Situated on the eastern bank of the Nile 899 KM south of Cairo. Aswan is considered the most beautiful winter resort not only in Egypt, but also in the whole world as it is distinguished by its fascinating nature and serenity far from the bustle of cities, and its warm weather which is characterized by dryness and sunshine throughout the year. One can spend a pleasant time wandering along the Nile corniche where the sandy tourmaline desert merges with granite rocks around aquamarine isles covered with palm trees and plants. One can also take a Nile cruise with sail-boats at sunset or a tour in the market which abounds in handicrafts, local products, spices and perfumes.