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Cruises to Aswan

Aswan, Egypt (Photo: Marcel Bakker/Shutterstock)

About Aswan

A mid-size city situated on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, Aswan is a true hub of culture and ancient history. There are a number of archaeological sites in Aswan, but it lacks the urban chaos of Cairo, making it an ideal destination for those who want to explore Egypt's rich history away from the hustle and bustle.

Visitors can take a traditional boat ride along the river to see the ruins of the Temple of Khnum, which dates back to 180 B.C.; check out Elephantine Island, which served as the cult center of the ancient god Khnum; visit the Nubian Museum; go for a camel ride at the Nubian Village or visit the Aswan Market where locals shop for food, spices and other goods.

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River Tosca
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River Tosca

11 Night
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38 Reviews
Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser

13 Night
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3 Reviews
Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Oberoi Group
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S.S. Sphinx

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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S.S. Sphinx

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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River Tosca

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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Why go to Aswan?

Pros:

Aswan offers travelers the chance to explore Egypt’s ancient history and rich culture without the crowds and chaos.

Cons:

Ongoing political unrest may affect travel plans to Egypt.

Bottom Line:

There are tons of landmarks, cultural and historic sights to keep cruisers busy in Aswan.


Aswan Cruise Reviews
Phillea Temple was beautiful and situated on an island. I thought the sound and light show was worth seeing but not a "must do". Our boat ride to a Nubian village and the trip to the Papyrus center were both... Read More
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Kirklulu
Where to start. I recommend previous research... Read More
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BarbaraMafuta
We enjoyed this city greatly. We saw the Great Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser.... Read More
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KevScratch
Amazing Dam constructions by the Russians. It was worth having mobile internet to read up on the history, wars, and politics that led up to it being built by the Russians instead of the UK or the US.... Read More
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