Daily except SundayDuration
3 hoursStart time
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.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
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.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
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.
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, United States, 26/Jan/2012
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