"Day 2 Morning: Hapshepsut, West Bank" Temple of Hatshepsut Tip by Q-Man

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You have two ways to get to the West Bank:
1) There will be locals asking if you want to catch a ferry across the Nile and also willing to offer you a taxi ride. Barter with them on the taxi ride only. The cheap ferry crosses the Nile for 1 Egyptian Pound.
2) Hire yourself a taxi for the day from the East Bank and it will cross the river using the bridge 7km south of town.

In both cases agree on the total hours he'll spend with you and how much for the payment. Do not pay until he drops you back at the ferry or at your hotel. You are looking at 100-150 Egyptian Pounds for about 8 hours. This is cheaper than catching a tour and being limited to the schedule.

Go to Hapshepsut first before the noon day sun. This self guided tour should last about 2 hours. The temple of Hapshepsut emerges out of the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. It is the temple of the only female pharoah in the history of Egypt. But it's still a man's world so all her statues bears a false beard. This temple is impressive to look at from afar. Because of its isolation and surroundings, it has an ominous look about it.
Once you're finish, head for the Colossi of Memnon.

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2007
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