How to Enjoy Your Tour in Aswan City 2023

Aswan is filled with immortal puzzles that will give you the feeling of being overwhelmed while witnessing its monuments. The city of Aswan is located in southern Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. The city of Aswan is famous for its ancient towering ancient temples, breathtaking views of the Nile River, and tranquil vibes. Aswan has a long and storied history that dates back to the 3rd century BC when it was named Syene and was an important part of the Nubian Kingdom. Today, Aswan is a bustling city that is home to a growing community of tourists from all over the world. Tourists who have various nationalities come to leave their homes just to explore its rich culture, visit the ancient archaeological attractions in Aswan, and take advantage of its beautiful natural scenery.

Aswan has plenty of Ancient attractions to offer to its lovers, including the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, the town of Elephantine, the Nubian Museum, the Kalabsha Temple, the Philae Temple, and many more to see. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy in Aswan, from shopping and sightseeing to relaxing in the city's many restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Whether you're looking for an adventure for a lifetime or just a peaceful getaway, Aswan is the perfect destination for any traveler. It's a place where the past meets the present, and the vibrant culture and stunning views are sure to take your breath away in such an amazing site.

Location of Aswan City

Aswan is a city in southern Egypt, located on the east bank of the Nile River just below the first cataract. Aswan is the capital of the Aswan governorate and lies 950 kilometers south of Cairo city, from Luxor to Aswan about 215 km and it is also a strategic gateway to the South of the country. It is a popular attraction for tourists from all over the world from the month of November to March due to its calm winter climate.

Aswan is home to many monuments, including those within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Nubian Monuments from the town of Elephantine, the Unfinished Obelisk, Abu Simbel temple, the tomb of Qebbet el-Hawa, the Monastery of Saint Simon, and the Fatimid cemetery. The magical city of Aswan is a great part of the UNESCO creative cities in the category of folk arts and crafts.

The History of Aswan City

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The city of Aswan has a rich history and was an important trade and military center in ancient Egypt. The stone quarries of the great Aswan were supplied to Cairo and it was called syenite which was used in building a variety of monuments, obelisks, temples, and even the pyramids. Aswan was the ancient city of "Swenett" which is the name of a goddess of ancient Egyptians and later was known as "Syene".

Aswan's history is strongly influenced by its geography as it has a strategic site as it is located in the south of the country; Aswan was a transportation hub for Anglo-Egyptian troops marching south to the country of Sudan, the ancient name of "Swenett" was said to be the symbol of trade and markets. Aswan is well known for its amazing and breathtaking views of the Nile River which is the longest River in the world.

Recent Archaeological Findings in Aswan

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1- In April 2018, they discovered the head of the Roman Emperor "Marcos Aurelius" when during a mission of protecting the Kom Ombo temple from groundwater at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

2- In September 2018, the Egyptian ministry announced that they have discovered a sandstone statue of the Sphinx at the temple of Kom Ombo, which measures 35 in height, and 28 centimeters in width, it was believed that this stature dates to the Dynasty of Ptolemaic.

3- In 2019, the Italian archaeologist Patrizia Piacentini and El-Enany reported to the Egyptian authorities that they discovered thirty-five mummies which dates to 332 BC and 395 AD. It was believed that it belongs to the period of Greco-Roman.

4- In February 2021, it was announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities that they have discovered an archaeological place which is called "Shiha", there is a church containing four chambers, a massive hall, stone tiles, stairs, and ovens to bake potters.

What is Unique about Aswan City

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Visiting the beautiful Aswan is an excellent way to experience the country's ancient culture and great civilization mixture of vibrant vibes and the calmness of the Nile River. Aswan is full of temples, monuments, and Egyptian tombs from the eras of ancient Egypt, Rome, and during the rule of the pharaohs. The remarkable Nubian Museum, the beautiful temples of Isis and Philae, and the bustling Corniche waterfront are just some of the unbelievable attractions that draw visitors to the city.

Aswan's subtropical weather, with its dry summers, and hot, ensure that visitors can take advantage of the city's many outdoor activities, such as water sports, desert safaris, and hiking. Aswan also hosts several traditional festivals throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to experience the traditional music, dancing, and delicious Egyptian food of the Nubians. Whether you're looking to explore or simply soak up the vibes of ancient Egyptian civilization, Aswan offers a unique and unforgettable experience for many years to come.

