.
      I will be together with my wife, we are Padi OWD.
      Please advise:
      What dive center for your opinnion has the best quality and service, combined with fun itinenaries?
      What dive sites to visit or must see?
      Can we go to Thislegorm wreck with our certification level?
      What about dive safety?

      Thanks in advance.

    • do children need car seats???

      Egypt May 21, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      i have a 11, 9, 5 and 10 week old. I'm not to worried about the older 3 its more for the baby. do they have rules/laws about them? did any one one take/ not take one with them?
      thank you x

    • Abu Simbel or Cairo for last day.

      Egypt May 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Hi, we will arrive at 5 am on the first day and tour Cairo and fly to Luxor next day to do the typical 3 days Nile cruise and Aswan sightseeing on the 5th day.

      1st day. Cairo ( Giza Plateau, Museum, Khan El Khalili)

      2-4th day. Nile Cruise (East West Bank,Edfu, Kom Ombo)

      5th day. Aswan sightseeing ( obelisk, Philae)

      and for the last day we are leaving on 1:30am the next day, should we flight/sleeper train back to Cairo and do Memphis, Sakkara and the Citadel or go visit Abu Simbel from Aswan(leaving on 3:30am) and take 17:55 flight, arrive 19:20 on Cairo and wait at the airport?

      thank you!

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      is it safe to travel to sharm el shiek on may/june 2015

      Egypt May 11, 2015 at 2:11 AM

      Hi me and my family usualy travel to Sharm but this year we are just abit concerned about traveling this year due to isis supporters in egypt and north sini is getting bomed everyday is it wise to go?

    • Safety issues in Cairo

      Cairo May 3, 2015 at 5:32 AM

      Hi everyone,

      With the ongoing political stresses and terrorist threats is Cairo safe nowadays for tourists? What about a bus tour from Hurghada to Cairo? Would that be safe?


    • new ideas

      Idfu Aug 2, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      What is the best way to know about local culture of idfu people , what is your personal way ?

      4 Answers Aug 31, 2014 at 6:17 AM
    • Aswan airport transfer

      Aswan Apr 13, 2014 at 1:14 AM

      What is the usual taxi fare from Aswan airport to central Aswan?

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 3:49 AM
    • survival in temple of Abu Simbel

      Temple of Abu Simbel Feb 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      What do you need to survive in Abu Simbel and what supplies do you need

      5 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM
    • survival in temple of Abu Simbel

      Temple of Abu Simbel Feb 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      What do you need to survive in Abu Simbel and what supplies do you need

    • holiday lets in Aswan, Egypt

      Aswan Dec 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Hi, does anyone know of any English owned holiday lets and apartments in Aswan?
      I am hoping to visit in new year and don`t really like hotels, please help

      17 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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      worth stay by night?

      Temple of Abu Simbel Mar 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Hi again....i made fly,go and back, from aswan to abu simble, the same day, but, i was wondering if it worth, try to change fly back, to next day, stay in one of the few hotels, and misse one relaxing extra day in Aswan(i will not have many on my tour) in orden to see the temple by night and the night lightsound show....can you help me?

      many thanks......luiz

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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      4x4 half day tour into desert

      Aswan Feb 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Hi again.....once in Aswan, i'd like to ask if anyone knows about any kind of tour in the morning or evening going into desert passing by sand dunes and things like that....if so, do you suggest this kind of tour, i mean, it worth?

      many thanks luiz claudio

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2013 at 6:16 AM
    • New Cataract Hotel

      Aswan Sep 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Is this hotel open at the moment as I can not pick it up on any hotel site.

      8 Answers Sep 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    • Is going to Aswan worth it?

      Aswan Jan 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      We only have a couple of days for the Luxor/Aswan/Abu Simbel area of Egypt. My question is...

      1. would it be more beneficial to ONLY do Luxor for this time and eliminate the Aswan and Abu Simbel portion of the trip?

      2. How much extra time would Aswan and Abu Simbel add to this trip (how much time would I absolutely need--considering travel time as well).

