Located close to Aswan’s corniche, The Old Cataract is steeped in history and provides the most glorious sunsets over the River Nile. Agatha Christie stayed here, and the furniture and décor reflects this era beautifully.
Movenpick Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
Although quite easily the ugliest building in Aswan, perched like an airport control tower in the middle of the Nile, the Movenpick is actually a very pleasant place to stay. Located on the famous Elephantine Island, it boasts excellent views and beautiful gardens. There are good facilities and the new swimming pool is without question Aswan's finest.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The great Sun Temple of Abu Simbel epitomizes the monumentalism of the New Kingdom during its imperial heyday, when Ramses II waged colonial wars from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the Fourth Cataract.
Take a short boat ride before disembarking into a colonnaded courtyard, which will lead you into Philae Temple itself, flanked by wonderfully carved pylons.
The highlight of this excursion is crossing the Nile in a boat and being greeted by sights of the floodlit Philae Temple silhouetted against the rocks and surrounding water.