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


Cover the highlights of bustling, history-filled Aswan during this full-day private tour. Marvel at the modern engineering feat known as the High Dam, learn how ancient monuments were constructed during a visit to the unfinished obelisk, and hop aboard a motorboat to travel across the Nile to stunning Philae Temple.


Day 1 :

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Stop At: Aswan High Dam, Manteqet As Sad Al Aali, 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, Sheyakhah Oula, 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: 45 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Aswan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley

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

    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your accommodation in Aswan ( Hotel or Nile Cruise ,, etc ) Please send us the name of your accommodation and room number if exists when you check in
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • Entrance fees to all the sightseeing ( 23 USD per adult in total , student and child 50% discount )
  • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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