Philae in detail

Flights & getting there

The boat landing for the Philae complex is at Shellal, south of the old Aswan Dam. The only easy way to get there is by taxi or organised trip. Combo-tours of Philae and the Aswan High Dam, including guide, can be arranged by most hotels and travel agencies in Aswan, for around LE250 per person. The return taxi fare is about LE120 to LE150.

The return boat trip should not cost more than LE20 per person, plus baksheesh for the boatman, but often costs significantly more. Organised tours usually include the boat fare, sparing you the hassle of haggling.