It depends on the number of participants whether you make this excursion in an airconditioned taxi, minibus or in a so-called Coaster (20-person bus), but you will always have your private driver and (if you choose to hire one) tour guide. We don’t like large, impersonal, groups, so you won’t find Nile Valley groups in a 50-person bus.
Upon request, traveling to and/or from Aswan can also be done by train.
Included in this excursion:
- Transport by your own personal driver,
- Your hotel in Aswan,
- Your lunch on the first day..
- Entry Fees (as these tend to change often),
- Drinks during the excursion,
- Tips for driver and guide,
- personal expenses (such as souvenirs)
- An English-, German- or French speaking guide,
- A lunchbox.
The price for this excursion depends on the number of participants and the rates in Egypt at the moment of booking.
You can request your personal quotation for this trip, by filling out and sending our request form.
You will leave from the hotel at 6 am, after which you will drive to Aswan.
On your way to Aswan, you will visit the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be brought to your hotel: Either the three star Besna Hotel or the three star Cleopatra Hotel. Should you require a more luxurios accomodation, we could recommend the Isis Corniche Hotel at an additional fee. (as the name already suggests, this hotel lays directly at the river Nile). You will have some time to refreshen.
After about one hour, we will take you to the Nubian Museum, where you will stay for about two houres, after which we will go and have diner at one of the many fine restaurants in Aswan.
In the evening you can either take a stroll along the Corniche, visit the famous Aswan Souq or visit the sound and light show at Philae Temple.
at 4 am, you will leave for Abu SImbel by bus, where you will visis the temples, dedicated to Reamesses II and his wife Nefertari, directly situated at Nasser Lake.
After visiting Abu Simbel, you will go back to Aswan, where you will arrive at appr. 4 pm. Should you still have some energy left, please ask you tour guide or driver, what to visit. These extra visits are not included in the price of this trip and come at an additional cost.
Immediately after breakfast your driver will bring you to Philae Island to do an extensive visit of Isis temple complex.
After this visit, the choice again is yours: Either have lunch while on a felluca trip on the River Nile or visit the Aswan Dams and the unfinished Obelisk.
Then, it’s about time to take you back to Luxor, where you will arrive at appr. 9pm.