Enjoy three days tour to Luxor , Aswan and Abu Simbel from El Gouna by Private vehicle and tour guide, Visit the highlights of Egypt, The Valley of the Kings, Karnak , Queen Hatshepsut temple, The colossi of Memnon, The temple of Phiala and the two temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt`s Most attractive temples
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► Day 1- Cairo-Luxor-Aswan
Pick up time from your hotel in El Gouna at 05:00 am, Then Drive to Luxor with a Private air-conditioned vehicle, arrival in Luxor at 09:00 you will visit the Valley of the kings, The Queen Hatshepsut temple. Karnak temple, Lunch in Luxor , then drive to Aswan. overnight in Basma Hotel
► 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-El Gouna
Pick up time from your hotel in Aswan and Drive to Abu Simbel, start at 04:00 am, arrival in Abu Simbel at 07: 00, Visit the two great temples of Ramses the second and his Wife Queen Nefertari,Drive back to Aswan at 10:00 arrival at 13:00,Lunch in Aswan,then Visit the temple of Goddess Isis on Phiala island with Motorboat, Then drive back to El Gouna .
► 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.
► 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.
.Overnight in Aswan in Basma Hotel
► Day 3- Kom compo- Edfu- Hurghada
After Breakfast, Drive to Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
► Kom Ombo temple
Kom Ombo Locates 50 K.m North Of Aswan. From all the ancient Temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect its dedication to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeons' instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.
Lunch in Local Restaurant, Then Visit Edfu
► Edfu temple
Edfu temple is a very huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, The Falcon the most complete and best-preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers, and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin-towered entrance gate and inside, an interesting inscription lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Then Drive to El Gouna bay