Discover Aswan in 7-10 days
This all-inclusive vacation Aswan is a must if you want to explore southern Egypt in a short time. You will experience both the cultural highlights in the south and the busy atmosphere of Aswan. Aswan is by its predominantly Nubian population a truly African city, with a large market, where you will find handmade carpets, sculptures, jewelry etc. and also many typical African products can be found in many fragrances and colors. Drink a a cup of tea or "karkadee" - hibiscus tea - in one of the floating restaurants on the Corniche, the "Nile promenade" and enjoy the felucca's on the river. In addition, during this trip in Aswan you will discover everyday life in a Nubian village on the West Bank, where you will stay the night in our cozy and authentic guesthouse Bet el Kerem. You can also enjoy the beautiful nature around Aswan. The travel program provides a camel ride in the desert, a day sailing with a felucca on the Nile, cycling through the Nile Valley and the Nubian villages. And you can visit the temple of Isis, which is beautifully situated on the island of Philae. If you want, you can also take a day trip to the unique temple complex of Ramses at Abu Simbel. And there is a possibility to extend the trip with an overnight felucca ride, where you visit the camel market in Daraw, the unique double temple of Kom Ombo and the new Crocodile Museum.
From € 425 per person (7 days) or € 549 per person (10 days).
Incl. excursions, accommodation (b&b), transfers, assistance. Excl. flights.
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Day 1: Arrival in Aswan; sightseeing trip in Aswan centre and over the new, modern bridge that connects the Westbank with the Eastbank, to the Nubian village.
Day 2: Excursion to the Isis temple on Philae Island, to the High Dam of Lake Nasser and to the Unfinished Obelisk.
Day 3: Cycling-tour on the Westbank: the villages, the desert roads and the agricultural areas along the Nile.
Day 4: No program. You might e.g. take the ferry to Aswan centre and visit the market, the Nubian museum, the floating restaurants etc.
Optional: a day trip to the world famous temples of Ramses in Abu Simbel.
Day 5: A very relaxed sailing day on a felucca, with visits to the botanical gardens on Kitchener Island and to Elephantine Island.
Day 6: A camel trip in the desert to the centuries old Monastery of Saint Simeon and to the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Lunch on "Nubian beach" Barber and visit to the Nubian village Gharb-Sehel.
Day 7: Last day; no program, time to do some shopping etc.
Participants for the 10 days program go on board the felucca for a 3 days sailing trip.
Day 7: We sail to Daraw and visit the camel market (only on Sunday morning!)
Day 8: Sailing to Kom Ombo, and visit the unique double temple
Day 9: Slowly we sail back to Aswan
Day 10: Last day; no program, time to do some shopping etc.