Available on Friday.
You will be picked up from the hotel to move to Aswan. The trip will take around 5.5 hours. You will visit
the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you will see a wonderful panorama across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a 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 while 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. After that we will take a break and have a delicious lunch in a restaurant.
The last of the three famous Aswan sites you will see are generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 metres from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused the Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride will take you on the island for a walking tour to see the famous Philae Temple before giving you some free time to explore further on your own.
Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting in the river, which had been landscaped to match its original site.
At the end of the day we will check you in at a 4-star hotel in Aswan, where you will stay overnight. After dinner you will have some free time.
After breakfast at your hotel, we will take you to visit the twin Temples of Abu Simbel on the shore of Lake Nasser. The legendary site is situated at the place, where Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) ordered two sun temples to be carved from the limestone mountains. After the trip, we will have dinner in Aswan and move back to Marsa Alam.
Minimum 2 persons
- Transfer by an air-conditioned bus
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees according to the programme
- One-night accomodation at a 4-star hotel
- Lunch and dinner on the first day
- Breakfast and lunch on the second day
Price per adult $ 105
child till 12 years free