Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour
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Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour
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Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour

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Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Egypt

Your expert tour guide will pick you up from Aswan (Hotel, Nile Cruise, Train station for free - Pick up from Aswan Airport is subject to US$10 per person) and accompany you in a guided tour to visit the unfinished obelisk in Aswan northern granite quarry. It was ordered by Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh (1508–1458 BC). It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: High Dam, Aswan Egypt

Proceed to visit the high dam, a rock fill dam built across the Nile in Aswan, between 1960 and 1970 with the aim to regulate the Nile River flooding, to store the water for agriculture and to generate hydro electric power

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Enjoy a short motor boat ride to Philae Temple Island, the most ancient structure in the Island was the temple of the Goddess Isis, ordered by the native Pharaoh Nectanebo I (380-362 BC), Nectanebo was a great builder and restore. For the other Temples, Chapels and ruins date from the Ptolemaic times, more especially with the reigns of Ptolemy Philadelphus, Ptolemy Epiphanes, and Ptolemy Philometor (282-145 BC), with many traces of Roman work most notable in the Kiosk of Emperor Trajan (98-117 ad), enjoy free time at leisure. You will then be transferred back to your accommodation in Aswan

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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  • Pick-up and return service
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return way Motor boat ride to philae temple Island
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Professional Egyptologist tour guide
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Admission fee to Philae temple Island
  • Admission fee to Aswan high Dam
  • Admission fee to the Granite Quarry and the unfinished obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - High Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
Not included
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Tipping)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your guide will pick you up at your Aswan hotel reception or Nile cruise port
  • Pickup and drop-off at Aswan railway station is free of charge
  • Pickup and drop-off at Aswan airport or Gharb Soheil hotels is subject to an additional fee of US$10 per person
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with
  • walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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