• Location: Aswan, Egypt
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 44.10 View price calendar

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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.


  • Sound and Light show at Philae Temple
  • Lasers and light projections light up the buildings of the temple
  • Wander through the complex illuminated at night
  • English commentary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation to and from your Aswan hotel or cruise ship

What You Can Expect

Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

Philae Temple Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Aswan hotel or cruise ship. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Philae Temple, set on an island in a basin of the Nile River.

On route, hear how the temple was built during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, and dedicated to the Egyptian goddess, Isis. During the 1970s, the building was dismantled at its original location on Philae Island, and re-erected on its current island to save it from flooding caused by the completion of the new Aswan High Dam in 1970.

On arrival, have your camera ready for the spectacular sound and light show. Watch in awe as a rainbow of lights and laser projections illuminates the temple, bringing it to stunning life.

Walk through the atmospherically lit courts, halls and colonnades as the English commentary summons up the ghosts of pharaohs past and recounts the temple’s history through the ages. Discover the symbolic meanings behind the wall reliefs and admire the lights of the floodlit edifice reflected in the lapping Nile waters.

After the show, return to your private vehicle and travel directly back to your hotel or cruise ship, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great price great experience very well organised picked up in private taxi by guide taken to temple returned to boat the same way,very professional outfit

Helen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Although Aswan was quiet I was stunned that the entire sound and light show, including private transfer and boat crossing, was arranged for just the five in our party. Yes, that's right, the entire temple just for five interested travellers. If there is any doubt that the Egyptians are keen to regain their tourist trade then surely this must be it! An excellent show, better than the slightly garish effort at the pyramids, does intermingle myth and historical fact in its spiel but gives an insight into the history and development of this site, including to transfer to the island during the flooding from the formation of Lake Nasser. Don't miss it!

Manuel U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Excellent show and excellent guide!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

It was superb! But a pity that we didn't know in advance that we could have the explanation in french on certain days of the week.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This was an excellent excellent sound and light show and a great evening all round. Reaching the temple of Philae by boat in the cool of evening is an added bonus and being surrounded by water makes it feel really special. We were told this was one of the best Sound & Light shows in Egypt and I'd believe it!

John H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

I've been before, so I knew how cold it could be, but a quick note could advise others of this.

Michael W

4 star rating: Recommended April 2012

A wonderfull experience. would definitely recommend it

Sean F Canada

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2010

The lighting is fantastic and the story interesting.

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