Full-day Trip to Aswan from Cairo by Flight
Explore the best sights in Aswan: Philae Temple, The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and enjoy a felucca ride on the River Nile around Aghakhan and Elephantine Islands.
Early morning, a tour representative will pick you up from your hotel to Cairo International Airport to fly to Aswan by Domestic flight.
Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, a tour guide will meet you and start your amazing day.
During the fantastic day you will visit:
Philae Temple, which dedicated to the goddess Isis, and it’s a temple which tell one of the most famous Egyptian mythology of Isis and how she brought her beloved husband back to life, birth of her son Horus & mummifying Osiris after death. The temple was moved to a small island called Agilika after building the High Dam to preserve it from the flood & originally it was built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt’s Greco-Roman Period). There were obelisks in front of the temple in the past, which were removed by British Consul Henry Salt in 1918 and are now in a garden in Dorset, England.
The High Dam: It’s a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan which considered an engineering miracle to protect Egypt from annual floods from the Nile as construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971 and its measures 111 m in height, 3,830 m in length, and has a base width of 980 m. The spillway has a discharge capacity of 11,000 m³ a second.
Unfinished Obelisk: It’s a huge obelisk & it’s one of the most famous stones left behind, and it’s taller than any known obelisk ever raised which abandoned when fractures appeared in its sides but still attached to bedrock. By discovering this obelisk; we have a good clue to how the ancient Egyptians quarried the hard granite with simple tools which used for building ancient temples & colossi status, although it’s still a big mystery the method they brought this heavy stones to Cairo which is around 500 miles away from Aswan.
After sightseeing, enjoy a felucca ride on the River Nile around Aghakhan and Elephantine Islands.
Finish your tour, then move to Aswan Airport and take your domestic flight back to Cairo.
A tour representative will wait you at the airport to transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo with the best memories about Aswan.
Highlights: Philae Temple, The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, River Nile ride, Aghakhan and Elephantine Islands.
Departure: daily. Includes: a private guide, Cairo hotel pick-up and drop-off, transportation according to the program, entrance fees to the mentioned historical place, felucca ride on the River Nile, 2 small bottles of mineral water per person for the day. Minimum 2 people. The price mentioned for 2 people, if more or less, please inquire about the price. Not included: round-trip domestic flight tickets.