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  • Egyptian nubian people
  • Feluccas sailing on the Nile are a great photo opportunity while on Aswan tours.
  • A muslim man prays on a Felucca
  • Baskets with traditional Egyptian spicy tea are often a great photo opportunity while on you Egypt vacation.
  • Men smoke from a shisha pipe

Aswan is a busy market city and popular tourist centre found just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile River. It is Egypt’s hottest and driest inhabited city and has been a favourite winter resort for Egyptians since early in the 19th century. It is also a popular stopover for visitors on an Egypt tour.

Aswan sits on the site of the ancient city of Swentet. Due to its proximity to the Nile, Swentet was Egypt’s first town and served as the Ancient Egyptians’ gateway to Africa. It was also an important military station and acted as a garrison town under every dynasty.

Today, Aswan is considered Egypt’s sunniest city and is smaller and more relaxed than Cairo and Luxor. It is home to the famous Aswan High Dam which was built in the 1960s and helped to control the annual flooding of the Nile. It is also home to the Tombs of the Nobles, an area in the northern hills of the west bank that are filled with the tombs of princes dating from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period.

The joy of Aswan on Egypt tours is its relaxed atmosphere and that is it small enough to walk around, offering some of the most stunning settings found along the Nile. In fact, many claim that the Nile is at its most beautiful in Aswan.

 


 

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

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