Experience Luxor to Abu Simbel overnight tour. You will visit Edfu, Kom ombo and Philae temple Island in the first day to Abu Simbel Tour. And then visit Abu Simbel temple and Aswan high Dam in the second day tour to Abu Simbel from Luxor. And then, return back to your Luxor hotel or transfer to your hotel in Aswan
Day 1 – Luxor / Edfu, Kom ombo, Philae temple Tours
At 07:00 am, Nile holiday expert tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor. Start your two days Trip to Abu Simbel from Luxor. You will drive for almost 2 hours to visit Edfu temple dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus and considered the best preserved of all Egypt’s temples. The dramatic temple was constructed between 237 – 57 B.C. during the Greek period in Egypt.
Proceed to drive for almost 01:30hour to Kom ombo temple, to visit the unusual double temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and to the falcon headed god Horus. Located on the east bank of the Nile. Kom ombo temple was built during the Greco-Roman periods. You will also visit the crocodile museum where some 300 crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed inside
Continue to Aswan almost 1hour far to the south of Kom ombo, Enjoy Lunch at good quality local restaurant and the Drive to visit Philae temple on Agilkia Island, enjoy a motorboat trip to Philae temple, you will visit the temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island. And then, transfer back to your Aswan hotel & Overnight.
Day 2 – Abu Simbel trip from Aswan / Luxor
At 03:30 am– A box-breakfast will be provided by your Aswan hotel, and then you will be accompanied by your guide and driver to visit the famous Abu Simbel temple (almost 3hour drive from Aswan). On arrival, your Tour guide will show you the world renowned site where Ramses II (1290-1223 B.C), ordered two sun temples carved from the limestone mountains. In front of the Great temple of Ra-Harakhte and Amon-Re, there are four famous colossal statues of Ramses II, sit majestically staring out across the desert, over 20 meters high each. While in front of the small temple, there are six massive standing statues of Queen Nefertari, favorite wife of Ramses II, each 10 meters high. The small temple dedicated to the cow-headed goddess Hathor of love and Music.
The Abu Simbel complex was relocated in its entirety between 1964-8, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary or they would have been submerged in the Lake Nasser created after the building of the Aswan High Dam in 1960-70.
In your way to Aswan, you will visit Aswan high dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan to control the floods and produce electricity. Move on and enjoy your Lunch at a quality local restaurant, Later on Transfer to Aswan train Station for your Air condition seated train to Luxor, later on transfer back to your hotel.