Aswan Tour from Luxor 

In one day tour from Luxor, visit the famous attractions of Aswan : the High Dam one of the modern great projects in Egypt,  Philae temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis and the Unfinished Obelisk with Aswan full day tour from Luxor.

Family friendly trip to Aswan from Luxor

$60/$ 90 Children/Adults

Departs Daily; Runs Everyday From 6:00 am to 20:00 pm

Full Day Trip to Aswan from Luxor

Aswan Tour From Luxor

Departs Daily

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor. You will then be transferred to Aswan with an air conditioned van. At Aswan you will meet our Egyptologist Guide who will accompany you all the day. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

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Trip To Aswan from Luxor

Day Trip to Aswan from Luxor

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient city of Aswan for a private one day trip to Aswan from Luxor accompanied by an Egyptologist tour guide to witness the most famous landmarks in Aswan such as the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae temple, don’t miss the chance to live the adventure. Book us Now!!!

Explore the city of Aswan, southern Egypt’s long-standing strategic and commercial gateway, on this full-day tour from Luxor. With an Egyptologist guide leading the way, this Aswan adventure features stops in the island of Philae at Aswan. Some of the highlights include the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Aswan high Dam and much more. Luxor hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Aswan Tour Schedule

  • Departs Daily

    Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor. You will then be transferred to Aswan with an air conditioned van. At Aswan you will meet our Egyptologist Guide who will accompany you all the day. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

Aswan Trip from Luxor

Aswan Trip from Luxor

In the early morning, our representative will meet you at your hotel lobby to start your impressive Tour to Aswan. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nile Cruise and drive south to Aswan to visit Aswan’s High Dam which is one of the most important achievements of the last century in Egypt. It Contains 18 times the material used in the great pyramid of Cheops and It provides Egypt with water and electricity and secures the country from the destructive inundation of the Nile River. Then you will visit the Temple of Isis at Philae which its construction started during the reign of Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman emperors. And it was dedicated to the goddess Isis which was considered the mother of god and she is the mother god Horus and the consort of God Osiris. After that Ending the tour with Aswan Granite Quarries as Aswan was considered as the main granite supplier for all of Egypt. You will find there the famous Unfinished Obelisk which is most probably belonged to Queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty. It measures about 42 meters and it’s considered the heaviest obelisk ever cut in ancient Egypt. It weighs nearly about 1100 tons

Visiting the Temple of Isis

Visiting the Temple of Isis

Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. The temple complex was dismantled and moved to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam. The hieroglyphic reliefs of the temple complex are being studied and published by the Philae Temple Text Project of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Institute OREA).

Duration: 2 hours 

Admission Ticket Included

Visiting Aswan High Dam

Visiting Aswan High Dam

The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. Its significance largely eclipsed the previous Aswan Low Dam initially completed in 1902 downstream. Based on the success of the Low Dam, then at its maximum utilization, construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952; with its ability to better control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt’s planned industrialization. Like the earlier implementation, the High Dam has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Before the High Dam was built, even with the old dam in place, the annual flooding of the Nile during late summer had continued to pass largely unimpeded down the valley from its East African drainage basin. These floods brought high water with natural nutrients and minerals that annually enriched the fertile soil along its floodplain and delta; this predictability had made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. However, this natural flooding varied, since high-water years could destroy the whole crop, while low-water years could create widespread drought and associated famine. Both these events had continued to occur periodically. As Egypt’s population grew and technology increased, both a desire and the ability developed to completely control the flooding, and thus both protect and support farmland and its economically important cotton crop. With the greatly increased reservoir storage provided by the High Aswan Dam, the floods could be controlled and the water could be stored for later release over multiple years. The Aswan Dam was designed by the Moscow-based Hydroproject Institute 

Duration: 30 minutes 

Admission Ticket Included

Visiting The Unfinished Obelisk

Visiting The Unfinished Obelisk

The largest obelisk in ancient times. It was ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508 1458 BC) to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak) and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome.

