Aswan - High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple
About this experience
Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan's most popular and well-known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk, and enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple's island location.
Start your day tour in Aswan, we will pick you up and take you to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s.
From the top of the High Dam, you can contemplate the Lake Nasser, the Kalabsha temple in the south, and the huge power station to the north.
Once arrived at the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan, where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from, you will realize why The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved.
Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.
The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 meters from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused surrounding Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island, where your guide will take you on a walking tour around the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own.
Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site.
After finishing your tour, you'll be dropped off your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.
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• All transfers and pickups from/ to your hotel
• Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
• A qualified tour guide (in your own language )
• Nile tour by motorboat to visit Philae Temple
• Bottle of water for each participant
• Taxes and service
What's not included
• Entrance fees
• Tipping (not compulsory)
Please provide your hotel/apartment details for pick up.