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Aswan: Philae Temple, The High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan: Philae Temple, The High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

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Tour around Aswan's greatest historical sites with your expert guide. Visit Philae Temple complex, Aswan High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, French, Georgian, German
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  • Visit the picturesque Philae Temple complex
  • Take in the view of the Nile as it crosses Aswan High Dam
  • Get a look at the Unfinished Obelisk and the story behind it
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Go on an excursion around Aswan's landmarks in one day, with a professional guide on this walking tour. Aswan marked ancient Egypt's southern frontier and is the point where the Nile is at its most majestic. After you get picked up from your hotel/hostel, your tour guide will take you to your first stop, Philae Temple. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis. It includes several shrines and sanctuaries that are thousands of years old.

Your next stop will be The High Dam. The dam is considered to be the world's largest embankment dam with a reservoir capacity of 132km. From there, you will head to the Unfinished Obelisk. Inside one of the quarries of granite stone, it is thought that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut commissioned the work during the 18th dynasty. If carved out, it would have measured about 42 meters and has been lying there for more than 3,500 years. After visiting these iconic Pharaonic landmarks, you will get dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Ruby is a wonderful guide, we had a dream time with her. We recommend it! Sincerely Valerie and Armelle

January 8, 2022

It was a great trip to the Philae Temple, and also interesting to see the dam, but the unfinished obelist was not mind-boggling.

April 19, 2022

Nice way to see what Aswan has to offer.

May 10, 2022

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