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Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple - Tour from Aswan

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Key Highlights

  • A phenomenal display of light and sound at Philae
  • The show brings to life the Egyptian gods and goddesses and their stories
  • Take an enjoyable cruise on the River Nile to Philae
  • See ancient Egypt bought to life by lasers and music
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    3 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Aswan(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Learn more about ancient Egypt at this sound and light show in Philae. The show almost brings to life the Egyptian gods and goddesses with stories about their life. Unravel the legend of Osiris, the son of Geb and Nut, who was born in Thebes in Upper Egypt. Osiris soon took over as King and married his beautiful sister, Isis. He was the first person to abolish cannibalism and teach agriculture to his people.

    In the show, see Isis unhappy to learn that her temple was submerged in water for many years, but delighted to know that Philae was reborn to show new visitors a glimpse of Egypt’s glorious past.


    After sunset, you will be picked up from your hotel in Aswan in an air-conditioned coach and taken for the sound and light show in Philae. You will be taken to the Nile for a motorboat 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. Philae was the southernmost place in Egypt and the last outpost of the 4000 year-old ancient Egyptian religion. During the Greco-Roman period, Philae was a sacred island and an important cult centre dedicated to Isis.

    At the sound and light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses such as Osiris are resurrected before you to tell their life stories. Enjoy a brilliant display of light and sound and get a glimpse into the history of ancient Egypt.

    After the show, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Aswan.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat ride on the Nile
    • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Additional info

    The language of the light and sound show is English. 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.
  • Reviews
    • With tour, easy to enjoy the boat ride and show!

      Tour guide met me at the hotel on time. Guide took care of drive to boat landing, getting boat to temple, ticket to show, and met me after the show, for boat/drive back to...

      Amy Roll