Welcome to Philae


After 1902 and the building of the old Aswan Dam, the temple was flooded for six months each year, allowing travellers to row boats among the partially submerged columns to peer down through the translucent green at the wondrous sanctuaries of the mighty gods below.

After the completion of the High Dam, the temple would have entirely disappeared had Unesco not intervened. Between 1972 and 1980, the massive temple complex was disassembled stone by stone. It was then reconstructed 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island, which was landscaped to resemble the original sacred isle of Isis.


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Aswan Philae Sound and Light Show with Private Transfers

After the sunset, your will be picked up from your Aswan (Hotel, Nile Cruise), for a fantastic 1 hour show at Philae temple Island. The visit begins with a romantic motor boat ride to reach Philae Temple Island, upon arrival, have your camera ready for the spectacular sound and light show. Walk through the temples of Philae while listening to a detailed story of the legend of goddess Isis and god Osiris. Watch in awe as a rainbow of lights and laser projections illuminates the temple, bringing it to stunning life.Walk through the temple of Philae atmospherically lit courts, halls and colonnades as the 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, take your motor boat back to the land, return to your private vehicle and travel directly back to your hotel or cruise ship, where your tour ends.Please note, while the show is suitable for all ages, the ground in and around Philae is uneven, please where comfortable, flat walking shoes.

$437.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

02 Days Aswan - Abu Simbel - Luxor from Cairo

Day 01: In the early morning you will be transffered to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to check in your hotel in Aswan, then you will be accompanied by your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide for an amazing tour to visit the beautiful temple of Philae and the High Dam and overnight in Aswan. Day 02: Breakfast and check out from the hotel in Aswan, then private airconditined vehicle and your Egyptologist guide to Abu Simbel to visit the temples, then drive back to Aswan, and continue driving to Luxor, upon your arrival in Luxor you'll visit the Temple of Queen Hatshpsut and the Karnak temple, then transfer to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo, upon arrival you'll be transffered to your hotel in Cairo.

$1325 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Egypt 9 Days- Cairo Pyramids and Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

Tour Highlights   Visiting a full day of the most famous Pyramids in Egypt not only Giza Visiting old Cairo and the Egyptian museum and Bazar Cruising over the river Nile and enjoy the wonders Visiting the ancient cities of the Nile Visiting Valley of the KingsAbu simbel temples Includes everything  4 night full board in Nile cruise. 4 nights hotel bed and breakfast in Cairo. The entrance fees of all visits as mentioned in the program. Transportation in a private air-conditioned bus. Egyptologist In Cairo and on the cruise. All transfers as mentioned. Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure. All Taxes and services are including (no Hidden cost). Domestic flight from Cairo-Luxor- Aswan-Cairo itinerary 9 days Day 1-ARRIVAL Cairo we will pick up & transfer you to your hotel.Day2- GIZA PYRAMID & SAQQARA & MORE After your breakfast you will be guided to the great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Get inside one of the pyramids and enjoy Camel ride in the Pyramid desert. After that move to Sakkara visit the oldest Pyramid in Egypt the step Pyramid then have lunch after that visit Memphis Back to your hotel in Cairo Day3-CAIRO TOURSEgyptian museum and the treasures of King Tutankhamun and many other objects take your timeto discover everything with your guide after that move to Lunch at local restaurant then visit old Cairo &bazaarDay4-NILE CRUISE -FARES & ALL MEALS INCLUDEDfly from Cairo to luxor to embark on your luxury Nile cruise visit Karnak &Luxor temple then check in your cruise 4 nights stay.Day5-VALLEY OF THE KINGS & MOREvisit valley of the kings & Hatshepsut temple & stp by Memnon statue for photos (B-L-D) on board.Day6-TEMPLES ON THE NILE EDFU & KOM OMBO your cruise will stop on the way to Aswan in many spots to visit Hours temple & kom Ombo temple (B-L-D) on board.Day7-ASWAN & ABU SIMBELvisit the temple of Abu Simbel & Philae island these are the best places in Egypt.Day8- ASWAN-CAIROfrom Aswan to Cairo meet & assist then check in our hotel in Cairo.Day9-FINAL DEPARTURE our staff will escort you to the final departure thank you

$798 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Group tour 9-Day Nile Jewel, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Red Sea

