Aswan tour ( the temple of philae – high dam )

4 Hours

Overview

Take a sharing tour to explore the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering – creating Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake., and enjoy a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple – dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

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

This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam and you must ride a water taxi to the island to get to theruins. The temple was moved to its current location following the construction of the High Dam, which threatened to submerge it permanently.

The careful reconstruction at the current site carefully completed, painstakingly preserving the original appearance and layout of the complex and even landscaping the island to match its former location.
Philae rose to prominence during the Ptolomaic Dynasty as the center of the cult of the goddess Isis. This complex was actually one of the last remaining places where the ancient religion survived after the arrival of Christianity in Egypt, officially closing only in 550 AD. Early Christians then used the main temple on the island as a church.

This is the reason for the defacement of some of the figures of the ancient gods as these Christians often tried to remove the pagan imagery from their newly claimed sanctuaries. The Temple of Isis is the main feature here, but there are several other smaller temples on the island that are worth spending time admiring.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Aswan High Dam, Manteqet As Sad Al Aali, Aswan Egypt

The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. Its significance largely eclipsed the previous Aswan Low Dam initially 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 the Egyptian Revolution of 1952; with its ability to better control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt's planned industrialization. Like the earlier implementation, the High Dam has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up all travelers in any hotel in Aswan for free expect for hotels in the Nubian village of Gharb Sohel with extra fees . afternoon tour 1h30 pm we need your hotel name and room number
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cost Includes

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist english speaking tour guide
  • Parking Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Cost Excludes

  • entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • motor boat of philae temple
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
  • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam

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

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