Holidays in Aswan
Egypt’s sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor. The oasis in southern Egypt. Search and find holiday offers to Aswan, Late deals to Aswan, All inclusive Aswan holidays, Bargain Aswan holidays, Last minute Aswan holidays, Family holidays to Aswan, all at prices you can afford. All year round cheap holidays to Aswan. Holidays in Egypt year on year have become increasingly popular and by booking early, we guarantee the best holiday offers you deserve, so rather than endlessly surfing around for those deals that we already have online, we not only save you money, we save you time also.
Small enough to walk around and graced with the most stunning setting on the Nile, the river here is peppered with islands, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent watching sailboats float dreamily by as spectacular sunsets appear before you. two main islands to visit are Elephantine; with ruins and a museum, while Kitchener features a botanic garden. Explore the souk, a feast for the senses, packed with spices, perfumes, baskets and scarves. Aswan has been a favourite winter resort since the beginning of the nineteenth century, and it’s still a perfect place to get away from it all.
Holidays to Aswan – River Nile and stunning attractions
Aswan is one of the best bases in Egypt from which to explore the tombs, temples and relics found along the Nile. Sunny Aswan was once an ancient Egyptian frontier town, originally known as Syene. Today its manageable size and welcoming inhabitants, makes it an easy town to explore, and its unique setting and relaxed African feel offer visitors a different side of Egypt to enjoy. From here you can take a felucca cruise at sunset, join a Nile fishing safari, or visit the amazing Sun Temple and Temple of Ramses II, at Abu Simbel. The two temples of Abu Simbel were cut out of the sandstone cliffs over 3,000 years ago. The incredible project to remove and reconstruct them is considered a major historical feat during the construction of the High Dam on Lake Nasser, during the 1960s. Visiting the temples you will find giant statues, pillars and a series of painted inner sanctuaries.
Aswan is one of the leading tourist destinations in Egypt attracting tens of thousands of tourists across the globe, every year. Aswan is located on the banks of River Nile, towards the east. It is situated in first cataract. The city is landscaped by sandy desert areas, camels, emerald islands dotted with beautiful tropical plants and palms. Aswan is a city located towards the southern part of Egypt. It is the capital city of Aswan Governorate.
Aswan holidays – Plenty of Restaurants and markets
Aswan is a peaceful, relaxing spot to spend you holiday, with many visitors enjoying the clean air, watery views and stunning sunsets. Spend your time strolling the wide coastal promenade as the local sail boats drift by. In the evening it’s pleasant to dine on freshly caught fish in a floating restaurant, while listening to Nubian music played live. Egypt is one of the hottest and sunniest countries on Earth. Around Alexandria and the Mediterranean resorts, summer temperatures usually peak at around 31C, but further south, in Aswan, temperatures average 41 C.
The Aswan Souq market is a great place to practice your bartering. This market is located mainly on one long street around 2 kms long a couple of blocks back from the river, and it seems to continue on forever – shop after shop of tempting wares and shop after shop of vendors trying to coax you over for a closer look.
It is a really colourful market – particularly so because of the numerous shops selling spices and bright purple indigo powder. Although we reccomend you never pay the asking price as it is very common to barter.
Out & About in Aswan
As you can see from the map, whether you stay in Aswan or Luxor you are
perfectly positioned to visit a rich abundance of historical sites:
-The 250 acre ancient pharaonic site of Karnak Temple is astounding
-Luxor Temple – a huge shrine at the heart of the city
-The entire West Bank featuring the famous Valley of the Kings and Queens
-The Temple of Queen Hatchepsut – one of the most remarkable monuments of Egyptian architecture
-Edfu Temple – the best preserved major temple in Egypt dedicated to the falcon god Horus
-Kom Ombo was dedicated to two gods – the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris
-The spectacular Aswan High Dam which controls the River Nile’s water level
-If it had been completed, the Unfinished Obelisk would have been one of the heaviest built by the ancient Egyptians
-Temple of Isis, Philae – a romantic island temple worshipped by visitors from afar
-The awe inspiring Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world
-Abu Simbel Temple – for many visitors is considered the most spiritual temple in Egypt
Luxor Tours Available during a stay in Luxor (bookable locally with your local rep)
West Bank Classic
Valley of the Kings, the valley of the Queens, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatchesput and the Colossi of Memnon
East Bank Temples.
Karnak and Luxor temples.
Denderah Day Cruise.
Full day cruise & visit to Denderah Temple.
Nile Cruise – Available during a stay in Luxor
Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple.
Balloon Flight over West Bank.
Aswan Tours Available during a stay in Aswan Classic. A visit to the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk & Philae Tempe.
Transfer time from Luxor airport to Luxor is approximately 20 minutes and Aswan 3.5 hours. Please be advised that due to convoy restrictions on the journey to Aswan the first night is spent in a selected property in Luxor.
Resorts in Egypt
Alexandria, Aswan, Dahab, El Gouna, Hurghada, Luxor, Nuweiba, River Nile – Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay,
Accommodation in Aswan
Movenpick Resort Aswan Hotel, Iberotel Aswan Hotel, Basma Hotel