Asyut to Western Desert
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 15, 2013 3:05 AM Last Post By: JonMW
Dec 5, 2012 7:11 AM
Dec 6, 2012 1:27 AM
1JonMW, so are you visiting the White Desert and Black Desert on your own? Is it possible? Are you planning to go a little bit offtrack or will you just see what can be seen from the road? Or will you look for an organized tour while in Dakhla / Farafra? We'll be in the region around Christmas so I'm really interested if you could share your program.
Dec 7, 2012 6:47 AM
Dec 8, 2012 8:50 PM
Dec 10, 2012 10:40 AM
Dec 11, 2012 6:26 AM
6Do you also know the time of the way back i.e. Dakhla do Asyut?
Do you know if the bus can carry bicycles on top or in baggage compartment?
Dec 11, 2012 10:33 AM
7Yes, 2 days but the train was supposed to get to Asyut at 6:45 pm so I should have been able to catch the 8 pm bus but I would have stayed in Al Kharga (3 hrs from Asyut) and gone to Dakhla early yesterday morning.
If there are 2 or more it makes sense to hire a taxi from Luxor to Al Kharga for 300-400LE which would save tons of time. Being by myself I considered it but only briefly.
Contrary to the tourist office in Luxor, there was no 10 pm bus from Asyut to Dakhla which would have worked out well.
There is a 1 am train from Luxor to Asyut then you could catch the 11 am bus after puttering around Asyut for several hours with a police escort if you run into one as I did.
As for bikes, I think you could get one in the bus luggage compartment.
Dec 14, 2012 11:04 PM
8Do you also know the time of the way back i.e. Dakhla do Asyut?
I couldn't ask the guy at the bus ticket office because he was a nut case but my guide said the bus leaves 2x/day at 6 am and 10 pm.
Mar 13, 2013 11:18 AM
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