4 Nights from Luxor to Aswan sightseeing Enjoy a new adventure on different Egypt tours in 4 nights through one of the best Egypt Nile cruises, “Iberotel Crown Emperor Nile cruise”. Sail between Luxor and Aswan attractions, including L...
Enjoy a new adventure on different Egypt tours in 4 nights through one of the best Egypt Nile cruises, “Iberotel Crown Emperor Nile cruise”. Sail between Luxor and Aswan attractions, including Luxor and Karnak Temples on the east bank. Then head to the west bank to visit the Valley of Kings and Hatshepsut temple. End your tour by sailing to Aswan to visit Kom Ombu, Edfu, and Philae temples.
The Valley of the Kings: It was the burial location of nearly all Pharaonic kings from the 18th to the 20th dynasties, with the most well-known tombs being Tut-Ankh-Amon (found the treasures of this Golden King), King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, King Ramses VI, King AmonhotepII, and King Mrenptah. During the tour of the opening tombs, the clients see three tombs on Luxor day tours.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: located on the West Bank of the River Nile & also known as Deir El-Bahari Temple which is the Mortuary Temple of beautiful Queen Hatshepsut the first known female monarch (she ruled for about two decades) and who was the stepmother of pharaoh Thutmose III.
The Colossi Statues of Memnon: By Iberotel Emperor "the best sailing Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan" sail to the West Bank of the River Nile which are two huge stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII (around 1350 BC).
The huge Temple of Karnak complex: is located on the East Bank of the River Nile & considered the largest open-air museum it was one of ancient Egypt's grandest and most ambitious building projects with multiple temple buildings & covers more than 100 hectares.
The Temple of Luxor: located in the heart of the city on the East Bank of the River Nile & it is one of the most beautiful temples of Egypt & its entrance is known as the first pylon which was built by Ramses II and was decorated with scenes of his military expeditions (Especially his victory at the Battle of Kadesh).
The Temple of Edfu (Temple of Horus): The temple is dedicated to Horus Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris & also called "Apollopolis Magna" as per the old Greek documents because the Greeks identified Horus with their god Apollo & it is located in Edfu around 109km away from Luxor & it was one of the most well-preserved sites in Egypt because it was buried under the desert sands & rediscovered on the 19th century. Now we are going to sail close to Aswan to discover more attractions on Aswan day tours.
The Kom Ombo Temple: It is unique because it was dedicated to two Gods (Falcon god Horus and the crocodile God Sobek) and built by Ptolemy VI. Its design contains courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods and it contains 02 parts; The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility who is the creator of the world (in ancient Egyptian religion), however, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus.
The High Dam: It's a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan which is considered an engineering miracle to protect Egypt from annual floods from the Nile as construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971 and measures 111m in height, 3,830m in length, and has a base width of 980m. The spillway has a discharge capacity of 11,000m³ a second.
Philae Temple:which is dedicated to the goddess Isis and it’s a temple that tells one of the most famous Egyptian myths about Isis and how she brought her beloved husband back to life, the birth of her son Horus and mummified Osiris after death.
The temple was moved to a small island called Agilika after building the High Dam to preserve it from the flood & originally it was built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt's Greco-Roman Period).
There were obelisks in front of the temple in the past which were removed by British Consul Henry Salt in 1918 and are now in a garden in Dorset, England. Philae temple is a destination that is included in most of Egypt travel packages to Aswan. There are many luxury cruises that pass through it such as the Dahabiya cruise boat that includes it on all its packages.Read more...
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