Rock Tours offers guided tours to Aswan by plane, train or car for 1, 2 or 3 days with accommodation on a 3 - or 4-star hotel.
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 statues.
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 Kingdom.
Or do simply enjoy a Felucca sailing trip to an island in the Nile.


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.