Private Day Tour to Kalabsha Temple from Aswan

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On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the temple to help you unlock its secrets. For two years from 1961, Kalabsha Temple was dismantled into 15,000 pieces and moved block by block to its current location on the banks of Lake Nasser. It was just one of 18 temples and monuments moved in order to preserve them from the rising Nile water created by the construction of Aswan's High Dam.

The temple which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis was originally built just after the Ptolemy period, the era after Alexander the Great's death (323BC). The facade of the temple is undecorated suggesting it was never finished by its original builder, the Roman emperor Octavius Augustus. Despite being unfinished, Kalabsha Temple is considered the most complete, and largest free-standing temple in Nubia. The inner walls feature Egyptian artwork including a carving of St George slaying a dragon and Coptic crosses, showing the influence of Christians who used the temple as a church during the Roman persecution.

Another piece of art work which is a feature of the temple is a carving declaring the prohibition of eating pork which is carved in Meroitic. This language remains a mystery to Egyptologists today, with its origin still unknown.

 


Single $90
2-4 Persons $65
5-8 Persons $55
9-16 Persons $50

Schedule Details Enquire Now

Departs: Daily

Departure Time: 8:00 AM (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00 AM if required, please advise us at time of booking).

Departure Point: Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

Duration: 5 - 6hours (approx.)

Return details: Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pick-up:  Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking so we arrange pick-up and drop-off services.

Inclusions Enquire Now

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel/port pick up and drop off
  • Transport by air conditioned minibus

Exclusions Enquire Now

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Pricing Information Enquire Now

  • Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
  • Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per tour.
  • Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Payment Policy Enquire Now

Deposit: No deposit required.

Payment: You pay the full amount to your tour guide on the day of the tour. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card.

Children Policy for day tours:
0 – 1.99 free of charge
2 – 5.99 25% of total tour cost
6 – 11.99 50% of total tour cost
12 + are considered adults

If your day tours include domestic flights, an extra supplement for your child may apply

Cancellation policy for day tours:
Since we do not require a deposit for day tours, clients can cancel at any time. However, out of courtesy, we would like to be notified at least 48 hours (2 days) in advance so we don’t send our crew on the day of the scheduled.