Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
The Temple of Isis on Philae Island & Nubian Museum
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Explore the Nubian Museum with an Egyptologist on this private trip. Learn about history of the Nubian culture as you browse displays of models, mummies and treasures recovered by teams of archeologists during the construction of the High Dam. Continue your trip with a visit to the marvelous Temple of Philae, one of Nubia's most important monuments. This large temple complex was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
This museum was established in association with UNESCO to preserve the ancient Nubian culture, which was devastated when the Nile was dammed in 1970. The Nubian Museum is one of Aswan’s most fascinating and least-visited attractions. Exhibits run from 6,500 years ago to the present day, from the Kingdom of Kush of the Black Pharaohs to contemporary folk culture. The architecture of the Museum and the enclosure walls are intended to evoke traditional Nubian village architecture, as it was along the Nubian Nile before the region was flooded by Lake Nasser.
Your qualified Egyptologist guide will show you some of the most important artifacts before allowing you free time to explore the museum at your leisure.
We continue our tour by motorboat to reach Agilika Island, between the old and new Aswan dam, where the Philae Temple is located. The sacred Temple of Isis, this temple is one of Upper Egypt's most captivating monuments both for the superb artistry of its reliefs and for the striking symmetry of its architecture. The temple was saved by the rising waters of Lake Nasser by UNESCO's rescue project and moved from its original home on Philae Island to nearby and higher where it sits today.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Aswan hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
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Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
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