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Luxor to Aswan Day Trip to Aswan Dam – Temple of Philae and Obelisk

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Duration

Half Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Aswan Dam, Temple of Philae and Obelisk on our Luxor to Aswan Day Trip  

Grab the chance and visit the impressive Aswan sights with Sempre Travel Egypt on our Luxor to Aswan Day Trip.

Take the opportunity to expand the cultural offerings of Luxor
with the Aswan Dam, the Temple of Philae and the famous Unfinished Obelisk

Price per Person

1 Person: 225.00€
from 2 People: 144.00€
from 3 People: 117.00€
from 4 People: 101.25€
from 5 People: 92.25€
from 6 People: 87.75€
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aswan Dam
  • Temple of Philae
  • Aswan Quarry – Unfinished Obelisk

Itinerary

Tour Program

This Luxor Tours takes us from the attractive city Luxor located on the Nile River to the no less impressive city Aswan in Upper Egypt. Early in the morning, we pick you up from your accommodation in Luxor and make our way up the Nile to Aswan on the border to Sudan. You might have already heard of the story of our first Aswan sights, the

Aswan Dam


This impressive dam regulates the electricity supply in Egypt and is used to control the water level of the Nile River. In earlier times, the banks of the Nile were often hit by uncontrolled floods. For this reason, Egypt decided in 1960 to build this big project, which opened after 10 years of construction, one year after its completion in 1971.

Nowadays, Lake Nasser, created by the construction, holds up to 132 km3 of water! Ask our guide about the history of Lake Nasser and the changes in the life of the Nubian people.

The Aswan High Dam is not the first dam in Egypt - we continue our Aswan sightseeing Egypt tour with a visit to the "old Aswan dam" on our way to the

Temple of Philae


The Temple of Philae is located on an island. While crossing the old Aswan dam, you can already spot the beautiful temple complex of the Philae Temple, located on a rocky island in the lake. When Lake Nasser was flooded, the Temple of Philae was rescued from its original location on Philae Island and rebuilt on today's Agilkia Island. For this purpose, the most important buildings were sawn into more than 37,000 blocks to rebuild the temple complex true to the original form in 13 years of construction. Since 1979, the Temple of Philae is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy the journey with one of the boats that are waiting for us at the jetty and don't be afraid to ask your guide for details about the interesting history of the Philae Temple.

Back “on land” we take a break for a traditional lunch and continue our tour to the next Aswan sights, the

Aswan Quarry - Unfinished Obelisk


We drive to the old Aswan quarry where rose granite was mined and where we can see an unfinished obelisk. If it was completed, it would have become the tallest obelisk in the history of Egypt.

One thinks that this obelisk was built under the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and intended for the Karnak Temple. During the tour, you will see that the lower part is still connected to the rock from which it was cut and traces of the unsuccessful attempts at division. Allegedly, material defects prevented the completion of the unfinished obelisk.

With impressive memories of Aswan, we leave the Aswan quarry for our drive back to Luxor to your accommodation.

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Half Day 

 VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Luxor   

PICK-UP TIME: around 05:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Luxor    

General information:      


Travel Guide:

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles  

All our vehicles are have modern equipment and air-condition.       

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.      

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult   

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

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FAQs

What do I need to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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