Heading off on a Nile cruise can be hugely exciting. These trips are like no other on earth. Egypt has an extraordinary history and contains many areas of natural beauty. This all makes for superb vacations. And, if you book your breaks through us here at RiverNileCruise.com, you can rest assured that you will benefit from the height of luxury too.One of the places you may well visit while on your holiday is Aswan. This is located in the south of the country just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. It is one of three main cities on the waterway, but with a population of 275,000, it is much smaller than Cairo and Luxor. Because of its relatively compact and relaxed nature, it is possible to get around this urban centre primarily on foot, giving you more of a chance to take in the details of the city. Meanwhile, it is also possible to get a taxi or, if you fancy a more unusual mode of transport, you can opt for horse-drawn carriage.Meanwhile, if you want to access the sights on the river islands or the West Bank, you will need to make use of a river boat or felluca. This location is a favourite among many of those who take Nile cruises and in part this is because of Aswan’s sheer beauty. It is decorated with palm-fringed islands and has gorgeous gardens and other sights of interest. Of course, there are also many other places to see when you head off on Nile cruise holidays.