Getting Around

Foreigners are no longer restricted when travelling between towns in the far south of Egypt. Minibuses run between towns, although in some places they will drop you a kilometre or more from the sights. The easiest way to visit the sights between Luxor and Aswan is to privately hire a taxi for a day and visit sights en route, or to privately hire one once you are in the town and want to go to the sight. Security tightens inevitably if there has been any kind of incident, even if it’s not necessarily related to tourists or terrorism.