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

Half Day Tour



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.


Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 8:00 am

Tour Duration

 Site opening time

About 5 Hours 7:00 am to 6:00 pm


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, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk.

You will take a short motorboat 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.

Proceed to visit the High Dam; 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 lakes in the world. At this landmark, you will see the huge hydro-power stations that provide Egypt with 10 percent of its electricity.

Then, to the Unfinished Obelisk; about 40 meters in length and 1000 tons; the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, most probably belongs to the famous queen Hatshepsut.

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


  • Pickup service from your Hotel/ Nile cruise and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • Motorboat to get to Philae Temple.


  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • lunch is optional in this tour.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 90 $
  • 2-15: 70 $

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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