Tour to Philae Temple from Aswan
Enjoy the best Aswan Sightseeing Tours through our daily tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk, which is one of Egypt day trips in Aswan that consists of most of the highlights of Aswan, We will take you to explore the great Aswan High Dam, an engineering marvel and one of the most important projects in the modern history of Egypt.
High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk
The High Dam is considered the 2nd biggest dam in the world after the one in China, the granite quarries are your next stop to see the Unfinished Obelisk and learn more about how ancient Egyptians used to cut and transport huge stone pillars, obelisks, and stone blocks to be used in their sacred temples in Luxor and Aswan and in building the gigantic pyramids of Giza which endured throughout thousands of years almost intact, and Philae temple, dedicated to Goddess Isis and the famous myth which took place between her and her husband God Osiris and his evil brother Seth. Book your privately guided Aswan day tours and excursions now or join Cairo Top Tours groups and save up to 15% on many things to do in Aswan!
Tour to Philae Temple, High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk from Aswan
Cairo Top Tours' accurate tour guide will pick up you from any hotel in Aswan to enjoy your Aswan day tours from our Egypt day tours to begin an enjoyable tour to Philae Temple from Aswan. The tour will start as soon as you visit the high dam which is considered an engineering wonder built during the 1960s and resulted in the largest artificial lake in the world behind, the dam was created to secure Egypt from the devastation that the Nile flood used to cause on annual basis, and also from the severe droughts the country used to suffer and at the same time, was useful to manage the flooding water throughout the year. At the time of its construction, the High Dam was responsible for around 50 % of the electricity production in Egypt, providing electricity to most of Egypt’s villages for the first time.
Then you will be transferred to the granite quarries in Aswan which provided the ancient Egyptians with such an enduring substance needed for building their statues, buildings, and most importantly their obelisks, in the quarry, you will see the Unfinished Obelisk laid, this incomplete artifact shows the progress of carving an obelisk and release it from the mountain in ancient Egypt. this obelisk was most apparently cut during the time of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most dominant female rulers in the ancient Egyptian history.
then continue to visit the majestic Philae Temple the Centre of the cult of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island, the temple would have been completely submerged under the rising water if an international salvage campaign had not taken place to relocate the temple, you will reach the temple after an enjoyable boat ride to the island. Philae Temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and was actually one of the last remaining places where the ancient Egyptian religion was practiced after the spreading of Christianity in Egypt.
Temple of Goddess Isis, has the Mammissi (birth house) of Horus, son of Isis and Osiris and the protector of kingship
Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Aswan or to Aswan Airport.
What is included?
pick up service from the hotel during Aswan day tours and excursions by Cairo Top Tours and return.
All entrance fees and tickets to the mentioned sites are covered during Aswan day tours.
An expert Egyptologist guide to be with you through the excursions in Aswan.
Mineral water and soft drink on board the car during the Tour to Philae Temple from Aswan, High Dam, and Unfinished Obelisk.
All service charges and taxes are covered during your trip to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk.
What is Excluded?
Any extra activities which are not mentioned in the Egypt Day tours in the Aswan itinerary.
Tipping is not included in the price of the tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk.
Prices are applicable during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.