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From Aswan:Private Guided Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Boat

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    Stop At: High Dam, Aswan Egypt

    Start your day tour in Aswan by getting picked up from your hotel or cruise ship and drive to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser to the Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan 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 being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple 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. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island, where your guide will take you on a walking tour through the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own.

    Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site.

    After finishing your tour, you'll be dropped off your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your accommodation in Aswan  ( Hotel or Nile Cruise ,, etc )

    Please send us the name of your accommodation and room number if exists when you check in
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All transfers and pick ups from/ to your hotel
    • Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
    • Qualified tour guide ( Choose your own language )
    • Nile tour by motor boat to visit Phiale temple
    • Bottle of water for each participant
    • Service , Taxes , Fuel Surcharge , Parking and Landing Fees
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sightseeing
    • Entry/Admission - High Dam
    • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The start and end times for this tour can be flexible to suit your needs
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Please bring: Sunglasses , a hat or head scarf and wear light clothes Your Camera
    • Student card (it gives 50% discount from adult rate for all the Entrance fees in Egypt)
    • Note: The Egyptian government accepts only Egyptian pounds for all entrance fees around Egypt
    • Lunch is available with different options for extra small cost
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    Me and my friend took this tour. The guide, Magdy(he said he's called 'Big Mac'), was really nice. He is intelligent, humourous and super gentleman! He explained everything in detail about the place and his explanations were easy to understand. We were super lucky to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ChiakiTakashima
    Egypt_best, Guest Relations Manager at Egypt Best Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours .. We really appreciate every word you have written and we will do our best to make our service meet our guests' desires All the Best Egypt Best Holidays Team

    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    Me and my friend had really great time with Magdy(Big Mac). He was kind, open minded, and had so much knowledge about temple and high dam. And he had good sense of humor as well. Had the best time in Aswan:) Thank you!

    Thank yakorai
    Egypt_best, Guest Relations Manager at Egypt Best Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours .. We really appreciate every word you have written and we will do our best to make our service meet our guests' desires All the Best Egypt Best Holidays Team

    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    Big Mac was very knowledgeable and informative. Highlights of Aswan was great, although the weather was hot, he planned the itinerary well and took us around in an AC van. This tour was good, just wish entrance fee were included. Big Mac didn’t pressure us...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Raghu R
    Egypt_best, Guest Relations Manager at Egypt Best Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours ** We are sorry if the weather was hot for you but it is summer time in Aswan . and we are assuring that all of our guide never give any pressure...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a great time with Big Mac who took really good care of us. We also had a private driver which allowed us to stay cool in between trips without worrying about getting a taxi. Big Mac stopped to buy us waters along the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jagahanas
    Egypt_best, Guest Relations Manager at Egypt Best Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours .. We really appreciate every word you have written and we will do our best to make our service meet our guests' desires All the Best Egypt Best Holidays Team

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    carloxito
    19 July 2019|
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    Response from Mick S |
    Yes there is a tour skip the obelisk it is your choice to get at any sight And the tour it may take about 3 hours
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