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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road
"At 06:00am your expert guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Luxor and accompany you in a journey along the Nile River which studded with stunning architecture and varied scenes of great natural beauty. The Nile is squeezed between the rocks and a series of Isl especially when the desert crowding in on both sides of the Nile River.Arrive at Aswan to visit the unfinished obelisk in Aswan northern granite quarry. The obelisk still attached to the rock on the bottom side the project was abandoned because of the crack appeared in the granite single block. If finished it would have measured around 42m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1200 tons. Proceed to visit Aswan high dam an embankment dam built across the Nile at Aswan
From $99.00
 
"Private Tour: Philae Temple
Private Tour Aswan Philae Temple Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam"Your guide will pick you up from your hotel Nile cruise or airport in Aswan at 08.00am to enjoy a day tour in the amazing city of Aswan. Start your tour by a visit to the High Dam an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. You will then proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Most probably this obelisk belongs one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. This queen was the owner of her Temple in the eastern bank of Luxor. Also there is an opinion said that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti. Move on to visit the majestic Philae Tem"""Explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile
From $64.00
 
Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
"Your expert tour guide will pick you up from Aswan airport train station hotel or Nile Cruise and accompany you in a guided tour to visit the unfinished obelisk in Aswan northern granite quarry. It was ordered by Hatshepsut the female pharaoh (1508–1458 BC). It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1200 tons. Proceed to visit the high dam a rock fill dam built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960 and 1970 with the aim to regulate the Nile River flooding
From $55.00

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Average Prices for Tipping

Most employees in the Egyptian Tourism industry live on the tips or "Baksheesh" they recieve,most employees are fair and realize the people that visit are usually on a budget too. But sometimes, you...
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Baksheesh!

You hear this word all the time. BAKSHEESH is tip in arabic. Every where you go there is someone asking you for baksheesh. So if you let a local take your picture, let them get in the picture with...
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Toilet Paper & One Pound Notes

When you use the public washrooms there is a woman standing/sitting at the door waiting for you to give her 1LE to get into the washroom and then she will hand you 1, yes you read that correctly ONE...
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Caleche and shopping

When taking the caleche (horse-drawn carriage), haggle for the fare, don't worry that's normal and they expect that. Now, when the caleche driver starts to tell you that he could recommend a shop of...
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Allegedly a former employee of Moevenpick?

The day I was looking for the AlMasry Restaurant and walking along the street near the souk (market), one guy crossed my path and asked me where am I going, I said I'm looking for the AlMasry...
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Avoid Alabaster Factory Elnouba Bazaar

This appears to be the factory that tour guides favor. The prices are outrageous even after bargaining, which became clear once we reached Luxor and did comparative shopping. Worst of all their...
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Average Prices for Things to do in Aswan

This is for the traveler to Aswan that doesn't like the idea of being attached to to a large group of tourists, someone that sometimes likes to go it alone. This is a list of the attractions in Aswan...
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Broken souveniors

Be careful about the goodies you received when you bought your items from those aggressive vendors on the street. They often give you less quantity than the numbers you agree on, or they gave you some...
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Aswan Market area - Aggressive sellers

On a tour and cruise around Egypt the sellers of Aswan are the most tedious and aggressive. They are also the most stupid because the create an atmosphere that stops you from buying. The old guys...
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SAHRY & ALAA JEWELLERY ASWAN - BEWARE

SAHRY & ALAA JEWELLERY ASWAN - A government approved/ certified store. We were taken there by friends from Aswan. The owner a soft spoken and gentle mannered person showed us around personally. We...
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Money change

Buy your Egyptian pounds at a bank or take them from a money machine. Never be alone to do it! Look at your change as you pay for something. 1 pound = 100 piasters and the piasternotes are just as big...
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Buying Papyrus

When going to most touristic sites you will be followed and surrounded by lots of men offering you to buy their original papyrus papers. It is not an original papyrus they are liers. If he is offering...
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Pretending to be gays

"Khawal, metnak, olla" are different names for describing a homosexual man. If you are one then i have to warn you from the trap. You might find guys who pretend they are gays and will lead u to...
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Beware the horse carriage drivers!

Make ABSOLUTELY certain that you agree on the price and the currency before getting into the carriage. Some of the drivers will quote a reasonable sounding price and then at the end of the ride into...
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Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Nile River Valley, 0, Egypt
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Elephantine Island, PO Box 62, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt
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79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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Ambonarti Island, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt
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El Fanadek Street, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt
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The Nile Corniche, Aswan, Egypt
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Top Things to Do in Aswan

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Aswan Botanical Garden

Jaw dropping visuals with the gardens and then the view of the start of the Sahara. Very tranquil place, if you don't want to be bothered by vendors, simply avoid walking along their route, but...
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Nubian Dinner & Show

Oh this was such fun. It was a total surprise that we were going here. Carole, our tour leader had taken a poll to see how many of us wanted to go to a traditional Nubian Dinner and Show. Well of...
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Abu Simbel

We got up nice and early to meet up with the convoy heading to Abu Simbel. We found our place in the convoy and waited for the signal to go. There was an army truck inbetween each tourist van. It was...
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The Unfinished Obelisk

Philae island is famous for the legend of Isis and Osiris. The pylons within the temple of Isis contain depictions of the deities involved in this famous ancient Egyptian myth. Goddess Isis is the...
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Temple of Kom Ombo

This is an unusual temple because it is duplicated, mirroring itself on either side of a central axis. This is because it was dedicated to two gods: Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world...
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Edfu Temple

The Edfu Temple is also known as the Temple of Horus (the Falcon headed God) There are falcons that guard the entrance to the Temple The pylons show the God Horus, his wife, the Goddess Hathor, and...
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