Best Attractions to Visit in Aswan

Aswan is a beautiful tourist destination in Egypt. It has many ancient monuments and breathtaking landscapes. The city is filled with culture and history, and it offers a truly unique experience for its visitors. Aswan has amazing hospitality and welcomes travelers from all over the world. The Nile River gives life to this city as the longest Nile River in the world passes through it, in addition, Aswan has so many monuments, tombs, and temples that are a testament to its unique history.

The stunning views of the Nile River and the surrounding eastern and western deserts provide an unforgettable experience for whom adore peace, quiet, and making new relationships. Aswan is one of the perfect destinations in Egypt for anyone looking for a magical experience in a vibrant and friendly city

- Aswan High Dam

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Aswan High Dam is the largest embankment dam in the world. The High Dam was constructed between 1670 and 1971, it took eleven years to be completed. This great achievement was during the rule of President "Gamal Abdel Nasser". This massive building took around 42.7 billion stones which is seventeenth times the volume of the Great Pyramid of "Khufu" which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The thickness of the base is 980 meters, 40 meters at the top of the Dam, with an average capacity of the High Dam, 175 billion cubic meters.

- The Island of Elephantine

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Elephantine Island is a major attraction that floats on the Nile River, and it is considered one of the most beautiful islands on the Nile River. This amazing island has a great history along the ancient Egyptian civilization as it was the southern border of ancient Egypt during the sixth Dynasty, plus, it was a major center of worship of God "Khnum". Today, Elephantine Island is home to travelers as they enjoy seeing Nubian life and ancient traditions. This amazing attraction is a museum that contains the Aswan museum, the Temple of Khnum, the Nilometer, The sanctuary of Heqaib, and the Jewish Presence.

- Abu Simbel Temples

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Abu Simbel temple was built by King Ramses II, it was relocated from the Nile to its current location which is near the border of Sudan, about 230 kilometers southwest of Aswan. The temple contains four massive statues, and once you arrive at Abu Simbel, you will find more treasures awaiting you. Abu Simbel temple is made of two colossal wonders in the shape of two temples; the first one is dedicated to the victories of Ramses the Great such as winning the battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC while the second is dedicated to his one and only love; his wife Nefertari.

We highly recommend booking with a specialized travel agency, as the temple of Abu Simbel is far away from the center city of Aswan so, the security forces need not allow driving for the tourists to not get lost in the southern desert, plus, you need an accommodation as this tour stars at four o’clock in the early morning.

- Philae Temple

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The tiny Philae temple is one of the top attractions to visit in Aswan, it is located at Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam. The temple is 450 meters long, and 150 meters wide. It was the cult of God "Isis" in ancient Egypt during the Saite period. This great building consists of monumental gateways, monuments, and shrines, it was the last attraction that was built in the Egyptian classical style. There is a sound and light show at Philae temple, like other important attractions in Egypt such as the Pyramids, Karnak in Luxor, and Abu Simbel.

The temple has also the last remaining Christian building in ancient Egypt, as the early Christians used a place of the temple as a church for worship after their escape from the torment of the Romans. Christian crosses which are chiseled on the walls and on the column of the temple will make you feel stronger.

- The Nubian Village

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The colorful Nubian village is located about three miles south of Aswan city, on the west bank. The Nubian village is such a cheerful attraction as it has stunning colors. Visiting the Nubian village is a must during your visit to Aswan as this tour will capture your heart in all ways. The Nubians are so friendly and kind, their origins back to Africa and Sudan. Their houses were made of mud, with orange and blue colors, plus you will be surrounded by such a heaven as the green trees and gardens everywhere in the Nubian village. They also raise animals and birds on their farm, women help their husbands by selling handicrafts and drawing henna for tourists.

The Nubian people are still affected by the beliefs of ancient Egyptians and Pharaohs as they thought the crocodile body could protect them from the evil eye, so you can see mummified bodies all over the doors of the village. It is not hard at all to arrive at the Nubian village by car or by a felucca or by small boat. Trips In Egypt will provide you with your favorite transportation with a professional Egyptologist and drop you off at your hotel to avoid any hassle through the Nubian village tour from Aswan.

- The Unfinished Obelisk

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Obelisks are iconic monuments in ancient Egypt, and they are masterpieces of the agriculture of ancient Egyptian. The unfinished Obelisk was discovered in the early twentieth century after its recovery of sand. Ancient Egyptian kings liked to build such obelisks to crave their names and religious texts on their four sides. The unfinished obelisk is granite and would be the largest monument that was never finished.

