Tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk

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Tour to Philae Temple from Aswan

A captivating journey to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk takes you on a voyage through the rich history of ancient and modern Egypt, allowing you to explore the most splendid archaeological wonders and tourist attractions along the banks of the Nile River. The tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk is an unforgettable experience, where the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Egypt come together in one place.

Enjoy the best Aswan Sightseeing Tours through our daily tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk, which is one of Egypt's day trips in Aswan that consists of most of the highlights of Aswan, We will take you to explore the great Aswan High Dam, an engineering marvel and one of the most important projects in the modern history of Egypt.

Enjoy an enchanting journey that includes a visit to the ancient Philae Temple, the magnificent High Dam, and the unfinished historical obelisk.

 High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

The High Dam is considered the 2nd biggest dam in the world after the one in China, the granite quarries are your next stop to see the Unfinished Obelisk and learn more about how ancient Egyptians used to cut and transport huge stone pillars, obelisks, and stone blocks to be used in their sacred temples in Luxor and Aswan and in building the gigantic pyramids of Giza which endured throughout thousands of years almost intact, and Philae temple, dedicated to Goddess Isis and the famous myth which took place between her and her husband God Osiris and his evil brother Seth. This tour will enable you to explore the history of ancient and modern Egypt and understand the importance of these amazing cultural and engineering monuments.

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  • pick up service from the hotel during Aswan day tours and excursions by Cairo Top Tours and return.
  • All entrance fees and tickets to the mentioned sites are covered during Aswan day tours.
  • An expert Egyptologist guide to be with you through the excursions in Aswan.
  • Mineral water and soft drink on board the car during the Tour to Philae Temple from Aswan, High Dam, and Unfinished Obelisk.
  • All service charges and taxes are covered during your trip to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk.


Cairo Top Tours' accurate tour guide will pick up you from any hotel in Aswan to enjoy your Aswan day tours from our Egypt day tours to begin an enjoyable tour to Philae Temple from Aswan. The tour will start as soon as you visit the high dam which is considered an engineering wonder built during the 1960s and resulted in the largest artificial lake in the world behind, the dam was created to secure Egypt from the devastation that the Nile flood used to cause on annual basis, and also from the severe droughts the country used to suffer and at the same time, was useful to manage the flooding water throughout the year. At the time of its construction, the High Dam was responsible for around 50 % of the electricity production in Egypt, providing electricity to most of Egypt’s villages for the first time.

Then you will be transferred to the granite quarries in Aswan which provided the ancient Egyptians with such an enduring substance needed for building their statues, buildings, and most importantly their obelisks, in the quarry, you will see the Unfinished Obelisk laid, this incomplete artifact shows the progress of carving an obelisk and release it from the mountain in ancient Egypt. this obelisk was most apparently cut during the time of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most dominant female rulers in the ancient Egyptian history.

then continue to visit the majestic Philae Temple the Centre of the cult of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island, the temple would have been completely submerged under the rising water if an international salvage campaign had not taken place to relocate the temple, you will reach the temple after an enjoyable boat ride to the island. Philae Temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and was actually one of the last remaining places where the ancient Egyptian religion was practiced after the spreading of Christianity in Egypt.

Temple of Goddess Isis, has the Mammissi (birth house) of Horus, son of Isis and Osiris and the protector of kingship

Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Aswan or to Aswan Airport.




1 Person

$140 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$100 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$80 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$70 Per Person

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A tour to Philae Temple allows you to explore an ancient Egyptian temple complex known for its stunning architecture and carvings. The High Dam is a modern engineering marvel that controls the flow of the Nile River. The Unfinished Obelisk is a massive ancient stone monument, providing insights into ancient Egyptian craftsmanship.

Yes, some tours include a boat trip on the Nile River on Aswan Day Tours based on the specific tour package and activities described in the itinerary.

Some Aswan day tours may include a boat trip on the Nile River. These boat trips can range from felucca trips, and traditional Egyptian dhows, to catamarans or motorized cruises, allowing visitors to enjoy the river and its surroundings.

However, not all Aswan day tours automatically include a boat trip on the Nile River. Some tours may focus on specific attractions or activities within Aswan itself without incorporating a Nile boat cruise.

In Aswan, there are many important archaeological monuments and historical sites that reflect the richness of Pharaonic history and culture in this region. Among the most important of these sites are:

    Philae Temple.

    Kom Ombo Temple.

    Nubia Island (Kebso).

    Lotus Garden (Abu Simbel Temple).

    High Dam.

The Grand Aswan Dam is considered one of the important engineering landmarks and has a major impact on the region. The dam is used to regulate the flow of Nile River water and provide water for agriculture, industrial use and drinking. In addition to its role in providing water, the Aswan Dam also generates hydroelectric power.

The Aswan Dam can play a role in attracting visitors to the region because of the opportunities it provides to enjoy the natural scenery of the Nile River, as well as learning about the history and engineering of the dam itself. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips and various tourist activities available in the area surrounding the Aswan Dam.

The must-see attractions include the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis; the High Dam, showcasing modern engineering; the Unfinished Obelisk, offering insights into ancient construction techniques; and the Nubian Village, presenting colorful cultures and lifestyles.


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