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Philae Temple Excursion - Tour from Aswan

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    08:00am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

Key Highlights

  • A must-visit for history lovers
  • The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest temples in Egypt and an archaeological treasure
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation is included
  • Cruise up the River Nile to the Philae Temple
  • Entrance to the Temple is included

Overview

The Philae Temple, dedicated to goddess Isis, is one of the most prominent Egyptian temples in Aswan with a very interesting history. Built in the Greco-Roman era by the Ptolemaic dynasty, the temple was built over a period of 300 years. Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of love, magic, fertility and motherhood has been worshipped in Egypt for centuries. See the Temple of Isis which is built in the same way as the temples of the New Kingdom with huge pylons.

The Philae Temple complex of Aswan is a must visit for anyone interested in Egypt and its history.

Itinerary

  • In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Aswan in an air-conditioned coach. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Nile for a motor boat ride to the Philae Temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Isis. It was dismantled and reassembled in a new site on Agilika Island, about 500 metres from the former site of Philae. The ancient Egyptians built a beautiful and magnificent temple on this island devoted to goddess Isis, however, the temple got submerged after the Aswan dam was constructed in 1906. It was not until the 70s that many nations attempted to save the temple. See the Temple of Isis, one of the greatest temples in Egypt. It is the island’s main temple with huge pylons and beautiful scenes. The temple is built in the same way as the temples of the New Kingdom, it consists of the first pylon, which is a great traditional pylon with two towers, and an open forecourt that leads to the second pylon. On the left side of the court, you will come across scenes depicting the birth of god Horus by his mother Isis. In addition to the main temple there are other monuments such as The Kiosk of Trajan, the Chapel of Osiris, The Temple of Horus, The Temple of Hathor, The Gateway of Tiberius, the Gateway of Diocletian and The Temple of Augustus. After exploring the temple complex, you will be transferred back to the starting point of the tour.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Boat ride on the River Nile

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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