Philae Temple Island
Duration:

About 16 Hours

Type:

Private Tour

Run:

Everyday

Pick-up Time:

06:00am

Day Tour To Aswan From Luxor

If you’re keen to visit Aswan from Luxor, it makes sense to see as much as possible along your route. This private full-day tour covers more sights than most similar trips: with visits to Edfu and Kom Ombo on the outward journey, and the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple in Aswan. Plus, the journey is part of the discovery, with road and then train travel back. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included. This full-day trip is a hassle-free way to explore Egyptian antiquity, and the experienced guide will help bring each site to life

Included / Excluded

Included

  • Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return

  • All transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle

  • Motor boat return way ride to Philae Temple Island

  • 1st Class ac seated train from Aswan to Luxor

  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights

  • Lunch at a good quality local restaurant

  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

  • Bottled water during the tour

  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Tipping

Tour Itinerary

Your Nile Holiday tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to visit the temples of Edfu and Kom-Ombo and then Aswan high dam and the Philae Temple. Start with transfer to Edfu Temple is considered to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. Dedicated to Horus the falcon headed god which 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. The present structure dates from the Ptolemaic period (332 – 30 B.C.) and is remarkable in that it is the only known temple ever to have been completed in ancient Egypt.

Drive on to the temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile. Unlike most ancient Egyptian temples, is dedicated to two gods, the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris “Horus the Elder”. The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis. The existing temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometor (180–145 BC) and continued under later rulers, most notably Ptolemy XIII (47-44 BC), who built the inner and outer hypostyle halls. At one time crocodiles basked on the River banks. A few of the some 300 mummified crocodiles found here are on display in the small on-site Crocodiles museum.

Lunch will be served at a good quality restaurant in Aswan and then proceed to visit the Aswan High Dam, a rock fill dam built across the Nile in Aswan, between 1960 and 1970 with the aim to regulate the Nile River flooding, to store the water for agriculture and to generate hydro-electric power.

Enjoy a short motor boat ride to Philae Temple Island, the most ancient structure in the Island was the temple of the Goddess Isis, ordered by the native Pharaoh Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). With many traces of Roman work most notable in the Kiosk of Emperor Trajan (98-117 ad). The temple complex was dismantled and moved to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam. Enjoy a guided tour and then free time at leisure.

Afterwards you will have free time enjoy a walking tour in Aswan Souk or Sit at the café shop and enjoy the local pass by. Later on, take your Aswan to Luxor train ride (almost 3 hours). Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Luxor.

Meals: Lunch.

Price (Per Person)

Single

$ 265 Per Person

2 Persons

$ 165 Per Person

3 Persons

$ 155 Per Person

4 Persons

$ 135 Per Person

5 Persons

$ 125 Per Person

6 Persons

$ 109 Per Person

From $ 109

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