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.
We will start our tour visiting the High dam first , we will 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 see 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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
We will use A/C Coach,and a motor boat to cross to Philae island.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 Egyptian pound (L.E) - The entrance fees of the visited sites and the motor boat per person.
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We would highly recommend Melad to all who travel to Egypt. We could tell how kind and helpful he was from the moment we started emailing him questions. His graciousness continued throughout the tour and his knowledge was impeccable. Aswan is an interesting city that we suspect gets overlooked, but is worth spending several days in. We visited in March with its cool weather and only a handful of tourists. We really enjoyed this tour because it has a little bit of everything for everybody.