(best logos)of egypt (top highlights) in 2 days ( budget tour)
enjoy a visit to edfu temple (100km south of luxor) 2nd largest temple in Egypt after Karnak temple in Luxor. 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 -in the early morning in the next day we will drive for 3 hours to a bu simbel to visit these magnificent temples of ramsis 2 ( recommended)
The tour will start from your hotel
*Driving towards Edfu city enjoying on the way the view of cultivated lands and the river Nile.
*Continue your tour to visit kom ombo temple,
*break in aswan for refreshments & lunch ( option )
*continue your visit to the temple of philae( we will take a motor boat to the island )
* visit the high dam & point at the old dam
* check in the hotel (3 stars )
* walk around aswan markets in the evening ( if you got energy )
*wake up call at 3 in the morning -coffee or tea in the lobby - don't forget your breakfast box
*convoy to abusimbel at 4 in the morning( 3 hours drive )
* visit the temple ( the most awes am inspiring), with its gigantic rock-cut façade, was created to revere the mighty ruler Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the 4 colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began.
*back to aswan & short break for lunch & drinks ( option )
*back to luxor or drop you off in aswan ( option)
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: 2 days
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
I night stay in hotel in Aswan (can be booked upon request 3 ,4 ,5 star hotel
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.
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We had an absolutely wonderful time in Cairo thanks to Ahmed! He was kind and provided brilliant insight making the trip educational and fascinating! He is a great guide and I would highly recommend him!