Aswan

The southern gateway to Egypt, as named by the Ancient Egyptians. Aswan has 1.6 million inhabitants. Unlike luxor, Aswan is a major administrative, industrial and commercial center. Therefore, boasting a better varied economy than luxor.
Similar to luxor, aswan has a lot to offer, however, international flight accessibility isn't like Luxor.
Aswan does not offer the same variety of accommodations as luxor. However, in terms of eco tourism, hostels & boutique lodges, aswan wins the bet.
The population is a mixture of Nubians & Arabs. Well, do not get confused, they are both Egyptians. We are talking here about ethnicity. The presence of thousands of Nubians makes Aswan unique culturally. This is a feature that could be explored in numerous ways when planning aswan positioning in itineraries.

A view from hill top looking down on a Nubian Village on the west bank of Aswan.

A view from hill top looking down on a Nubian Village on the west bank of Aswan.

Nubian Village view from the Nile, Aswan.

Nubian Village view from the Nile, Aswan.

Nubian lodges over looking the Nile.

Nubian lodges over looking the Nile.

Nubians likes their home exterior to be colorful.

Nubians likes their home exterior to be colorful.