Aswan Tours and Day Trips

Aswan is renowned for it’s friendly and warm Nubian hospitality with it’s Nubian people gaining high respect from Egyptians all over Egypt. Aswan has many sights to offer and leaves the traveller with many memories to treasure including nearby Abu Simbel with it’s huge Temples. Visit Philae Temple, High Dam, unfinished Obelisk, the Nubian Village and Museum, Elephantine Island and Kom Ombo, Edfu Temples. The Nile Cruises are one of the most popular ways of travelling through Aswan between Luxor and also to Lake Nasser.

13 Tours
from $376
2 Day Trip
Private Tour
Everyday

A more relaxed and less rushed way to see the magnificence of the temples of Abu Simbel on this overnight tour from Aswan. A pleasant drive from your pickup point in Aswan to arrive for a comfortable overnight stay with the time to see the most talked about Sound And Light Show at Abu Simbel then check in to your Hotel with the day ahead for a full exploration of the Temples.

from $352
1 Day
Private Tours
Daily Departure

An incredible outing on this day tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan by flight to the largest and most impressive Temples in Egypt, that of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel, along with the adjoining Temple of Queen Nefertari, both moved by UNESCO and the Egyptian Government in 1960 due to the rising flood waters of the Nile.

from $125
1 Day
Private Tours
Every Mon, Fri and Thus

A wonderful adventure to Abu Simbel to explore the Great Sun Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari. On the North of Ramses Temple,the Nefertari Temple was built by Ramses II in honour of his favourite wife Queen Nefertari amongst another 200 wives and concubines.Both Temples were discovered in 1813 and were almost completely covered with sand. Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian Government and UNESCO to avoid the rising waters of the Nile. Ramses II  built the Temples mostly to honour himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at the Battle of Qadesh where his army defeated their  enemies.

from $570
4 Days
Group Tour
Monday
A wonderful 4 day Nile Cruise sailing from beautiful Aswan City and the colourful and friendly Nubian culture to include the sights of Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk with time to enjoy the city of Aswan and exotic scents and aromas of the incense and spices in the traditional ‘Souk’ (market). Then sailing down the Nile on your cruise boat to visit Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple, through the lock at Esna before arriving in Luxor. Once in Luxor you will visit all the major famous sites such as Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon.
from $66
1 Day
Private Tours
Daily Departure

An exceptionally fascinating insight into Aswan and all its major attractions on this tour of Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and Aswan High dam.Your Guide will give you the history of these three attractions whilst having time to look around and explore for yourself. The Dam itself is an incredible modern structure and in total contrast to the old Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk

from $54
1 Day
Private Tour
Everyday

A joyous and thrilling insight into ‘Nubia’ and the life of these colorful friendly Nubian people on this informative tour of the Nubian village in Aswan.

from $59
1 Day
Private Tour
Everyday

No Upper Egyptian holiday would be complete without a visit to these two interesting and unique Temples on this day tour from Aswan.  Kom Ombo Temple sits high on sandstone rocks and is dedicated to 2 ancient deities whilst Edfu Temple is renowned for its sheer size and the Falcon God Horus.

from $54
4-5 Hours
Private Tours
Daily Departure

A day meant for sheer relaxation on this gentle trip on the Nile in Aswan to explore Kitchener’s Island and Elephantine Island, purely for taking a deep breath and enjoying the tranquil scenery. Kitchener’s Island (named after the British general Lord Kitchener), turned it into a garden full of plants and trees. Elephantine Island was aptly named because of the ivory trade many years ago

from $69
About 8 hours
Private Tour
Everyday

An absolute delight of a full day  tour in Aswan in one of the most beautiful locations in Egypt. A camel ride to the St Simeon Monastery, Nubian Museum, lunch, the a lovely sail around the Cataract islands to a traditional Nubian Village. Bliss is an understatement!

from $39
Transfer Time Determined by Location
Private Transfer
Everyday
Ensuring you get to your flight on time, our efficient and friendly transfer service from central Aswan to Aswan Airport. Pick up service also available from Aswan Airport.  will guarantee to get you there on time. Providing comfortable and modern air conditioned vehicles with luggage section and spacious seating. Door to door service from your Nile Cruise, Hotel or Airport. 
 
