Tour to High Dam, unfinished obelisk and Philae Temple from Aswan
2x 100 €
- High Dam
- Unfinished obelisk
- Philae Temple
All about the trip
We will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan by our private tour guide to enjoy a trip to the High Dam, unfinished obelisk and Philae Temple.
Join a tour to High Dam, an engineering miracle that was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the 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.
We will also visit the unfinished obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptian 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 owned Al Deir El Bahari Temple in the eastern bank of Luxor. If it would have been finished it would have 42 meters and around 1,200 tons.
Free time for lunch will be at a local restaurant in Aswan. Our next waypoint after lunch will be also our last stop. Majestic Philae Temple. Philae in Greek or Pilak in ancient Egyptian means "the end" and it defined the southernmost part of Egypt. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperor. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Egyptian culture.
After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel in Aswan.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up service from your hotel in Aswan and back
- English 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 is not included in the price
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
Please show up in front of your hotel in Aswan 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.
This activity is organised by Egypt Excursions Online, Sheery St 59, Hurghada, 84511, Egypt, +20 114 222 2920, email@example.com.
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