Enjoy a half day tour in Aswan.
*One of the main sites visited by almost every tour to Egypt is what is called as Philae, but Philae is actually a nonexistent island now buried between the old and new dams. The island was sometimes visible and sometimes not after the Old Aswan Dam was built, but was permanently submerged between the 2 Dams in Aswan. What we refer to today as Philae is the main temple complex relocated from that island, after the High Dam was built, to the island of Agilika. It was the center of the cult of the goddess Isis and her connection with Osiris, Horus.
*Located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops.
* Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area. .
The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock.
I will pick you at the agreed place in Aswan:
I'd prefer to visit the High dam first as its on our way, as we spend some time there to view the dam, Nasser lake and the surrounding buildings.
On the way we will see the old dam of Aswan(No stop).
Afterwards, we will go to visit the Philae Island and Isis temple.
Then visiting the ancient quarry where you will be able to see the Unfinished Obelisk.
I will drop you off at your hotel in Aswan.
Finally I wish you a happy tour in Aswan.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the agreed place, such as a hotel or a Nile cruise. In case pick up from the airport , it will be there a little extra charge.
End location: I will drop you off anywhere you want in Aswan city such as a hotel, a Nile cruise.
Duration: 5 hours
We will use A/C Coach,and a motor boat to cross to Philae island.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
140 Egyptian pound (L.E) - The entrance fees of the visited sites per person.
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Melad is very knowledgeable on Egyptian history and the specifics of the various sites we visited - I now feel like a junior Egyptologist. We hired Melad for 5 days for the entire Aswan/Luxor experience and were very pleased. Our tours were professionally conducted with good vehicles and drivers and Melad helped us get the most from our experience. Highly recommended.