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Aswan day tour to Philae temple-unfinished obelisk and high dam

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Wander Aswan on Full-day High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk trip from Aswan. See the vast High Dam, built to control the Nile’s annual floods -Motorboat ride to the ancient island Temple of Philae -Stroll the chambers and courtyards, and learn about their history from an Egyptologist guide -Hear how the temple was moved to its site to prevent submersion in Lake Nasser

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Aswan day tour to Philae temple-unfinished obelisk and high dam

After picking up from your hotel or Nile cruise or even from the airport  in Aswan,you will transfered by Private vehicle to start your trip ,You will visit: 

Phiala temple
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.

The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. Most probably this obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. This queen was the owner of her Temple in the eastern bank of Luxor Also there is an opinion said that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti.

Then return back to your hotel

Highlights

  • Visit Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Visit High dam
  • Visit Unfinished Obelisk 

Inclusions:

  1. Pick up service from your hotel in Aswan and return
  2. Professional English-speaking tour guide
  3. Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
  4. All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  5. Bottled water during your trip
  6. All service charges & taxes

Exclusions:

  1. Tipping
  2. Personal expenses