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  • Address: Aswan, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: 8 L.E.

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Aswan High Dam

Built in the 1960s as an engineering marvel, the Aswan High Dam changed the face of Egypt by increasing the cultivable land by 30% and doubling the country's available electricity supply. The dam also created what was then the world's largest artificial lake: Lake Nasser. This body of water would have covered the important Abu Simbel Temple monuments if not for support from UNESCO and a worldwide appeal for funds to move them to higher ground, a massive feat that was eventually successful.

The dam itself is massive, containing 18 times the material used to build the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu). At 11,811 feet long (3,600 meters) and 364 feet tall (111 meters), the Aswan High Dam provides visitors with wonderful views up and down the Nile River.

Practical Info

The dam is near Aswan, at one end of Lake Nasser. It is best visited by organized tour that also allows for exploring other nearby sites.

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Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, null
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Private Day Trip To Aswan From Marsa Alam

This day tour is a private journey from Marsa Alam to Aswan visiting a collection of the best archaeological sites in Aswan.

Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.33
Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road

Enjoy full Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Road in accompany of an Egyptologist tour guide, follow the Nile River and passing through farmland and traditional ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road, Luxor, Day Trips
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Aswan Sightseeing Tour from Luxor by Road

Enjoy a full day Aswan sightseeing tour from Luxor by road accompanied by an expert local tour guide. Drive for about 4 hours along the Nile valley from Luxor ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan, Aswan, Day Trips
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

In the heart of Nubia, tranquil, riverside Aswan is one of Egypt's most beautiful cities. This Aswan day tour covers highlights of the city both ancient and ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan, Aswan, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam from Aswan

Explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded at the size of the ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk

On this private tour of the Aswan region, explore at the High Dam, marvel at the Unfinished Obelisk, and experience the allure of the Temple of Philae, all as ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae, Luxor, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae

Enjoy a day tour to the amazing High Dam, this engineering masterpiece was built to protect Egypt from annual floods from the River Nile. Then proceed on to ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan, Aswan, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Philae Temple the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

Explore the most famous sites of Aswan, on a private guided tour to the unfinished obelisk in the Granite Quarry, Aswan high dam and Philae Temple Island, as ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Half-Day Philae Temple and High Dam Tour from Aswan, Aswan, Half-day Tours
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Half-Day Philae Temple and High Dam Tour from Aswan

Venture into the historic city of Aswan on this 4-hour half-day excursion. Visit the main landmarks such as the High Dam and the Philae Temple, dedicated to ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
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