Private Aswan Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Cairo, Cairo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy Aswan's most popular three sites in a half-day tour to the High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk from Aswan. See the vast High Dam, built to control the Nile’s annual floods. Take a motorboat ride to the ancient island Temple of Philae. Stroll the chambers and courtyards, and learn about their history from an Egyptology guide. Hear how the temple was moved to its site to prevent submersion in Lake Nasser. Tour includes air-conditioned transport, central Aswan hotel pickup and drop-off.

- Discover Aswan’s top sights in a half-day with a qualified tour guide.
- See the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
- Private tour with a private Egyptology guide means you learn more.
- Aswan hotel or cruise ship pickup and drop-off included.

What's Included

All Transfers/pick up services and return by A/C vehicle.

Motorboat to get to Philae Temple.

Qualified English Speaking Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing

Lunch is optional in this tour.

Tipping to the guide and driver.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All Hotels / Nile cruises/Rental Apartments or Villas in Aswan East Bank
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Begin your day with a pickup from your Aswan hotel / Nile cruise at 8:00am. From there, head out to explore the main landmarks of the city, including the High Dam and Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk.

• Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Philae
You will take a short motor boat ride to the Philae temple. The temple was relocated to its current location by UNESCO after the building of the High Dam in order to prevent its inundation. The island was carefully selected to match the original settings on which the temple was originally built. Enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the temple and its surroundings.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Aswan High Dam
The High Dam is an engineering wonder, built in 1960 to save Egypt from the flooding of the Nile. The Dam provides a huge water reservoir known as Lake Nasser, one of the biggest artificial lake in the world. At this landmark, you will see the huge hydro-power stations that provide Egypt with 10 percent of its electricity.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Unfinished Obelisk
then, to the Unfinished Obelisk,the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt.

End your tour by driving back to your hotel in Aswan.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


We had a great time
Hollie_D, 20-08-2022
Osama was great! He is very flexible, knowledgeable and showed enthusiasm when talking about historical sites.

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