Venture into the historic city of Aswan on this 4-hour half-day excursion. Visit the main landmarks such as the High Dam and the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Enjoy dialogue from your experienced Egyptologist guide as you view each location.
Begin your day with pickup from your Aswan hotel at 8:00am. From there, head out to explore the main landmarks of the city, including the High Dam and Philae Temple. The High Dam is an engineering wonder, built in 1960 to save Egypt from the flooding of the Nile. The Dam provides a huge water reservoir known as Lake Nasser, one of the biggest artificial lake in the world. At this landmark, you will see the huge hydro-power stations that provide Egypt with 10 percent of its electricity.
After your visit to the High Dam, you will take a short motor boat ride to the Philae temple. The temple was relocated to its current location by UNESCO after the building of the High Dam in order to prevent its inundation. The island was carefully selected to match the original settings on which the temple was originally built. Enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the temple and its surroundings before being transported back to your Aswan accommodations.