Aswan Tours, Aswan Excursions and Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor from Journey To Egypt. Book Aswan Tours, Aswan to Luxor Tours and More Thing To Do in Aswan, Our Aswan Tours include half-day tour to Philae Temple and the High Dam of Aswan or full-day Abu Simbel tour– or Taking two or even three nights Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor – You can also go sailing in a Felucca and use it as your personal transport to visit Kitchener’s island or Visit the Nubian Village to meet and impact a Nubian family.
The city of Aswan is located on the east bank of the Nile opposite Elephantine island and was and important trade and quarrying area. Several temples sites are located here. Not far from the river, near the southern edge of the city, is a Ptolemaic temple to Isis, it is quite well preserved and has several interested features. Aswan History- Although there was a settlement on Elephantine Island before the early dynastic period, after the unification of Egypt it assumed much greater importance. It was the southernmost city in the first nome of Upper Egypt. This was a control post for the trade with Nubia and it was also a starting point for the many expedition to the south.
Aswan Tours and Excursions 1-Temple of Philae A highlight of Aswan Tours, and reason alone to pay a visit to the town, is this Graeco-Roman temple dedicated to the cult of Isis. It is situated on its own picturesque island in the middle of the Nile and the only way to visit it is by motor launch, which makes for a supremely dramatic approach. It lies between the Aswan and High Dams, a 15-minute drive south of town, and is usually visited as part of an organized tour.
2-Abu Simbel Hewn out of a solid cliff in the 13th century BC, the great Sun Temple and the smaller Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel are a breathtaking sight. Although dedicated to the gods, the Sun Temple is really a monument to the pharaoh Ramses II, as a statement of his power. His image dominates the façade in the form of four seated colossi. The temple is usually visited as a day trip from Aswan, a convoy of coaches departing early in the morning and returning late in the afternoon.
3-Aswan Dam Built between 1960 and 1971, the enormous Aswan Dam is 3,830 m (12,562 ft) across, 111 m (364 ft) high and 980 m (3,214 ft) wide at its base. At the eastern end of the dam there is a visitors’ pavilion detailing the construction of the dam and at the western end there is a lotus-shaped tower, built to commemorate the Soviet Union’s assistance in the project, that also has an observation deck. The dam is usually visited as part of Aswan tours
4-Felucca Rides, Aswan is the finest place to go sailing in a felucca. You can hire one by the hour or for the day and use it as your personal transport to visit Elephantine and Kitchener’s islands and the tombs on the west bank. The more adventurous might consider a two-night, three-day cruise to Kom Ombo. The boats take up to six people and conditions are basic.