      3. Is it possible (and would it make sense) to JUST do Luxor and Abu Simbel? I'm not sure what really is a "must see" in Aswan and I'm feeling that I will be more disappointed to miss out on seeing Abu Simbel than anything in Aswan. But so many people do both!

      4. So in all, my boyfriend and I are definitely seeing Luxor and we are most impressed by Abu Simbel but wondering if we can/should make the time for this portion. I do not want to kick myself later by not seeing it when I was there.

      Thanks for all of your help!

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2012 at 9:56 PM
    • Anyone know if I can fly to Jordan to Aswan? Or anywhere near there?

      Aswan Jan 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      I have only a few days in Egypt and am leaving from Cairo. So, we will be in Jordan first and am wondering if I can fly to Aswan or Luxor and then end the trip in Cairo. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2012 at 3:54 AM
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      How to Get from Kom Ombo to Aswan

      Kawm Umbu Jan 21, 2011 at 3:57 AM

      We plan to arrive in Kom Ombo around noon by train. Then visit the temple, I guess that takes a few hours, and then we want to continue our journey to Aswan. But the next train is at 20.30 in the evening, which is a little too late. So is there some other way to get to Aswan some time in the afternoon, 4-5-6pm, like public buses stopping there or even a taxi and how much should we expect to pay?

      2 Answers Dec 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM
    • Aswan or Luxor?

      Aswan Sep 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Hi there,
      we will be travelling to cairo in march 2011, and we were looking to take an overnight train from cairo to either Luxor or Aswan, stay a night, then take the night train back. With our itinerary, only 1 night is possible. Would you recommend Luxor or Aswan, and why?
      Thanks so much!

      4 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 3:36 AM
    • left luggage

      Aswan Jul 17, 2010 at 9:10 AM

      Does anyone know if there are lockers where luggage can be left at Aswan train station?
      Many thanks,Angie

    • Lake Nasser Fishing

      Aswan May 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM

      What tour guide would you recommend for a day of fishing on Lake Nasser?

      2 Answers May 28, 2010 at 5:44 AM
    • Day trip from Cairo or Luxor to Abu Simbel

      Temple of Abu Simbel Mar 27, 2010 at 8:04 PM

      Is it possible to take a day trip from Cairo or Luxor to Abu Simbel? Or does one have to stay the night in Aswan? Is it possible to book my own flight & catch a bus? Or is it best to book a tour? Any tour operators recommendations would be appreciated.

      6 Answers Jan 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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      Suggestions/tips about visiting Luxor/Aswan arriving from Aqaba

      Aswan Mar 13, 2010 at 5:31 AM

      I am a frequent visitor to Egypt but as yet have not visited Valley of the Kings or Abu Simbel. I plan to be in Jordan (Aqaba), in May and have been advised there's a ferry that I can take from Aqaba to Egypt and then onto both destination??? I am not interested in an organised tour or a nile cruise a Feluca would be great. Has anybody any ideas as to how I could organise this plus any tips on the goods/bad of travelling on a Feluca. Thanks Georgia. p.s. I don't access VT often, please can you send any info to my email

    • tmiles2

      Temple of Abu Simbel Mar 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

      What are bathroom facilities like at this location? Have a small child and bathrooms are a must!!!!

      10 Answers Mar 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM
    • Abu Simbel

      Aswan Feb 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM

      We're goint to stay in Aswan for a week. We're thinking to visit Abu Simbel by ourselves. Any suggestion how to visit Abu Simbel by ourselves without joining a tour group if it can be done?

      2 Answers Feb 15, 2010 at 11:40 PM
    • Airport to hotel

      Aswan Feb 13, 2010 at 11:15 PM

      We're going to fly in at Aswan airport. Hotel told us it would cost US$60 for two of us from picking up at the airport to the hotel (Pyramisae). I checked map. It's less than 20 miles away. Is any other way to get to our distination with less expense?

