Enjoy Three days tour to Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel from Hurghada by Private vehicle and tour guide, Visit the highlights of Egypt, The Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut temple, The colossi of Memnon, The temple of Phiala and the two temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt`s Most attractive temples
Early morning, we will pick you up at 05:00 am from your hotel in Hurghada by a private A.C. Car to be transferred to Luxor. Upon arrival you will meet your private tour guide who will join you to visit:
No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples situated on 247 acres of land.
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Rameses II, the temple's purpose was as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Lunch in Local Restaurant, After the Lunch, You will Visit the valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings:
The final resting place of Egypt's rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.
It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Colossi of Memnon:
Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor
Drive to Aswan from Luxor over Night in Basma Hotel
Pick up time from your hotel in Aswan and drive to Abu Simbel, start at 4:00 AM, arrive in Abu Simbel at 7:00 AM, visit the two great temples of Ramses the second and his wife Queen Nefertari,
Discover how they were displaced in 1960 with the help of the Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising waters of the Nile. See the mural depicting the famous victory of Ramses II at the Battle of Qadesh and admire the small temple he built for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. Admire the rock reserve and its incredible bas reliefs
Lunch on board the Nile Felucca
Visits to Aswan including the Temple of Philae and a guided tour of Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
Built in honor of the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction started around 690 BC and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshiped.
The High dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-filled dam on the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the Nile River and the reservoir forms the Nasser Lake. Construction of the project started in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk:
Aswan was the source of the most beautiful granite of ancient Egypt, which was used to create statues and embellish temples, pyramids and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were made, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42 m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. Weighing 1168 tons, the completed obelisk would have been the heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever made.
Overnight in Aswan at Basma Hotel
After breakfast, drive to the temple of Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo locates 50 km north of Aswan. Of all the ancient temples in Egypt, this is the only one divided in two, to indicate that it is a devotion to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god of fertility; and the falcon head Horus, God of heaven. Kom Ombo is also famous for the images of surgical instruments, which gives us an early account of medicine and surgery in ancient Egypt.
Have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit Edfu
The Edfu Temple is a very large Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, The Falcon, the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the entrance gate with two towers and inside an interesting inscription contains the titles of books (scrolls) kept in the library. Then drive to Hurghada
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