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Getting There & Away

Even if the security situation allows it, getting to Tell Al Amarna by public transport remains a challenge, made more so by the ban on foreigners travelling on local microbuses. The site is so large that it is impossible to visit on foot, so the best way to visit is by taxi from Asyut, Minya or Mallawi and a long drive down the east bank of the river, or a crossing on the irregular car ferry (per car LE30). Expect to pay up to LE1000 depending on where you start and how long you want to stay. Be sure to specify which tombs you want to visit or your driver may refuse to go to far-flung sites.