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      Hotel in Aswan

      Aswan Feb 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM

      Hi you guys, I am just getting my trip to Egypt fixed. I am just missing a good idea for an hotel in Aswan. Does anybody have a tip? Should not be too expensive, but also it should be clean and secure.
      Or I also would like a family run thing. Like B&B - but there are not too many options, I guess.
      If you have some good tips, I'd be love to read them.
      Thanks for your help & best, Chris.

      1 Answer Feb 1, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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      aswan budget accomodation

      Aswan Jan 17, 2010 at 2:12 AM

      can anyone advise me on a budget accomodation in aswan (on booking com only expensive ones and very few)?
      same question for luxor

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2010 at 9:44 AM
    • Aswan to Luxor Bus service?

      Aswan Jan 14, 2010 at 11:54 AM

      Is there bus service between Aswan and Luxor? I understand that the only train that foreigners are allowed to take is the evening sleeper train. Thanks

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2010 at 9:41 AM
    • Visit Abu Simbel

      Aswan Jan 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

      We're going to visit Abu Simbel (bus from Aswan). We found all tour groups follow the pattern of spending only two hours at the site. Is any bus leave Abu Simbel (back to Aswan) in the afternoon? How can we spend longer time in Abu Sibel without staying overnight there? Any suggestion will be appreciated.

      3 Answers Jan 22, 2010 at 4:08 PM
    • So many ships/so little time!

      Aswan Jan 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM

      Looking for recommendations for a 3-4 nite cruise from Aswan-Luxor.
      So many cruise ships and unable to really tell the difference.
      Would like a cabin on the top deck w/balcony--want to enjoy the view.
      Nothing too expensive--we're pretty much middle of the road types!

      5 Answers Jan 7, 2010 at 7:14 PM
    • Copper and Brass Plates

      Aswan Dec 23, 2009 at 6:44 AM

      Does anyone know of a website where I can purchase a copper or brass plate. I am also looking for Egypt woven baskets. I was just there on a wonderful tour (through Go Ahead Tours) - our tour guide was Hesham. He did a fabulous job. I regret not buying any of the copper or brass plates after I returned to the US. I would like to find one from Egypt and have it shippped to me.
      Brian in Ohio

      2 Answers Dec 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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      Fishing Lake Nasser

      Aswan Jun 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM

      We are looking to book a Nile cruise ending in Aswan. Once there we were hoping to book a fishing trip. Since you usually get off the cruise in the morning we want to board the fishing boat and do some fishing, overnight and then spend the next full day fishing before we catch the sleeping train back to Cairo. Pricing for this has been ridiculous! Has anyone ever booked a fishing trip while in Aswan? I'm thinking I will get the best deal there but don't know if it has been done before. Thanks

      3 Answers Jan 24, 2010 at 2:05 AM
    • cruises on nile

      Aswan May 16, 2009 at 8:45 AM

      Is it better to go on board a cruiser in Luxor and try to get a deal on cruise to Aswan? john

      4 Answers Nov 15, 2010 at 9:42 PM
    • Best place to book a nile cruisers from Aswan to Luxor

      Aswan Apr 6, 2009 at 10:35 PM

      We're travelling as a family group in September 2009 - 2 couples and 4 young teenagers and are looking for great experiences at best prices. Do you think it would be safe to find a Nile cruiser from Aswan to Luxor when we arrive in Aswan, as we're thinking we'll get the best prices locally, or do we need to book before we leave? Any suggestions about which cruise ships would be best for families. Kids are 14-16 years old and great travellers. Thanks

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2009 at 5:32 AM
    • tours

      Temple of Abu Simbel Apr 1, 2009 at 9:13 AM

      hello i am organising a trip to a abu simbel for 15 archiological students and was inquiring on prices. thank you

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    • Flight time from Aswan to Cairo

      Aswan Mar 22, 2009 at 12:36 AM

      How long the flight time from Aswan to Cairo?

      3 Answers Mar 24, 2009 at 6:36 AM