Our Overland Breadcrumb Trail – EGYPT

Overland Vehicle and Tourist support regarding entering & leaving Aswan port and Egypt:

 Contacts: (Golden Contacts)

  • We recommend these Egyptian Agents:
    • Mr Mohamed Abouda
    • Amir (Mohamed’s cousin)
  • They deliver an incredible professional service around arranging all the paperwork, traffic checks, licenses, customs etc. you need to get vehicles into and out of Egypt seamlessly. Their fees are well worth the headache and time of trying to learn this complicated system.
  • Mohamed Abouda
    • +20 1225111968 or +20 1225111968
    • Email: nilfeluka@hotmail.com
    • Website: http:://ferryaswanwadihalfa.wordpress.com
  • Mohamed stays on Elephantine Island, and also delivers a range of Nile activities ranging from:
    • Sunset cruises on the Nile with Nubian dinners in traditional homes
    • Abu symbol trips
    • Accommodation
    • Fishing trips on Lake Nasser
    • Money exchange
    • And much more

Things to Know, Have, Need to do:

Currency: (2013)

  • $1 gets you approx. 7EP Egyptian Pounds
  • 800SP (Sudanese Pounds) gets you approx. = 1000EP

Aswan-Wadi Halfa Dam Ferry Fees:

  • 1st Class approx. = 510EP (Euro60/person)
  • 2nd Class approx. = 370EP
  • Barge prices to transport cars approx. = 2250EP/vehicle
  • Traffic Court and Customs approx. = 400EP (Euro46)
  • Mohamed’s and Amir’s charge = $150
  • PS The Ferry’s departure dates change from April 2013. They leave Aswan on Sunday afternoons (not Mondays) and leave Wadi Halfa on

Aqaba-Nuweiba Entry Port Fees:

  • Make sure that you have around 1500 Egypt pounds with you before arriving in Nuweiba for the necessary port charges, files, customs, motor license, insurance, and vehicle plates.
  • It takes around an hour and a half to cross and if driving off the ferry, drive through the group of guys wanting to show you the way and make your way straight for immigration (it’s a area with many out door wooden shops and green corrugated roof structure). You’ll see a row of impounded Syrian cars parked. Park there and find your self a Tourist Police Officer with a dark blue jumper and a few golden pips on their shoulder. These guys know the ropes and are helpful and will take you through the process, step by step amongst the chaos. They know the system and how the game is played.
  • The break down is something like this:
    • 260 Egypt Pounds (EP) – motor insurance
    • 50EP filing
    • 300-400EP Customs,
    • 100-200EP car license
    • 100EP vehicle plates
    • 300-400EP for back-handers].
  • If you are traveling with two vehicles, and both are registered in one person’s name, make sure you have a letter from your Motor club saying that a member of the traveling group is able to drive which ever appropriate car!

Duty Free:

  • Make sure you pick up your duty free alcohol and cigarettes within two days of arrival into Aswan; otherwise they will not sell to you.
  • Take your passport with you for purchases.
  • It’s been a law for the last three years or so.

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Beni Suef, a day's drive, south of Cairo, along the Nile!

Beni Suef, a day’s drive, south of Cairo, along the Nile!

Aswan

Aswan

On board Aswan to Wadi ferry

On board Aswan to Wadi ferry

Aswan, view of the Island hotel

Aswan, view of the Island hotel

Crossing the Nile, close to Beni Suef

Crossing the Nile, close to Beni Suef

Local egyptians

Local Egyptians

Nic A

Nic A

Nicky T xxxx

Nicky T xxxx

Wild child Lily

Wild child Lily

Asleep on the back seat

Asleep on the back seat

Luxore

Luxore

Nile at Luxore

Nile at Luxore

Giza Nicky & Lily

Giza Nicky & Lily

Nic at Giza, you can drive your cruiser around the one way system past pyramids and sphinx. Well worth it!

Nic at Giza, you can drive your cruiser around the one way system past pyramids and sphinx. Well worth it!

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Nicky on cruiser, Giza

Nicky on cruiser, Giza

Nic at Sphinx and Pyramid of Giza

Nic at Sphinx and Pyramid of Giza

Sphinx, close up

Sphinx, close up

Three Pyramids, Giza

Three Pyramids, Giza

Sphinx and Pyramid Giza

Sphinx and Pyramid Giza

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