Providing a fast, friendly and efficient service for you in Upper Egypt with experienced staff and drivers to assist you at all points to suit your itinerary and needs.
from $59
3 Hours
Private Tours
Everyday from NOV till 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 $115
Transfer Time Determined by Location
Private Transfer
Everyday
A simple and effective way to transfer to Luxor from Aswan by road in one of our spacious, modern air conditioned vehicles with friendly staff and bottled water to quench your thirst. Enroute are the Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu which are splendid sites to visit and can be booked by us on request. Drop of directly to your Hotel, Nile Cruise, or Airport in Luxor. 
 
Assisted throughout the journey with luggage or any further help required, our friendly driver is at your service. Relax and enjoy the drive until you are dropped off at your arrival point. 
from $136
Transfer Time Determined by Location
Private Transfer
Everyday
Transfers design to take the stress out of travelling with our modern, spacious air conditioned vehicles taking you from Aswan to Abu Simbel with comfortable interior seating and friendly staff. Departing and returning direct from your Hotel, Nile Cruise, Airport or Train Station. Additional tours can be arranged through us for Lake Nasser’s Nubian Temples. 
 
Travelling through the Upper Egypt region and providing you with a fast and efficient transport service to suit your itinerary and needs. Assisted all the way with out driver and staff.
FAQs
Can we consider Egypt as a safe destination?
According to Forbes, Egypt has a very low crime rate in comparison with the USA and the UK. Besides, The Egyptian government does all that it takes to ensure safety everywhere in Egypt.
Why choose Memphis Tours Egypt?
There are plenty of reasons to trust traveling with Memphis Tours Egypt. The company has been operating excellent tours in Egypt since 1955. Therefore, we have a great experience in operating personalized tour experiences with the best quality and reasonable prices. These long years of experience enabled us to extend our network all over Egypt. Thus, we are capable to offer you the same quality of service anywhere in Egypt and beyond it.
Do you provide a discount for private groups traveling with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt offers reduction rates for private trips for large groups. To get a discount rate, the group should consist of at least ten people, and the rate varies according to the type and the length of the trip. As for groups of at least fifteen people, you will be offered higher discount rates.
How much should be the deposit? How it can be paid?
In order to confirm your trip, you will have to pay a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the tour. However, during peak seasons during the winter, especially in December, the deposit rate becomes 50% of the total cost. This payment can be installed through a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). In addition, you can order a direct bank transfer to Memphis Tours Egypt. For further information or help, you can contact our representatives anytime.
Is there any additional fees if I paid using a debit or credit card?
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How can I acquire my Visa in order to travel to Egypt?
A traveler should possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after their arrival to Egypt. However, for some nationalities, they can only need a one-month entry visa and these nationalities include: Canada, Australia, Croatia, Republic of Korea, European Union, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, United Kingdom and United States.
What are the available kinds of transportation to move in Egypt?
There are many transportation options in to move in Egypt. The easiest one to find everywhere are the taxis. However, it is recommended to avoid the black and white taxis and to use the white ones instead, as the first ones do not stick to the meters, and they may charge you for extra fare. Another way of transportation is the metro. Metros are the cheapest yet the fastest kind of transportation to use if you want to reach the Central Cairo during the rush hours.
Do Egyptians only speak Arabic?
Normally, Egyptians can understand and express few English words beside Arabic. However, there are Egyptians who are proficient English, French, Spanish, Italian and German speakers. Almost all the professionals working in the tourism sector are proficient in at least one foreign language, and they are chosen based on the needs of the travelers.
Is it recommended to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges included on your bill do not go to waiter, yet they go the restaurant itself instead. Therefore, you can tip the servers directly in hand with a 10% in addition.
Will I need to learn Arabic in order to deal with Egyptians during my visit?
