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Aswan, Egypt
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3 days (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Embark on a whirlwind journey through Aswan and Luxor on this 2-night tour from Cairo. Flights are included, which makes the most of your vacation time exploring the highlights of each city, including the Temples of Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser, the Valley of the Kings, and others. As you travel, benefit from the knowledge of your Egyptologist guide, learning much more than you would simply exploring on your own. Nightly accommodation and meals per itinerary are included, making the tour seamless and stress-free.
  • All entrance fees to Aswan and Luxor sites included
  • Pickup and drop-off in Cairo, flights, and in-destination transportation provided
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Guide provides in-depth historical commentary on the ancient sites

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pick up service from your hotel in Cairo and return
  • English-speaking tour guide throughout the trip
  • Accommodation 3 stars Hotels for 01 night in Aswan and 1 night in Luxor include breakfast
  • Lunch meals during tours to Aswan and Luxor
  • All transfers by modern air-conditioning vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Optional activities
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
  • Entrance Fees

Departure & Return

Departure Point

We pick you up from Cairo Hotel
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Inform us your Nationality
  • Passports Numbers
  • Full names
  • Hotel names in Cairo
  • Contact number to communicate with you
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Reviews

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, Apr 2018

Ahead of this trip, we did add another night in Luxor due to flight times. We also opted for 5-star hotels vs. 3-star. Total for both changes was less than 200 in addition to the Viator booking.

We finished the Giza tours the day before so we were ready to venture to the Southern cities AKA, Upper Egypt. For this tour, our driver picked us up at 4:30 AM to make a 7 AM flight from Cairo to Aswan. They were on time and even walked us to the ticket counter.

When we arrived in Aswan, our guide, Coresh, picked us up and drove us to the High Dam. It was nice scenery but skippable. Then he drove us to the mainland near the Philae Temple and charted a boat for us. He gave us a tour and explanation and then as much free time as we wanted to explore and take pictures. On the way back, we tipped our boats captain, and then he took us to a local island for a late Nubian lunch. During lunch, we realized the view was where the cover photo for our tour book was taken!

After lunch 4 PM, we were dropped off at the Helnan Hotel where we relaxed by the pool for the rest of the day.

The following morning, we were picked up at 4:30 AM, provided a boxed breakfast by the hotel, and hit the road to Abu Simbel. I expected to be part of the caravan I read about but that is no longer required. If I had one suggestion for improvement for this entire tour, it would be to ask for a bigger car or even a van which is what I thought was coming. Our car was a Mitsubishi Lancer and was too small for someone that is 63 for a 6 hour rountdtrip car ride with no head rests.

Abu Simbel was well worth the trip. Both temples were impressive, inside and out. If you want to take pictures inside the temple, make sure you tell your guide to but the more expensive pass. Otherwise, no pictures and they are serious.

On the way back, we grabbed lunch at the Floating Restaurant in Aswan, then were dropped off at the train station. Our guide actually had to goto Luxor so boarded with us. We were supposed to be in first class, Im not sure we were but it was fine and comfortable. Nothing fancy.

When we arrived in Luxor, we stayed at the Steinberger Hotel. Great hotel!

The next morning, we were picked up at 8 AM to head to the Valley of the Kings. We stopped at the Colossi of Memnon, then on to the Valley of the Kings. Your ticket gives you the option to tour 3 tombs. We opted to pay the additional 200 pounds per person to also see Tuts tomb. Also make sure you ask for the photo pass. We didnt do it and wish we did. The tombs have vibrant colors and would be amazing pics! Valley of the Kings was amazing, almost as good as the Giza Pyramids!

Then we moved on to Hatshepsuts temple, lunch, Karnak, and Luxor temples. Karnak was incredible! We were back to our hotel around 5:30 PM for dinner on our own.

The next morning we were picked up at our hotel and dropped off at the airport to fly back to Cairo.

Overall, everything was very well planned and on time. Guides were very friendly and knowledgable and made sure we felt safe and comfortable.

Tipping is always a question in Egypt. We tend to think in American value and gave our drivers 300 Egyptian Pounds per day and our guides around 700 Pounds per day. Even that seemed to low but was way higher than all of the recommendations we read.

Would recommend this tour without question! Covered everything we wanted to do in one package.

W
, Feb 2018

This was my first trip to Egypt and did not know what to expect from going so far from my home base in Cairo. I was amazingly astonished at how well put together this adventure turned out to be. The date booked for Abu Simbel was on the February 22nd special sunrise that happens two times per year. We toured Aswan, then at midnight the same night, My guide, Sayed made special arrangements so that we could be at ABU for the Sunrise. Viator arranged it through Imperial Egypt and they were sharp, informative and customer focused. When I am on a trip, the idea is to have a great time and Viator and Imperial both did a tremendous job. At night at the hotel, I had a balcony overlooking the Nile. I was able to sit out listening to the Drum beats from the Nubian village echo up the river and watch the fires. It put me in an almost trance like state- Magical! Luxor was jammed packed with sites- Only regret is that I didn't have more time. Food- Especially in Aswan- was delicious, ask for the Nubian Soup. Thanks again Hany and Sayed.


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