From your hotel in Luxor to Aswan. Lunch at local restaurant in Aswan included. Visit the majestic Philae Island. Temples of Philae were venerated from the Pharaonic era through the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler making their own additions to the stones here. One of the temples was built on the honor of Goddess Isis. Transfer to Hotel. Day 2. Early morning, off to Abu Simbel, 280 kilometers south of Aswan. The most magnificent of the monuments Ramses II built, Abu Simbel is both the perfect example of the ambition of this pharaoh's reign and also a model illustration for modern engineering. The entire temple was transplanted from its original location and lifted piece by piece to its current site by an international UNESCO team working against the clock to preserve it from being flooded by the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. After the visit, back to Luxor hotel. Not included: dinner first day and lunch second day, entrance tickets, tips. Rate per person/min 2 pers
Leaving Luxor early morning. First stop at Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus. According to Egyptian myths, it was the place where the Falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. Next stop Kom Ombo. This imposing Graeco-Roman temple is in a particularly beautiful setting overlooking the Nile. Dedicated to two God’s, the falcon headed god Horus and to Sobek, the crocodile god. Continue to Aswan. City visit. Back to Luxor.
Aswan is Egypt’s southern-most city. Visit of Philae Island, with the Temples of Isis and Hathor. Here you can visit as well the Kiosk of Trajanus & the Temple of Augustus, Roman emperors. Ancient Egypt and Graeco-Roman architecture. Visit of the Unfinished Obelisk. Possibility to see the High Dam, built between 1960 and 1971, to control the river Nile. This created Lake Nasser, the largest artificial lake in the world. Lunch in local restaurant included. Rate per person / min 2 persons. Tickets not included.
See the sites on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak Temple. Pharaoh after pharaoh added to the existing buildings of the temple complex. Highlights: he Great Hypostyle hall with 134 columns, the Colossus of Ramses II, Temple of Ramses III, Sacred Lake. With its grand colonnades, Luxor Temple is one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Egypt. Dominating the banks of the River Nile, in the heart of modern Luxor. Dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut & Khonsu, the temple was largely completed by pharaoh Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Later modified by other rulers such as Alexander the Great. Rate per person / min 2 persons. Lunch in local restaurant included. Tickets not included.