This special 2-days excursion from Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simble offers a drive through a fantastic landscape and a visit to the impressive buildings of ancient Egyptian culture. Let yourself be inspired by the legacy of Rames II, the two temples of Abu Simble, and marvel at the beauty of the Philae Temple in Aswan. You will also be impressed by the huge high dam. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Egyptology guide who will show you everything you need to know about the culture of ancient Egypt.
For your private 2-days excursion from Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simble, your Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from the hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and drive you to Aswan. In Aswan you can visit:
The Philae or Isis Temple stood on Philae Island south of Aswan, and after the construction of the high dam, the temple was under water for several months of the year. Therefore, the temple was transferred to the neighboring island of Agilika from 1977 to 1980. In 553 AD, the temple served as a church, so much of the relief in the temple was destroyed.
The High Dam
The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.
Then you get oriental lunch and check in at a 5 star hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Today our excursion to the rock temples of Abu Simble takes place. You drive to Abu Simlel early in the morning in a private, fully air-conditioned vehicle with your private Egyptology. During the outward journey you will experience the fascinating sunrise in the desert and on the way back you can admire the nature view.
The two temples of Abu Simble were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. built and were under the sand until 1817, then the Italian Belzoni has freed the two temples from the sand. The Ramses temple extends 60 meters directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both temples were moved 62 m higher in the years 1964-1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.
After visiting the Abu Simble temples, drive back to Aswan for lunch, then drive back to your hotel in Luxor.
|Individual||2-3 persons||4-6 persons||7-10 people||11 and more|
|425 $||270$||240 $||210 $||On demand|