Your Nile Holiday Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to visit the Temple of Esna “located on the west bank of the Nile some 55 km south of Luxor.” was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Your Egyptologist guide will share all sorts of fascinating insights about this significant cultural site and show you the façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt. The temple of Esna, dedicated to the god Khnum, his consorts Neith and their son, Heka. The site was remarkable for the beauty and the magnificence of its architecture.
Drive on to El Kab, located about 45km to the south of Esna which is an Upper Egyptian site on the east bank of the Nile. Visit El Kab, the ancient city of Nekheb, where you can see the rock cut tombs of the early 18th Dynasty (1550–1295 BC), you will visit the tomb of Ahmose, son of Ibana, contain important biographical accounts regarding the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt by the early kings of the 18th dynasty. Setau was a priest in the 20th Dynasty at the time of Ramesses III. The tombs of note are those of Pahery and Renni, which date to the reign of Thutmose III. The decoration inside the tombs is amongst the most beautiful at the site. Then see the ruins and the mud bricks outer wall of the ancient Nekhen, the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period (c. 3200 – 3100 BC). After finishing, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.