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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Day Tour to Unfinished Obelisk and The High Dam from Aswan
Tour departs from Aswan hotels and the Port area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
: 9:00 am (later departures are available until 3:00 pm if required, please advise us at time of booking)
Tour returns to the original point of departure
Aswan is one of the beautiful cities in Upper Egypt, at the head of one of the biggest dams in the world Aswan is today a popular resort and tourist destination. There are many historical and unmissable sites in Aswan that the city is famous for such as the temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk, the modern project of the High Dam, the Elephantine Island, the Nubian Museum, the Monastery of St Simon, and more. Your Egypt Tours offers you several day tours to the different sites in Aswan and around the city. This day tour will include the highlights of the city: The Unfinished obelisk and the High Dam.
Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel to start your day tour. The first visit will be to the granite quarry of Aswan. Stare at the huge unfinished obelisk, which is lying at the giant granite bedrock. It is called the Unfinished Obelisk because it was never erected. After they carved it, cracks appeared in the granite and the project was abandoned. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock. It would have measured about 137 feet (42 meters) if completed and is estimated to weigh around 1164 tons. It is believed that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut ordered carving it during the 18th dynasty.
The next place is the great modern project of the high dam. The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important and great achievements of Egypt during the 20thCentuy. For many years, the dam represented the period of modernism in the country. It provided Egypt with Hydroelectric power and safeguarded the country from the dangers of the flood. Your guide will accompany you to explain the history of the Dam, its advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking
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