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Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour From Luxor by Air-Conditioned Vehicle

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From 220$

Durations

Durations11 hrs

Description

  • Journey from Luxor to Aswan by plane and explore Aswan’s most popular sites.
  • Walk across the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile. 
  • Examine the Unfinished Obelisk and learn about its creation.
  • Explore the once submerged Temple of Philae and learn about its fascinating history.

Inclusion

  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off services
  • Bottled water
  • Transport on air-conditioned minibus

Exclusion

  • Gratuities/Tipping (recommended). 
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Tour Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor and be driven to Aswan (a 3-hour drive) to explore three of Aswan's most popular and well-known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk, and enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple's island location. Depart your Aswan hotel or cruise ship and travel to the High Dam of Aswan with Egypt Nile cruises, the High Dam is 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 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 still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egypt tours guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

 

The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see today is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 meters from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused surrounding Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island where your guide will take you on a walking tour through the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven to the Luxor hotel for drop-off.

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Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply
1 Person

499$ Per Person

2-4 Persons

299$ Per Person

5-8 Persons

260$ Per Person

9-16 Persons

220$ Per Person

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Being in Luxor for a single day is preferable to staying away. The main attractions in Luxor may be seen in one day. You can go to Hatshepsut Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and possibly one or two other monuments on a day excursion to Luxor. The truthful response would be that a day trip to Luxor is insufficient.

It is frequently described as the largest open-air museum in the world and for a good cause. You may find a ton of ruins, monuments, temples, and tombs there. You'll need at least two days of Egypt day tours to discover all that Luxor has to offer without feeling rushed.

Unless you travel with a tour group, visiting Luxor on your own can be rather stressful. Luxor has so many archaeological sites and things to do that touring each temple and cemetery may take several days and a lot of money!

There are no set meter rates for cabs in Luxor, although depending on your negotiation skills, the majority of journeys will cost between 5 and 150 Egyptian pounds (approximately $0.50 to $17). Uber and other ride-hailing services are not available in Luxor.

You should set aside about $200 for Luxor excursions, which would likely involve visiting the Luxor and Karnak Temples. West Bank Temples and the Valley of Kings and Queens. Felucca rides at sunset.

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