on the eastern bank of the Nile, 899 km south of Cairo, Aswan
links Egypt with the sister country of the Sudan. It is the gate
of the African continent and as such is an important commercial
center. Aswan is considered the most beautiful Winter resort not
only in Egypt, but also in the whole world as it is
distinguished by its fascinating nature and serenity far from
the bustle of cities, and its warm weather which is
characterized by dryness and sunshine throughout the year.
You can spend a pleasant time wandering along the Nile corniche
where the sandy tourmaline desert merges with granite rocks
around aquamarine isles covered with palm trees and plants. You
can also take a felucca in the Nile at sunset or a tour in the
market which abounds in handicrafts, local products, spices and
is the base for excursions to temples of Philae and Kalabsha,
the high dam, the unfinished obelisk and the Nubian Museum as
well as the Elephantine , Kitchener islands.
The main attractions on the west bank of the river are the
Mausoleum of Akha Khan and the desert monastery of St.Simon.
It can also serve for day-trips to Darow Camel Market, Komombu,
Edfu and Esna and above them all the excursion to Abu Simbel
either by road or by flight or even with Nile Cruise which sail
in Lake Nasser until Abu Simbel.