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      Egypt Dec 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM

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    • survival in temple of Abu Simbel

      by preciousnduruji Online Now 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

      by preciousnduruji Online Now Feb 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

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

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      worth stay by night?

      by lclaudio Online Now 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
    • Day trip from Cairo or Luxor to Abu Simbel

      by dathens Online Now 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
    • tmiles2

      by tmiles2 Online Now 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
    • tours

      by mmmat Online Now 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
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      Bus from aswan to Abu Simbel

      by sallyannethomas Online Now Aug 3, 2008 at 12:57 PM

      Can anyone advise me on the times and prices of local buses from Aswan to Abu Simbel? I would rather go on local transport than with a tour party.

      Thank you

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    • Day tour to Abu Simbel

      by Sandy08 Online Now Mar 17, 2007 at 9:54 PM

      Hi. Am going to be travelling from Cairo over night to Aswan. I reach the station by 9.30 am on 7th May. I believe most tours to Abu Simbel begin really early like around 4 am. Do you know of any tours that begin later in the day and what would they cost? Thanks a ton.

      2 Answers Mar 18, 2007 at 7:43 AM
    • flight to Aby Simbel from Aswan

      by anna12345 Online Now Dec 27, 2006 at 8:12 AM

      We would like to go to Abu Simbel from Aswan.
      We have same day evening transfer to the Train Station,to Cairo.

      Is it more convinient to get to Abu Simbel by air than by bus, which takes 3.5 hours each way?
      Can we fly there and come back before the evening train to Cairo?
      Is anyone knows the flights schedule?
      Please, advise us. Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 30, 2007 at 3:43 PM
    • Abu Simbel

      by SamsonLau Online Now Sep 21, 2006 at 11:49 PM

      Is there any bagage keeping service in the Abu Simbel Airport or at the temple?

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2006 at 6:20 AM
    • Stying at Abu Simbel

      by shasbi Online Now Jun 23, 2006 at 11:09 PM

      If we stay on Abu Simbel, can we walk to the temple, how far is the walk and can we get into the temple without being with a tour group and how much is it to get in?

      6 Answers Aug 28, 2006 at 2:09 PM
    • Bus/Taxi from Aswan to Abu Simbel

      by Krantik Online Now May 30, 2006 at 4:54 AM

      I am panning to travel from Aswan to Abu Simbel by road. is it possible to travel bu bus around 10:00 a.m from Aswan to Abu Simbel and then return the next day by bus around the afternoon.

      Also are there any private cars/taxi's available which I can hire and if yes what are the costs for the trip - one way/return?


      11 Answers Mar 19, 2007 at 8:12 PM
    • Staying the night in Abu Simbel

      by oliver99701 Online Now Apr 19, 2006 at 12:48 PM

      I was thinking of going to Abu Simbel on the bus (convoy) but want to spend the night. Some of the posting say they will make you go back on the next bus. How do you avoid this? Why is there a need for a police convoy? (I must be a little out of touch with the news) Also one posting stated they won't go alone as a women Why? I will be traveling with with my two boys (13 and 11) and will dress modestly, avoid the eyes of men etc. Any thoughts?

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2006 at 6:46 PM
    • Alexandria or Abu Simbel???

      by comix007 Online Now Mar 31, 2006 at 11:13 PM

      We are visitin Egypt in april, and have an option of going to Abu Simbel or Alexandria given our limited time there. Please advise - which is the better one?

      7 Answers May 12, 2006 at 12:16 AM
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      Plain or bus?

      by ComandanteG Online Now Mar 27, 2006 at 10:55 AM

      We are planning to take the train from CAI to ASW and then going to ABS. This will be in August, so it should be very hot. I found there are two ways, or plain or bus. Of course bus should be the cheapest.

      I am looking for advise. Perhaps if we arrive by train we may loose the bus or the flight, or perhaps is too hot to go by bus, or perhaps train+bus we will get too tired to see monuments.

      3 Answers Mar 30, 2006 at 11:11 PM
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      How long to spend

      by pf_syd Online Now Mar 22, 2006 at 9:45 AM

      We will be in Egyt mid may and have the chance to go to Abu Simbel for 1 day. Out of the possile bus, flight and ship which allows the longest time at the temples?

      4 Answers Mar 31, 2006 at 4:54 AM
    • Luxor to Abu Simbel

      by baz_2003 Online Now Mar 13, 2006 at 4:36 AM

      Hi there,

      Myself and some friends are travelling to Egypt for a week at the end of April. We will be staying in Luxor for the 7 days and have planned to do a day trip to Cairo during this time. Is it possible to do day trips to Abu Simbel from Luxor? Any ideas about the price?



      2 Answers Mar 13, 2006 at 5:09 AM
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      Day trip to Abu Simbel

      by sneakye Online Now Mar 10, 2006 at 5:59 PM

      My friend and I were not originally planning to go to Abu Simbel -
      we are in Egypt for seven days - and then we have to transfer
      back to london so we can fly home to sydney. (we're getting a london
      return ticket and doing europe and egypt)
      I was wondering if it would be possible to do Abu Simbel as a day trip.
      Unfortunatly we are not staying in Aswan (and it's really annoying that
      you can't fly directly from Luxor)
      We are in Cairo for 4 days
      and Luxor for 3.
      We don't want to travel by road - we want to fly.
      Do you think that it's probably insane to try and do Abu Simbel in that time
      or do you think it could be possible.


