ASWAN & LAKE NASSER DAY TRIPS

Aswan is the friendliest city in Egypt and has been our home for more than 20 years so we know its secrets; we have selected only the most interesting and unusual places for you to visit. We will take you away from the crowded tourist ‘hot spots’ and show you the more intimate and traditional side of Aswan.

The programs we offer are designed for individuals not mass tourism.

 

LAKE NASSER & HIGH DAM

The High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970 is 3.83 kilometres long; viewed from our Mother Ship you will get an accurate perspective of its massive size.

Also visit Kalabsha Temple originally located 50 km south of Aswan on a site now flooded by the lake; this temple was relocated by UNESCO World Heritage on to an island close to the High Dam in 1970 ’s.

Then get an insight into the scenic grandeur of a desert lake with its birds and wild life stopping on a sandy beach for lunch.

We use a Mother Ship with a maximum of 12 guests, see Boats & Crew in the left panel

Weekly:   Saturday, Wednesday or Thursday

Duration: 6 to 7 hours

We will collect you from your hotel or cruise ship at 08.00 am then transfer you to the Mother Ship at the High Dam (20 minute drive from Aswan). At approx. 3.30 pm we will transfer you back to where you are staying in Aswan.

Includes: Transfers, guide, cruise and lunch.

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PHILAE TEMPLE & RESERVOIR LAKE

Start Day: Any day of the year.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours.

The Philae Temple built around 690 BC to honour the goddess Isis it is one of Egypt’s most beautiful Temples and worth visiting.

The Philae temple complex was moved by UNESCO after the High Dam was completed to its new location on Agilkia Island in the beautiful reservoir lake located between the High Dam and the older British Dam.

The first dam on the Nile at Aswan was built by the British in 1898 then, in the 1960’s the High Dam was built by the Russians.

After visiting the Philae Temple we will take you for a cruise around the reservoir lake. It’s shoreline is made up of majestic granite boulders and sandy beaches interspersed with traditional Nubian villages. The lake is studded with rugged islands some of which have become a sanctuary for wild birds.

A traditional side of Aswan few people have experienced. An alternative to the tourist crowds in the Nubian villages located on the  Nile around Aswan.

Includes: Transfers, Egyptologist guide, motor boat trip, Philae Temple entry fee

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NUBIAN CULTURE

Start Day: Any day of the year.

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Nubians are the people who inhabited the Nile Valley before it was flooded by Lake Nasser; they have a proud and rich heritage dating back to before the Pharaohs and still maintain their own distinct traditions, architecture and language.

We will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship and transfer you by motor boat across the Nile to the west bank to a Nubian village called Karb Aswan. Camels will be waiting to take you on a fascinating ride through farmland along the banks of the Nile and then to the edge of the desert before returning to the village to visit a Nubian family who will welcome you into their home for tea and traditional cakes.

A great way to experience life in a Nubian village first hand, you will be well looked after because this village is where several of our Nubian guides have their homes.

Includes: Transfers, guide, motor boat trip, camel ride traditional refreshments

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ASWAN AT NIGHT

Start:  Any evening of the year.

Duration:  4 to 5 hours

Starting in the early evening we will take you for a tour of the most interesting places we know in Aswan riding in traditional horse carriages to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant town which comes awake at night.

Then have dinner in a traditional restaurant which is favoured by the local people. After dinner you can go shopping or we will take you back to your hotel or cruise ship.

If you want to go shopping, you will be accompanied by our guide who will make sure you are well looked after and insure you are not hassled by touts and pay a fair price for any souvenirs you might buy.

Includes:   Horse carriage, guide, dinner at a traditional restaurant

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