Aswan Highlights High Dam, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk
Our tours are designed for independent travelers because we understand the special arrangements and flexibility you desire. We can help you with what you need arranged, and give you the best information we can on the rest. We combine high-quality service with the cheapest price. All of our trips are in small groups (max of about 8). All our visits to monuments are with an Egyptologist.
What's included :
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
- Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
- Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt
Philae Island gained great importance to the ancient Egyptian due to its distinguished location, as it and the island of Aswan formed natural geographical boundaries, and it was known in the Egyptian texts as the dividing line. As for the word "Philae" it is derived from the Greek word "Velai" meaning the beloved, and it has been defined in Arabic literature In the name of “Anas Al-Wujud” as it is related to folklore stories, the efforts of the Nuba Archaeological Fund have succeeded in transferring the entire island’s ruins to the neighboring island of Agelika.
The "Temple of Isis" is the main temple on the island, occupying a quarter of its area, and was built by King Ptolemy II in the place of another smaller temple that was also dedicated to Isis and dedicated to the soldiers assigned to protect the borders of southern Egypt, and many Ptolemaic kings contributed to its construction.
The island also has a temple dedicated to the worship of Hathor, as well as the "Nachtenbo I" booth, as well as the "Taharqa" booth which was also constructed by Isis.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan Egypt
The missing obelisk lies on the northern edge of the obelisk quarry, which is the most important granite quarry in Aswan; it was discovered in 2005 in the quarries of Aswan where its stones were used to build the pyramid group of King Khufu and also cut many obelisks.
This obelisk is the longest Egyptian obelisk, with a length of about 42 m, and a weight of about 1,000 tons. The work of this obelisk was not completed due to the cracking of its surface. The importance of the missing obelisk is due to the fact that it has shown how to make obelisks and cut huge stones. For example, stones were found in the diorite stone - up to 6 kg in weight - used as hammers to separate and cut off the sides of the obelisk and its effects are evident on the obelisk body, which is the process Prior to making a trench around the obelisk, this huge block could be freed completely.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Aswan High Dam, Manteqet As Sad Al Aali, Aswan Egypt
Orders were given to build the High Dam in southern Egypt in the city of Aswan, with a direct order from the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, to reserve flood water coming from Sudan to provide Egypt's needs for the Nile water for drinking, sanitation and agricultural services, and thus Egypt would have moved after the construction of this dam from seasonal agriculture Which depends on the annual flood to a country with sustainable agriculture.
The construction of the High Dam began in 1961 AD and took 10 years to complete, and it is considered the greatest stone building in the modern era.
The late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat opened it in 1971.
Egypt needed its time for material support to build the High Dam and went to borrow from the World Bank, but it was unable to do so. At that time, President Gamal Abdel Nasser decided to go to the Soviet Union, which funded the project to build the High Dam in the days of its President Khrushchev
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
- Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons