2 Day trip to Luxor and Aswan with Abu Simbel from Cairo by flight and Private tour guide, Visit the highlights of Egypt, Abu Simbel temples, Phila temple, the high dam, sail on Felucca, The Valley of the Kings, Karnak , Queen Hatshepsut temple and the colossus of Memnon.
A AswanB EdfuC LuxorD Hurghada
► Day 1- Cairo-Luxor-Aswan
Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by private A.C. Car at 04:00 to be transferred to Cairo airport for a short flight to Luxor . The flight departs at 06:45 and arrives at Luxor at 07:45 Upon arrival in Luxor , you will meet your private tour guide who will join you to visit:
► Karnak temple :
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.
Luxor Temple: 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 will be served in a local restaurant.
► The Valley of the Kings:
The final resting place of Egypt's rulers from the 18th to 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 is still well preserved.
► Hatshepsut Temple:
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
Then move to Aswan- overnight in Basma Hotel
► Day 2-Aswan-Abu Simbel-Cairo
Early Visit Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Car
► 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 1284 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
Back to Aswan by the afternoon, Lunch will be served in Aswan
► Phiala temple:
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.
Fly to Cairo From Aswan, Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo