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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

4 Absolutely loved it! 11 Reviews

  • Location: Aswan, Egypt
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3124ASW01

Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan 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.


Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included

Depart your Aswan hotel or cruise ship and travel 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 gaze across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. 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 today 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 through 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.

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Aswan hotels or Port area
Departure Time:
9:00am (later departures are available until 12:00pm (midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

Philae Temple, Aswan

Inclusions:
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jusvant L, February 2011

Stunning, our guide Dina was wonderful. she knew what she was talking about and explained it in a way that we understood. Dina was brilliant by far the best guide we had (that is saying something as Nana in Cairo was pretty good too).

Reviewed by: Carolyn M, August 2008

Our guide was excellent and we loved Philae - a peaceful oasis after Abu Simbel.
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