Day 1, Cairo (No Meals) Arrive in Cairo airport, you will be met and assist by our representative who will assist you through the formalities, and then be transferred to your hotel to meet your guide for briefing about the tour package, overnight at your hotel in Cairo. Day 2, Cairo, Evening Flight to Aswan (B) After breakfast you will start the tour by visiting the awe inspiring pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza plateau then head to Sakkara to visit the Step pyramid- the first completed pyramid in Egypt and some other amazing tombs, after a day of seeing 4500 years old ancient structures, Transfer to Cairo airport, you will take Flight Cairo to Aswan.  Arrival Aswan, check into hotel, Overnight Aswan Day 3: Aswan (B, L, D) Optional early morning trip to Abu Simbel by road or flight - without missing any part of the tour Breakfast. Our representative will meet and transfer you to your Nile Cruise, beginning the day with a morning tour of the famous High Dam of Aswan. Next you will visit the romantic Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk, overnight on your 5 star standard Nile cruise. Day 4: Nile Cruise, Kom-Ombo, Edfu (B, L, D) Enjoy sailing down the fertile bank of the Nile to visit Kom-Ombo and Edfu Temples. Continue down the Nile to the city of Luxor, overnight on your 5 stars standard Nile Cruise. Day 5: Nile Cruise to Luxor (B, L, D) After breakfast, we will arrive in Luxor and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Here you will experience the massive Karnak temple and historic Luxor temple, overnight on the Cruise. Day 6: Luxor to Red Sea Hurghada (B, L, D) After breakfast, tour the West Bank of Luxor. Start your tour off with the world famous Valley of the Kings, then onto the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahri), and finish with the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III's temple. Then you will take your A/C bus to Hurghada, overnight at the Red Sea, in Hurghada. Day 7, Hurghada, Red Sea (B, L, D) This is another day free to be spent as you see fit. With snorkeling, swimming, sun-tanning, scuba diving and good food and drink available you will find much to do; or nothing to do but enjoy the sun, overnight at your hotel in Hurghada. Day 8: Cairo (B) Very Early morning drive from Hurgahda to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo, and start the city tour of the Egyptian museum, and finally to the open market (Khan El Khalili) the Bazaar with the numerous souvenirs shops and the coffee shops, overnight at your hotel in Cairo.   Day 9, Flight (B) After breakfast take your memories with you in the flight back home.

$42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Aswan Philae Temple and High Dam Half-Day Tour

Begin your day with pickup from your Aswan hotel at 8:00am. From there, head out to explore the main landmarks of the city, including the High Dam and Philae Temple. The High Dam is an engineering wonder, built in 1960 to save Egypt from the flooding of the Nile. The Dam provides a huge water reservoir known as Lake Nasser, one of the biggest artificial lake in the world. At this landmark, you will see the huge hydro-power stations that provide Egypt with 10 percent of its electricity.After your visit to the High Dam, you will take a short motor boat ride to the Philae temple. The temple was relocated to its current location by UNESCO after the building of the High Dam in order to prevent its inundation. The island was carefully selected to match the original settings on which the temple was originally built. Enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the temple and its surroundings before being transported back to your Aswan accommodations.

$1850 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Egypt 12 Days Tour Cairo-Nile Cruise and Sharm El Sheikh Retreat -Airfares Inc

The itinerary Day 1 : Arrival our Staff will meet & assist you to finish all formalities then escort you to your hotel in Cairo.Day 2 : Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara Necropolis  Breakfast at the hotel. Meet our guide and depart to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; the Great Khufu’s (Cheops) Pyramid (2690 BC). Continue to explore the rest of the Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s Pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest Pyramid on Giza site; Mycerinus pyramid the smallest and the famous Sphinx.After then visit Saqqara the step pyramid and many other tombs of the Nobles have lunch break then back to the hotel and overnight. Day 3 : Cairo Sightseeing  You will be checking out after breakfast, and transported to the Egyptian Museum, which is famous for its antiques from the Pharaonic periods – dating back some 50 centuries. The museum includes more than 100,000 items in total, and is famous for its Tutankhamen collection. You will also be visiting old Cairo and Khan El Khalili bazaar. overnight CairoDay 4 - From Cairo to Aswan  by Air- Nile cruiseYou will be arriving early arrival in Aswan start visiting the Philae island.stay on board all meals included.Day 5- Kom ombo -Edfu temples There will be an early morning sail to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo, you will visit the temples of Sobek and Horus. Lunch will be served on board, and can then relax and admire the beautiful scenery along the Nile while sailing to Edfu. In Edfu, you will be taken on a tour by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus. We’ll get back on board and sail to Luxor. Later, you will have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel. Day 6- Luxor - West and East bank Treasures Following breakfast on board, you will disembark and visit the sites on the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut, the Valley of the Kings  and Karnak temple back to your cruise for lunch break then continue visiting Luxor and Karnak templeDay 7- Luxor / Sharm El Sheikh by AirCheck out from your cruise and by flight to Sharm El Sheikh upon arrival you will be welcomed and escorted to your resort in Sharm El sheikh Day 8-10 - Relax on the Beaches of Sharm El Sheikh You will have three days at leisure.  there is many optional to do Go snorkeling or diving in the famous Red Sea, or take a jeep safari to spectacular canyons and mountainsDay 11 from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by Aircheckout from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh then our staff will escort you to the airport to fly back to Cairo.Day 12 Final Departure according to your flight you will be escorted to the airport for final departure

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