Philae Temple Tours

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The Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was once set on a holy island in the Nile River, the site of many pilgrimages. Although projects to dam the Nile once threatened the existence of both the island and the temple, UNESCO worked to rescue and preserve the ancient monument, damming the island itself with a high surrounding wall until the Philae Temple could be moved in sections to a new location: the higher, nearby Agilka Island.

Visit the temple to learn about the temple's history, as well as Isis, who was a very important goddess in ancient times. She was known as the Mother of God, giver of life, and protector and healer of kings.

Practical Info

Many of the organized tours to the Aswan High Dam also visit Philae Temple. Alternately you can take a taxi to the ferry dock 4 miles south of Aswan and catch the river boat over to the island.
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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Aswan Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Hotel or Port Transfers

Recall the days of the pharaohs and gods of ancient Egypt with a visit to the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple from Aswan. Take a motorboat to the island temple, and walk through the colonnades and courts as rainbow-colored lights, laser projections, and audio commentary conjure up the ghosts of long-gone pharaohs, the legends of the gods, and the temple’s history. Includes round-trip hotel or port transfers by private vehicle, plus entrance fees.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD39.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour

Exploring Aswan’s highlights with a private guide means a more flexible and personalized sightseeing experience than on a shared trip. With this half-day tour, you travel with your own Egyptologist guide to the Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan High Dam, and Philae Temple, with the opportunity to view and learn about them as you like. Private air-conditioned transport, a choice of departure times, and hotel, port, and station pickup and drop-off are also included for convenience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD45.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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7 Days Best of Egypt Tour from Abu Simbel to Alexandria

This 7-day, 6-night tour of Egypt is a great way to maximize time and see the most for your money. Relax on board a luxurious Nile River cruise that hits the highlights of ancient Egypt along the way. Visit Valley of the Kings, King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Karnak and Luxor Temples, and more. Then travel by train to explore the Giza pyramid complex and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the Roman Catacombs and other sites in Alexandria.
  • Duration: 7 days
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USD1,560.00
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Aswan Philae Temple and High Dam Half-Day Tour

Visit two Aswan must-sees — the Philae Temple and High Dam — on a convenient half-day tour. Gaze at the High Dam, built across the River Nile during the 1960s to control Egypt’s floods. Then, continue to Philae, riding a motorboat to this ancient island temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. See the courts, colonnades, halls as an Egyptologist guide charts the temple’s history. Includes air-conditioned transport, boat ride, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD42.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Savor the timeless experience that is a Nile cruise as you sail from Aswan to Luxor on an indulgent ship with onboard swimming pool. Feast on breakfast, lunch, dinner—and even afternoon tea—as you discover ancient Egypt’s highlights. Professional Egyptologists are on hand as you visit the temples of Philae, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor, and Karnak.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD290.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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3 nights 4 days Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise From Aswan

Blend history and luxury on this 3-night 5-star Nile cruise with Egyptologist guide. In Aswan, discover the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple, then ride a felucca sailboat. Stop at the temples in Kom Ombo and Edfu before experiencing Luxor’s highlights: the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Tour includes buffet meals and port transfers.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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3 Nights 4 Days Nile River Cruise 5 stars from Luxor to Aswan

An amazing Nile Cruise touring 5 stars full board holiday starting from Luxor to Aswan discover the ancient temples and tombs Visit Philae Temple, High dam, the Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Queens and Hatshepsut Temple at the West Bank of the Nile. 
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD640.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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4-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Optional Private Guide

Admire the antiquities along the Nile on this 4-day cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Board your ship in Aswan, and visit the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu on route downstream to Luxor. In Luxor, discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, and more, making this one of the most comprehensive of Nile 4-day cruises. In between, relax aboard ship and absorb the idyllic scenery. All meals and three nights’ accommodation on board are included. Upgrade to a private guide for an itinerary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD370.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan

See the highlights of picturesque Aswan on a comprehensive tour with an expert Egyptologist guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, start with views of the Aswan High Dam, the massive 1960s structure built to counter the annual flooding of the Nile. Admire the dam and then see the Unfinished Obelisk, a gigantic, half-carved obelisk abandoned in its quarry by ancient quarrymen. Later, ride a boat to Philae Temple, renowned for its beautiful island location. Tour the magnificent courts, terraces and chambers dedicated to the goddess Isis before returning to Aswan proper.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD62.50
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Best 2 Days 1 Night Travel Package to Aswan & Luxor from Cairo by Flights

Visit the temples of Abu Simbel and see the archeological highlights of Luxor during a private 2-day trip that includes airfare, 4-star hotel accommodation in Aswan, transfers by private vehicle, and sightseeing with an Egyptologist guide. You’ll fly from Cairo to Aswan, then return by air from Luxor, making this comprehensive package hassle-free for travelers short on time.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD470.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Nile Cruise 3 Nights From Aswan to Luxor

One of the best ways to see Egypt is to take a trip on the River Nile. You can cruise between Aswan and Luxor and take in the beauty of the Nile Valley whilst relaxing, also you can enjoy daily tours to the most amazing Ancient Egyptian Temples.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD336.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Nile Cruise Holiday from Aswan to Luxor 3 Nights 4 Days

