Aswan with its distinctly African atmosphere boasts a slow and relaxed way of life combined with unparalleled access to superb Nubian sites and splendid temples including Abu Simbel and the Temple of Philae. Combine a holiday to Aswan with an unforgettable Nile or Lake Nasser cruise.
Located 130km south of Luxor on the East Bank of the majestic Nile is Aswan, found to be more atmospherically African than Middle Eastern it was once the gateway to Nubia: an area of southern Egypt now mainly submerged under Lake Nasser. With the region’s mixed cultural influences Aswan holidays are a wonderful respite for discerning travellers.
Aswan holidays offer a slow and relaxed pace of life, ideal for leisurely holiday-makers. Visitors can stroll along the Corniche and visit the colourful bazaar, itself heady with the scent of spices, or while-away the hours enjoying delicious freshly-caught fish in one of the fine restaurants boasting views of traditional feluccas sailing between the Nile’s many picturesque islands. You can even take afternoon tea on the Old Cataract Hotel’s terrace where Agatha Christie penned ‘Death on the Nile’. With holidays in Aswan based around your leisure and focused on relaxation, we hope you return home feeling rejuvenated with a sense of satisfaction.