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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

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Highlights
  • Highlights of Aswan tour, led by a qualified Egyptologist guide
  • See the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • View the mammoth High Dam and learn how and why this engineering marvel was built in the 1960s
  • Visit a quarry to see the Unfinished Obelisk, an ancient obelisk left in situ during ancient times
  • Explore the Philae Temple, an ancient pilgrimage center to the goddess Isis
  • Tour the beautiful, island-set temple with its courts, chambers and kiosk
  • Aswan hotel, cruise ship or Aswan Airport pickup and drop-off included
Overview

See the highlights of picturesque Aswan on a comprehensive tour with an expert Egyptologist guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, start with views of the Aswan High Dam, the massive 1960s structure built to counter theĀ annual flooding of the Nile. Admire the dam and then see the Unfinished Obelisk, a gigantic, half-carved obelisk abandoned in its quarry by ancient quarrymen. Later, ride a boat to Philae Temple, renowned for its beautiful island location. Tour the magnificent courts, terraces and chambers dedicated to the goddess Isis before returning to Aswan proper.

Departure Point

Hotel, cruise ship or airport in Aswan

Departure Time

8am

Duration

Approximately ~ 4 Hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point or concludes in Aswan hotel

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling chargeses
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Languages Available

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Itinerary

The day begins at 8am, when your Egyptologist guide collects you from the airport, or your hotel or cruise ship, for a day tour of the stunning Nile-side city of Aswan. You’ll travel by air-conditioned vehicle to view the Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle built in the 1960s to control the flooding of the Nile.

Next on your itinerary is the Unfinished Obelisk, a part-carved obelisk abandoned in its quarry by ancient quarrymen: your guide will explain the techniques used by craftsmen to create these classic monuments. Most likely this obelisk was created for Queen Hatshepsut, the extraordinary female pharaoah who sometimes wore the traditional pharaoah’s beard and built a vast temple on Luxor’s West Bank.

After the Unfinished Obelisk, you’ll transfer by road and boat to the green and beautiful island of Philae at the heart of the Nile. Here you’ll explore the pylons, columns and courtyards of the stunning temple of Isis, the Egyptian fertility goddess whose cult spread from Egypt across the Roman Empire. Drop-off to your hotel is at around 4pm.

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