You will then head to a public restaurant in Aswan to enjoy your tasty lunch meal and after that, you will head to visit:

Duration: 20 minutes 

Admission Ticket Included

Trip Inclusions

What is included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off  from/to Luxor
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals (lunch)
  • Bottled water throughout your trip
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visiting Aswan High Dam
  • Visiting Philae Temple
  • Visiting the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entrance fees
  • A professional  Egyptologist Guide
  • All taxes and service charges

Trip Exclusions

Trip Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses

 

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Day Trip to Aswan from Luxor

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General Tips about Travelling in Luxor and Aswan :

  • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
  • Always wear comfortable shoes.
  • Buy a local SIM card.
  • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.064 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
  • Try the famous Egyptian food like “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
  • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish
  • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
  • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel from one place to another within Cairo.
  • Keep our tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Highlights Of Egypt:

  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
  • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar’s enchanting markets in old Cairo.
  • Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
  • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
  • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
  • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
  • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya Oasis.
  • Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Aswan Egypt

What does Philae mean?

Philae in Greek or Pilak in ancient Egyptian, meaning ‘the end,’ defined the southernmost limit of Egypt. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors who came to power after him.

Is Abu Simbel worth visiting?

Absolutely! The temples of Abu Simbel are some of most impressive and unique temples you will see in Egypt, so it is well worth the visit.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt

Egypt is nearly crime-free; as Lonely Planet notes, “The incidence of crime, violent or otherwise, in Egypt is negligible compared with many Western countries, and you’re generally safe walking around day or night.”

Is Egypt Safe for Americans to Travel to

We get this question a lot at Bastet Travel In short, Americans and other visitors can rest easy: yes, Egypt is a safe country for tourists. And the rest of the world seems to agree — after years of middling numbers, tourism in Egypt is steadily rising towards its former highs, hosting over 9 million sightseers in 2018. The longer answer is worth exploring, though, and we have some assurances to offer all our clients who join us on all of our Egypt Travel Packages.

What are the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt

Egypt has so much for travelers to see and do, it’s the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in Egypt.

  1. Pyramids of Giza
  2. Valley of the kings
  3. Luxor’s Karnak Temple
  4. The Egyptian Museum
  5. Christian and Islamic Cairo
  6. The White Desert and Baharyia Oasis
  7. Siwa Oasis
  8. Abu simbel Temples
  9. Aswan
  10. Alexandria
  11. St. Catherine’s Monastery
  12. The Nubian village
  13. Nile River Cruise
  14. Hurghada
  15. South of Sinai

What is the best Nile cruise in Egypt

M/S Mayfair Cruise.

Mövenpick Royal Lily Cruise.

Mövenpick Royal Lotus Cruise.

Ms. Concerto Nile Cruise

Princess Sarah Nile Cruise

Sonesta Moon Goddess.

Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise.

Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise.

Sonesta Star Goddess Cruises.
M/S Esplanade Cruise.
Nile Goddess Cruise.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt

Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.

Why is Abu Simbel famous?

It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

How far is Abu Simbel from Luxor?

The distance between Luxor and Abu Simbel temples is 388 km. The road distance is 477.5 km.

How many days do you need in Luxor?

Luxor requires a minimum of 3 days. There is so much to see and do so you will be on the go the whole time. I’d say the minimum time needed to visit Luxor is two days, but you can easily spend longer as there are so many sites, and it’s worth taking the time to enjoy the atmosphere.

What are the powers of Isis?

Powers. Isis had great powers of healing, protection, and magic. She could even cast spells on Ra. An example of her powers is when Isis brought Osiris back to life for one night.

Why was the Temple of Philae built?

Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. The cult of Isis continued here until at least AD 550.

Where is the temple of Philae located?

The temple of Isis from Philae at its current location on Agilkia Island in the reservoir of Aswan low dam.

How old is Philae Temple?

The oldest surviving temple buildings here date from the time of Nectanebo I (circa 370 BC) and the principal deity worshiped was Isis, although Osiris, Nephthys, Hathor, and the cataract gods Khnum and Satet were also venerated.

How old is Philae Temple?

How old is Philae Temple?

The oldest surviving temple buildings here date from the time of Nectanebo I (circa 370 BC) and the principal deity worshiped was Isis, although Osiris, Nephthys, Hathor, and the cataract gods Khnum and Satet were also venerated.

Who is Isis the goddess?

Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut and the sister of the deities Osiris, Seth, and Nephthys. She was also wife to Osiris, god of the underworld, and bore him a son, Horus. … Her cult subsequently spread throughout the Roman Empire, and Isis was worshipped from England to Afghanistan.

When was Philae Temple built?

280 BCE. Built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt’s Greco-Roman Period), the Temple of Isis at Philae is dedicated to Isis, Osiris, and Horus.

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