Aswan Full Day Tour

This memorable full-day tour explores the main highlights of the historic city of Aswan. Guests will be picked up from their hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle and accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide. The amazing itinerary includes visits to the impressive Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple known for its ancient carvings and architecture, and the unfinished Obelisk offering insights into ancient stonemasonry techniques. With comfortable transportation and top-notch service, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Aswan’s iconic sights and cultural riches.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Aswan Full Day Tour Itinerary

The tour begins with a visit to the High Dam, a remarkable feat of modern engineering. Standing over 360 feet tall, the dam holds back the waters of Lake Nasser and provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to Egypt and Sudan. Visitors can walk along the top of the dam for breathtaking views stretching to Sudan in the distance. Guests will learn how over 16 years the dam transformed the landscape and impacted local populations and industries. Today it remains one of the largest dams ever constructed using ancient Egyptian techniques adapted for the 20th century.

Next, a short boat ride will ferry guests to the picturesque island of Agilkia, home to the stunning Philae Temple. Dating back to the 4th century BC, the ornate temple complex pays tribute to the goddess Isis and was an important pilgrimage site in ancient times. Upon disembarking visitors will be amazed by the towering columns and intricate carvings that line walkways and fill porticoes. Stories of Egyptian mythology come to life in the carvings that share tales of kings and gods. The tranquil Nile setting makes for beautiful photos and a step back in time.

The final stop is one of the more unique sites - the Unfinished Obelisk. Located in the northern region of the Aswan quarries, this partially constructed ancient monument offers clues into how obelisks were originally crafted over 3,000 years ago. Stone tools and indentations left by craftsmen remain on the pink granite slab, estimated to stand over 130 feet tall if completed. Guests will learn how this was an engineering failure and the potential reasons it was abandoned mid-construction. The secrets of how monumental Egyptian architecture and sculpture were created will fascinate history and science buffs alike.

This full-day tour of Aswan's highlights provides a comprehensive overview of this culturally rich city's history and sights. Guests had the opportunity to experience magnificent landmarks like the Aswan High Dam that has reshaped the region, explore the beautifully preserved Philae Temple and its ancient carvings, and gain unique insights into stoneworking techniques from the Unfinished Obelisk. With professional and knowledgeable guiding, comfortable transportation, and attention to service details, this tour delivers great value in experiencing Aswan's most iconic attractions. Whether discovering Egypt for the first time or returning for more adventures, this tour promises an insightful look at this southern city's treasures from antiquity through the modern era.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Pick up & drop off from/to your hotel by a private air-conditioned 4-seater Sedan Car.
  • Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
  • Bottle of water during your trip.
  • All taxes & service charges.

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Any Optional activity.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $70
  • 2 Persons $50 Each
  • 3 Persons $45 Each
  • 4 Persons $45 Each
  • 5 Persons $45 Each
  • 6 Persons $45 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $45 Each

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
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Culture609367
2024-02-24
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Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
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Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
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Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
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La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
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La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
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100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
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Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

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Aswan Full Day Tour

Experience the Beauty and History of Aswan
Visiting Aswan offers travelers the opportunity to step back in time and explore this ancient city along the banks of the mighty Nile River. With over three millennia of rich history and culture, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the wonders of Aswan than with our comprehensive full-day tour package. Led by an expert local guide with extensive knowledge of the area and its significance, visitors will feel transported as they learn about Aswan’s past and present.

The Impressive Aswan High Dam
Our tour begins at one of Aswan’s most iconic modern landmarks – the Aswan High Dam. At over 360 feet tall and stretching over a mile wide, it remains an extraordinary feat of 20th century engineering that transformed the entire landscape of upper Egypt and northern Sudan. Guests can admire the steep sloping sides of the dam rising up out of the desert terrain, enjoying sweeping views of Lake Nasser and beyond. Our guide will share the fascinating details about its construction over 16 years and the immense impacts it continues to have on irrigation, hydroelectric power supply, and control of annual flooding in the region.

Exploring Philae Temple by Boat
After taking in the impressive scale of the High Dam, we board a short ferry ride across to nearby Agilkia Island. Here among scenic botanical gardens sits the beautiful Philae Temple Complex, one of the Nubian Monuments from ancient Egyptian times. Dating back to the 4th century BC, the structures pay homage to the goddess Isis who was an important deity in ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. Visitors are sure to be awestruck walking down colonnades lined with towering columns and intricately carved hieroglyphic tales that burst with vibrant colors even after millennia. The peaceful island setting makes for phenomenal photo backdrops as well while learning about the mythology and history that shaped its design.

Secrets of Ancient Stonemasonry Revealed
Our final stop on the tour holds further surprises – the Unfinished Obelisk. Located within the 4,000 year old granite quarries of Aswan, this partially constructed monument gives fascinating clues into how the famous obelisk structures were originally crafted by ancient Egyptian stonemasons. Towering over 100 feet in projected height, indentations and tools left by artisans remain embedded in the pink granite, clearly showing the techniques used to shape obsidian-like stones without the use of metal. Guests can envision the massive engineering challenge this would have posed if completed. Together with our guide, visitors will piece together why this particular attempt was ultimately abandoned mid-construction after more than 1,168 tons of granite had already been chiseled away.

Exceptional Service and Local Expertise
Throughout the tour, guests will be impressed by the seamless service, comfort and attention to detail provided. Air conditioned vehicles ensure a pleasant journey between destinations while professional local guides bring history to life. Whether learning about how communities were impacted by modernization or myths surrounding deities, all inquiries are enthusiastically answered making this an educational experience for those of any background or age. Back at their Aswan hotel, guests are sure to feel they have gained a rich appreciation and new favorite memories of experiences Egypt’s beauty, cultural heritage and tales of ancient magic.

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