ASWAN - The best place for sailing with a traditional felucca on the Nile.
Located some 800 km (500 miles) south of Cairo, Aswan, called the ‘Jewel of the Nile’, can be reached by plane, by first class sleeper train and of course by road and boat. Cruises on the Nile either start from here to Luxor or the other way around. Southern Egypt, referred to as Upper Egypt, boasts a warm and dry climate, making it ideal for a winter break. Summer temperatures are high, however due to almost no moist in the air, people of the northern hemisphere experience this as comfortable heat.
The Nile is most beautiful at Aswan peppered with large and small rock islands, green riversides, tropical gardens and numerous feluccas sailing its sapphire waters. Migrating birds from all over the world can be spotted throughout the year. If you are passionate about bird watching, we will be happy to include this item into your itinerary. Bring lots of film or an extra memory card and a binocular.
Aswan’s inhabitants, the tall dark-skinned Nubians, are renowned for their hospitable nature, warm smiles and cheers. They are extremely talented musicians and dancers, so if you have a chance, attend their unique celebrations and folkloric shows. The combination of a tranquil retreat with the option of visiting important Ancient Egyptian historical sites is what makes Aswan a popular holiday destination.