Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam & The Unfinished Obelisk


3 hours


This private tour of the Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk are three of Aswan’s most popular sites. Travelers will get an upclose look at the dam that divides the Nile from Lake Nasser, marvel at the sheer size of the unfinished Obelisk and revel in the natural beauty of Philae Temple’s island home.


Aswan High Dam

The Unfinished Obelisk

Philae Island with Isis Temple

What You Can Expect

You will be picked from you Aswan hotel or Nile Cruise.

Head to the High Dam of Aswan and discover the incredible wonders of this engineering miracle. Built in the 1960s, this impressive structure allows travelers to look out over Lake Nasser towards the Kalabsha Temple and take in unique views o the huge power plant further to the north.

From there, make your way to the Unfinished Obelisk, located in the granite quarries. Learn how these reserves served as the main supply for ancient temples and colossi. Your Egyptologist will help you uncover the history of this place and explain how the massive obelisk was carved and then abandoned when a crack was discovered.

Finally, make your way to the Philae Temple – what is possible Aswan’s most famous site. Learn how this great temple was moved after the High Dam caused rivers to rise dangerously close to the ancient relic. Your guide will take you on a short motorboat ride and an informative walking tour of the temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis. Use additional free time to admire Philae Temple and explore on your own.

This private tour insures you the flexibility to decide how much time is spent at each of the sites, making for a truly personalized Aswan experience.

Entrance fees are not included in the price of any tours: We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees to add flexibility to your program as you may choose to skip one or more sites depending upon your interests


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