Cairo, Luxor and Aswan trip

Hey all,

I’m heading to Egypt in a couple of weeks and just trying to work out logistics. Could use some suggestions 🙂

Planning to stay for around 7 nights total looking something like this:

Cairo – 2 nights (2 full days to explore)

Luxor – 4-5 nights (3.5-4.5 full days to explore)

Aswan – 0-1 night

The hard part seems to be getting between Aswan and Luxor as I will fly to the area from Cairo and back out from the last place I visit. Based on what others have said it looks like minibus/taxi. Is a taxi a private driver similar to those in Bali? How can I make sure I get a trustworthy one? (given that my luggage will be in the car if we make stops)

Is it worth visiting Aswan and cutting in to Luxor days/extending the trip for this area? Things that seem cool are Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo but I don’t want it to be more of the same.

Also what is the best way to see the sights (Pyramids, Luxor, Aswan), is it guided tour with transport or make your own way?

Thanks!

visas

Hi folks i am flying to luxor via Cairo on the 4th of February i get into cairo at 5:20 am and my flight to luxor is at 07:10 is that enough time to obtain a visa or will i be able to get one in luxor. Also my Passport is Irish but i have a UAE identiy card will this allow me entry to egypt without a visa out of curiosity. Thanking you in advance.

Just got back

Well I have been in Egypt for a month and I traveled all over the place.( Mount Sinai, white desert black desert safari ,Luxor, Dahab,Sharm el Sherik,Cairo,Hurghada , Port Ghalib . The people were amazing so friendly. We were always treated with respect and kindness. Thank you Egypt for an awesome visit in your beautiful country!! I will definitely be back next year for more adventure