Aswan International Festival for Arts & Culture - The Winter Journey Across The Land of Pharaohs

Organized by Ehab Hamed
[ EGYPT ] From the far South at Abu Simbel, when the wonder of solar Perpendicular phenomenon happen annually along 7000 of years. And at the attractive city of River Nile, The Aswan International Festival for Arts & Culture will take place << 18th - 22nd Feb 2014 >>

In Cooperation with Ministry of Culture; CouchSurfing EgYpT is hosting the national event and organizing the Winter Journey Across The Land Pharaohs along side with the international festival.

Thousands of Egyptians, Expats, and foreign travelers are invited through our Community page.
https://www.facebook.com/CouchSurfing.EgYpTFB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443850179049398


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THE FESTIVAL
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Along five days, Aswan governorate will present Egyptian and international folk art troupes in celebration with the solar phenomenon. Many countries are participating with their national troupes and China is the Guest of Honor.

During the festival, you will enjoy:

- Street performances.
- Nile performances.
- Concerts
- Egyptian Folk Arts
- International Folk Arts
- Sound & Lights
- Touristic tours

* The Festival program will be added soon.

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THE PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES & TROUPES
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<<< EGYPTIAN TROUPES >>>

- El Houraya for folk art troupe.
- Ismailia for folk art troupe.
- Tannoura for heritage art troupe.
- Luxor folk art troupe.
- Malouy Folk art troupe.
- Aswan folk art troupe.
- Toushka folk art troupe.


<<< INTERNATIONAL TROUPES >>>

- BANGLADESH >> Nitto Rong troupe
- CHINA >> Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Wulanmuqi Performing Arts Group.
- GEORGIA >>
- GREECE >> Aetogiannis for folk art troupe
- INDONISIA >>
- ITALY >> Contesa Del Secchio folk art troupe
- ROMANIA >> Student Folk Ensemble MUGURELUL.


Let's meet with the world's Art & Culture on the land of Pharaohs.. Cultural, entertainment, and dancing activities, and more all over the city.

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How to join and get there
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Generally we aim to encourage people to go attending and enjoying this festival and experience the culture and art differences nationally and also worldwide, whatever the way you can get there.

All Festival shows are Free, however going there and stay for 5 days will cost each one of us So you can choose whatever suits you

1- Searching for a couch in Aswan, although we haven't found a CS community in Aswan.

2- Search online for whatever hostel you prefer, customize your trip and booking it online.

3- Join our community of CouchSurfing EgYpT and our itinerary.


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The Winter Journey - Accommodation & Trip Program
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We did our homework to get a proper accommodation there while maintaining a nice place with the best discounts offered to us. We discussed it in our weekly meetings and finally choose to go for the following

<<< ACCOMMODATION >>>

- Mövenpick Resort Aswan >> 3 nights.
- Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort >> 1 night


## Accommodation cost per person in double room " BB " for the 4 nights >> 1050 EGP.
- Same cost for foreigners whom have resident visa.
- This is an average cost ( slightly more or less +/- 50 ) based on the total number or reservations received.

* You can check online or wherever to ensure that we almost get 50% discount

** You can also search or any other hotel/hostel online and book it and then join us there in the described plan


<<< Tours & Plan >>>

>> What's included.

* Attending the festival shows along five days in different spots.
- [ Aswan # Gharb Seel (Nubian Village ) # Abu Simbel.]

* Touristic visits to
- [ Abu Simbel # Philae temple # High Dam # Obelisk # Nubian Village " Gharb Seel " # Nubian museum # Aswan Market # Abu Simbel Market # El Nubalaa tomb # Botanical Gardens ].

* Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel (Optional, extra fee 55 EGP for entrance ticket).
* Solar Perpendicular " Sun Festival ".
* Tour guide, entrance fee for the sightseeing, and transport included. ( All Festival shows are free except Sound & light ).

## Tour offered will cost in average 350 EGP per person. Finally it depends on our total number of travelers to share the total expenses.


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RESERVATION & CONTACTS
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We have to book the accommodation and make sure from the total number joined to calculate the shared price for each in the tour. This is must be in advance..

Please Call me directly to proceed : +2 01001766198
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