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Journey Through Aswan: Unveiling the Heart of Nubia

Aswan, a city where the golden sun kisses the majestic Nile, invites you to explore its wonders. A mosaic of ancient history and vibrant Nubian culture, Aswan offers a plethora of experiences that beckon the discerning traveler.

01) Aswan Airport Transfer:

Begin your Aswan adventure with ease and comfort. Our Aswan Airport Transfer service whisks you away in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Watch the enchanting landscape unfold as your experienced driver navigates seamlessly from Aswan International Airport to your chosen haven. Embrace the luxury of hassle-free travel and soak in the scenic vistas on your way.

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02) Private Car and Guide:

Delve deep into the heart of Aswan with your own private Egyptology guide and a sleek, air-conditioned car. This 8-hour personalized journey allows you to craft your itinerary. Start perhaps with the architectural marvels of Kalabsha Temple, then onto the Nubian Museum, and not forgetting the High Dam and the enigmatic Unfinished Obelisk. This tour is your gateway to the wonders of Aswan, tailored just for you.

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03) Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam & Temple of Philae Tour:

Discover the soul of Aswan in this exclusive tour. Witness the grandeur of the Unfinished Obelisk, marvel at the modern feat of the High Dam, and be enchanted by the Temple of Philae, now resting on a new island. This journey is not just a tour; it’s a timeless story told through ancient stones and rippling waters of the Nile.

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The intricately carved first pylon of the Isis Temple at dusk.
Dusk falls on the historic Isis Temple pylon.

04) Abu Simbel by Plane:

An unmissable adventure to the breathtaking temples of Abu Simbel awaits. Relocated and preserved from the rising waters of the High Dam, these temples stand as a testament to ancient ingenuity. Fly from Aswan and behold these wonders, returning with memories to last a lifetime.

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05) Nubian Museum and Local Market Tour:

Immerse yourself in Nubian heritage with a visit to the Nubian Museum, housing treasures from a rich and diverse past. Follow this with a stroll through Aswan’s bustling local market, a kaleidoscope of colors, scents, and sounds. This tour is a journey through the very heart of Nubian culture.

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Heaps of vibrant spices and herbs displayed in striped sacks at a local market.
Aromatic treasures of the market, a spice lover's delight.

06) Bird-Watching Day Tour:

For nature enthusiasts, Aswan’s Bird-Watching Day Tour offers a spectacle of avian beauty. Glide along the Nile, with the backdrop of palm trees and desert, and witness the diverse birdlife, from herons to kingfishers. This tour is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

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07) Felucca Sailing at Sunset:

Experience the magic of the Nile at sunset aboard a traditional felucca. As the sky blushes with twilight hues, sail gently along the river, embraced by the tranquility and beauty of Aswan. This tour is poetry in motion, a dance of light and water.

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08) Nubian Village by Motor Boat:

Navigate the Nile to a Nubian village, where warm welcomes and cultural insights await. Sip on mint tea and absorb the unique architecture and lifestyle of the Nubians. This tour is a bridge between worlds, a delightful encounter with a proud and resilient culture.

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Traditional Egyptian sailboat, known as a felucca, on the Nile River with sandy hills in the background.
Grace on the Nile: A felucca's journey past ancient sands.
A bright yellow doorway with Nubian motifs leading into a traditional house.
The allure of Nubian design: A doorway that tells a story.

09) Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples Tour:

Venture beyond Aswan to Luxor, where the road reveals the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu and the dual Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo. Each stone in these ancient structures tells a story of gods and pharaohs, a narrative woven into the very fabric of Egypt’s history.

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10) Abu Simbel by Bus:

Journey through the Nubian desert to the grandeur of Abu Simbel by bus. Witness the mirage phenomenon, engage with local Nubians, and marvel at the temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a lunch with views of Lake Nasser, a moment in time framed by history and beauty.

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11) Transfer from Aswan to Luxor by Bus:

Complete your southern Egypt experience by connecting Aswan with Luxor. In just a few hours, you can transition from the enchanting world of Aswan to the monumental grandeur of Luxor, a city that houses the most extensive array of Pharaonic monuments.

In Aswan, every tour is not just a journey; it’s an invitation to witness the dance of history and culture, a chance to be part of the eternal story that is Egypt.

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Created On April 22, 2020

Updated On January 26, 2024

ASWAN Travel Guide
A traditional felucca sailing on the Nile River with its white sail contrasted against the golden desert backdrop at sunset.
Sailing through history, a felucca drifts by on the Nile as the desert sun casts a golden light.
An Egyptian sandstone carving of a female figure with a headdress, from antiquity
The Eternal Elegance of Ancient Egypt - A sandstone carving of a female figure, her timeless beauty carved in stone

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