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Experience the best of Aswan with our Aswan two day tour from Cairo. Delve into Egypt's rich history as you explore iconic landmarks such as Philae Island, Aswan High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk. Immerse yourself in Nubian culture with visits to a traditional village and a serene felucca ride on the Nile. Book now for an unforgettable journey into Egypt's ancient wonders!
Begin your journey from Cairo to Aswan in the evening aboard a night train, departing around 7-7:30 pm. During the approximately 10-12 hour journey, you'll be provided with a dinner box and breakfast on board.
Upon arrival in Aswan the next morning, an English-speaking guide will meet you at the train station. After an optional breakfast at a local restaurant, the day's exploration begins with a motorboat ride to Philae island. Here, you'll discover the enchanting Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, a testament to ancient Egyptian religion and culture.
En route to Philae island, make a stop at the Aswan High Dam for picturesque views and insights into its engineering significance in controlling the Nile's flow and providing hydroelectric power.
Afterward, continue to the Unfinished Obelisk, an intriguing site in a granite quarry that offers a glimpse into ancient stone-cutting techniques.
Following a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, delve into the history and art of the Nubian people at the Nubian Museum, showcasing a wealth of artifacts and exhibits.
At the end of the day check in 4* cozy hotel on BB basis. Standard DBL room accommodation is available. Free evening at leisure.
Begin your second day of exploration with a visit to the New Kalabsha site, an ancient Nubian temple complex located on the western shore of Lake Nasser. Here, you'll encounter the remarkable Kalabsha Temple, originally constructed during the Roman period in the 1st century AD. Dedicated to the Nubian deity Mandulis, this well-preserved temple boasts impressive architectural features, including intricately carved reliefs and colossal statues. Marvel at the craftsmanship of the ancient builders as your guide illuminates the temple's significance in Nubian religion and culture.
After immersing yourself in the splendor of the New Kalabsha Temple, continue your journey with a captivating tour of a traditional Nubian Village. Nestled along the banks of the Nile, these vibrant communities offer a glimpse into centuries-old traditions and customs. Wander through narrow alleyways adorned with colorful murals and intricately decorated houses, and engage with friendly locals eager to share their heritage. Learn about Nubian history, folklore, and daily life as you explore the village, gaining a deeper appreciation for this resilient culture.
Conclude your day with a comprehensive city tour of Aswan, a city steeped in history and cultural significance. Explore its bustling markets, ancient monuments, and modern landmarks as your guide recounts tales of Aswan's storied past. Highlights of the city tour include a visit to the Aswan Souk, where you can haggle for spices, textiles, and handicrafts, and a stop at the majestic Fatimid Cemetery, home to centuries-old tombs and mausoleums. As you traverse the streets of Aswan, absorb the sights, sounds, and aromas of this dynamic city, reflecting on its enduring legacy as a gateway to ancient Egypt.
After a day filled with exploration and discovery, bid farewell to Aswan and embark on your return journey to Cairo, cherishing the memories of your unforgettable adventure through Egypt's timeless treasures.