Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple On Lake Nasser - Aswan

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Aswan hotels or Port area

    Ports
    Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1230801, Egypt
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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 waters 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 finish 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 artwork 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.

Your private tour from Aswan includes a qualified Egyptologist guide, entrance fees and transportation from your Aswan hotel.

Inclusions

Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.

Visit the great temple of Roman emperors and Ramsis the second.

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.

Entry/Admission - New Kalabsha

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Highly recommend this tour to Kalabsha with Mena. He is so knowledgeable, friendly, & truly brought the temple to life. The pickup for the tour was also seamless.

  • 19-Apr-2017

    Nous avions déjà visité Abou Simbel et voulions donc voir un autre site.
    Celui-ci est très intéressant et mérite vraiment le détour.
    De plus, note guide était excellente , parlant un français impeccable.
    Et pour ne rien gâcher, nous étions seuls sur le site, ce qui est malgré tout regrettable pour la fréquentation touristique .

  • 22-Apr-2009

    Great morning tour out on Lake Nasser. Kalabsha, plus other temples on the island, were a welcome addition to our journey and a great ending to our Egyptian adventure, showing us the Greco-Roman as well as Egyptian style in Nubia.

  • 22-Apr-2009

    Great morning tour out on Lake Nasser. Kalabsha, plus other temples on the island, were a welcome addition to our journey and a great ending to our Egyptian adventure, showing us the Greco-Roman as well as Egyptian style in Nubia.