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    • Please help!! 1st time travelling in egypt.

      Egypt 3 hours ago

      hello folks,
      i am planning to visit egypt in december with my parents and wife.we will be staying for 10-12 days. please suggest itinerary for cairo aswan luxor and hurdhaga.please include all must see places and overland travel.i dont like to take all inclusive tour packages.i love to plan and travel it possible to tour economically this way in egypt or i must have to take tour package from agency!! is it possible to buy train tickets or arrange car and guide individually in each places from hotel or from other good options.please help folks.thanx in advance. :)


    • travelling to the north coastal area in Egypt from Cairo Airport

      Egypt Oct 17, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      I travelled to Egypt on my own approximately 1 year ago when i was 21 all the way down from Cairo to Qina and then to Al Quseir which went very well, i'm planning to travel again to the north coastal region like Salloum and Marsa Matruh, however my question is, is there a direct bus-route from Cairo airport to Salloum? since the places i went before are more familiar since there are alot of English speaking people compared to the small places i want to travel now since i don't want to caught up clueless in the middle of the desert (i don't speak arabic just a few basic lines i'm Turkish).


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      Aswan Dec 18, 2013 at 3:12 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?

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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?

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • Aswan or Luxor?

      Aswan Sep 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Hi there,
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      4 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 3:36 AM
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      Aswan Jul 17, 2010 at 9:10 AM

      Does anyone know if there are lockers where luggage can be left at Aswan train station?
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    • 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

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

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    • 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

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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.

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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)?
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      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

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    • 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

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    • 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.
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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

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    • cruises on nile

      Aswan May 16, 2009 at 8:45 AM

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    • 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

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    • tours

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

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    • 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