Aswan City was contracted to honor one of the Egyptian goddess named Isis more than 2600 years ago.
You have the choice of going on either
One Day / Two / Three Days Aswan Layover
Start your tour by a visit to 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 in the eastern bank of Luxor Also there is an opinion said that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti. Move on to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built in the honor of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island.
You'll drive out to close to the site of Aswan's High Dam, the edifice that stopped the Nile flooding and created Lake Nasser, to explore the Temple of Kalabsha. Constructed over a much earlier sanctuary, this vast temple with its stunning reliefs was built during Roman times, in honor of a Nubian sun god, then moved, piece by piece, to its new hill-top location when the dam flooded its original home. Then you proceed to visit the temple built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.
The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are 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 co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramses II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramesses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Spend around 3 hours there then take the way back to Aswan
- Day One and Day Two Tours can be done on only One Day
It’s a short Layover, you are time constrained so according to you the plan is going to be more or less adjusted. Staying more in one of the places for more pictures ,or more details about history, can minimize the time spent in the next sightseeing stop or even can make us forced to skip it so we can respect your time frame and your scheduled flight in the evening.
Or maybe you can just prefer having only either one of the two days tours.
sail on the Nile by a motorboat to the Nubian Village that is located on West Bank of the River Nile in Aswan and just opposite to Sohil Island and near the Aswan Dam passing by the First Cataract of Aswan, this fantastic tour to the Nubian Village lets you meet and impact with a Nubian family and to learn about their simple life style, culture and traditions and then you be transferred back to your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.
Swim in the Nile River
Visit Nubian Villages in Aswan
See the Nubian Houses and People
Make Henna Tattoo by Nubian People
Know about Nubian tradition
Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple
Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple, that takes you on a narrated journey to discover the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris.
There is a marvels story for this temple, since early century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year.
An incredible restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to the current location. Enjoy the spectacular lights of the multimedia presentations which vividly reveals the form and majesty of this ancient site and walk through the magnificent temple as its history is narrated.
City tour and old market by Horse carriage
get on a private Horse Carriage that takes you for a city tour and to old market where you can have a free walk as well over the Nile Cornish to explore the real life of Egyptian in Luxor
Cairo Layover has packages for Luxor & Aswan Layovers that serve well your days off or leave days besides we can create customize your Layover
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