It is advisable to learn a few words in Arabic in order to express greetings or thanks, especially if you are willing to visit non-touristy places.
Are there different categories of hotels available in Egypt? And what is the check-in-time system?
There are many options and varied categories to accommodate in Egypt, starting from the most luxurious hotels to the simplest hostels. This variety allows you to spend a nice vacation in Egypt with any budget you might fix. According to the check-in-time, it is usual at 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM.
Is it allowed to take pictures in the monuments of Egypt?
In Egypt, photography is permitted in most museums and historical landmarks. However, some historical places impose some extra charges for taking your camera. There are few historical places ban you from entering your camera and ask you to leave it at the entrance, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Is it allowed to bring a supply cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt?
It is preferable to buy them upon arrival from the duty-free shops. There are many duty-free shops selling a rich variety of cigarettes and alcohol in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. It is permitted to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
How should we dress in Egypt while visiting a mosque?
When you visit a mosque, it is a have to choose a modest outfit. In some mosques, women have to cover their hair, arms and legs as a gesture of respect to this holy place. Moreover, both genders will be entitled to take off their shoes before entering any mosque in Egypt.
Are there any health tips to consider when heading to Egypt?
When heading to Egypt, especially during the summer, you may suffer from sunburn or heat stroke. However, you can easily avoid these issues by simply hydrating continuously, carrying sunscreen and sunglasses with you wherever you go.
When do the shops and stores open in Egypt during the day?
Normally, shops start to open from almost 10 AM until 10 PM. However, many cafes, supermarkets, shops and restaurants stay open 14 hours, especially the ones that are not situated into malls.
When do the monuments open during the day in Egypt?
Generally, historical landmarks and museums in Egypt open starting from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Pyramids of Giza and all the open-air landmarks open their gates from 8 AM until sunset. As well as, there are a few museums open for two shifts: a morning shift starting from 9 AM to 4 PM and an evening shift from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. It is notable that during Ramadan, these schedules change according to the circumstances of this holy month.
Are there any tips for women while traveling in Egypt?
It is recommended to wear comfortable modest outfits especially in non-touristy places. Women are entitled to avoid exaggerated tight clothing, and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid too opened front necklines. Thus, travelers can wear whatever they want but in respect with the Egyptian culture. It is important to note that there is a separate car for women in metros, and it is preferable for women to use it especially during rush hours.
How much should I pay as tips?
If you are in a restaurant, it is common to hand, an average of 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. It is optional to give a few Egyptian pounds when carrying luggage or parking a car or to the person who is responsible for cleaning bathrooms, with a maximum amount of 5 Egyptian pounds. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is optional; however, you should consider it in case you were satisfied with his service. If you are willing to tip, you are very free to give the amount of money you think it is convenient with the quality of your experience.
What are the most recommended experiences to try in Egypt?
Egypt has a variety of experiences to try. If you are planning to visit Egypt, you can never miss tasting the authenticity of Cairo, the capital and the heart of this country. In Cairo, you will get to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel, the Egyptian Museum and you will take a tour in the historical Al-Moez street. If you are seeking for an unforgettable relaxing vacation in Egypt, you will have to experience Egypt Nile Cruises. Pick one of Nile cruise boats and cruise in the Nile river of Egypt. When experiencing A Nile River Cruise, you will get to explore the Ancient Egyptian history and you will relish fascinating natural landscapes. Luxor Aswan Nile Cruises are one of the most enjoyable trips in Egypt. Many travelers tend to enjoy beaching in Egypt, as Egypt possesses some of the most beautiful beaches of the world along the shores of the Red Sea. You can go for a trip to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada if you want to feel summer vibes during winter.
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