Is a very old city been open to different nation as a market, It was considered as the gate to Africa and its products.
The name of Aswan deprived from the word of “swan” the very hard stone as it is considered a very big quarry of Granite and basalt stone.
It is a very small, beautiful city along the Nile River.
Aswan is where we have different small islands where a few Pharaonic sites is like Kalabsha Island, Philae temple, and the high dam as well.
As it was used as a big quarry so we found a broken unfinished obelisk.
The old dam and the new one of Aswan built in this city where we used to have the Nubian villages, that later on been relocated at different spots behind the Lake of Nasser.
we have 2 kinds of cruises pass by here, the first one coming and going to Luxor, the 2nd is what we call “behind the dam cruise” that starts from the High dam.
There is a railway station in Aswan from where all the 1st class, the 2nd class train and the sleeper trains start from.
What is ecotourism?
It means Tourism to areas of ecological interest includes green travel, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife, nature travel, responsible travel, ethical travel, mindful travel, conscious travel, and many others.
Ecotourism should adopt more environmentally friendly practices, protect the natural and cultural heritage of a destination, and support local communities.
First of all, it focuses on experiencing and learning more about nature, its landscape, flora, and their habitats, as well as cultural artifacts from the locality. A complicated relationship between the environment and tourist activities is possible when this philosophy can be translated into appropriate approach, useful planning and tactful practicum. Carefully planned and operated ecotourism places & sites, especially if it is a small place or a village-based and includes local interaction too, is able to provide direct advantages that might offset pressure from other less sustainable behaviors and activities that make the maximum use of cultural and natural resources.
Is Egypt tourism industry shifting towards eco-tourism?
Egypt is been always known for its history, ancient civilization and its sites such as pyramids, and temples. Moving toward the ecotourism is a great chance or a sustainable and flourishing tourism. There are a lot of sites considered as a part of the international heritage as per the UNESCO, besides the Valley of the whales known as wadi El Hitan, in Fayoum oasis,
Eco-Tours offer in Egypt here the desert safari tours to a different oasis like Siwa oasis which is a part of the western desert.
There is also a boat tour around the Nile: very Eco-friendly boat not a big cruise with fancy swimming pools.
Is very inspiring, Egypt has got various interests, nature and types of landscape too. Plenty of unique tours which take you to different unique destination in Egypt.
The variety of the nature of desert can take your mind away from the crowd to a different unique colors of desert, the so-called white desert: which indicates the remnant of a great ancient ocean which appears now only in limestone formations, the look white as per the color of the submarine stone.
There is the black desert as well, which resulted from the eruption of Volcanoes in Egypt. Have Egypt had ever volcanoes? The answer is yes. And that exists here in the black desert.
Have you never ever imagine how colorful sea life could be?? Then come to the Red Sea to fulfill your fertile imagination. It is very colorful and lively looking corals and sea life. The best place for diving, snorkeling or even just swimming. Different destinations starting from the southern borders up to Sinai.
One of the very fascinating other aspects is the important religious background of Egypt related to all religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Holy flight into Egypt; when Jesus Christ the baby came along with St. Mary and St. Joseph from Jerusalem, The Exodus of Moses through the desert of Sinai, even the spread of Islam in the Middle East.
Egypt is the gift of the Nile as Herodotus the ancient historian mentioned, it’s the main vein of the ancient life and civilization, the vital force of the Egyptian soul.
Nile cruise tour is one of the Unique tours in Egypt, which takes you in a time machine to smell the history Oder along the banks of the Nile through the temples of Luxur and Aswan, to be able to roam around and touch the history of the Pharaohs and their temples, it can also take you behind the high dam of Aswan to sail really close to the crocodiles of the Nile.