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ASWAN, EGYPT

Holiday Houseboys in Aswan

To fully appreciate Aswan you need to book a Holiday Houseboy. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Khaled

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Khaled is a tour guide by profession. He is a member of the Egyptian Tourist Guides Syndicate since 2006.  Furthermore he specialises in English language tours. With his extensive knowledge of Egyptology, Khaled can make your trip interesting and unforgettable.  Moreover he has completed 7 certificates in management and customer relations, as well as two degrees. Although Khaled is based in Cairo, he can organise trips further afield such as Alexandria, Luxor, Edfu, Aswan and Kom Ombo. All important places to understand the way of life as an Egyptian. He will personalise your trip according to your requirements. An experienced educated gentleman, a great choice for a guide. Especially for those who are intrigued about Egyptology and who would love to know a little more. Khaled is 33 years old, smokes and speaks English and Arabic.

Total cost for the guide services of Khaled for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Khaled after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

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Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.

 

Our other destinations in Egypt are Alexandria, Cairo and Luxor.

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Highlights of Aswan

aswanAswan is spread out along the banks of the Nile.It is a relaxed and friendly town that provides a tranquil break if you’ve just arrived from the busier Luxor or Cairo.

Once ancient Egypt’s gateway to Africa. This is a perfect base for exploring the temples, monuments, and other tourist attractions. The area has a distinctly different Nubian culture.

Aswan is the closest town to Ramses II’s colossal temples of Abu Simbel. The island temple of Philae, and the Nile-side. Temple of Kom Ombo, there are plenty of things to do within a one day tripping distance.

The best way to discover Aswan’s secrets is to hop aboard a felucca. This is a traditional sailboat where you can view the town from the waters that once made Aswan an important trading post.

The river here is dotted with picturesque islands with mud brick Nubian villages and the West Bank’s colossal sand dunes.
It’s all very photogenic, particularly at sunset, which when hundreds of lateen sailed feluccas take to the water. For keen photographers, Aswan is one of the best places to visit in Egypt for capturing classic and unique Nile scenery. Discover why Egypt’s most southern Nile side town should be on your itinerary with top attractions and things to do in Aswan.

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel was built by Ramses II. It was saved from destruction in the 1970’s by a remarkable UNESCO rescue project. Abu Simbel is not only a marvel of ancient architecture, but also of modern engineering.

The huge scale of the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Hathor. Sitting on the banks of Lake Nasser trumps everything else in Egypt and really has to be seen to be believed. Abu Simbel is 280 kilometres south of Aswan so expect transport in a minibus or car to take around three hours.

Philae Temple

The temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis. It includes several shrines and sanctuaries that are thousands of years old.

The High Dam.

Aswan’s High Dam is modern Egypt’s most famous and controversial building project.

It began in 1960 and took 11 years to complete. The dam was President Nasser’s special project and greatest achievement and was achieved through funding and technical help from the Soviet Union. The High Dam has some staggering statistics.

It took 42.7 billion cubic metres of stone with its total length being 3.6 kilometres. This is 17 times the volume of the Pyramid of Cheops.

It is 980 metres thick at the base and 40 metres at the top. The average capacity of the dam’s reservoir (Lake Nasser) is 135 billion cubic metres with a maximum capacity of 157 billion cubic metres.

The dam gave huge benefits to Egypt. Allowing sustainable electricity across Egypt and increasing the amount of arable land.
However, it also puts an end to the annual Nile flood, which fertilized farmer fields with its rich silt deposits. In addition to this, it created Lake Nasser, which is the world’s largest artificial lake.

Unfinished Obelisk.

The unfinished obelisk is inside one of the quarries of granite stone. It is thought that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut commissioned the work during the 18th dynasty. If carved out, it would have measured about 42 metres and has been lying there for more than 3,500 years.

Temple of Kom Ombo

The temple at Kom Ombo is about 48 km north of Aswan. It was built during the Graeco Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was an earlier structure from the 18th dynasty but little remains today.

The temple is unique because it is a double temple. Dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.

Shopping

In the centre of Aswan’s downtown district you will find Sharia el-Souk, which is a souvenir hunter’s dream.

The stalls brim with spices and perfumes, traditional galebeyas (long robes) and scarves in rainbow colours, basketry, and silverware.

It’s a fun place to browse and is free from the vendor hustle that you get in other parts of Egypt.

If you’ve become addicted to the refreshing local drink called karkadai. Then keep your eyes peeled for buckets of the dark red dried karkadai (hibiscus) petals that you can buy by weight to recreate the drink back home.

A city rich to explore. Book a Holiday Houseboy to help you get the most of your visit.

     

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