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From Aswan: Guided Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Motorboat

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    Stop At: High Dam, Aswan Egypt

    Start your day tour in Aswan by getting picked up from your hotel or cruise ship and drive to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser to the Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan 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. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt

    The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple 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. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island, where your guide will take you on a walking tour through the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own.

    Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site.

    After finishing your tour, you'll be dropped off your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel , Nile Cruise or Accommodation in Aswan
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All transfers and pick ups from/ to your hotel or Nile Cruise
    • Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
    • Qualified tour guide (Choose your own language)
    • Nile tour by motor boat to visit Phiale temple
    • Bottle of water for each participant
    • Service , Taxes , Fuel Surcharge , Parking and Landing Fees
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sightseeing
    • Entry/Admission - High Dam
    • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The start and end times for this tour can be flexible to suit your needs
    • Please bring: Your Camera , Sunglasses , a hat or head scarf and wear light clothes
    • Student card (it gives 50% discount from adult rate for all the Entrance fees in Egypt)
    • The Egyptian government accepts only Egyptian pounds for all entrance fees around Egypt
    • Lunch is available with different options for extra small cost
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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