Day trip to Aswan from Marsa Alam
Early morning we will pick you up from your hotel, transfer by air-conditioned car to visit Aswan, The way to Aswan from Marsa Alam take about 4:30 Hours (370 km)
Upon arrival to Aswan, join your tour guide who will explaine the historical landmarks of Aswan. Begin your Aswan day tour from Marsa Alam visiting:
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. in era of X president Gamal Abdel Nasser,
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.
know the love story between Isis and Isories, One of Nubia's most important monument sites, the Temples of Philae, 12 kilometers south of Aswan, was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and dazzled travelers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler adding their own stamp onto the stones here. Saved from a watery grave by UNESCO's rescue project, which transferred the monuments block by block from Philae Island to Agilika Island, today, the temples continue to work their charm on all who visit
Lunch will be served in local restaurant in Aswan, at the end of your Aswan Tour from Marsa Alam , transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam