Aswan and Lake Nasser Travel Guide


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Plan Your Aswan and Lake Nasser Vacation

Egyptians today take for granted modern control of the Nile: they open their faucets complacently, even if they don't always obtain the desired results. But in antiquity the river and its capricious annual floods were endowed with divinity and honored with all the force of the empire. The floodwaters acted as god and teacher, as the ancients learned the movements of the stars and devised calendars in order to predict the arrival of the inundation.


Aswan and Lake Nasser Hotels

Aswan has relatively few hotel choices, particularly in the midrange. You can expect rates to be higher here than for equivalent accommodations in more


Aswan and Lake Nasser Restaurants

Aswan's independent eateries serve Egyptian food with a Nubian flair. Other cuisines are found in hotel restaurants. The variable city tax on more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Aswan and Lake Nasser

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Aswan and Lake Nasser Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Abu Simbel: Study the powerful yet serene face of the pharaoh on the monumental statuary on the facade of the Temple of Ramses II.... Read more

  • The Old Cataract Hotel

    The Old Cataract (, which opened in 1900, is a living monument to the age of imperialism. Rising out of a granite bluff overlooking... Read more

  • Gamel Abdel Nasser

    Lake Nasser is named after Egypt's most important modern-day politician, Gamel Abdel Nasser (Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasir), who broke the ties of colonialism... Read more

  • The Cult of Isis

    Isis is a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon. Wife of Osiris, she was responsible for bringing her husband back to life after his jealous... Read more

  • Overland Convoys to Abu Simbel

    As is the case throughout Upper Egypt, foreign tourists are not allowed to travel independently. All taxis and private cars carrying foreign... Read more


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