A Visit to the Old Cataract Hotel

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After a full day of sightseeing in Aswan, a member of our group was able to talk our guide, Sayed, into taking us to see the Old Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote her popular novel Death on the Nile. So after our Nubian Village excursion, we took a small boat and docked next to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel … Read More

The Nubian Village in Aswan

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Our last full day aboard our Nile River cruise was spent in Aswan. After seeing the main sites early in the day, we had the option of adding an extra excursion for a nominal cost. Our group agreed that a visit to the Nubian village sounded appealing, so we all boarded a small vessel and sailed upstream. When the high dam was … Read More

7 Stops in Aswan, Egypt

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Our last day on board our Nile River cruise included a full itinerary in Aswan. If you’re planning a visit to this fantastic southern Egyptian city, here’s a few ideas on what to see and do: 1. Walk on the unfinished obelisk. Many of Egypt’s ancient monuments were built from granite quarried in Aswan. At this quarry, you can see the … Read More