Private-day Tour To Philae Temple High Dam Unfinished Obelisk In Aswan

Overview

Start your tour to the High dam of Aswan which was completed in 1964, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Containing more material than used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Dam is 11,811 ft long, 3215 ft thick at the base, 364 ft tall and is carved into from the existing granite, providing irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. 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. Proceed your trip to visit the majestic Philae Temple which 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, Philae Temple was built on the honor of goddess Isis the chief deity of the island. At the end of your tour you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Details about this tour

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nile Cruise in Aswan to visit Aswan's templeTemple of Isis at Philae which its construction started during the reign of Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman emperors. And it was dedicated to goddess Isis which was considered the mother of god and she is the mother god Horus and the consort of God Osiris

then a visit to High Dam which is one of the most important achievements of the last century in Egypt .It Contains 18 times the material used in the great pyramid of Cheops and It provides Egypt with the water and electricity
Then you will visit the . After that Ending the tour with Aswan Granite Quarries as Aswan was considered as the main granite supplier for all Egypt. You will find there the famous Unfinished Obelisk which is most probably belonged to Queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty. It measures about 42 meters and it's considered as the heaviest obelisk ever cut in ancient Egypt.

Then, you will be escorted by air conditioned vehicle to the hotel

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Philae Temple

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 16
Per Person