I actually prefered the falukah* ride up the nile. I took one from Aswan for a couple of days, up past the temple of Kom Umbo I think, before taking a taxi the rest of the way to Luxor. Actually sailing along with the banks of the Nile passing by on either side was really quite memborable... especially at sunsets. Aside from the Temple of Luxor the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens were also impressive...I just wish it hadn't been during a heat wave and that I hadn't had the laziest donkey on the face of the planet! I only spent a couple of nights in Dahab, but the snorkelling in Blue Hole lived up to its reputation as world class. So utterly awesome... :!: * A falukah is a traditional, broad-beamed sail boat.