Luxor & Aswan
Luxor and Aswan are the second most touristic cities in Egypt, full of pharaonic temples and monuments
- Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise
You can enjoy your stay in the Nile cruise which you will be staying for the three/ four nights and sailing between the two cities in the Nile River ;passing by some green country side areas and having some traditional shows in the evening in the cruise.
- East Bank (Luxor and Karnak Temples)
- West Bank - Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
- The High Dam and the Temple of Philae.
- Edfu Temple & Kom Ombo Temple.
Start your tour to visit the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco Roman Kingdom.
Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty.
King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon.
Valley of the king
Colossi of Memnon
Visit the Valley Of The Kings, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley.
The most known tombs are King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and AmonhotepII.
Followed by a visit to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut that known as El Dir El Bahari which was built by Queen Hatshepsut the daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C), the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt. Then Continue your day Tour to The Colossi of Memnon which are remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III
Visit to the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Move on to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built in the honor of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island.
Kom Ombo Temple
Visit the majestic Temple of Edfu that 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 later to 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 on the 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.
Abo simbel is three hours away from Aswan. So we will have to start our trip early morning to head to visit them. 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
Hot Air Balloon
see the biggest open air museum allover the world
Note: If weather does not allow flying may the ride get delayed to the next morning or even canceled. No Charge in case of Cancellation.
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
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