Attractions, Excursions and Things to do in Aswan, day trips, Nile cruises, felucca Nile cruise, Sightseeing tickets, tours to Temples and Tombs in Aswan.
Aswan is a beautiful authentic city known mainly for its modern Aswan High dam and many islands on the lake Naser where ancient Nubian temples were relocated to after the lake was filled in with water. Spend at least one day in Aswan to discover its surroundings and beautiful islands, rare Nubian monuments on Kalabsha and Elephantine islands, Philae island Trojan kiosk and unique rock-cut tombs on Nobles.
Aswan has several places of interest less known to regular visitors. One of them is Elephantine island with its unique temples and 2 ancient Nilometers. Another place is situated on the lake Naser and is known as New Kalabsha. Beside, a very well established Nubia Museum is a place to discover Nubian culture.
Shopping in the city is a cool authentic experience. Beside modern malls and shops you can visit local markets and bazaars in search for something more oriental and authentic. Fruits and vegetable stalls, shops of oriental sweets and spices. Aswan offers the best karkade (hibiscus) flowers for your oriental tea.
Definitely Aswan worth visit. Many interesting historical places are situated not just in the city itself but around it, in its suburbs and islands. Botanical garden to spend a day on a fresh air, Nobles tombs to discover ancient Pharaonic history, Mausoleum of Agha Khan for religious travellers, felucca boat ride along the Nile for all adventure lovers.
A beautiful temple of Isis, situated on the island of Philae, is easily reached by a motor-boat as the island is now situated on the lake Naser. The main monuments you will find on the island are: the Temple of Isis and her son Horus, the beautiful arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Hathor and the Kiosk of Trajan which is also known as Pharaoh's Bed.
One day in Aswan can be spend to discover its major tourists attractions. In the morning it is a good practice to visit Philae island and its temples, then move to the city and discover Elephantine island and Aswan museum. To experience Nile felucca take a boat to Botanical garden for some refreshment, in the evening do not forget to visit Nubia museum. More about Aswan you can discover in our tour guide to Aswan city.
Great Temples of Abu Simbel are known for everyone since school years, who did not dream to visit it one day? One of the most popular tours you can ever experience while holidaying in Upper Egypt or taking part in Nile cruise is Aswan to Abu Simbel day excursion. The trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan can be taken either by air or land.