Aswan Attractions


Immerse yourself in the timeless journey of history with the enthralling attractions in Aswan. Our dedicated tours take you to the heart of extraordinary sites, including the legendary Unfinished Obelisk, the Elephantine island, and the fascinating Philae Temple. Overlooking the beautiful Nile River, the city of Aswan holds a variety of attractions to satisfy the most discerning culture seekers and history enthusiasts. From the vibrant local market to wandering the tranquil botanical gardens, our tours capture the essence of this remarkable Egyptian city.

Temples of Abu Simbel

Temples of Abu Simbel The Temples of Abu Simbel are an ancient temple complex located in southern Egypt near the second cataract of the Nile River Constructed during the reign of Ramesses II, one of the most powerful rulers of ancient Egypt, the temples were cut into a solid rock cliff The complex consists of two temples: the Great Temple and the Small Temple The Great Temple, dedicated to Ramesses II himself, is renowned for its enormous seated colossal statues that dominate its façade. It was built to honor the gods Amon-Ra, Ra-Harakhti, and Ptah as well as to demonstrate the might of the Egyptian empire and glorify Ramesses II The Small Temple, on the other hand, is dedicated to Ramesses II's chief wife, Queen Nefertari Construction of the temple complex started around 1264 BC and lasted for approximately 20 years.These temples are significant examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and art, and their preservation and relocation in the 1960s are considered remarkable achievements in archaeological conservation If you're planning a visit to the Temples of Abu Simbel, it is recommended to take a day trip from Aswan The temples continue to captivate visitors to this day, showcasing the grandeur and cultural richness of ancient Egypt.  

Nubian Villages

Nubian Villages The Nubian Villages in Aswan, Egypt are a vibrant gem that offer a unique cultural experience. These villages are home to friendly locals, rich culture, and houses painted in a variety of bright colors. Located on the west bank of the Nile River, the Nubian Villages can be reached by a 45-minute boat ride downstream from Aswan. A visit to the Nubian Villages is often included in Aswan tours, with popular attractions including a boat trip to the Philae Temple and exploring the colorful Nubian Village. The Nubian people have a long-standing history in the region and their villages provide a cheerful sight with their brightly painted houses. The Nubian Villages are also known for their small islands and being surrounded by the beauty of the Nile River and the Sahara Desert. To fully experience the Nubian Villages, it is recommended to spend at least half a day exploring the Philae Temple and another half a day visiting the Nubian Village. This will allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the friendly Nubian people, and witness their unique way of life.

Philae Temple

The Philae Temple complex is an ancient site located on Philae Island, which was considered a sacred place connected to the cult of Isis for thousands of years. The temple complex is dedicated to Isis, Osiris, and Horus, and its construction began around 280 BCE during the reign of Ptolemy II[3]. The walls of the temple depict scenes from Egyptian mythology, including the story of Isis bringing Osiris back to life and mummifying him after his death. The Philae Temple complex faced the threat of submersion due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. To save the temples, UNESCO conducted a rescue project, relocating them block by block from Philae Island to Agilika Island, located about 12 kilometers south of Aswan. Today, visitors can still walk amidst the columns and explore this ancient venerated site The Philae Temple complex is one of Egypt's most fascinating ancient sights, offering a glimpse into the rich religious and cultural history of the region. Its significance extends beyond Egypt, as it serves as a testament to the international efforts in preserving and protecting cultural heritage sites.

Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk The unfinished obelisk is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan[1]. It is the largest known ancient obelisk and is estimated to be about 137 feet (42 meters) tall and weigh around 1,200 tons. The obelisk, if completed, would have been a remarkable example of ancient Egyptian monumental architecture. The unfinished obelisk provides valuable insights into the ancient quarrying and carving techniques used by the ancient Egyptians. It is believed that the obelisk was abandoned during its construction due to a flaw or crack that occurred in the granite stone, making it impossible to complete. The obelisk remains in its original quarry, offering a unique opportunity to see the intricate details and workmanship that went into creating such monumental structures. Visitors to Aswan can visit the unfinished obelisk and witness firsthand the scale and grandeur of this ancient monument. The site allows visitors to appreciate the size and ambition of ancient Egyptian construction projects. It serves as a reminder of the impressive engineering and craftsmanship of the ancient Egyptians.

Temple Of Isis

Temple Of Isis The Temple of Isis, also known as the Temple of Philae, is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the island of Philae in Upper Egypt. It is dedicated to the goddess Isis, who was highly revered in ancient Egyptian mythology. The temple was originally situated on the island of Philae near the First Cataract of the Nile River, but it was relocated due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The Temple of Isis is renowned for its beautiful architecture and intricate carvings. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic period, with additions made by later Roman emperors. The temple complex consists of various structures, including the main temple dedicated to Isis, as well as smaller chapels, shrines, and a birth house.   Visitors to the Temple of Isis can explore the various chambers and halls adorned with detailed reliefs depicting mythological scenes and rituals. The temple complex also offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the Nile River. Today, the Temple of Isis is a popular tourist attraction and is accessible by boat from the mainland. It provides a glimpse into the ancient Egyptian religious practices and is a testament to the enduring legacy of the goddess Isis in Egyptian culture.