Egypt Day Tour: Aswan Day Tour to High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple – Private Tour

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Private Tour:  Philae Temple – unfinished Obelisk and High Dam  – Day Tour in Aswan


Excursion Cairo’s tour guide,  in Aswan,  will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to start your tour to:

High Dam of Aswan

The High Dam of Aswan which was completed in 1964, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Containing more material than used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Dam is 11,811 ft long, 3215 ft thick at the base, 364 ft tall and is carved into from the existing granite, providing irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt.

Aswan High Dam
Aswan High Dam

Unfinished Obelisk

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.

Philae Temple

The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was hewn from the rock. Proceed your trip to visit the majestic Philae Temple which 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.

Philae Temple was built on the honor of goddess Isis the chief deity of the island.

At the end of your tour you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Aswan unfinished Obelisk
Aswan unfinished Obelisk
Cost :  55 USD / Person 


Pick up services from your hotel & return.

All transfers by a private air­-conditioned vehicle or private car

Private English Egyptology guide.

Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.

Entrance fees.

All service charges and taxes.


Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

Gratuities (Tipping).

Aswan Philae Temple
Aswan Philae Temple

Egypt Tours – 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour Cairo / Aswan Nile Cruise – Domestic Flight

Private 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour from Cairo with Nile Cruise and Domestic Flight to Aswan
Private 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour from Cairo with Nile Cruise and Domestic Flight to Aswan

Experience Egypt and a Nile Cruise. Start in Cairo to visit the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum, then fly to Aswan to embark your Nile cruise.

Enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk; Sailing in the Nile, visiting the west bank, Valley of the Kings, the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and of course the Colossi of Memnon.

Day 1 Arrival Cairo

Your driver will pick you up from the airport,  according to your flight’s arrival time. Overnight in Cairo, Meals: welcome drink

Day 2 Pyramids of Giza

Your guide will pick you up at 9am;  Start a fantastic excursion to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren, and visit the Valley Temple.

Continue your tour at the most interesting museum, the Egyptian Museum with Tutankhamen mask, in Cairo.

Overnight: Cairo, Meals: B

Day 3 Flight to Aswan

Transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Aswan,  where you will be met and assisted to board your Nile cruise.

Embarkation and lunch on board of the cruise.

Proceed with the visits of Aswan High Dam passing by the old Dam of Aswan and the Unfinished Obelisk.

Dinner in Aswan. Overnight on cruise ship, Meals: B, L, D.

Day 4 Aswan “Kom-Ombo”  “Edfu”

Breakfast on board the cruise, you can spend the morning with an optional tour to “Abu Simbel temple” and “Nefertari temple”.

Lunch on board of the cruise.

Sail to “Kom Ombo”, and upon arrival visit the Temple of “Kom-Ombo”, dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris.

In the evening, sail to “Edfu” and enjoy dinner on board of the cruise.

Overnight on board of the cruise in “Edfu”.

Overnight on cruise ship, Meals:B, L, D.

 Day 5 “Edfu”  “Essna” “Luxor”

Breakfast on board of the cruise. In the morning visit the Temple of “Edfu”, dedicated to the God Horus. Then sail to “Esna Lock” while having lunch.

Continue sailing to Luxor with Dinner on board of the cruise. Overnight on cruise ship, Meals: B, L, D,

Day 6 Flight to Cairo

Breakfast and disembarkation from the cruise in Luxor.

Proceed with the visits of the west bank of the Nile, Valley of Kings, Temple of “Queen Hatshepsut” at “Deir El-Bahari” and the “two colossi of Memnon”.

Transfer to Luxor Airport,  for your return to Cairo,  where you will be met and assisted at Cairo Airport,  then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo, Meals: B

Day 7 Cairo

Breakfast, then enjoy an optional tour, for example to Alexandria: (all 12-hour tour “driving time 3 hours each way”).

Arrival Alexandria, then visit the “Qaitbay Citadel” from outside, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse.

Then short drive, to the new Alexandria Library.

And a visit to the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs.

Overnight in Cairo, Meals: B

Day 8 Departure

Depending on your flight’s departure time, your driver will take you back to Cairo Airport. Meals: B

Cost: 750 USD / person


4 nights in Cairo (bed and breakfast)

3 nights superior cruise on full board domestic flight Cairo/Aswan and

Luxor/Cairo All transfers by a private A/C vehicle

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Gratuities (recommended)