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Aswan Sightseeing Egypt – Marsa Alam Tours – Aswan Dam – Philae Temple – Obelisk

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Marsa Alam tours to Aswan with Aswan Dam-Philae Temple-Obelisk 

Aswan sightseeing Egypt – Take the chance and join one of Sempre Travel Egypt cultural Marsa Alam tours in small groups and stress-free. Together we visit the Aswan Dam, the Philae Temple, as well as the famous Unfinished Obelisk during your Marsa Alam holidays.

Price per Person

1 Person: 360.00 €
from 2 People: 230.40 €
from 3 People: 187.20 €
from 4 People: 162.00 €
from 5 People: 147.60 €
from 6 People: 140.40 €
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HIGHLIGHTS

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

Itinerary

Tour Program

For our Marsa Alam tours from the beautiful Bay of Marsa Alam to the sights of the Upper Egyptian city on the Nile Aswan, we will pick you up early in the morning from one of the Marsa Alam Hotels. We make our way to Aswan, located close to the border of Sudan. Surely everyone has heard the story of our first Aswan sites, the

Aswan Dam


In the past, the banks of the Nile River were often hit by uncontrolled floods. For this reason, Egypt decided to start this big project in 1960 and opened it after 10 years of construction, one year after completion in 1971.

The Aswan Dam regulates the water level of the Nile River as well as the electricity supply to Egypt. Nowadays the Lake Nasser, created by the construction of the Aswan High Dam, holds up to 170 kkm3 of water!

Ask our guide about the history of Lake Nasser and the changes in the Nubian life in this region. The Aswan High Dam is not the first dam in Egypt and we will continue our Aswan Sightseeing Egypt excursion with a visit to the “old Aswan Dam” to the

Philae Temple


located on an island. While we are crossing the "old Aswan Dam" you can already spot the beautiful Philae Temple, built on a rocky island in the lake. The Temple of Philae was removed from its original location on Philae Island when Lake Nasser was flooded and rebuilt on today's Agilkia Island. The most important buildings were decomposed into more than 37.000 blocks to rebuilt the temple complex, true to its origin in a construction period of 13 years. Since 1979 the Philae Temple is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy the journey to the island with one of the boats that's waiting for us at the jetty, and don't hesitate to ask your tour guide for more details about the impressive history of the Philae Temple.

Back on land, we take a break for a traditional lunch and then make our way to the next stop on our Aswan Sightseeing Egypt tour, the

Aswan Quarry – Unfinished Obelisk


Our way takes us to an old Aswan Quarry where once rose granite was mined, and the famous Unfinished Obelisk is waiting for us. If completed, it would have become the heaviest Obelisk in the history of Egypt.

Archaeologists assume that the Obelisk was built during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and intended for the Karnak Temple. You will notice that the lower part is still connected to the Rock from which it has cut. Here you also can see the unsuccessfully attempted 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 your accommodation in Marsa Alam.

Everything about the excursion

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day 

VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Marsa Alam 

PICK-UP TIME: around 03:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Marsa Alam  

General information:      


Travel Guide:  

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

Vehicles:  

All our vehicles are modern equipped and have 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 in a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

Tour's Location

FAQs

What do I have 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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