      3 Answers Mar 30, 2006 at 11:27 PM
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      Abu Simbel

      by elpariente Online Now Dec 30, 2005 at 1:14 AM

      I am planning to be in Egypt al the end of January
      Somebody told me that Abu Simbel temple actually is in reconstruction and it is covered externally.
      Can anybody comfirm it? and if it is worthy to visit on this circunstances?
      Thank you

      7 Answers Jan 1, 2006 at 3:49 PM
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      Transportation options from Abu Simbel to Israel

      by BruinKristin Online Now Apr 23, 2005 at 12:01 AM

      What is the best (most economical) way to travel from Abu Simbel to the Egypt/Israel border? Our ultimate destination is Jerusalem from Abu Simbel. Is there a bus that will take us from Abu Simbel to Taba?
      Thank you!
      Kristin :)

      1 Answer Apr 23, 2005 at 12:07 AM
    • Optional tour to Abu Simbel for $290 from Cairo - worth it?

      by cyankov Online Now Mar 21, 2005 at 1:11 PM

      I will be on an 8-day tour of Egypt with a Nile cruise included and there is an option for290 to fly to Abu Simbel from Cairo instead of directly to Aswan, to visit the temple and then fly to Aswan that night to meet back up with the tour group. Is it worth the price?

      If we didn't do that, we would be "taking a leisurely sailing trip on a felucca passing the Lord Kitchener's Botanical Garden and the Aga Khan Mausoleum." Doesn't sound as if we go in, just pass. Not sure if that sounds very exciting or worthwhile to spend the day??

      Should we spring for the optional trip?

      Thanks for your advise in advance!

      5 Answers Mar 24, 2005 at 10:55 AM
    • Day trip from Luxor

      by bakera Online Now Jan 10, 2005 at 1:15 AM

      Hello, Is it possible to visit Abu Simbel as a day trip, travelling from Luxor? We would like to fly directly into Abu Simbel from Luxor. I have looked at AirEgypt's schedule and can see daily flights from Cairo and Aswan, but not Luxor. Do other airlines/tour companies operate flights from Luxor to Abu Simbel? Andy.

      5 Answers Jan 13, 2005 at 4:15 AM
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      How to go there from Hurghada

      by kiss007 Online Now Jul 30, 2004 at 11:46 PM

      Hi everybody. We are planning an Egypt trip with my friends. We will rent an appartments in Hurghada and I would like to know if we can organize a trip to Abu Simbel from Hurghada. Please recommend me a budget Aswan hotel. And how much it could cost for us. Also we would like to visit Alexandria but I think its not on the way to Abu Simbel.. Maybe you would be so kind to send me some Egypt map Online where I could see where are this cities.

      7 Answers Aug 17, 2004 at 11:38 AM
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      Is the Temple worth an extra $160 per person?

      by saraheg77 Online Now Mar 31, 2004 at 7:25 AM

      Hi, I am going on an 8-day excursion and the Temple of Abu Simbel is optional for an extra160 per person. Do you think it's worth the additional cost?? Thanks! Sarah :)

      9 Answers Dec 4, 2004 at 6:18 AM
    • Cheap budget hotel

      by webstop Online Now Mar 26, 2004 at 8:37 PM

      Hi, I am wondering if there is any cheap budget hotel in Abu Simbel? If not, is there any camping site? Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 27, 2004 at 2:08 AM
    • arrange air flight to abu simbel

      by Brookens Online Now Dec 24, 2003 at 6:48 AM

      Hello all, How do i arrange the flight to abu simbel? How much does it cost? I could arrange this with the tour I will be with, but their cost is 250 usd. Does this price seem high? Thanks for helping....

      7 Answers Jan 4, 2004 at 6:23 AM
    • Abu Simbel Festival

      by JCarrion Online Now Nov 19, 2003 at 9:03 PM

      Has anyone travled to Abu Simbel for the February 22 or October 22 festivals? I would like to hear about your experience, pros and cons. Is it possible to be inside the temple to witness the penetrating sun rays, or will there simply be way too many people trying to crowd in. I will be travelling there with my wife and son (who will be almost two years old). Do you know of any potential issues with traveling with a youn child? Thank you for your response.

      5 Answers Nov 22, 2003 at 6:31 AM
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      Photo's of Abu Simbel

      by Keith55 Online Now Oct 7, 2003 at 11:04 AM

      I have travelled to Egypt twice but unfortunately have not been able to visit Abu Simbel. I'm writing a book about Egypt for children/schools and need some pictures of Abu Simbel. I will hopefully visit it next year, but wish to complete my book before then. Can anyone help me with photo's of the Temples for my project. I do not expect it to be a best seller and may even pay for my own publishing, so I do not think i will make any money. So dont expect royalties!! seriously, any photo's would be appreciated. Thanks Keith

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2003 at 2:26 PM
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      Egypt questions

      by hholbrook Online Now Oct 7, 2003 at 9:24 AM

      hi there, i was hoping someone who has been to egypt can give me some advice. I am looking for information on Abu Simble, how to get there from Aswan without a tour group, and how to get a short, 3/4 day nile cruise to luxor from aswan, without being on a package tour. any help would be great. i am going in beginning of january. Thanks!

      5 Answers Oct 8, 2003 at 4:49 AM