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“Loved it. Beautiful!”

Aswan Botanical Garden
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Felucca Ride on the Nile in Aswan at Sunset
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Private Felucca Tour: Aswan Botanic Gardens
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Aswan
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Grafton Australia
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“Loved it. Beautiful!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

While visiting Aswan, be sure to visit these beautiful gardens on Kitchener's Island. We organised different mini tours over several days in Aswan by Aswan Individual, who are a company that uses locals providing services to tourists. Look them up they are on TA and are excellent.
If you wanted to fly solo so to speak then you can get a motorboat from the east bank across to Kitchener's for a small fee, you will be charged 5LE/EGP but this really should be 1-2LE. The gardens stretch from the one end of the island to the other. We even saw a Jacaranda tree, ( there are many of these trees from the town we are from in Australia). We took around 40 mins to see them but you could probably do it in less time. There are a number of cafes and kiosks there if you choose to make a day of it. I have said this on every review, expect to pay 1-2LE for toilet use and always take extra toilet paper with you.
If you wanted to make a tour of it, Aswan Individual booked a felucca captain for us. We caught a motorboat to the west bank, camel trekked the short distance to the nobles tombs ( well worth seeing) expect to pay small fee for tombs to be opened for you, then continued by camel to see the Monastery of St Simeon takes about 1 hr to look through and then camel trekked back to the river's edge where we met our felucca captain who took us to Kitchener's Island, dropped us off one end and picked us up the other, then motored around Elephantine Island, stopped for lunch at his house and a tour of the island, and we were then taken back to the east bank in the afternoon. It was a superb day!!
The same captain took us the following day this time by felucca (the first day being by his motorboat not enough wind) up the first cataract to the Old Dam and Loch and then again for lunch at his house and we went to a Nubian's house and cuddled a Nile Croc... absolutely awesome day again!! Entry to the botanical gardens is 10LE/EGP

Visited December 2011
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Great island”
Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

A very peaceful place I enjoyed traveling through the Nile with a great view.
The island contains a great variety of plants and flowers.
Highly recommended place for visit.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Take a feluca ride over to the Island and spend 1-2 hours exploring the Island. In conjunction with the feluca sailing experience it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Visited March 2012
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“Good for one or two hours of relaxation”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

You go there by sail boats and u can spend an hour or two there relaxing along some rare planets ... Nothing more to see.

Thank Ahmed-allam79
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“Wonderful Treat!”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

This really was a wonderful treat. All of the flowers in bloom and trees everywhere were awesome. It was lush and green, a stark contrast to the desert on the other side of the Nile. There were a couple of shops in the garden to buy a drink or snacks and sit to relax. There were several families there having picnics and it was a great atmosphere. You will have to negotiate with a boat to take you to the island and agree on how long you will stay and price before you get on the boat. There will be people who want to by your "guide" but you really don't need one.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank CrystalMO
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