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Getting There & Away

There are several bus companies operating buses between Aswan and Luxor. There are several trains daily between Luxor and Aswan, which preferably should be booked in advance, although tickets are for sale on board for an extra LE6. Microbuses run regularly between the two cities and are now the best way of reaching the places in between. But the most inspiring way of seeing this part of the country is the slow way, sailing on a felucca (traditional canvas-sailed boat) or a dahabiyya (houseboat), taking in the sights and this most glorious stretch of river.

There is no longer a convoy system in place between Aswan and Abu Simbel, so foreigners can travel by bus, taxi or minibus, fly, or to take a cruise on Lake Nasser.