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Aswan Dam, Philae Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk
Activities in Aswan

Aswan Dam, Philae Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk

  • English English
  • 5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

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.


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.


Adults Children between 6 and 12 Children under 6
Tour in English
US$ 69.30
US$ 27.50

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 69.30
  • Children between 6 and 12

    US$ 27.50
  • Children under 6


More Information


5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in an air conditioned bus.

English speaking guide.

Tickets to all monuments and attractions.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Aswan local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 69.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


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.