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Sound and light at Philae Temple

The highlight of this excursion is crossing the Nile in a boat and being greeted by sights of the floodlit Philae Temple silhouetted against the rocks and surrounding water.

It is a lovely experience, but be warned it is a popular excursion and as a result boats can be crowded.

In the Winter there are two shows at 18:45 and 19:45. In Summer the times change to 19:00 and 20:00. Duration of the excursion is approximately 2 hours.

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