Philae Temple, Aswan Dam & the unfinished Obelisk

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Enjoy a private tour to explore the most three popular and most known sightseeing in Aswan. Walk on the High Dam that separates Lake Nasser from the Nile river, be surprised by the size of the unfinished Obelisk and enjoy the beauty of Philae Island and its temples.

 

What to expect

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle to start your day tour with a walk across the High Dam, which was built between 1960 and 1970 to control the Nile flooding that used to happen every year during summer.

Continue your tour to enjoy your private motorboat trip on the Nile river to Lake Nasser, which is the biggest man-made lake in the world and, Agilkia Island, which has constructed to match the size of the wonderful Philae Temple. Your tour guide will explain to you how a UNESCO project in 1960 saved Philae island with its treasures from the Nile flooding and moved it to Agilkia island, where it still locates today.

Explore Philae temple which was dedicated to the goddess Isis. occupying about a quarter of the island, and enjoy its treasures, such as the first Chapel of Isis, the Chapel of god Osiris and the Temple of god Horus.

end Your tour with a visit to a quarry houses the largest known obelisk, which is unfinished obelisk, which is the third taller obelisk than any complete obelisk in Egypt.

Enjoy your lunch in local restaurant.

Then we drive you back to your hotel.

Important Info

What is including:

  • English-speaking Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Private air-condition car.
  • Private boat to Philae Temple
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.  
  • Lunch at a good quality local restaurant.
  • Visit the Local Egyptian industry museums and shops (Papyrus, Perfume, Cotton …).
  • Bottled water during your tours.
  • All service charges and applicable taxes included

 

Excluded:

  • Any optional tours not in the itinerary.
  • Any Entrance fees for special places such like, inside pyramids (the pyramid of Cheops …).
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping.