Cairo to Aswan 5 Days Trip

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Nile Cruise
  • Airplane

From Cairo to Aswan: An Epic Journey! By road, train or air – it covers 700 kilometers.Start in Cairo, where ancient wonders like the Pyramids of Giza await. Then, hit the road across the Sahara, stopping at Minya to explore ancient ruins.

Set along the stunning Nile River, Aswan is home to historical treasures such as the Temple of File. Cruise the Blue River and relax in comfortable accommodations. This is a fascinating journey through the history, culture and natural beauty of Egypt.


Cairo to Aswan is a journey that takes you through the heart of Egypt and offers a glimpse into its rich history and culture. The trip is approximately 700 km long and can be done by road, rail or air. However, traveling by road is the most popular option as it provides the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery along the way.

The journey begins in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt and one of the largest cities in Africa. The city is renowned for its rich history, which is reflected in the numerous monuments, museums and other landmarks that can be found throughout the city. Some of the most famous landmarks in Cairo include the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and the Citadel of Saladin.

After exploring the city for a day or two, it’s time to hit the road and make your way to Aswan. The journey takes you along the Nile River and through the heart of the Sahara Desert, offering breathtaking views of the sand dunes and the distant mountains.

As you approach Aswan, you will pass through the city of Minya, which is renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage. This is a great place to stop and explore some of the ancient ruins, including the Beni Hassan tombs, which date back to the Middle Kingdom period.

Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be struck by its picturesque setting on the Nile River, surrounded by lush green fields and the towering hills of Nubia. The city is also known for its rich history, with several ancient monuments and landmarks to explore, including the Temple of Philae, the Aswan High Dam and the Nubian Village.

One of the best ways to experience Aswan is to take a Nile River cruise, which will take you on a journey along the river, stopping at various temples, tombs and other landmarks along the way. This is a great opportunity to get a closer look at the ancient monuments and learn more about their history and significance.

Another popular activity in Aswan is to visit the Nubian Village, which is a community of Nubian people who have lived in the area for generations. The Nubian people are known for their vibrant culture and traditions, and visiting the village offers the opportunity to learn about their way of life and experience their hospitality.

Aswan is also a great place to relax and unwind, with a number of luxurious hotels, resorts and spas to choose from. Whether you want to spend your time lounging by the pool or exploring the local area, Aswan has something for everyone.

In conclusion, the trip from Cairo to Aswan is a journey that will take you on a journey through the heart of Egypt, offering a glimpse into its rich history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you’re interested in ancient history, stunning scenery or simply relaxing and unwinding, this trip is sure to be a memorable experience.


Cairo to Aswan by flight, you have now arrived at Aswan . Here you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 3days.
After lunch you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan to rejoin your cruise and as the Nile laps gently underneath you, dinner will be served.

A new on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt

An early breakfast and then it is time to the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna.
Once you reach Esna you can watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner

Another early day visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent templeKarnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat .

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and host shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.


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