A bustling market town on the bank of the Nile in the south of Egypt, Aswan is worth a visit to wander around the stalls and sail upriver to the Temple of Philae, as well as being the start-point for trips to spectacular Abu Simbel.
From the Aswan Travel Guide
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There is a dingy Nourhan Hotel close to this Queen Nourhan Hote(popularly known as Queen Hotel by locals). So if you ask for Nourhan Hotel you will be directed to the other shady hotel. This hotel is not very good either. Bathroom sucks, small dingy bathroom with no place to take shower. You have to take shower standing near the comod. ... more
If you're looking for a really cheap place to stay and you only plan on sleeping and showering there, Horus is okay. Horus is right on the Nile cornish so it's easy to get a taxi to any place you'd like to go in Aswan. The facilities are really old and not very appealing to the eye...It wasn't filthy but could've been cleaner. ... more
Great location overlooking the Nile and Elaphantine Island. One down side, as with most river side hotels in Egypt, the noise can be a problem for light sleepers. The 4am prayer call is something to enjoy, a symphony in surround sound. The hotel is minutes walk from restaurants and Nubian Museum (highly recommended). ... more
Flights to Aswan, Egypt
I am planning my vacation to Egypt and wanted to start it off with the cruise down the Nile River which means I need to get to Aswan, Egypt. I hear there is an international airport in Aswan and wanted to know which airlines fly there from the US. I would prefer a direct flight from JFK, PHL, or out ...
Up the Nile from Aswan to Cairo -- Advice, price?
You will be hard pressed to find a captain that does this. (Keep in mind that after your trip he will have to sail back up the river all the way to Aswan.) If you do find somebody, expect to spent ...
Cairo, Egypt to Mwanzab, Tanzania
far I know that there is a ferry from Luxor to Aswan and from Aswan to Abu Simbal and from ...
Aswan - the southern most part of my trip. Lonely Planet, encouraging as always - "Outside of the summer months when daily temperatures soar to 50 degrees C, Aswan is an ideal place to..." Not kidding ...
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