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
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
Travelling to Egypt last week of Dec
. The south (Luxor, Aswan) etc. will be quite warm. As far as an iterinary is concerned, give yourself 3 full ...
Egypt Tour for family with 2 teenage sons
a return trip with ltur/hapagfly to Hurghada for 170 EUR in Dec 2005. From Hurghada I went to Aswan ...
EGYPT tour questions
? Yes to all. Take the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, you should be able to buy the tickets ...
Nile Cruise Part Two
) around Kitchener Island before dossing down in Aswan for the night. The following morning we were again up early for a tour around Aswan itself. There are several major attractions in and around Aswan ...
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