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Unfinished Obelisk
Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk

Free admission
Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan

Practical Info

No service taxis run past the site, but you can get one to the junction on Sharia al-Haddadeen and then walk (about 10 minutes). You can also walk through Fatimid Cemetery to get to it.

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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
star-4.5
$55.00 per adult
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Excellent tour!
The tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour if you are in Aswan.
Michael, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Aswan

star-5
Peter guided us through...
Chiara_M, Oct 2021
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Peter guided us through the Unfinished Obelisk, the High Dam and the Philae Temple. He's a great guide, and he answered all our (numerous) questions.. He did his best to accommodate our wishes, and we really recommend him! The car was comfy and clean and the driver wrote very safely!
star-5
Book with Mary, she was great!
Alexis_V, Dec 2021
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Mary was a great tour guide. She was very nice and accommodating and did a great job with practicing a Covid safe tour. Would definitely recommend her. We needed to get a PCR test to come back home and she took us to the facility and then waited 30 minutes with us to make sure everything went smoothly. She was great and we would highly recommend.
star-5
Quality guide and excellent tour
Jennifer_J, Dec 2021
Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour
We had a wonderful tour with Hani our guide. We opted to skip the High Dam and that was not a problem for them. The van was comfortable with AC and our guide kept us in the shade for explanations of the sites and gave us ample free time to walk around and take it all in. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
star-4
Great option if you want to see all the major site of Aswan
Lyenfa_W, Nov 2021
Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour
It was our first tour in our trip through Egypt and we were glad that we got Mustafa has our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We like him so much that we decided to book the Nubian village tour with him in the afternoon. As for the tour, I definitely recommend it. They take care of all the transportation and ticket for you, so you can sit, relax and absorb all the knowledge since you are visiting the major site in Aswan
star-5
Memorable Tour
douglasvirsie_m, Dec 2021
Private day tour to Philae temple-unfinished obelisk and high dam in Aswan
In all, our tour was wonderful. Our tour guide Maggie was wonderful and very informative. The High Dam might not be the biggest dam in the world, but to see the artificial lake in the middle of the desert was just stunning. The Philae Temple is beautiful. The boat ride was short but a nice experience. The Unfinished obelisk is a different story. By itself, it might not be very attractive (that would explained why not all tours offer it) but in the context of human history-around 1508-1458 BC, it is simply amazing.
star-5
An amazing tour
Nabil_A, Oct 2021
Aswan Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and High Dam Private Half-Day Tour
A very nice tour and a must do in Aswan. Our guide Habi Abdo was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. All three places included in the tour are absolutely marvellous and should never be missed. Both the tour and the guide are highly recommended.
star-5
The best guide we had in Egypt!
Darina_M, Dec 2021
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
We booked our Aswan tour for 30 Nov 2021. This was our second tour with EmoTours, the previous day we visited Abu Simbel and our guide for it was Mr Emad Aiad. After spending great time with him there (I have written a separate review), all we hoped for was that we have him again as a guide, and we were soooo so happy that indeed, Mr Emad turned out to be our guide for the tour in Aswan as well. He picked us up right on time and even made sure to call the room to inform us that he arrived. He absolutely loves his job and he is passionate about it, and he has been doing it for more than 20 years! This says a lot about the experience and knowledge he has! His enthusiasm and good mood are contagious, but not only that-he made us feel very special, he brought a sense of personal touch and we never felt like we are just "another customers". Apart from the general interesting facts about the places we visited in Aswan, he shared also some lesser known stories (where does the word "pharaoh" come from?), taught us how to read certain hieroglyphs and also shared personal stories from his life, job experience and family. He answered all kind of questions we had and never got tired to take care after our needs, staying flexible according to our requests. He reccommended a tour to the Nubian village but at the end we decided we won't go. He also suggested some shops, we wanted to actually go to two of them, but we didnt like anything so we didnt buy, but anyways we didnt feel pressured at all to buy, so it is really up to you. Also if you just dont want to go, you tell him that you dont and there is no problem. We absolutely reccommend booking with Emo Tours and if possible, ask for Mr Emad because, really, the guide can make so much difference in your experience! Wishing you many more happy customers!
star-4
a very well organised tour with places well worth seeing
Ditmar_P, Dec 2021
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
All places of the tour are well worth seeing! We found the tour very well organised: We were picked up at the hotel by our very friendly guide. The standard of the car was also very good, as well as the driving skills of the driver. However when coming back from Philae island by boat it took more than 15 minutes till the driver showed up, although our guide called him serveral times well in advance. Nevertheless we enjoyed the tour very much, although we missed a bit more in-depth knowledge of our guide, which might have been limited by his language skills.
star-5
Recommendable
Ali_S, May 2020
Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
Informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. Good experience for a day visit, exploring some of the main sites of the city.