It was believed that it was built in the era of Queen Hatshepsut for the temple of God "Atun" (1473-1458 BC). The unfinished obelisk was not completed due to the flaws of the stone, if it were finished, it would have weighed 1186 meters, taller than any obelisk in the whole world not only in ancient Egypt.

- Kom Ombo Temple

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If you have a few days in this amazing city, then visiting Kom Ombo temple is a must. The temple of Kom Ombo was built in hundred and eighty years ago BC, what is unique about this amazing temple is that it is a stopover between Edfu temple which is located near Luxor, and the city of Aswan.

Kom Ombo temple is dedicated to two gods of ancient Egypt "Sobek the crocodile God, and God Horus". It is strange in ancient Egypt that there is one temple dedicated to two gods, and each side of the Kom Ombo temple is dedicated to a God. You can get to Kom Ombo temple only by a felucca or a Nile Cruise. Taking a Nile River cruise with Trips In Egypt is such a fascinating way to enjoy the history, civilization, and breathtaking Nile River view.

- Edfu Temple

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Edfu is an ancient settlement located in Aswan, on the western bank of the Nile River, it is home to the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. The Temple of Isis is dedicated to the worship of God "Horus". Edfu temple was built during the role of the Poteliamic kingdom between (237-57BC), Two hundred years ago this amazing building was buried under the desert sands almost 12 meters. In 1860, the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette restored parts of the temple.

The great temple of Edfu is fronted by two grant pylons that describe scenes of Ptolemy XII conquering his enemies.
the decoration of the crafts of the Edfu temple in this amazing form of relief is unforgettable.

Trips In Egypt will arrange a Nile Cruise from our various packages to witness such a masterpiece, as Edfu temple is a stopover on The Nile River.

- Lake Nasser

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Lake Nasser is a vast lake, and one of the largest manmade lakes in the world. Finishing is allowed in Lake Nasser, Nile Perch is an expensive type of fish that you can find on this site, and the lake is one of the safest homes for the Nile creatures. Travelers can take a romantic boat ride to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake.

You can arrange an unforgettable Lake Nasser Nile cruise on your own, with assistance from your hotel, by a travel agency as they are specialized in arranging such tours. Trips In Egypt will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, with an air-conditioned vehicle and a qualified driver to Enjoy a day tour in the calmness and enjoy the green heaven, then drop you off at your hotel.

- The Nubian Museum

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The Nubian Museum includes three thousand masterpieces from different ages, and they were divided into seventeen sections based on eras such as:

  • The Pyramids era.
  • The Nubian environment.
  • The origin of the Nile Valley.
  • The Neolithic civilization.
  • The Nubia region.
  • The Nubian medieval era.
  • The Prehistoric era.
  • The Kingdom of Meroe.
  • The Family 25.
  • Irrigation Zone.
  • The Folklore section.
  • Islamic Nubia.
  • The Nubia Kingdom of Kush.
  • The late-era.
  • Christian Nubia.
  • The Egyptian civilization in Nubia.
  • The International campaign to rescue Nubian monuments.

The Nubian Museum is one of the most amazing museums in Egypt & the world, as it contains thousands of artifacts, plus, it won the prize of Agha Khan as the most beautiful architectural building in the world in 2001. The idea of building such a museum is to save the Nubian monuments and their great statues.

- Kitchener Island

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Kitchener's Island, also known as El Nabatat Island, is an oval-shaped island in the Nile at Aswan. It is less than a kilometer long and its width is less than half a kilometer wide, although its small size, the beautiful island is home to its tourists. Kitchen Island was founded by Lord Kitchener and is now a popular attraction for tourists as well as locals.

The garden is located on Kitchener's Island, to the west of Elephantine Island, and it covers 6.8 hectares of land and is accessible by boat and horizontally intersecting paths provide visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the island while taking a felucca or a boat to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nile River mixture with flowers and different kinds of planets.

- Aswan Souq

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Aswan souq or Sharia As souq is located north of Aswan Airport, you will take only five minutes from the railway station to arrive at it, and thirty minutes to reach it by car. Aswan souq is a cheerful and delightful market where you can find African and Egyptian goods. This market is the cheapest place to buy souvenirs such as perfumes, henna powder, peanuts, spices, t-shirts, and peanuts. Plus, you can buy skullcaps, carpets, talismans for good luck, Sudanese swords, and stuffed animals such as crocodiles. Do not miss shopping in this amazing attraction.

