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 $409
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 $358
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 $70
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 $399
4 Days
Group Tour
Monday
A wonderful 4 day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor 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 $72
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 $60
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 $65
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 $74
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 $170
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 $190
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
Is Egypt considered a safe destination?
You know a country is safe when you’re able to stroll its streets without a care in mind soaking in your surrounding and enjoying the local’s hospitality. Egypt has always been and still is one of the Safest Tourist Destinations in the world. In addition, the safety of our customers is a top priority in all our Egypt tours, Egypt Holiday’s pyramids and Nile Cruise and every trip to Egypt we offer as Memphis Tours Egypt, a local service provider in the Travel Industry.
Why choose Memphis Tours Egypt?
Memphis Tours Egypt is a Local Travel operator that has been leading the Egyptian Travel market since 1955. We offer unique and diversified Egypt holidays pyramids and Nile cruise, Egypt Tours & other Egypt Packages. Moreover, we guarantee you an exceptional Egypt Travel Experience with Guided tours, amazing sightseeing, visits to some of the most captivating monuments of the ancient world and more modern times Such as the temples of Kom Ombo, the Aswan high dam and the Light and sound show at abu Simbel among others, exceptional accommodation & transportation from the start till the end of your trip to Egypt.
Do you provide a discount for private groups traveling with Memphis Tours Egypt?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt offers reduced rates for private Egypt Tours & Egypt holidays pyramids & Nile Cruise 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 for your visit to Egypt.
How much should be the deposit & How can it be paid?
As a confirmation for your booking, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of your Egypt Tour is Required. However, during peak seasons during the winter, especially in December, the deposit rate becomes 50% of the total cost of your trip to Egypt. We offer Several payment methods either through Credit card, Visa or direct bank transfer to Memphis Tours Egypt. For further information or help on your Egypt holidays pyramids & Nile Cruise, you can contact our customer care representatives at any time.
Is there any additional fees if I paid using a debit or credit card?
The answer is definitely No, Memphis Tours Egypt does not add any further fees or surcharges for using credit or debit card transactions on any of our group, private, combined packages or day tours.
How can I acquire my Visa in order to Visit Egypt?
A Passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months is needed to start your trip to Egypt. However, for some nationalities, a one-month entry visa will suffice. The aforementioned nationalities are Canada, Australia, Croatia, Republic of Korea, European Union, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, United Kingdom and the United States.
What are the available means of transport in Egypt?
Egypt is filled with diffrent means of transportation to help you get from point A to Point B. Without a doubt, the most abundant form of transportation is the white taxi. However, they do have a tendency to not use the Gps in calculating the distance or ask for an extra taxi Fair. A Better alternative when you visit Egpyt are Uber and Kareem that provide transportation solutions with practically the same cost. Another way of moving Around in Egypt is the underground transportation aka the Metro, an extremely accessible & popular option especially when the streets get busy.
Do Egyptians only speak Arabic?
Normally, the majority of Egyptians are aware & manage to utilize most of the basic terms and phrases needed for smooth communication. Yet the same can not be said about the English, French, Spanish, Italian and German languages. However many of our guides and other travel guides are becoming more proficient with the language making your tours & trips to Egypt that much easier.
Is it recommended to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges are included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, the bigger share of the revenue goes to the Restaurant and not the waiters. With the previous knowledge tipping as a practice is equal parts favourable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an extra 10 %. This could be travel advice.
Will I need to learn Arabic for my Egypt Visit?
It’s definitely useful to have a command over some basic phrases and terms of speech and Egypt is no exception. However, this is not a must but Expanding on your index of Arabic terms is definitely a great way to make your trip smoother.
Are there different categories of hotels available in Egypt? And what is the check-in-time system?
Egypt is Filled with Several Categories & Levels of accommodation to suit all of our Egypt Packages and desired Egypt travel experiences. Allowing you to spend a nice vacation in Egypt on your chosen packages. The usual check-in time is 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM however it is preferable to check by contacting the hotel itself.
Is it permitted to take pictures of the attractions in Egypt?
In Egypt, photography is allowed in the majority of attractions & museums. However, some places apply an extra charge for taking pictures while others prohibit the use of cameras entirely, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Is it permitted to bring in cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt? It is favourable to buy them upon arrival from the airport’s duty-free shops. There are many such 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 litres of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
Is it permitted to bring in cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt?
It is favourable to buy them upon arrival from the airport’s duty-free shops. There are many such 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 litres of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
How should we dress in Egypt while visiting a mosque?
It’s very likely that you visit mosques on one of our tours to Egypt, the way to go here is a simple and more conservative 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 are required to remove their footwear before entering the prayer area of the mosque.
Are there any health tips to consider before heading to Egypt?
The weather in Egypt tends to lean towards the hotter spectrum in extreme cases a sunburn or sunstroke is possible. However, a basic Sun protection kit of sunscreen, sunglasses & headwear on hand throughout your trip to Egypt is more than enough to make the best of your Egypt Holidays pyramids and Nile Cruise
at what time during the day are the attractions open in Egypt?
Generally, historical landmarks and museums in Egypt are open 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.
When is the Best time to visit Egypt?
