Explore the highlights of Aswan and Abu Simbel in two days Aswan and Abu Simbel trip from Luxor. You will visit The High Dam, The Temple of Goddess Isis on Phiala island, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan and sail on the Nile with Felucca. Then Visit Abu Simbel, Ramses the Second most great work. and the Temple of the Queen Nefertari
2 days Aswan and Abu Simbel tour from Luxor
Day_1: luxor to AswanAfter picking up from Luxor.you will transfered to Aswan by Private vehicle, It takes3 hours driving. You will visit:
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.
The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
Lunch at local resturant.
Enjoy sailing on the Nile with Egyptians Felucca(optional).overnight in Basma hotel 4 stars hotel.
Day_2:Aswan to Abu Simbel then LuxorEarly morning start your Visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan
Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues,The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor,the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground,The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
Lunch in Aswan, Then depart to luxor