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Aswan Excursions and Tours

From the relaxing Nileside city of Aswan, you have access to many great day tours and activities. Visit Abu Simbel or other notable archeological sites on the banks of Lake Nasser, travel north to Luxor to see Karnak temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings, or take in nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor hile enjoying the beautiful scenery of Nile Valley or Enjoy different activities in Aswan like an afternoon sailing on the Nile or a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the Nubian Museum

15 Tours
from $59
3 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday from Nov to Mar

A wonderful exclusive tour for ‘Bird Watchers’ on this 3 hour Bird Watching Tour in Aswan with Mr Mohamed Arabi known as the Birdman of Aswan. Take a scenic ride in a felucca around the Cataract Islands to see up to many species of local birds and pretty flora and fauna in a most delightful environment.

from $345
2 Days
Private Tour
Nov 4,11,18 & 25/2019 - Dec 2 & 9/2019 - Jan 27/2020 - Feb 10, 17 & 24/2020 - Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23/2020

Treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure with a late lunch comprised of exquisite local cuisine. After lunch enjoy some me-time while indulging in breathtaking scenery, cool refreshing weather, warm engaging atmosphere, fun and exciting onboard activities and last but not least a warm cup of tea with Dinner served shortly after.

from $495
2 Days
Private Tour
Nov 4,11,18 & 25/2019 - Dec 2 & 9/2019 - Jan 27/2020 - Feb 10, 17 & 24/2020 - Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23/2020

Embark on a mystical journey through the Nile and historical monuments located in and around Aswan on board the baronial “Ashranda Dahabeya”. A 2-day trip inclduing accommodation and meals. Live unique experience onboard of Ashranda Dahabeya.

from $185
14 Hours
Private Tour
Nov 5,12,19 & 26/2019 - Dec 3 & 10/2019 - Jan 28/2020 - Feb 11, 18 & 25/2020 - Mar 3,10, 17, & 24/2020

Embark on a 14-hour nautical, historical and culinary experience. Enjoy the onboard luxurious accommodation, Michigan star-worthy cuisine, surrounding marvelous flora and scenery, and BBQ on the golden shores of Hair Diab Island.

from $120
About 9 Hours
Small Group Tour
Available Every Mon, Fri and Thu

Enjoy Abu Simbel Day Trip by a modern A/C coach early in the morning to visit the two rock-carved temples at Abu Simbel. These temples are unique both in style and in their setting on the banks of Lake Nasser.

from $145
3 Hours
Private Tour
Nov 4,11,18 & 25/2019 - Dec 2 & 9/2019 - Jan 27/2020 - Feb 10, 17 & 24/2020 - Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23/2020

Lunch onboard of designated sailing boat “Ashranda Dahabiya” will be served by sunset kicking off your 3 hour sailing trip in Aswan; lay back and indulge your senses in the beauty of the pristine and clear Nile water, beautiful scenery, cool and delightful breeze while sipping on a warm cup of tea or other beverage of choice.

from $352
About 6 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday

Make the trip to Abu Simbel easy! Board a plane in Aswan in the morning and fly to Abu Simbel. Spend the morning admiring the incredible rock-cut tombs on the shore of Lake Nasser before flying back to Aswan.

from $125
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Available Everyday

Enjoy Abu Simbel Day Trip from Aswan which give you the chance to enjoy visiting the two temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style that are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt through Aswan Excursions.

from $54
About 2 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday

Take a day trip from Aswan on an Egyptian sailboat and visit a Nubian village on Soheil Island to enjoy Nubian Village Tour Aswan. Enjoy the scenery on the river and get a closer look at Nubian village life.

from $66
About 4 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday

Enjoy highlights of Aswan in Aswan Day Tour. Our tours will take you to the High Dam that created Lake Nasser, as well as the Unfinished Obelisk to see how ancient Egyptians cut these huge stone pillars, and finally Philae Temple.

