The high dam, the unfinished obelisk, the temple of philae, the nubian village & abu simbel
Aswan the best winter resort in Egypt. Mosques, bazaars, Ferial Gardens, Nubian Museum, Fatimid Cemetery, Unfinished Obelisk, Kitchener's Island & Elephantine Island which is the largest in Aswan.
Take a private tour in the morning to explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites.
Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk, and enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple's island location.
Afternoon we will visit the Nubian using a motor boat and see the type of life and learn about their culture, and how they keep crocodiles in their houses and see the Nubian woman, her hand made stuff scarves, bracelets, necklaces and other things made out of camel bones, stones and wood, And Tattoos using the black Henna with its nice and various patterns.
On the way back, we will stop for a camel ride in the desert .
In the second day early pick up to drive to Abu Simbel temple to see its two temples.
Early pick up from the Hotel to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s.
Continue to the unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from.
A short motorboat ride takes you to the island where I will take you on a walking tour around the temple of goddess Isis at Philae Island before allowing you free time to explore further on your own.
Early pick up (4:30) to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. You'll agree that the Great Temple is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt, and the highlight of any trip to Egypt. Back to Aswan (1:30).
Afternoon Sail to Soheil Island for an insight into the Nubian lifestyle. Here you will visit a Nubian house and spend time with the Nubian people, learning about their history, culture, and lifestyle. You will sail by either felucca or motorized boat, depending on the currents and tides of the Nile on the day.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 days
Please Note *My colleagues will help me in making the paperwork, getting permissions, police convoys, others will help in the airports to meet and assist the customers or in picking up and dropping off in some places such as the dinner cruises, the sound and light shows or the ballooning trip in Luxor etc *I can't turn off my cell phone during the tour because diffidently I will receive phone calls from the authorities
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe coach.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 egyptian pounds - Entrance fees
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Hamada E. is an excellent guide. He responded promptly to all of my email. He is personable and has good command of English. He chooses excellent drivers, who are also nice people. He is completely up-to-date as to what is going on in the Egyptian hospitality industry. I needed to obtain currency and access to the internet, and he accommodated me by taking me to an exchange and an internet cafe. I requested that he show me the sights in Aswan and Luxor over a two day period, which he did very nicely.