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Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

1. Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

Take a narrated multimedia journey through time at the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Hear tales of Goddess Isis and God Osiris, and explore the temple at night, with return transfers from your Aswan hotel included. Begin your evening with pickup from your Aswan hotel by private vehicle. At the marina, hop onboard a boat for a short ride across to Agilkia Island. Using music, lasers, and light projections, stroll through the temple as the multimedia show brings Ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a stunning location. Who were Isis and Osiris, and why were they so important to ancient Egyptians? Philae Temple itself has a remarkable story. Due to regular flooding in the early 20th century, a special project was carried out by UNESCO to transport the temple stone by stone to its current site on an island in the Nile River.

From Luxor: 2-Day Private Trip to Edfu, Aswan and Abu Simbel

2. From Luxor: 2-Day Private Trip to Edfu, Aswan and Abu Simbel

• Day One Following prompt pickup from your hotel in Luxor, head off with a licensed tour guide for a two-day trip to Kom Ombo, Edfu, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. Enjoy the drive towards the historic Temple of Horus in Edfu, listening to Egyptian history and ancient mythology on the way. Upon arrival at the Temple of Horus, explore the sandstone structures which depict Horus, also known as the God of Protection.  Next, head towards the Temple of Kom Ombo, built in honor of the deities at the eastern part of the River Nile. Learn about the structure of this temple and how it was built in tribute to Horus and Sobek, two of the great deities of their time. After sightseeing, you will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Aswan and then enjoy a splendid shopping experience, after which you will be dropped off at your hotel in Aswan (booked by you, not by the tour operator) for an overnight stay. • Day Two Get picked up from your hotel in Aswan and journey through the Temple Complex of Abu Simbel. Admire the massive rock temples upon arrival. After the temple visit, proceed to Aswan to enjoy a delectable lunch. Once you have had your lunch, move on to visit the Aswan High Dam. Later, head towards the Philae Temple, located near the Aswan Low Dam. You will be dropped off at your hotel/railway station/airport in Aswan at the conclusion of your two-day tour. Alternatively, opt for a transfer back to Luxor.

Aswan: Philae Temple, The High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

3. Aswan: Philae Temple, The High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Go on an excursion around Aswan's landmarks in one day, with a professional guide on this walking tour. Aswan marked ancient Egypt's southern frontier and is the point where the Nile is at its most majestic. After you get picked up from your hotel/hostel, your tour guide will take you to your first stop, Philae Temple. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis. It includes several shrines and sanctuaries that are thousands of years old. Your next stop will be The High Dam. The dam is considered to be the world's largest embankment dam with a reservoir capacity of 132km. From there, you will head to the Unfinished Obelisk. Inside one of the quarries of granite stone, it is thought that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut commissioned the work during the 18th dynasty. If carved out, it would have measured about 42 meters and has been lying there for more than 3,500 years. After visiting these iconic Pharaonic landmarks, you will get dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

From Aswan: Philae Temple & Motorboat Tour to Nubian Village

4. From Aswan: Philae Temple & Motorboat Tour to Nubian Village

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating trip to the Temple of Philae and a traditional Nubian village from Aswan. Travel with an expert guide, explore the temple site, and discover Nubian traditions with village locals. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup from your hotel in Aswan, then set off on your journey with your professional guide who will enlighten you with interesting facts throughout your tour. Upon arrival at the majestic Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, roam around to experience this classical and sacred site to the core. After exploring the temple, head to the Nile River, which has had an incomparable role in developing Egyptian civilization. Cruise down the river to the Nubian village situated opposite Soheil Island, close to the Aswan Dam pass. Once there, trace out the different aspects of traditional life and culture in the village by meeting native people. To understand more, wander among the houses in lush palm groves and admire their varied colors: sky blue, yellow, pink, and more. Spend some time shopping for some delightful handcrafted gifts before sailing back along the River Nile. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Aswan.

Marsa Alam: Luxor & Aswan Private 2-Day Tour in 5-Star Hotel

5. Marsa Alam: Luxor & Aswan Private 2-Day Tour in 5-Star Hotel

Have an excellent opportunity to discover the golden civilization and heritage of ancient Egypt. Enjoy air-conditioned transportation will give you comfortable traveling, and great views experience on your way. We will arrange and organize visits to the top attractions in Luxor and Aswan. Start with the great Karnak temple then trip to the famous Valley of Kings and move around the magical historical city of Luxor, where you will discover and watch great history for each move. Move along the Nile river and take memorable photos at the top attraction spots as well as amazing views of the Nile River and sunset between boats. After that, we will move to the next spot Hatshepsut temple, where you will be amazed by the great architecture of ancient Egypt which has been built more than 3k years ago. After that, you will move to Aswan and visit: The High Dam, Unfinished obelisk, and Philae Temple and enjoy the massive civilization. after your trip to Aswan, a private air-conditioned car will transfer you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

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What people are saying about Aswan

Nermine was an excellent guide! Very informative and clear while also being welcoming and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our Aswan tour and highly recommend Nermine as your guide! 10/10

Amazing trip!! Is little bit far but very nice because if you don’t have enough time is recommended.. El guía muy amable, habla muy bien el español.

Ruby is a wonderful guide, we had a dream time with her. We recommend it! Sincerely Valerie and Armelle

Fantastic experience, super knowledgeable guide. Friendly service.

Very well organised, individual, highly recommended.