Visit the burial places of ancient Egyptian dignitaries on a private half-day tour of Aswan’s Tombs of the Nobles.
Visit the burial places of ancient Egyptian dignitaries on a private half-day tour of Aswan's Tombs of the Nobles. Ride a motorboat across the River Nile, climb to the Cliffside tombs, and head inside to admire the wall paintings and hieroglyphics that depict the nobles' lives. Learn about the tombs from your guide and visit the cliff top domed Qubbet el-Hawa shrine for panoramic views.
- 5 hours
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- Your Hotel in Aswan
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Why you'll love this trip
Ride a motorboat across the River Nile, climb to the Cliffside tombs, and head inside to admire the wall paintings and hieroglyphics that depict the nobles’ lives. Learn about the tombs from your guide
visit the clifftop domed Qubbet el-Hawa shrine for panoramic views
Explore the most interesting tombs from the Old and Middle Kingdoms and View the paintings and texts detailing the lives of ancient nobles.
Very comfortable – Pickup and drop off from / to your location in Aswan
Suitable for all ages and genders.
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, and transfer to the Nile side where your motor boat is waiting. Board your boat and cross the Nile to the high cliffs opposite Aswan, just north of Kitchener's Island.
A set of stairs cutting across the hill takes you up to the tombs from the Boat landing. The Nobles tombs in Aswan dates mainly from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt and most follow a simple plan, with an entrance hall, a pillared room and a corridor leading to the burial chamber. The tombs provide important vivid wall paintings showing scenes of everyday life details of officials.
The tombs are decorated with, hieroglyphic biographies and inscriptions telling of the noblemen's journeys into Africa. On top of the hill above the tombs of the Nobles there is a small shrine or tomb of a local sheikh and holy man "Kubbet el-Hawa" Translated as "the dome of the wind". The climb is rewarded with amazing views of Aswan, the Nile River and the surrounding landscape. After finishing, transfer back to your Nile Cruise or hotel in Aswan.
- Pick up service from your hotel in Aswan and return.
- Professional English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
- Bottled water during your trip.
- All service charges and taxes.
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal Spending.