Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Boat.

Aswan: Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Boat.

Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan’s most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk, and enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple’s island location.

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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.

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.

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.

Price start from:  

$ 55 per person (for minimum 2 Pax)


  • All transfers and pick ups from/ to your hotel
  • Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Qualified tour guide (in your own language )
  • Nile tour by motor boat to visit Phiale temple
  • Bottle of water for each participant
  • Taxes and service

Not Included

  • 10 fee per person for tours starting from West Bank hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping

Know before you go

  • Please note that $10 extra will be charged per person for tours which start from West Bank hotels to cover the extra distance traveled
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