enjoy a visit to edfu temple (100km south of luxor) 2nd largest temple in Egypt after Karnak temple in Luxor. It is also known to be the place where the God Horus revenged his father's death (Osiris) by killing Set. continue to visit Kom Ombo temple (2 temples together). One side of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek (God of fertility and creator of the world) while the other side of the temple is dedicated to the God Horus (Falcon headed Sky God). Each side of the temple has its own sanctuaries and chambers along with 2 different entrances to each temple. . Continue to visit aswan with its high dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile . . Because of the location of the Temple on an island, we have to take a boat to get to the site. 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 -
early pick up from your hotel by A/C coach to drive to Horus temple (Edfu temple) is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak. the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Hence, the current temple was but the last in a long series of temples build on this location. It is said that the original structure housing a statue of Horus was a grass hut built in prehistoric times.
continue your tour to Sobek temple (komombo) was dedicated to the two most important gods Sobek, whose part of the temple is on the south and Horus whose part of the temple is on the north to which the temple was dedicated equally. This was why the temple was called both House of the Crocodile and Castle of the Falcon
continue to aswan to high dam & The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes. backluxor
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We pick you up at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ...etc
End location: We will drop you off at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ..etc
Duration: 10 hours
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe coach
Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour(me)
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle
service charges and taxes included in tour price
Estimated Local Cash Needed
180 egyptian pounds - entrance fees (tickets for the sightseeing )
Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional drivers, but they do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptian monumental sights.