Choosing the right time to visit the ever-charming land of the pharos can either make or break your Egypt Holidays pyramids and Nile Cruise Experience. Although describing the Suny & Clear weather of Egypt as heavenly would be an understatement, The Best time to visit Egypt would depend on what you want to do on your Trip. The best time to plan your trip to Egypt If you want to go on a Nile Cruise through Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu, and Simbel and Kom Ombo and others, would be between October & April with temperatures being just right and well within the manageable range to explore the Great archaeological sites such as the valley of the Kings . If you’re Looking for a coastal experience or the Red Sea then you should plan your trip to Egypt to be between June to September. For example, it’s around 84 degrees Fahrenheit in Hurghada and the sea temperature is around eighty degrees Fahrenheit, ideal temperatures for snorkelling & scuba diving. Despite being the Peak of Summertime in Egypt cities closer to the Coast tend to fare better than those more inland. Bearing in mind that it’s advisable to book in advance especially in July & August. As for those who love the serene calm of the Desert It’s definitely a good idea to avoid deserts in the summer with temperatures exceeding 140 degrees and plummeting to below freezing routinely in Siwa for example. The prime time to explore the deserts of the pharos would be either between February to April or September to November.
Are there any tips for women during their Egypt Tours & Egypt packages?
It is preferred to woman to wear comfortable modest outfits, especially in non-touristy places and generally avoid exaggerated tight clothing and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid opened front necklines. In the end your free to wear as you please but with consideration to Egypts local norms. It is important to bear in mind that the metro are divided into female and male carts with the first being better for female passengers in times of Rush-Hour.is recommended wearing comfortable and 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, travellers can wear whatever they want but in respect to the Egyptian culture. It is important to note that there is a separate car for women in the Metro, and it is preferable for women to use it, especially during rush hours.
How much should I pay as tips?
While Dining in a restaurant the norm is an average of 5 to 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 limit of 5 Egyptian pounds. Tipping your designated tour guide and Driver is up to you but is highly appreciated in case of a Satisfactory experience. All in all, when giving a tip determining the amount is your decision to take
What are the best things to do during my trip to Egypt?
Egypt has a neverending supply of things to do, places to be & people to meet. If you are planning to visit Egypt. An essential pitstop in your Egypt Travel Experience has to be the capital and beating heart of Egypt, Cairo. In which, you will get to visit the wonders of the ancient world in the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel, Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo amongst others. Another must-see attraction is the Egyptian Museum. One of the essential parts of a true & authentic experience is the historical Al-Moez street. If you are seeking for an unforgettably relaxing yet value-packed vacation in Egypt, you will have to go on an exceptional cruise down the Nile. Pick and choose one of our Nile cruise boats and traverse the pristine, unspoiled waters of the Nile. Not only will you cruise the Nile surrounded by beauty, but you will also get to Explore the history of the Pharaohs making it one of the most enjoyable trips in Egypt. Another Unmissable part of our Egypt Tours is its Beaches, with a plethora of Coastal Cities and beach venues such as Sharm-el-sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab and many more.
What are the best places to visit in Egypt?
The beauty and secret behind Egypt’s solid and Continuing positive reputation as a great Tourist destination comes mainly from the diversity and multitude of things to do and places to see amongst other factors such as the warm Egyptian hospitality, great food amongst others. Answering a question like where the best places to visit in Egypt are will mainly be determined by what you want to get from your trip or the experience that your seeking. If you are looking for an adventure in the ancient world of the pharaohs and ancient ancestors of the Egyptians then your best bet is Visiting Citys such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel that host some of the key attractions such as The Great Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples of Kom Ombo and Luxor among others. Another great alternative is a Nile Cruise onboard the Nile Cruiser of your choice that that usually includes all the aforementioned Locations. If you’re looking for a more coastal centric experience with picturesque beaches, clear sunny weather, and plenty of activities then including places such as Hurghada, Sharm El- Sheikh, Dahab, El- Gouna amongst others. All the previously mentioned are not just amazing places with equally amazing company but they are also Sought ought by divers from around the world for their rich aquatic life and multichromatic coral formations and species. Last but not least if your in for a Desert adventure through fields of Sands and a warm campfire under the Stargazzed sky then the Sina Pinesula and the Deserts of the Red Sea is the place to go
What are the most must see historical mosques in Cairo?
The alternative and mostly Locally known nickname of Cairo "the city of a thousand minarets" is due to it being home to a considerable Large amount of truly Remarkable and Historical mosques which are all accessible to tourists every day except Friday. Most Popular amongst the plethora of mosques in Egypt is that of Mohamed Ali in the Saladin Citadel which was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century, second, are the Sultan Hassan and El Azhar Mosque, the first built-in 1361 AD and the second built-in 970 AD after which it was restored and enlarged many times. The third is the first recorded mosque to be built in Africa, the mosque of Amr Ibn El Aas that was established in 640 AD, Last but Not least are the mosques of Ahmed Ibn Tulun and the mosque of Amr Ibn El Aas with the first being built 878 AD and the Second in 1013 AD Respectively.
will i need to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
Many travellers enjoy their stay in Egypt without learning a single Arabic word or phrase. Nonetheless its never a bad idea to learn a couple of words and phrases from the native language of your destination, in this case, Arabic such as words expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than the popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases. If you are not able to do this though, don't worry, Generally, Egyptians are friendly and are happy to lend assistance and help you out at any time, especially to foreigners and tourists, language barrier and all.
Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Egypt?
You will definitely be able to exchange the local currency of the Egyptian pound with dollars, euros, Sterlin pounds amongst others and vice versa. This exchange can be done through banks or exchange offices, both available and abundant in large numbers in Egypt. Moreover, many restaurants, bars and touristic shops accept dollars and euros for a near similar rate to the official exchange rate. It won't hurt anyhow to familiarize yourself with the exchange rate of your currency.
How common is the use of credit cards in Egypt?
Egypt is rapidly evolving and embracing the new era of technology and non-physical means of payment. Credit cards are widely used in several Shops, restaurants, cafes and the majority of the stores in the market. The previous statement applies to both non-touristic market places and more tourist ones such as Khan el Khalili and the Luxor tourist market amongst others. The most used Credit cards in Egypt are Visa, Master Card & American Express.
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