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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$562 Multi-day & Extended 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 tour manager 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 visit the Egyptian museum, and finally to the open market (Khan El Khalili) the Bazaar with the numerous souvenirs shops and the coffee shops. Transfer to Cairo airport, you will take a Flight from 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) Bus from Hurgahda to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo, overnight at your hotel in Cairo.   Day 9, Flight (B) After breakfast take your memories with you in the flight back home.

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Aswan Philae Sound and Light Show with Private Transfers

At 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.

$462.50 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.

$1555 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Egypt 9-Day Tour with Cairo, Giza, Abu Simbel, Luxor and Aswan

ItineraryDay 1: Egypt Arrival - Welcome to Egypt Pass By: Cairo International AirportUpon arrival our assistance will meet and assist you to finish all formalities then you will be transferred to your hotel, overnight at hotel in Cairo.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & BDay 2: Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx & Sakkara & MemphisStop At: Gizeh Plateau, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateAfter your breakfast, it’ll be time to begin your tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx, The first visit of the day will be to the Pyramids of Giza,one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by the pharaohs from the period starting from 2590 BC to 2480 BC.You will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Pyramid, get inside the queen Pyramid.You will also discover the secrets of the Sphinx, one of the largest monolith statues in the history of mankind. After enjoying the view and taking your lovely photos you will move to Sakkara, which includes the step pyramid of king Zoser the oldest pyramid in Egypt. After that you will move to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Here you’ll see the best and the biggest statue of King Ramses the great, one of the greatest king who ruled Egypt in the new kingdom.Finally, you’ll head back to Cairo for another night at your hotel.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe most conspicuous landmark of Saqqara is the Step Pyramid, the tomb of the third Dynasty ruler Djoser or Zoser, built by Imhotep and thought to be the earliest major stone structure erected in Egypt. The form of the pyramid can be explained as a development of the large mastabas (mud-brick tombs) of the First and Second Dynasties; the six steps, each smaller than the one below, having been produced by the addition to the original mastaba of successive new layers of masonry, accompanied by the enlargement of the lower stages.The Step Pyramid stands 60 meters high and is built of locally quarried clay sandstone of poor quality. You can no longer enter the pyramid due to safety issues. The chambers and passages in the interior of the pyramid served partly for the burial of close relatives of the King (in particular those of his sons who died in childhood) and partly for storing grave-goods for the use of the deadDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Memphis Museum, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateMemphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit RahinaDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: Includes Breakfast and Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & BDay 3: Explore Cairo the Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo & BazaarStop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storeroomsDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateKhan el-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateCoptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga).[1] Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & BDay 4: Cruising the Nile From Luxor to Aswan - Flight IncludedStop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River ValleyKarnak Temple is a vast temple complex in Luxor dedicated primarily to Amun and dating from as early as 2000 BC. It is an impressive sight, and second only to the Great Pyramids in popularity.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River ValleyLuxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary"Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay 4 Nights on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva Day 5: Explore the Valley of the Kings Meet the Pharaohs With Temples & MemnonStop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes, within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley and West Valley.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor, Nile River ValleyMortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. ... Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.Duration: 40 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay 4 Nights on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva Day 6: Discover Temple of The Nile -Edfu & Kom Ombo temple and Crocodile Mummies MuseumStop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River ValleyTemple of Horus, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt, edfu temple dates back to Ptolemaic timeDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyThe Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. ... The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and KhonsuDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva Day 7: Visit Aswan & Abu Simbel Temples Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyThe Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of AswanDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Temple of Philae, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyPhilae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complexDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5 Stars deluxe Cruise Day 8: From Aswan to Cairo by Flight Included Stop At: Cairo International AirportAfter breakfast on your cruise on the cruise check out and fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel for relaxing in Cairo.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel in Cairo Day 9: Final Departure From the Hotel in Cairo to the Airport Stop At: Tourism Cairo Office - Cairo Airport, Cairo, Cairo Governoratetransfer to Cairo international airport for final departure around the clockDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Luxor to Aswan 5-Day Nile River Cruise with Flights from Cairo

Book 5 Days 4 Nights Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor included sigtseen and flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo pick up from your Hotel in Cairo then transfer you to take your flight to Luxor .arrive then our guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to the cruise Day 1 Embarkation visit the Luxor Temple to see most intersting  the granite statues of Ramses the Great. inside  Karnak temples built in different reigns throgh the anciant Egyptain History . Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. after you finish your tour will be  Transfer to the cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Meals : Lunch on board. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show.Overnight in CruiseDay 2Breakfast on Board then Tours our tour Guide will be waiting for you at 8:00 am and start your tour to  The West Bank – the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. Excursion to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Lunch on board.Sail to Esna. Afternoon, Tea. Disco Party.Overnight on Board in Edfu.Day 3Breakfast on board then with our tour Guide will pick you up once the cruise land  Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu after you finish your tour will transfer you back to the cruise then . Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple Shared by the Two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo. Overnight onboard the Cruise.Day 4Breakfast on the cruise . Sail to Aswan. once you reach to aswan our guide will pick you up from the Cruise to  Start you tour visiting The High Dam which is built  in 1964. From here you can gaze across Lake Nasser. The Philae temple on the island of Agilkia. Visit the temple  is located on very intersting island of Philae which lies submerged most of the year by the waters of Lake Nasser. The main Temple of Isis and its monuments were built between the 26th-dynasty and the Roman period. then after the tour will transfer you back to the cruise  Lunch on board. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on the cruise . Overnight in Board Day 5Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and Transfer you to Aswan airpor and once you arrive to Cairo we will transfer you back to your Hotel in Cairo 

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Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple

Spend the evening while enjoying Philae Temple Sound and Light Show, that takes you on a narrated journey to discover the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris. There is a marvels story for this temple, since an early century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year. An incredible restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to the current location. Enjoy the spectacular lights of the multimedia presentations which vividly reveals the form and majesty of this ancient site and walk through the magnificent temple as its history is narrated. After the show transfer back to your hotel.Days1st Show2nd Show3rd ShowMondayEnglishFrench    –TuesdayFrenchEnglish    –WednesdayFrenchEnglish      –ThursdayFrenchSpanishEnglishFridayEnglishFrenchItalianSaturdayEnglishArabic     –SundayGermanEnglish     –Summer Time7:00 P.M.8:15 P.M.9:30 P.M.Winter Time6:30 P.M.7:45 P.M.9:00 P.M.  N.B:-Offering free tickets for any tourist group of at least 15 people and hosting the accompanying interpreter.-The tourist whom birthday is on the same day, he’ll be offered a free ticket and some sound and light products.

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