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Activities in Aswan

Aswan Dam, Philae Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

On this tour we'll see the greatness of humankind's achievements today and yesterday. And as well as visiting the beautiful Philae temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk (the largest in the world) we'll see the Aswan Dam, one of the 20th century's largest engineering projects.

On this tour we'll see the greatness of humankind's achievements today and yesterday. And as well as visiting the beautiful Philae temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk (the largest in the world) we'll see the Aswan Dam, one of the 20th century's largest engineering projects.

Itinerary

Having picked you up at your hotel or boat, we'll leave the historic centre behind to make our way to the Aswan Dam.

This dam is one of the largest of the 20th century, finished in 1970 and constructed to protect Egypt from the annual flooding of the Nile, the second largest river in the world. 

Our next stop will be the unfinished Obelisk, located in a granite pit from the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. Had it been finished, it would have been the largest obelisk in Ancient Egypt, at 42 metres tall and weighing 1,200 tonnes.

Leaving the quarry behind the tour makes its way to Agilika island, between the old and new Aswan dam, where the beautiful Philae Temple can be found. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis, and is one of the four places where the legend of Isis, Osiris and Horus takes place.

Then with the tour over we'll take you back to the starting point.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 Children under 6
Tour in English
US$ 57.10
US$ 28
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 57.10
  • Children between 6 and 12

    US$ 28
  • Children under 6

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 75% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in an air conditioned bus.

English speaking guide.

Tickets to all monuments and attractions.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.