Some trips In Aswan - Louxor !

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Aswan Tours

Fast note and maps


Aswan is a city  South of Egypt, it’s a busy market and one of main tourists centre, it is located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

 

Tour 1 :

We can make a guided tour of Philea temple , High dam and the unfinished oblisque                                                   From 30 USD


Aswan Botanical garden

To the west of Elephantine Island is Aswan Botanical Gardens , still often referred to by its old name, Kitchener’s Island. The island was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s when he was commander of the Egyptian army. Indulging his passion for beautiful palms and plants, Kitchener turned the entire island into a stunning botanical garden, importing plants from the Far East, India and parts of Africa. Covering 6.8 hectares, it is filled with birds as well as hundreds of species of flora. The garden may have lost some of its former glory, but its majestic palm trees are still a stunning sight, particularly just before sunset when the light is softer and the scent of sandalwood floats on the breeze.

 

Tour 2 :

Aswan Botanical garden  and I can organised for you felluca boat sailing on the River Nile sun set time.                From 8 USD


Tombs of the Nobles :

They are situated on the west bank of the Nile in aswan , opposite to the north extremity of the island of Elephantine . it is amazing cemetery for the notables of the nome of Elephantine from the old kingdom till the roman period dominating the river for about 60 metres . it was a reminder of the total power of the rulers of Aswan to let the contemporaries remembering their names forever.

 

Its really a great adventure and very nice experience to visit the tombs of the nobles after taking a felucca or motor boat to the west bank you will have two options of enjoying your adventure of discovering this place , the first one is riding a camel which will take you up to the highest point of this amazing mountain to the place of the guridain and enjoy the beautiful view or the second is hicking this sandy mountain and see the astonishing view by yourself then visiting the best preserved tombs in the area .

 

Tour 3 : 

Tombs of the Nobles

                                                                                       From 15 USD

 


Elephantine Island

Elephantine island is considered the largest island in Aswan area and one of the most ancient parts which has amazing monuments and ruins of different periods of the history of Egypt. The island is in the opposite site of the east bank and it is about 1500 metres long and about 500 metres wide . The island was a trading centre for ivory from the south and very important and strategic point in the south and border of Egypt in old times. The island was the centre of worshiping the ram headed god khnum and inside the island there a nice temple of him and a lot of greeco roman , coptic and islamic monuments which are attractive subject for all schoolars and researchers even for normal tourists.

It can be reached by motor boat or by felucca on the Nile directly to the island to visit the temple of khnum and the ruins of coptic and islamic monuments there

 

Tour 4 :

Elephantine Island

                                                                                       From 15 USD  

 


Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is a temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site (The Great Temple and The Small Temple) were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 - c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 - 1244 BCE.

To go there, the first convoy leaves at 4 a.m, arrives in Abu Simbel at 7 am, leaves at 10 am and is back at about 13.30.

The first convoy is used by almost all Nile Cruise tourists - therefore the temples are much more crowded in the morning.

The second convoy leaves at 10 am, arrives in Abu Simbel at 1 pm, leaves at 4 pm and will be back at about 7.30 p.m.

With both convois you can choose:

 

(Prices include costs for driver, vehicle, taxes, permissions. NOT for each person) Meeting at the reception of your hotel will be 30 to 45 minutes before departure of the convoy. Of course all vehicles have air condition. This price excludes tickets..

Tour 5 :                                     

Abu Simbel                                                    From 50 USD                     


Nubian village and Nubian museum

I can organise for you a trip in the Nubian Village, here you will be able to see the differents typically houses of nubian local people and their way of life... including crocodiles in their house... The multitude of colors are so amazing...
and also visit one of beautiful museums in aswan it is the nubian musuem where you can idetinfy the histrory of nubians since the stone age till nowadays and monuments and traditions and life style.

 

Tour 6 :

Nubian Village and  Nubian Museum !

