Aswan “Nubia”

Aswan “Nubia”

Aswan “Nubia”

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Aswan Overview

There are many cities in Egypt but only the city of Aswan can reflect the great heritage and pure Egyptian culture. It attacked as the southern frontlines of the country during ancient times and home to the Nubian culture in Egypt. Aswan has always played a role in the history of Egypt since the date of its creation as it was the main provider to precious building material like limestone, quartzite, and Granite due to her rich habitat. Considered by many to one of the most beautiful and important cities in the world because of the various monuments located in her arms that reflects a great deal about pre-historical ancient times. The city is of UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of folk art and Craft.

Aswan’s Location

Aswan is located in upper Egypt 220 km (137 mi) south of Luxor and 890 km (553 mi) south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile valley. The climate of the city is hot all year long. It is the third biggest city in Cairo and the biggest in upper Egypt.  The city geographical nature has changed in certain location because of the construction of Aswan High Dam which led to the near flooding & destruction of many majestic temples like Abu Simbel and Philae Temple in the 60s but thanks to the UNESCO the temple was saved and transported to a new location in one of the hardest challenges in modern architecture history. Even within the modern era, the city is miraculously able to attract people’s attention.

Aswan’s History

During its creation, Aswan was called Swenett and later on swan which means market, the city was located on the main trade road between the southern land and Egypt which was the main supplier of Gold, ivory and many others. The city also has a very religious connection as they worshipped the deity Khnum ( deity of the source of the Nile ) as it was believed that Aswan was believed to be the main source of the Nile and later on replaced by the deity Isis ( deity of protection magic ). The city provides many stones for the construction of many mega structures like Obelisks and even the pyramids. It contains many attractions like the Abu Simbel temple, constructed by Ramses II in 1244 BC to immortalize his legacy and safeguard his victories and history from oblivion, the Philae temple is also a famous landmark which became the worship house of Isis in 690 BC. One of the most popular artifacts is the massive Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut and on the coast of the Nile lies the temple of Kom Ombo which was built between 332 and 395 BC to worship Sobek the God of the Nile. The temple of Edfu is also able to grab people’s attention as the house of the Sky God Horus and the location where the Battle between Horus and His evil Uncle Set took place. Aswan also contains many hidden destinations like Monastery of St.Simeon, Tombs of the Nobles, Aga Khan Mausoleum, and many others.

All of these historical attractions are a part of Nile cruise between Luxor to Aswan and Egypt Tours Portal provide you the chance to explore what the Nubian city has to offer from the breathtaking temples and tombs to the ancient heritage rinse, so visit our Egypt tour packages and choose a dream vacation.


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Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day 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 also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in 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 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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