High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan by your private tour guide to enjoy a full day trip to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple Tour in Aswan.
Join a day tour to the High Dam, an engineering miracle that was constructed between 1960 and 1970, It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity, The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt.
Then visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II, who owns Al Deir El-Bahari temple in the eastern bank of Luxor.
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt, Its unknown which pharaoh created this structure, Nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected.
If finished it would have measured around 42M and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.
Free time for Lunch at a local restaurant in Aswan, Your final stop is the majestic Philae Temple, Philae in Greek or Pilak in ancient Egyptian, meaning (The End) defined the southernmost limit of Egypt, It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors, The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, These three characters dominate ancient Egyptian culture and their story possesses all the drama of a Shakespearian tragedy.
Then drive back to your hotel in Aswan.
Pickup Time: Pickup from your hotel in Aswan 9 am
Return Time: 12 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Type: Group or private
Guide Lang: Professional English/Dutch, German speaking Egyptology guide
– Pick up service from your hotel in Aswan and return
– Professional English-speaking tour guide
– Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
– All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
– Lunch at a good quality local restaurant
– Bottled water during your trip
– All service charges and taxes
What doesn’t include?
– Any extras not mentioned in the program
– Personal expenses
What to bring?