- Enjoy the Nile Cruise

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The Nile River cruises in Upper Egypt are such an amazing way to explore the past. You will be able to visit the most important attractions in Aswan, a visit to Luxor which contains two-thirds of the monuments of the world, plus, Kom Ombo and Edfu temples. Trips In Egypt has different categories of Nile cruises to suit your budget whether you prefer a Deluxe Nile cruise or a Luxury Nile cruise, our travel agency has something for everyone's needs.

Aswan is sure to leave its travelers with a lasting impression as it has so many attractions to visit, in addition, its kind people surely will make you feel to get back to Aswan once again.

What is the Best Time to Visit Aswan City?

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Aswan is a hot desert city that is the perfect spot for summer lovers. The best time to visit Aswan 2023 is from January to May and from September to December, as the warmest months are perfect for such a tour. December is the peak tourist season as it is the favorite for tourists, and May to August are the cheapest months for hotel prices and Nile cruises. Whenever you want to arrange unforgettable to Egypt, our operation department is available 24/7 for you.

Is Aswan A Safe Place to Visit?

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Egypt has a great story of tourism and is completely safe for tourists from all over the world. The ministry of tourism tries to provide the main factor of any tour "Safety" to make our travelers feel at home, however when planning any tour to any destination you should check and search for safety to enjoy your vocation in safety

The crime rate in Egypt is law, however, ensure that keep passports, money, important documents, and valuables are in a safe place. Be aware of Bag snatchers, and do not worry as there is a tourist police service everywhere so feel free to contact them as they are in your service anytime on 19654 (Hotline of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquates)

Aswan Dos for Our Visitors:

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  • Do try traditional food during your visit to Aswan such as enjoying lunch at the famous restaurant "1902".
  • Do visit the above attractions as they are important and this visit is a must if you are in Egypt.
  • Do respect the affections of Nubians as it is not allowed to kiss your partner in public
  • Do leave tips or "Bakshesh" for waiters or who do assist you.
  • Do spend time chatting with Nubians, as they are so kind and like foreigners and travelers.
  • Do respect the traditions and customs of the Nubian people, and also their monuments.
  • Do buy souvenirs from Aswan souq for whom you love, as the prices are the cheapest in this market and also it is amazing.
  • Do research on Aswan city, its people, and also their cultures.
  • Do carry cash money with you, as there are some places that do not have ATMs or do not accept credit cards.
  • Do take a Nile cruise to enjoy the most beautiful attractions of Aswan.
  • Do book your tour with a travel agency as they are specialized in arranging tours, and also to avoid booking on your own, troubles and any hassle.
  • Do choose a central hotel in Aswan to not spend much time in transportation and also to be near the best attractions.
  • Do wear a scarf before visiting mosques and churches.

Aswan Don’ts for Our Visitors:

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  • Do not rent a car in Aswan, you must have an international license, and enjoy visiting the city and its transportation to see its beautiful building instead of driving by yourself.
  • Do not wear short skirts and try Nubian clothes, it is a nice experience to wear them.
  • Do carry your bottled water with you and do not drink from the tap water.
  • Do not take photos of the Nubians before having permission as you should respect their privacy.
  • Do not drink alcohol in the local streets as it is not allowed according to Egyptian law, however, you are free to drink it in hotels, homes, and bars.
  • Do not take a taxi in Aswan before agreeing on the price first to not overcharge.
  • Do not show love expressions to your partner in public streets to not be looked at by the Nubian people.
  • Do not miss buying spices from Aswan the sellers are specialized in making them.


All things considered, Aswan is a beautiful city in Egypt, situated along the banks of the River Nile. This amazing city is known for its stunning desert views and ancient monuments. This heavenly place is a popular destination in Egypt due to its plethora of attractions from breathtaking Nile River views to monuments. Aswan has something for every traveler so, whether you are looking for beauty, calmness, or history, Make sure that Aswan is the most perfect destination for you.

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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?

You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.

What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?

You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?

Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.

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We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.

What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?

They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.

What is the Weather is Like?

The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?

It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.

Should I Give Tips in Egypt?

It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.

Can I Enter the Pyramids?

Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.

How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?

Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.

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