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My egypt plan

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My egypt plan

planing to visit Egypt in may with family

We are planing to spend 6 days

3 days in cairo and 3 days for the nile cruise to luzor

Planing to see the following using a local guide.

Also suggestions on the nile cruise are greatly appreciated.

I was told that it takes 1 day to reach luxor and 1 day to return back and 1 day to spend in luxor

Cairo

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Al-Hakim Mosque

Giza Pyramid

Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mohamed Ali Mosque (Citadel of Saladin)

Khan Al-Khalili

Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Tahrir Square

Luxor

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Temple of Karnak

Temple of Medinat Habu

Luxor Temple

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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1. Re: My egypt plan

Anothe basic question, Is Nile cruise really worh the cost:? Can I take a train to luxor and cover all of these in a day.

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2. Re: My egypt plan

Train from Cairo to Luxor is overnight so you arrive bright in early in Luxor but why would you only spend one full day here. This is such a special place to visit with endless amounts of history and things to see, well worth 2-3 days. Also, Luxor is beautiful at night time and it would be a shame to not see the lights shining on Karnak and the rest of the city.

Not sure how long the cruise is between Cairo and Luxor as we took the train on our trip.

I do recommend Aswan and Abu Simbel, which is one of the genuinely special places in Eqypt to visit. Not sure if you've the time to make it this far South while in Egypt.

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3. Re: My egypt plan

There are NO cruises between Luxor and Cairo!

Only Luxor-Aswan or the reverse, or on Lake Nasser

They are hoping to re-start them, but are running on Egypt time

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4. Re: My egypt plan

Can I do Aswan as a day trip from Luxor?

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5. Re: My egypt plan

When I was there last May, I had limited time, so I flew from Cairo to Luxor, spent two days in Luxor (one day for the East Bank, and one day for the West Bank), took the train to Aswan, and spent two days in Aswan (one for Aswan, and one for Abu Simbel), and then flew back to Cairo.

There is so much to see in Luxor, that you need at least two days to make a dent in it. It's also rather hot in May, which can tire a person out, so giving yourself two days allows a little resting time. By devoting a day for each bank, you'll have a good amount of time to spend at Karnak and Luxor Temples (Karnak was my favorite site throughout my entire trip-- it took 2 hours for us to go through it kind of quickly, but I could have spent a lot longer there). You should also try to go to the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank-- the tombs were really amazing (and opt for the extra fee for Ramses V/VI-- it was, in my opinion, the best of all the tombs I visited that day).

If you have the time, I recommend visiting Aswan and Abu Simbel. Aswan was absolutely beautiful, and Abu Simbel was awe-inspiring. Well worth the visit.

I'm sure a Nile cruise would be a nice, leisurely way to go between Luxor and Aswan, but I prefer to spend my time sight-seeing. In Aswan you can take a lovely felucca ride on the Nile, which gave me the chance to sail on the Nile, relax a little bit, and enjoy my surroundings. The train between Luxor and Aswan is only a couple hours, but if you are looking for relaxation and leisure, the Nile cruise would be the way to go.

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6. Re: My egypt plan

Awesome then 3 days in Cairo, 2 in Luxor and 1 in Ashwan?

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7. Re: My egypt plan

I think you could totally do that-- and, from my understanding, there are many day trips to Aswan available from Luxor.

Have an excellent trip!

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8. Re: My egypt plan

how can i book trin from cairo to luxor

how can i book a day trip to Aswan from luxor

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Cairo Luxor - Train or Plane (Egyptair)

Have a look here tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g294200-c173299/Egy…

Luxor - Aswan is probably best by train to give you more time in Aswan. It is possible by road (3 Hrs?) but you lose 6 hrs out of a long day and can only travel on the road between 06:00 and 18:00

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10. Re: My egypt plan

If I want to cover Aswan and Abu Simbel from Luxor, how many nights do I need to spend in Luxor. 3 days enuf?

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