Tour Highlights: High Dam – Philae Temple – Unfinished Obelisk
Duration: 5 – 7
Tour Type: Private / Sharing – Upon Request
Explore Aswan and discover this most popular site on this guided tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the alluring Temple of Philae, set on its own island in the Nile.
Your day starts with a visit to the magnificent Aswan High Dam. Although it was constructed several millennia after the majority of Egypt’s iconic landmarks, the High Dam is equally as impressive. A miracle of modern engineering, the dam is 364 feet high and spans for over two miles and contains eighteen times the material used to build the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Once, the largest rock-filled dam in the world, today the dam provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt.
From here, you continue to the Unfinished Obelisk. Much of the granite used for Egypt’s temples was quarried in Aswan and in the Northern Quarry you will find an unfinished obelisk that has remained in situ ever since a crack was discovered as it was hewn from the rock. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk that once stood proud at Karnak, if completed the obelisk would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled.
Your tour concludes with a visit to the beautiful Temple of Philae. Dismantled and reassembled on higher ground after the completion of the Aswan High Dam threatened its existence, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and is set on its own island. The temple is widely regarded as the prettiest in Egypt.
Valid till 31 December 2014
Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12 years will charge 50 % from Adult rate
Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
Met & Assist from & to your hotel at Aswan.
All transfers by air condition vehicle.
Private Egyptologist tour guide (all languages).
Entrance to private rooms or areas inside any temple or Museum.
Tips to guide & driver.
Any Souvenir from any purchasing stop.
Entry Visa to Egypt which had to be handle from your side.
International Air tickets from & to Egypt.