Day tour to the High dam Phiala temple and unfinished obelisk from Aswan

Brief Itinerary


All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Detailed Itinerary

Start your day tour in Aswan by getting picked up from your hotel or cruise ship

Drive to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you can gaze across Lake Nasser to the Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan, where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned.

The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 meters from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused surrounding Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island, where your guide will take you on a walking tour around the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own.Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site.After finishing your tour, you’ll be dropped off your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.

  • All transfers and pickups from/ to your hotel 
  • Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  •  Qualified tour guide 
  • Nile tour by motorboat to visit Phiale temple
  • Bottle of water for each participant
  • Taxes and service
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping (not compulsory)
  • Camera
  • Sun cream
  • Hat

Tour To
"High dam Phiala temple and unfinished obelisk"
From Aswan

starting $ 50

Family & Group

Free cancellation
up to 24 hours before activity starts