                                                                     From 20 USD  


Kom Ombo and Edfu temples

Kom ombo temple : 

The temple at Kom Ombo is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Aswan and was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). it is one of rare amazing temples that has not only great history but also a very beautiful view on the nile bank. There was an earlier structure from the 18th dynasty but little remains.

 

The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. it is the first healing center in Egypt and its inscriptions on its walls considered a reference for most medical researches in modern days.

 

Edfu temple :                                                                                    

The provincial town of Edfu is located about halfway between Luxor (115km away) and Aswan (105km) and 65km north of Kom Ombo. A very popular destination, Edfu is included in virtually all Egyptian tour itineraries. The Temple of Horus in Edfu (also known as the Temple of Edfu) is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC.

 

Yet despite its later date, it exactly reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

 

Tour 7 :

Kom Ombo and Edfu temples                                   

                                                                     From 50 USD 


Hatchepsut temple

The Mortuary Temple of Hatchepsut is one of the most beautiful of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. It is located at Deir el-Bahri ("the Northern Monastery"), at the head of the valley beneath the peak of the mountain (and natural pyramid) "Dehent" (now known by its arabic name, el-Qurn - "The Horn").  It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

 

Hatshepsut was the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt, ruling for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. She is considered one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs.

Tour 8 :

West Bank Tour : Collisi of Memnon + Valley of the Kings + Hatchepsut templ                                                   From 30 USD 


Luxor Tours

Fast note and maps

Luxor, about 500 km south of Cairo, is the site of the ancient city of Thebes. It includes the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. On the opposite side of the Nile River lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

 

 

 

Tour 9 :
East Bank Tour
: Karnak temples and Luxor temple.

(If you want to make tour 6 + tour 7 in one day it's possibl).

                                                                                       From 25 USD 


Valley of the nobles

The Valley of The Nobles is a site has rock cut tombs of Nobles, and high officials of ancient Egypt, ed on the west bank of Luxor, in an area called Sheik Abd El-Korna. who once served the Pharaohs during the time of the New Kingdom 1500 - 500 BC.

 

Tour 10 : 

Valley of the Nobles , Madent Habu temple and valley of the artisans.                                                                     From 30 USD 

 


Hot air ballon

A hot air balloon is a wonderful way to see the “world’s largest open air museum. An early pickup at your hotel will take you to the balloon that will carry over Luxor’s ruins and temples in the beautiful morning light. Early morning, i  will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to the West Bank to enjoy air balloon riding  then you will be transferred to the take off area where you are going to start your balloon ride in the sky of the biggest open-air museum( Luxor ). The "Balloon Ride" trip departs everyday, however confirmation in advance is still highly recommended. The balloon ride takes 45 minutes, before your land again, to catch your pick-up and return to your hotel.

 

Tour 11 :

Hot air ballon in Louxor               

                                                                                       From 70 USD


Esna temple

Isna town lies about 50 km south of luxor and it has a very beautiful temple which was dedicated to the ram headed god khnum This ram god that was worshipped through out this area and who fashioned mankind from mud of the Nile on his potter's wheel.

The temple lies in a pit below the level of the houses in Isna.

 

 

Tour 12 :

Esna temple                                                              From 50 USD 


Dandara temple

 

Dandara temple one of the best preserved monuments in Egypt. It is ptolemaic templ laying about 70 km north of luxor. This temple dedicated to goddess hathor the cow goddess the symbol of motherhood for ancient Egyptians.

 

Tour 13 :

Dandara temple                                                          From 60 USD 

                                                    


Abydos temple

It is is one of the major archaeological sites in that region. It was begun by Seti I and finished by his son, the great Ramesses II. In fact, this structure built of fine white limestone is actually one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt. The temple that the Greeks called the Memnonium in Abydos, actually dedicated to Seti I, Osiris and Isis along with Ptah, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Re-Horakhty, Amun and Horus.

 

Tour 14 :

 Abydos temple                                                         From 75 USD