from $35
About 1 Hour
Private Tours
Everyday

Enjoy your Felucca ride in Aswan and Take a relaxing ride on an Egyptian sailboat in Aswan and to enjoy the river breeze, a fantastic sailing experience around Elephantine Island and a visit to the famous Botanical Gardens in Aswan

from $570
4 Days
Group Tour
Every Friday

An amazing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor to discover the ancient temples and tombs. Visit Philae Temple, the Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings and Hatshepsut Temple at the West Bank of the Nile.

from $70
About 2 Hours
Group Tour
Everyday

Have you ever wondered what life have been thousands of years ago? You will know about it through the creation of Philae Temple Sound and Light Show visuals and sound effects.

from $55
About 3 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday

Enjoy your Day Trip To St. Simeon Monastery that is located opposite the southern tip of Elephantine Island. Originally known as Anba Hatre Monastery, this structure dates back to the 6th century.

from $64
About 6 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday

Enjoy your Day Tour Kalabsha Temple and Nubian Museum Aswan. you will visit the Nubian Museum in Aswan, which houses artefacts from the history of Nubian culture. You will then visit Kalabsha Temple.

FAQs
Is Egypt considered a safe destination?
- Egypt has served as one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality, courteous and kind-hearted locals you're gonna feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be. With some Sensible precautions and preparations, you will be able to explore Egypt tours and trips and enjoy Egypt's generally very safe cities with your mind at ease. Boasting a usually low crime rate visitors will be more than safe especially in areas frequently visited by tourists.
Why book with Memphis Tours Egypt?
Memphis tours being one of the leading figures and key players in tourism industry offers a wide array of benefits to its clientele. Ensuring that your journey with us is a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you longing for more. Here are a couple of reasons why Memphis Tours should be your default to-go travel companion... - Customer Feedback: With over 8000 reviews on Tripadvisor scoring at an average of 4.9 - Flexible itineraries - Competitive prices - Excellent customer service - Facilitated payment - Our River Nile Cruises: home to the fascinating river Nile cruises we assure you a unique and insightful experience.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. Some Egypt travel packages will include discount as well for repeated customers, loyalty program members and students.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new years and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 50%.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Standing by our designation to make the payment process as smooth and effortless as possible we do not apply any surcharge on your transactions via Debit or Credit card.
How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?
Visitors and travellers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from there arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canda, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.
What kind of transportation can be used to move in Egypt cities ?
From your very first step after landing in Cairo airport, there will be a wide range of comfortable and affordable means of transport under your beck and call. The Fastest and most abundant is the Taxi. It is preferred to avoid white taxis as they Rarely abide by a meter reading and might ask for an exaggerated fare. However, the GPs and meter utilizing Uber transportation service is a preferred alternative. Another popular and highly accessible option for moving around is the Subway/Metro. With the Streets occasionally getting congested with people and automobiles the metro has become one of the fastest means of transportation to move from point A to Point B in Egypt. It tends to get crowded in rush hour times but still stands as a fast and convenient means of transport.
Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Have no fear Most Egyptians living in Cities have a basic command over the English language and some English words and phrases. However the same cannot be said for French, Italian, Spanish and finally German. Nevertheless, Professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to visitors who don't speak Arabic. Satisfying the needs of most travellers with a combination of English and other lingual phrases.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.
Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
It's not a must but definitely advisable and beneficial to learn a couple of day to day basic Arabic words and phrases such as greetings amongst others. If you are planning to dive deeper and explore more than the Popular destinations and famous tourist attractions learning some phrases is surely a smart move.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Egypt? What about check-in time?
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt?
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Egypt?
modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Egypt?
Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
Can I bring a supply of cigarettes & alcohol while visiting Egypt?
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
What are the opening hours for shops and different stores in Egypt?
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt?
Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM.During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Egypt?
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.
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Tips
  • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.056 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
  • Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
  • The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo.
  • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
  • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
Highlights
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
  • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
  • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Discover the magic of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya
  • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Going on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo.
  • Visit Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
  • Exploring Islamic Cairo on foot.
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