Abu Simbel, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan from Luxorfrom
Drive from Luxor to Aswan. Spend the first day visiting Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and the High Dam around Aswan. Stay overnight and then head to Abu Simbel in the morning before returning to Luxor.
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you will be met and assisted at your hotel in Luxor and transferred to Edfu around an hour’s drive south of Luxor. Arrival in Edfu where you can visit the majestic Temple of Edfu that is dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.
Then continue your day tour to Kom Ombo around 45 minutes driving from Edfu, and see the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking The Nile. It differs from other temples because of its double entrance; each one is dedicated to divinity: “Haroeris” with his falcon head and “Sobek” with his crocodile head. The Temple of Kom Ombo was built in honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris, or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Also, Kom Ombo’s importance lies in its huge sugar cane.
Then continue your day tour to Aswan to enjoy a day tour in the amazing city of Aswan, visiting the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Then proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Most probably this obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of King Tuthmosis II. This queen was the owner of her Temple on the eastern bank of Luxor. Also, there is an opinion that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti. Move on to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built in honor of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island
Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan for check-in with free time at leisure and overnight stay
Day 2: Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan
03:30 am –A box breakfast will be provided by the hotel in Aswan, and then you will be accompanied by your guide and driver to visit the two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, which is considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to cooperate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and Ramesses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramesses II. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called the Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II, and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor, and the Sun God together as one. Lunch at a local restaurant in Aswan with free time at leisure before you travel back to your hotel in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
- Pick up services from your hotel & return.
- All Languages speaking Egyptologist guide.
- All transfers are by air-conditioned vehicle.
- 1 Night Hotel in Aswan.
- Lunch meals will be served in a local restaurant.
- Bottled water during your trip.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.