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I saw this temple after Karnak and Luxor and the Valley of the kings so although different at this stage in the journey the temples start to get repetitive. That said it is still amazing and enjoyed the horse carriage ride to the temple. I...More
This temple and city is one of the stops when taking a Nile cruise. To get to the site, one typically takes a horse carriage to and from the temple.
The temple itself is nicely maintained and does not look damaged. We got there a...More
We visited this temple as part of a Nile cruise. We'd seen horse carriages around the rest of Egypt, but this stop took it to another level. The treatment and condition of the animals at this stop was shocking. Most were encrusted with feces and...More
Majestic temple, both in terms of size and architecture. Though damage is very severe, it gives an idea of the scale. The best part I liked is the wall on which entire perfume making process is documented.
We went to the temple as part of...More
The Edfu Temple is another gorgeous temple in Egypt. If you're in Aswanbi would recommend visiting simple because this temple is in relatively good condition, especially all the artwork and colors. In my opinion, the sacred boat inside the temple is the highlight, but justvbe...More
Must visit when in Luxor. The place is worth the long drive from Luxor. The temple is best preserved according to me. The depiction of the scenes are intact as compared to those on temples of Luxor and Karnak.
The temple dedicated to Horus - the falcon-headed god is wonderful and Well worth a visit. There are some unique carvings here and some with color. I loved this one. The vendors outside this temple are the most aggressive of any market we visited in...More
We visited the temple as part of a cruise trip from Aswan to Luxor. We were forced to take a buggy ride from the river where our boat docked to the temple - not very nice early in the morning with the smell etc etc....More
Get to the temple early in the morning to avoid the crowds and heat. The temple and surrounding grounds are very interesting. We took a horse and carriage ride from the Nile cruise we were on. It was a nice, quiet ride through the streets...More
This temple was included as a stop on a Nile River tour package. I had never heard of it, but enjoyed it, five stars. We had to take a horse and buggy from the dock to the temple. My tour only put two riders and...More
we just went there this morning from our cruise. we were not part of any tour group. as we got off the ship, a swamp of cart drivers came and offered us a round trip for 300 pounds. we refused, but they kept asking as we... More
we just went there this morning from our cruise. we were not part of any tour group. as we got off the ship, a swamp of cart drivers came and offered us a round trip for 300 pounds. we refused, but they kept asking as we walked away. eventually we did the walk and jog along a route by Google maps through some small streets and village. however, the end was the back wall to the temple, where we could take good photos of the big ancient gate. there were police posts there. the police told us to turn right and around to get to the entrance. we ended up going two thirds around the temple.
when we got out and thought to take the shorter way (going left) around the temple, the police at the exit said it's dangerous that way and force us to take the same way around. we wondered how dangerous it can be as we already took part of the route, but we obeyed. there were a lot of buggies surrounding us. but we ended up taking a tuktuk. he initially asked for 50 but we stayed firm with 20 and he finally agreed. when we were getting off and gave him 20, he still demanded 50 (these people often do this kind of thing). but we ignored him and walked away.
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Trip Report - GAT Tours (5 Replies)
**Lengthy** A couple days ago I returned from a wonderful trip to Egypt. My friend and I were on a private tour with GAT Tours. They did a really good job for us. Everything went smoothly and they took good care of us. They were the least expensive of all the private tour companies we looked into and we stayed at top notch hotels (Grand Hyatt, Sofitel Old Cataract). Our travel agent, Mohamed, was very helpful and was always available to answer our many questions. My only sort of...More
November 06, 2007|
Thank you for the wonderful report of your Egypt tour. I will be travelling with GAT Tours to Egypt and Jordan end of February 2008. The itinerary included a Nile cruise. They could not confirm what boat we will be using. I hope they give us a nice boat. There will be 10 of us in the group. Would you please comment on the guideline for the tips (you said you had to pay more since there were only 2 of you)?
Itinerary (7 Replies)
Hi, Have got loads of advice tips so far from Trip Advisor for our trip on 11 June. Doing 4 nights Nile cruise and 10 nights in JV. Just received a rough itinerary for Nile Cruise. Can anybody let us know what other attractions/ temples, monuments would be recommended. This is our first trip. Initially I had thought we would be seeing more. Disappointed that we are not doing Abu Simbel. I should have done my homework before I booked. Here is the plan - any advice is much appreciated. We...More
May 17, 2008|
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Anything missing from itinerary? (3 Replies)
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