During your Marsa Alam vacation with Aswan Sightseeing Egypt tour, we will see the Aswan Dam, the Philae Temple, and the famed Unfinished Obelisk. Join one of Sempre Travel Egypt’s cultural Marsa Alam tours in small groups for a stress-free experience.

Aswan Sightseeing Egypt

Aswan Sightseeing Egypt Tour Price per Person

  • 00 Euros per person
  • 40 Euros for two people
  • 20 Euros for three people
  • 00 Euros for four people
  • 60 Euros for five people
  • 40 € for six people

Payment:

A 25% deposit of the travel price is required to secure the booking.

This can be paid online using a credit card, Visa or Mastercard, or by bank transfer.

The remaining 75% must be paid on the day of travel, before the start of the expedition, and can be paid by credit card or cash.

When we receive the 25% money, your trip is considered complete and verified by your tour operator.

Highlights of the tour:

  • The Aswan Dam
  • Temple of Philae
  • Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan Quarry

Tour Plan

We will pick you up early in the morning from one of the Marsa Alam hotels for our:

Marsa Alam tours from the gorgeous Bay of Marsa Alam to the wonders of the Upper Egyptian city on the Nile Aswan.

We travel to Aswan, Egypt, which is close to the Sudanese border.

Indeed, everyone has heard of the Aswan Dam, one of our first Aswan landmarks.

Floods along the Nile River’s banks have been known to occur frequently in the past.

As a result, Egypt opted to start this massive project in 1960 and open it one year later, in 1971, following ten years of work.

The Aswan Dam controls the Nile River’s water level as well as Egypt’s electrical supply.

The Aswan High Dam has produced Lake Nasser, which can contain up to 170 kkm3 of water!

Please inquire about the history of Lake Nasser and the changes in Nubian life in this area with our tour guide.

The Aswan High Dam isn’t Egypt’s first dam.

So we’ll continue our Aswan Sightseeing Egypt tour with a visit to the “old Aswan Dam.”

Aswan Sightseeing Egypt: Temple of Philae

It is situated on an island.

The exquisite Philae Temple, constructed on a rocky island in the lake, can already be seen as we cross the “old Aswan Dam.”

When Lake Nasser was flooded, the Temple of Philae was transported from its original location on Philae Island and rebuilt today’s Agilkia Island.

The temple complex was reconstructed 13 years after the most important buildings were dismantled and disintegrated into more than 37.000 blocks.

The Philae Temple has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Enjoy the ride to the island on one of the boats waiting for us at the jetty.

Don’t hesitate to question your tour guide for more information about the Philae Temple’s fascinating history.

Back on land, we stop for a typical lunch before continuing to the following location on our Aswan Sightseeing Egypt tour, the Aswan High Dam.

Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan Quarry

Our path leads us to an abandoned Aswan quarry where rose granite was formerly mined, and the famed Unfinished Obelisk awaits us.

It would have been the heaviest Obelisk in Egyptian history if completed.

The Obelisk is thought to have been built during Queen Hatshepsut’s reign and was meant for the Karnak Temple.

It is according to archaeologists.

You’ll note that the lower section is still attached to the rock from which it has been carved.

You can also view the unsuccessful division attempt here.

Material faults allegedly hampered the Unfinished Obelisk’s completion.

Finally, We leave the Aswan Sightseeing Egypt tour with unforgettable recollections of Aswan and begin our journey back to your hotel.