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Rebecca Cox

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01242 386 467

01242 386 467

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Best time to go

October - April

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Time difference

GMT +2 hours

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Flight duration

4 hours 50 minutes

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Cairo, Luxor or Hurghada

Watch sailboats ripple through Aswan’s cataracts on the Nile

Egypt's sunniest southern city, an ancient frontier town and small enough to discover on foot, Aswan has a distinctively African feel. On an Aswan holiday the pace of life is slow but relaxing. You’ll soon be strolling up and down the town’s broad Corniche and watching sailboats drift under the blue sky as they amble along the Nile.

We highly recommend a trip to Aswan’s souk, a traditional Egyptian market brimming with scents and colours from spices, perfumes, scarves and locally woven handcrafts. We can also offer you a tour of the striking Philae Temple and the stoic Tombs of the Nobles, which rise on high cliffs nearby. With an Aswan cruise to the botanical gardens of Kitchener’s Island, you’ll also discover the verdant side of the Egyptian landscape.

Aswan’s location on the Nile makes it a particularly scenic spot, due to the cataracts on river here. The most striking way to see these white-water rapids is from the terrace of one of our favourite hotels, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. We can also book you a pass to the nearby Nubian Museum or an excursion by plane to Abu Simbel.

One of the country’s most understated locations, our clients agree that Aswan is one of their favourite Egyptian destinations. But don’t take our word for it – let us create your tailor-made holiday to Aswan and you can discover for yourself.

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