Aswan Best Tours and Activities

Private Felucca Tour: Aswan Botanic Gardens
Private Felucca Tour: Aswan Botanic Gardens
         
Aswan
2 hours
from 19 USD
Sail on a felucca to the Botanic Gardens on Kitchener Island with the company of a qualified Egyptologist guide. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island and the freedom of setting your own itinerary with the luxury of a private tour. From your vantage point on the felucca you will see Agha Khan Mausoleum, situated on the top of a hill, commanding a magnificent view of Aswan area. On the West Bank the desolate hillside is dotted with the Tombs of the Nobles which your qualified Egyptologist guide will give a brief history of as you sail by.
High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Private Tour
High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Private Tour
         
Aswan
2 hours
from 25 USD
Take a private tour to see a modern and an ancient engineering marvel in Aswan when you visit the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. See two of Egypt's engineering wonders with the incredible Unfinished Obelisk lying exactly as it fell, and the world famous engineering miracle that is the High Dam.
Soheil Island Private Boat Tour
Soheil Island Private Boat Tour
         
Aswan
3 hours
from 25 USD
To learn about the Nubians you must spend time with them. This private tour to Soheil Island lets you meet and spend time with Nubian people in their village. Sail to Soheil Island for an insight into the Nubian lifestyle. The island is home to a Nubian Village. Here you will visit a Nubian house and spend time with the Nubian people, learning about their history, culture and lifestyle. You will sail by either felucca or motorised boat, depending on the currents and tides of the Nile on the day.
Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens Tour
Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens Tour
         
Aswan
4 hours
from 28 USD
Sail from Aswan on an Egyptian felucca (sailing boat) on the Nile to the Elephantine Island. Visit the Botanical Garden created by Lord Kitchner which lies on his own island a short way away. With a variety of exotic plants and trees from around the world, it is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon. You will also visit the ancient Egyptian delights of Elephantine Island. Uncover the hidden secrets of the stone temple relics dedicated to the Egyptian god Khnum, understand the mechanism of the Roman Nilometre and marvel at the collection of the Greco- Roman relics housed in the museum.
The Nubia Museum Private Tour
The Nubia Museum Private Tour
         
Aswan
90 minutes
from 29 USD
The Nubia Museum is considered to be one of the most important Egyptian museums. Featuring exhibits and artifacts from the surrounding sites such as the High Dam, the museum is a "must-do" for any visitor to Aswan. In the early 1960's, when Egypt built the High Dam at Aswan, Egyptologists and archaeologists the world over heeded UNESCO's appeal to salvage the monuments of Egyptian Nubia before the rising waters of Lake Nasser submerged them forever.
Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser Private Tour
Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser Private Tour
         
Aswan
3 hours
from 31 USD
On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the temple to help you unlock its secrets.
St Simeon's Monastery Private Tour
St Simeon's Monastery Private Tour
         
Aswan
3.5 hours
from 38 USD
Join a camel ride to the southern tip of Elephantine Island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan. The monastery was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hatre (Hidra, Hadri, Hadra), after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD).
Philae Temple Excursion Tour from Aswan
Philae Temple Excursion Tour from Aswan
         
Aswan
4 hours
from 39 USD
The Philae Temple, dedicated to goddess Isis, is one of the most prominent Egyptian temples in Aswan with a very interesting history. Built in the Greco-Roman era by the Ptolemaic dynasty, the temple was built over a period of 300 years. Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of love, magic, fertility and motherhood has been worshiped in Egypt for centuries. See the Temple of Isis which is built in the same way as the temples of the New Kingdom with huge pylons. The Philae Temple complex of Aswan is a must visit for anyone interested in Egypt and its history.
Kom Ombo Temple Tour from Aswan
Kom Ombo Temple Tour from Aswan
         
Aswan
4 Hours
from 43 USD
Take a trip to Aswan and marvel at the ancient Egyptian architecture of the Kom Ombo temple. Appreciate the views from the boat as you approach the Kom Ombo temple, perched on a high dune overlooking the Nile. See the temple of crocodile headed god, Sobek and the Temple of Haroeris. Admire Kom Ombo's magnificent construction - the court with a columned porch and central altar, the columns embossed with icons of lotus and papyrus symbolizing the two lands of Egypt. You'll come across images of the king leaving the palace with his subjects, the purification of the king and many other similar images on the ceiling.
Elephantine Island and Saint Simeon Monastery Tour
Elephantine Island and Saint Simeon Monastery Tour
         
Aswan
4 hours
from 48 USD
Set out on a felucca on the Nile to the Elephantine Island and the Saint Simeon Monastery to discover more about the ancient Egyptian culture and history. Explore the stone temple dedicated to the Egyptian god Khnum and understand the mechanism of the Roman Nilometre. Take a camel ride to the ruins of the Coptic Saint Simeon Monastery, dating back to the 6th century. You will be surprised to see that though this Coptic monastery is in ruins, many of its main features like the oblong, domed church, its frescos, the tower, the tombstones and the kilns are well preserved.
Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Private Tour
Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Private Tour
         
Aswan
3 hours
from 50 USD
Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk, and enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple's island location.
Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple Tour from Aswan
Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple Tour from Aswan
         
Aswan
8 hours
from 75 USD
Marvel at ancient Egyptian architecture on this trip to the Kom Ombo and Edfu temples in Aswan. Appreciate the views as you approach the Kom Ombo temple, perched on a high dune overlooking the Nile. See the temple of crocodile god, Sobek and the Temple of Haroeris. Explore the fascinating past of Egypt as you take a tour around the Edfu Temple dedicated to the falcon-headed God, Horus. Admire its magnificent construction - the temple gets a generous amount of sunlight throughout the day. Look out for a variety of battle and religious inscriptions on the walls as you explore its library, sanctuary and numerous ot…
Abu Simbel Private Tour from Aswan
Abu Simbel Private Tour from Aswan
         
Aswan
8 hours
from 103 USD
See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a minibus tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you'll enjoy a personalized visit to Abu Simbel on this private tour. With its four rock-hewn pharaohs, you'll agree that the Great Temple is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt, and the highlight of any trip to Egypt.