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Tour To The High Dam, Temple Of Philae, And The Unfinished Obelisk

Discover the temple of Isis at Philae island.

Find out how the ancient Egyptians cut their obelisks.

Discover the pros and cons of the high dam.

Entrance fees and hotel pick up and drop off included.

Certified tour guide.

per adult from

$98

AUD

Duration

4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees
    • Certified tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
    • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks and meals
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Aswan High Dam, Manteqet As Sad Al Aali, Aswan Egypt

    There are two dams in Aswan, the Aswan dam or (the British Dam) which was constructed in 1889, and the High Dam which was built during the reign of President Nasser.

    The High Dam is like the double height of the old dam.

    The dam got some pons and cons, such as the electricity and the displacement of the Nubians because of the lake.

    Lake Nasser is the largest artificial lake in the world, 500 KM long.

    The dam protects Egypt against the high and low floods.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt

    The island of Philae was called by the Egyptians “Pilak” or “the end” and then “Philak” by the Greeks and “Philae” right now.

    It was very important for the Egyptians, because they through that the River Nile starts there, and also due to the artificial tomb of the God Osiris made by his consort goddess Isis to deceive the god Seth.

    It houses many structures, the biggest and the most intact is the temple of Isis (the magic goddess).

    This temple was begun in 280 BC and completed in 80 BC.

    All of the structures of Philae were dismantled into 40000 pieces and moved the island of Agalika, which bears the name of Philae. The real Philae lost under the water.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan Egypt

    The granite quarry in the east bank of Aswan was used to cut the statues, coffins, boxes, sarcophagi and obelisks for the kings.

    Thanks to the unfinished obelisk, it gives us the light of the technique of making it.

    When the workers finished the obelisk in the quarry, they took it to the river to transport it to the temples. It was very hard work.

    Just five obelisks are found in Egypt now. Thirteen Egyptian obelisks are in Italy. Seven are in London. One is in Paris. One is in Istanbul and one is in New York.

    This one is not finished due to the natural cracks in its body.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick our travelers up from where ever they are.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Happy Egypt Travel Services

Activity ID: V-104709P31

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