Private Tour To High Dam Obelisk Philae Temple With Private Guide And Van - Aswan

Overview

Our Private Guide will pick up you from your hotel with our private air-condition Van to start your private Day tour with our Team who will make your tour Unforgettable , and also we will offer you mineral Water, also we offer free Wifi, by the End we will drop you back to your hotelIncludes ; All transfers by private air-condition Van.Pick Up from your place and returnPrivate EgyptologistTour GuideAll Private tours as per program, including Egyptologist tour guide and all entrance fees to the sights as mentioned above.Free WifiMineral WaterService charge & tax.Excludes:TippingExtra Expenses

Details about this tour

Aswan is the ancient city ofSwenett, later known asSyene, which in antiquity was the frontier town ofAncient Egyptfacing the south. Swenett is supposed to have derived its name from an Egyptiangoddesswith the same name.This goddess later was identified asEileithyiaby the Greeks andLucinaby the Romans during their occupation of Ancient Egypt because of the similar association of their goddesses with childbirth, and of which the import is "the opener". The ancient name of the city also is said to be derived from theEgyptiansymbol for "trade"or "market"

Philae Temple is currently anislandin the reservoir of theAswan Low Damdownstream of theAswan DamandLake Nasser,Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansiveFirst Cataractof theNileinUpper Egyptand was the site of anEgyptian templecomplex. Theserapidsand the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902.The temple complex was later dismantled and relocated to nearbyAgilkia Islandas part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High dam.

Anobelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape orpyramidionat the top. These were originally calledtekhenuby their builders, theAncient Egyptians. TheGreekswho saw them used the Greek term 'obeliskos' to describe them, and this word passed intoLatinand ultimatelyEnglish. Ancient obelisks aremonolithic; that is, they consist of a single stone. Most modern obelisks are made of several stones; some, like theWashington Monument, are buildings.

TheAswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, theAswan High dam, is anembankment dambuilt across theNileinAswan,Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. Its significance largely eclipsed the previousAswan Low Daminitially completed in 1902 downstream. Based on the success of the Low Dam, then at its maximum utilization, construction of the High dam became a key objective of the government following theEgyptian Revolution of 1952; with its ability to control flooding better, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generatehydroelectricitythe dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt's plannedindustrialization. Like the earlier implementation, the High Dam has had a significant effect on theeconomyandcultureof Egypt.

Inclusions

  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 18 years

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

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Cancellation Policy

This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 65
Per Person