ASWAN

On the northern end of the First Cataract, marking ancient Egypt's southern frontier, Aswan has always been of great strategic importance. In ancient times it was a garrison town for the military campaigns against Nubia; its quarries provided the granite used for so many sculptures and obelisks.

There are plenty of things to see, but it is not a place to hurry. The river is wide, languorous and beautiful here, flowing gently down from Lake Nasser around dramatic black-granite boulders and palm-studded islands. Colourful Nubian villages run down to the water and stand out against the backdrop of the west bank's desert escarpment.

The large island of Seheyl and the village of Gharb Seheyl, situated just north of the old Aswan Dam, have various laid-back guesthouses and offer an opportunity to swim in the river. These are perfect places to linger for a few days and recover from the rigours of travelling and temple-viewing.

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The Temples of Abu Simbel by Bus

Venture towards the border of Sudan on a private day tour from Aswan to the temples of Abu Simbel. These great temples were built by and dedicated to the great Pharaoh Ramses II over 3,000 years ago and are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the rich history of ancient Egypt from your guide as you tour the temples and carvings before heading back to Aswan

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The Nubian Experience:
Felluca Ride, Nubian Village & Dinner

Experience modern Nubian culture firsthand with a visit to a nearby village. Visit the botanical garden which has rare plantations and the Elephantine Island with a felucca (A typical Egyptian Sailing Boat) join a local Nubian family for a memorable dinner and get an insight into the daily life of the local people

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The Temple of Isis on Philae Island & Nubian Museum

Explore the Nubian Museum with an Egyptologist on this private trip. Learn about history of the Nubian culture as you browse displays of models, mummies and treasures recovered by teams of archeologists during the construction of the High Dam. Continue your trip with a visit to the marvelous Temple of Philae, one of Nubia's most important monuments. This large temple complex was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

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The Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu

The ancient temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo lie along the Nile River, south of Luxor. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit both archeological wonders in one day, starting with a guided tour of the double temple of Kom Ombo, then exploring the Ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, which dates back to 237 BC and is considered Egypt's most complete ancient temple.

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The Temples of Abu Simbel by Plane

Fast track your journey and take the quick route to see the most incredible of all UNESCO World Heritage sites. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, this trip provides the most personalized visit to Abu Simbel, in the shortest time possible, and the best vistas too.

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Philae Isis Temple Sound & Light Show

Be dazzled by a magical sound and light show for an hour, walk along the temple of Philae, enjoy fantastic panoramic view and the kings telling their own stories, this show particularly, out of Egypt sound and lights shows is said to be the most attractive one due to its Island location and it also gives an insight into the history and development of this site.

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Sail trip to Elephantine Island and Botanical Gardens.

Visit Aswan's Botanical Garden also known as Kitchener’s Island, home to a large variety of exotic plants and trees from around the world, it is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon.
You will also explore the ancient Egyptian island of Elephantine Island. Uncover the hidden secrets of the stone temple relics dedicated to the Egyptian god Khnum, understand the mechanism of the Roman ‘Nilometre’ and marvel at the collection of the Greco- Roman relics housed in the museum

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Half Day Kalabsha Temple

Explore one of the most perfect examples of temple architecture in Nubian civilization. Kalabsha temple is classified as the largest free standing temple in the Nubian region.

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Full Day: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple

This trip showcases three of Aswan’s most popular sites. Get an up close look at the dam that divides the Nile from Lake Nasser, marvel at the sheer size of the unfinished Obelisk set in an ancient stone-quarry not much different from where the stones for the pyramids were cut and then take a boat trip to revel in the natural beauty of Philae island, home to the famous Isis temple.

6 hours

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