Take the scenic route from Aswan to Luxor aboard a 3-night cruise. Step aboard a cruise boat and enjoy the scenery as you float down one of the world's most famous rivers, listening to in-depth commentary from your Egyptologist guide. Stops include the Temple of Philae, Kom Ombo, Edfu, the Temple of Sobek, and the Temple of Horus. Enjoy all amenities on boat, including a bar and lounge, restaurant, and a pool.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD571.43
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  • Duration: 4 days
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8-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan Including Luxor and Optional Private Guide

Enjoy more time exploring the ancient wonders along Egypt’s Nile on this 8-day cruise starting and finishing in Aswan. Settle aboard your elegant cruiser in Aswan, and enjoy a leisurely trip on the timeless Nile, visiting age-old temples, treasures and tombs. Discover the temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Philae; and explore magnificent Karnak, Luxor Temple, and the legendary tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Seven nights’ accommodation on board, plus all meals and daily guided sightseeing are included. Alternatively, select a private guide for a personalized itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 days
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USD687.00
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  • Duration: 8 days
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Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor 3 Nights 4 Days

Spend four days sailing the Nile River and visiting its aeons-old treasures with an Egyptologist guide on this cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Along the way, stop to see the Temples of Philae, Kom Ombo and Edfu, and add an optional visit to incredible Abu Simbel. Finish in Luxor at three of Egypt’s greatest wonders — the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Mortuary Temple of Ramses III. Between visits, relax on your boat, enjoying its pool, lounge and evening entertainments. Three nights’ full-board accommodation in a private cabin are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD675.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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04 Days - 03 Nights Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Visit the most famous sites and attractions between Aswan and Luxor, Egypt Nile River Cruises have a fixed schedule and determined landing points. Every few hours, you will get alarm from your Nile Cruise to stop and walk to these huge temples and tombs in  Aswan and Luxor to take amazing shots, enjoy visiting Philae temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Koum Oumbo Temple, Edfu Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshipsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD481.50
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

This private tour of the Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and unfinished Obelisk showcases three of Aswan’s most popular sites. Travelers will get an up close look at the dam that divides the Nile from Lake Nasser, marvel at the sheer size of the unfinished Obelisk and revel in the natural beauty of Philae Temple’s island home.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD58.80
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

Be dazzled by a magical sound and light show at the Philae Temple on this 1.5-hour trip from Aswan, with private round-trip transfers included. Travel to the beautiful ancient temple, set on an island in the Nile, and admire its spectacularly lit walls, pylons and court lit by a kaleidoscope of lights and lasers projections. See the illuminations reflected in the lapping waters, and walk through the floodlit halls and colonnades as the powerful commentary tells tales of the temple’s history and pharaohs past.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD44.10
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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4 Day 3 Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor Including Visit to the Abu Simbel Temple

Spend four days watching the scenery on the banks of the Nile from a cruise boat, departing from Aswan. Listen to in-depth commentary by an Egyptologist tour guide on the culture and ancient Egyptian history of the area. Enjoy the features on the cruise boat, including sun decks, a pool, a luxury lounge and bar, and onboard restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD615.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Budget 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Sail on the River Nile and visit the ancient sites of the Nile Valley on a 4-day river cruise from Aswan to Luxor. This great-value cruise includes guided visits to the main sights, including Aswan’s High Dam and Philae Temple; atmospheric Kom Ombo and Edfu; and the tombs and temples of Luxor’s West and East Banks. Learn about the age-old treasures from an Egyptologist guide, and enjoy three nights’ full-board cruise boat accommodation, plus airport and hotel pickups and drop-offs at the start and end of your experience.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD500.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan

See majestic Philae Temple lit up against the night sky by pre-booking this convenient private package to the Sound and Light Show—Philae. Guarantee access to Aswan’s most in-demand show and watch the love story of the ancient deities Isis and Osiris in a spectacular island setting. Besides tickets, your evening includes private, door-to-door, round-trip transfers in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD43.75
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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3 Night Cruise Aswan to Luxor

See the sights between Aswan and Luxor on this memorable 4-day Nile cruise. Discover Aswan’s beautiful Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk, and relax aboard your 5-star ship as you sail downstream to Luxor. Admire the idyllic scenery, and visit the exquisite temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo before arriving in Luxor. Then, delve into the spectacular Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor Temple, and get free time to explore and relax independently. Full-board accommodation on your ship, evening entertainments and daily guided tours included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD399.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Aswan and Luxor in Two Days

Private two day tour from Aswan to see the highlights of Aswan These highlights include the Temples of Abu Simbel High Dam, the Temple of Philae ,Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahari), the Colossi of Memnon and Karnak Temples. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported to all the sites by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD225.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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3 Nights 4 Days Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor

Enjoy a 3 nights, 4 days Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor including a sightseeing itinerary. You will visit the most popular monuments Aswan and Luxor have to offer: Philae Temple, High Dam, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. You will be guided by a qualified Egyptologist tour guide who makes sure all your tour needs are fulfilled.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD625.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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7-Night 5-Star Nile Cruise Round Trip from Aswan

Take a weeklong cruise on the Nile River that leaves from and returns to Aswan. Relax in luxury onboard a modern vessel with buffet-style dining, afternoon tea service and evening entertainment. Visit Philae temple, Valley of the Kings, the High Dam, the temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, and many other ancient sites along the route.
  • Duration: 8 days
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USD790.00
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  • Duration: 8 days
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