|Rock Tours offers guided tours to Aswan by plane, train
or car for 1, 2 or 3 days with accommodation on a 3 - or
By car it is an ideal opportunity for seeing the temples of
Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo on the road. And it is possible to
visit El Kab and Silsilah on the trip.
It is also possible to select a Nile Cruise (see
Luxor) in one direction and car
or train the other way.
Program for 1 day:
||The High Dam
The unfinished obelisk
The Nubian Museum
With several days available, for example, a trip to Abu
Simbel also be included.
Aswan has a lot to offer:
The High Dam, built in 1960 and created Lake Nasser,
the world's largest artificial lake.
Philae, the temple island where all the temples in
the 1970s was moved to avoid flooding after construction of
The High Dam.
The unfinished obelisk in the quarry, where through
the ages the red granite was broken for some of Egypt's many
Elephantine Island, which has been inhabited in
almost all eras of Egyptian history.
The Nubian Museum has an excellent collection and is
located in a lovely park.
The Mausoleum of Aga Khan
Qubbet El-Hawa, a burial hill, with decorated tombs
of dignitaries and district princes since The Middle
Or do simply enjoy a Felucca sailing trip to an island in
|Abu Simbel is situated 280 km south of Aswan and
includes the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari.
Both temples are cut out of the rocks during the period of
1274-1244 BC, but was moved in 1960, when the water in Lake
Nasser could destroy them.
The Temple of Ramses II is the largest and the most splendid
in Nubia. The facade, 30 m high and 35 m wide, is chiseled
into the rock with the 20 m high colossal statues of Ramses
II. 55 meters inside the mountain are 4 seated statues of
Ptah, Amon-Re, the godly Ramsey and Ra-Harakte. Every year
on the 22nd of October and the 22nd of February the rising
sun illuminates the 3 statues.
The Nefertari Temple is situated north of the big temple and
is dedicated to Hator and the favorite wife of Ramses,
Nefertari. The facade is decorated with statues of Ramses
and Nefertari, all of the same size, which was exceptional
at the time.