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Attractions, Excursions and Things to do in Aswan, day trips, Nile cruises, felucca Nile cruise, Sightseeing tickets, tours to Temples and Tombs in Aswan.

Top Attractions 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.

Planning Your Aswan Visit

Places to visit in Aswan

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 Aswan

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.

Is Aswan worth visiting?

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.

Philae temple Aswan

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.

1 day in Aswan

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.

Aswan to Abu Simbel

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.

Good to know
  1. Egyptian visa is required for your holidays in Aswan, tours and excursions. Visa can be obtained upon arrival in Egypt, it costs 25$. You get visa for every passport even if you have a new born baby.
  2. Always take a bottle of water with you while on a tour in Aswan.
  3. Always take documents with you while in a tour in Luxor: passport, id card.
  4. It is cold and windy in Aswan in winter in early hours, especially on islands, while extremely hot in spring and summer, dress accordingly for your day tours and excursions.
  5. Egyptian pound is the main country currency. Other currencies like US dollars, Euros and British sterling pounds are unlikely to be accepted in the city, except for touristic areas, bazaars and restaurants.
  6. Aswan is safe to travel to and to move around the city on your own.
  7. Friday is official day of in Egypt. All public places close during Friday pray.
  8. Touristic sights in Aswan work every day without holidays and public days off. Temples on the islands open from 06:00 am to 16:00 pm , museums work until 18:00 pm.
  9. Nubia museum has 2 schedules, it is closed during afternoon. So it is best to plan your visit there in the evening.
  10. There is no public ferry or boat to Botanical garden, you have to hire a private one. Agree the price before going and pay after the return.