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A holiday to Aswan is great for couples.
Average Flight Time:
5 hours
Time Difference:
2 hours
Average Temp:
35°C
Currency:
EGP

Standing on the Eastern banks of the Nile, approximately 80 miles south of Luxor, this large city is a bustling port of call. Home to beautiful Lake Nasser and the High Dam, as well as the Temples of Philae, it's bursting with fascinating things to see and do. Haggle in the markets, relax by the river and get a full-on culture fix before you continue with your cruise.

Weather Map More info...
Jan
23°C
Feb
26°C
Mar
30°C
Apr
35°C
May
38°C
Jun
41°C
Jul
41°C
Aug
40°C
Sep
39°C
Oct
36°C
Nov
29°C
Dec
24°C
The climate in Aswan is especially dry and hot. Just north of the Tropic of Cancer, it's know for being one of the driest cities in the world. Daytime highs regularly reach 35°C in the summer, and still hit around 25°C in the winter. The coolest month of the year is January, when temperatures still hit the late teens. Rain is virtually non-existent and the coldest temperature ever recorded in the city was 10.5°C.
Things to see & do

Sightseeing is the main attraction in Aswan: Swing by Lake Nasser and the High Dam, check out the breathtaking Temple of Philae, or cool off in the beautiful botanical gardens on Kitchner's Island. Don't miss the chance to haggle for local crafts in one of Aswan's traditional markets. Other mustsee sights include the spectacular Edfu Light & Sound Show, the Nubian Museum, Elephantine Island and the Unifinished Obelisk.

Cruise stops here are all about the sightseeing, so there isn't much in the way of nightlife. Still, you'll find Nubian dancing and cultural shows at most upscale hotels in Aswan.

Food & drink

From peaceful shisha cafes to gorgeous riverside restaurants, Aswan is packed with plenty of places to eat. Don't miss fresh fish from Lake Nasser or the Red Sea.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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