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.
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.
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.
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.
All service charges and taxes.
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.