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Temple of Philae , Unfinished obelisk and High Dame Day Tour

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt



Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Russian


The best tour available around Aswan, as you will be able to visit one of Aswan’s top spots. The tour’s start time is flexible, but usually the tour starts around 8 AM, takes a duration of six hours. This private tour includes Pick-Up with our air-conditioned vehicles at your requested location, and Drop Off at your requested location. The tour also provides Entry Fees + Taxes Services, Tour Guides with an experience of 15+ years, and a bottle of water during the day.


  • Visit Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Visit High dam
  • Visit Unfinished Obelisk


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Visit High Dam
Visit High Dam

You will be picked up from your hotel, nile cruise or the airport by one of Gem Explore's Egyptologists. You'll start the tour with visiting Aswan's High Dam, which is the world's largest embankment dam. It was built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. With it's ability to better control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt's planned industrialization.

Visit the Unfinished Obelisk
Visit the Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.

At a late stage in the process, however, a flaw appeared, so it lies where the disappointed stonemasons abandoned it, still partly attached to the parent rock.

Visit Temples of Philae
Visit Temples of Philae

Later on, you will head to Egypt's ancient center for the cult of Isis, the Temples of Philae. They were venerated from the Pharaonic era through the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler making their own additions to the stones there.
This sacred site has dazzled travelers since the first Nile cruises set off from Cairo and is one of Nubia's most important monument sites. When the tour ends, you will be escorted back to your hotel.


  • Expert tour guide
  • Entry fees + Taxes and Services
  • Transfers by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Water Bottle during the day
  • Tipping
  • Personal Shopping
  • Additional Fees


Full day (7+ hours)



Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt


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