Overview Visit two Aswan must-sees — the Philae Temple and High Dam — on a convenient half-day tour. Gaze at the High Dam, built across the River Nile during the 1960s to control Egypt’s floods. Then, continue to Philae, riding a motorboat to this ancient island temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. See the courts, colonnades, halls as an Egyptologist guide charts the temple’s history. Includes air-conditioned transport, boat ride, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off. Half-day High Dam and Philae Temple tour from Aswan See the vast High Dam, built to control the Nile’s annual floods Motorboat ride to the ancient island Temple of Philae Stroll the chambers and courtyards, and learn about their history from an Egyptologist guide Hear how the temple was moved to its site to prevent submersion in Lake Nasser Tour includes air-conditioned transport, central Aswan hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.