Excursion to the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk from Aswan

Excursion to the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk from Aswan

Take a private tour to see a modern and an ancient engineering marvel in Aswan when you visit the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. See two of Egypt's engineering ...

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Take a private tour to see a modern and an ancient engineering marvel in Aswan when you visit the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. See two of Egypt's engineering wonders with the incredible Unfinished Obelisk lying exactly as it fell, and the world famous engineering miracle that is the High Dam. Depart your Aswan hotel or cruise ship and travel to the High Dam of Aswan. Located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Containing more material than used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Dam is 11,811 ft long, 3215 ft thick at the base, 364 ft tall and is carved into from the existing granite, providing irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. from the top of the High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser, a huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north. Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Youregypttours.com qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour.

 


Schedule Details:

 

Departs:

Daily

 

Departure Time:

   * 9:00am (later departures are available until 3:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking)

 

Departure Point:

Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

 

Return details:

Tour returns to original point of departure

 

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from Aswan hotels and Port area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

 

Pricing information

 

   * Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us

   * Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.

   * Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat

   * Prices are per person.

   * Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.


Additional Information

Inclusions:

 

   * Qualified Egyptologist guide

   * Entrance fees

   * Hotel/port pickup and drop off

   * Transport by air conditioned minibus


Exclusions:

 

   * Gratuities (recommended)

   * Food and drinks, unless specified