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Upper Egypt


Suggested tours during your stay in the Red Sea from Port Ghalib


Aswan


Aswan is Egypt’s hottest and driest inhabited city of Egypt. Aswan is one of the driest inhabited places in the world.
Aswan’s climate ranges from mild in the winter to very hot in the summer with absolutely no rain all year. It is characterized by its warm weather, its dryness and sunshine all over the year, which make it one of the most beautiful resort in the whole world.
The stone quarries of ancient Egypt located here were celebrated for their stone, and especially for the granitic rock called Syenite. They furnished the colossal statues, obelisks, and colossal shrines that are found throughout Egypt.

Elephantine Island
In the old time, it was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt’s southern border. The Island houses the relics of stone temples of various eras as well as “The Nilometer” dating from the Roman era.

Kitchener Island (Plantation Island)
An oval-shaped island in the Nile at Aswan was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s for his part in the Sudanese campaigns while he was the Egyptian Consul.
Kitchener, who was a keen gardener turned his island home into a botanical garden, importing exotic plants and trees which flourished in the Aswan climate.
The botanical garden was constructed in 1899 under the supervision of the Ministry of Irrigation and turned into an experimental station for plants from equatorial regions in 1928.
The visitor to Kitchener’s Island today will find a peaceful paradise, full of shady trees, beautiful flowers and unusual plants among the paved walkways. The island is a haven for rare exotic birds of many kinds.
It is now owned by the Egyptian government, and is now known as "Plantation Island", it is also called Plant Island or Geziret el-Nabatat.

Unfinished Obelisk


The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Granite Quarry. Incompletely carved it still lies where a crack was discovered when hewn in the rock.
If raised, it would have 41 metres hight and would have weighted over 2.3 million pounds (1 million kilograms) and would have been the worlds largest piece of stone ever handled.
It proofs the ancient Egyptian’s art and techniques in carving obelisks.

Philae Temple


Over flooded by the Nile, it was dismantled and reassembled on Agilika Island about 1,800 feet, 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island.
The temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis and is in a beautiful setting which had been landscaped to match its original site.
It’s various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan’s Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

Sound & Light Show of Philae
Philae has an impressive "Sound and Light" show. As darkness descends on the Pylons and monuments of the island, they are lit by spotlights of various colors producing a breathtaking effect.

The High Dam


The biggest change on the Nile in all its history was the building of the High Dam South of Aswan. A huge water reservoir aiming to protect Egypt from the floods and provide the country electricity.
It took ten years to build it and was completed in 1970 to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902.
The Dam is 114 meters high and 3.6 kilometers long.
Upstream, it creates a reservoir of water, called Lake Nasser,Before the reservoir was made, the land was the home of 100,000 farming people known as the Nubians who had to be given new houses and lands as a compensation for the loss of their properties.

Abu Simbel


A magnificent archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in the most southern part of Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan.
It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage known as the "Rescued Nubia Monuments".
Their relocation is an accomplishment realized by the UNESCO The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid being submerged by the water of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan dam on the Nile River.

The two temples were originally carved out on the mountainside. Ramses II, in the 13th century BC, built them.
The Great Temple as a lasting monument for himself and dedicated to the sun god RA.
The most remarkable, in this temple, is the scene of the Kadesh battle against the Hittites, where his victories are beautifully recorded.
The second temple also called “ the temple of Hathor” goddess of love and beauty was built for his wife queen Nefertari. Both the King and the Queen are represented on the wall of the temple offering sacrifices to the gods.
Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions.

Manga Island


The town of Aswan in Upper Egypt marked the southern boundary of Ancient Egypt. Over the centuries Aswan has been the gateway to Africa and the Nubian Land It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, located on the East bank. In the west bank lies the desert with its golden sands.

Known for its islands , Mango island is one of the best kept secret in Aswan. Enjoy the boat trip in the River Nile to a haven of tranquility. We invite you to a lifetime experience in our amazing get away island, the perfect setting for the lovers of natural landscapes.
You can enjoy a lunch, a dinner or just an afternoon tea in the most secluded atmosphere in the middle of the Nile, where every seat offers a breathtaking view. During dinner, you will enjoy a Folkloric show and or the traditional music Aswan is famous for.