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How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

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How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

Hello everyone,

I'm planning my trip to Egypt.

I figured out that you can hire a tax driver for all day for around..40 EGP. That solved transportation issue in Cairo. After Cairo, I'm heading to Aswan and plan to visit Abu Simbel.

How do get Abu Simbel? I don't really like tour busses...

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1. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

If you don't like tour buses , you have to hire a private car or taxi, or fly. It's several hours of driving.

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2. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

Well, 40 LE for all day sounds too little even in Cairo, but Abu Simbel is a totally different story: it is a long trip in the desert, so I imagine a hired vehicle would be several hundred Egyptian pounds (in the Sinai, which I know better, a vehicle for the day starts at 400 LE). I don't like tour buses either, but there is no other budget option.

Btw, I love your profile picture -- I've almost smashed my computer's monitor!

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3. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

No idea who told you that you can hire a taxi for a full day in Cairo for only 40 pound, but he was absolutely wrong

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4. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

I would agree with the others on your price, there is no way a taxi driver in Aswan would agree to that. In Luxor you might get one for all day for around 150LE. You can book transport through your hotel, travel company or taxi driver but remember the person/company that takes you has to inform the tourist police with your details before you travel.

If you look at this web site it will give you an idea of the prices and some good information

aswan-individual.com/html/abu_simble.html

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5. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

Sorry for my stupid mistake! It's 40 EGP / hr.

verity1 // Yes...I wonder if it's even possible to hire a taxi though?

SemperLiber // Thank you! I didn't even know tripadvisor uses my FB profile picture!

Khaledmh // corrected! 40EGP/hr

Phil900 // Thank you for the link!

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6. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

I know of two choices

Fly

Road - Bus, Car or Taxi - BUT, there is a convoy system in operation, which resembles Wacky Races, leaving both ends at fixed times - search for 'aswan convoy times' on here might get you those from previous posts.

You do not need a guide, they stay outside anyway

Any local tour company could organise that for you.

To use the local bus yourself would need a bit luck/knowledge

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7. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

you can rent a car or go to abu simbel by local transportation, then take a taxi for a small distance, it will take you 4 hours from Awan microbus station to abu simble

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8. Re: How to get Abu Simbel from the center of Aswan?

Thank you so much guys!! I contacted a travel agency and arranged my appointment!!!!

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