From 08:00 to 13:00
Experience a private half day tour of Aswan Philae Temple, the unfinished Obelisk and high dam. And explore Aswan most popular historical places, be astounded at the size of the unfinished obelisk, walk on Aswan high dam, which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile. And enjoy the beauty and history of Philae temple
Pick-up and return from your hotel in Aswan
All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing
Bottled water during the tours
Qualified English speaking tour leader
All service charges and taxes
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Nile Holiday tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan. Start your day tour of Aswan Philae Temple and Obelisk. Firstly, drive to visit the unfinished obelisk which offers unusual insights into the ancient Egyptian stone working techniques. The obelisk was abandoned because of the cracks appeared in the rock. If finished, it would one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected.
Proceed to visit Aswan high dam, it is a rockfill dam built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960– 1970. To control the Nile floods, provide water for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity. The High Dam yields enormous benefits to the economy of Egypt. Your guide will tell you the importance of the high dam in Egypt.
Continue with a romantic motorboat ride to Philae Temple Island. Where the Philae temples complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island. It was part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, to protect the Nubian temples before the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970. Lastly, transfer back to your hotel in Aswan.
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