Enjoy an unforgettable 3 nights from Aswan to Luxor to visit their sightseeing. Enjoy the best of Egypt tours and temples that tourists come from all over the world, visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Also, visit Edfu and Philae temples. Highlights o...
Enjoy an unforgettable 3 nights from Aswan to Luxor to visit their sightseeing. Enjoy the best of Egypt tours and temples that tourists come from all over the world, visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Also, visit Edfu and Philae temples.
Philae Temple: This temple is devoted to the goddess Isis, and it relates to one of the most famous Egyptian mythologies about Isis, including how she brought her beloved husband back to life, the birth of her son Horus, and the mummification of Osiris after death. The temple was relocated to a tiny island named Agilika when the High Dam was erected to protect it from flooding, and it was initially built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt's Greco-Roman Period). There used to be obelisks in front of the temple, but they were removed in 1918 by British Consul Henry Salt and are currently in a garden in Dorset, England. You can visit it on a sailing cruise between Luxor and Aswan. As it overlooks Philae island that situates in the middle of the Nile River.
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.
The Kom Ombo Temple: The last tour of Aswan day tours. 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 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 totally buried under the desert sands & rediscovered on the 19th century. Now we will move by our Egypt Nile cruises to enter the heart of Luxor.
The Valley of the Kings: It was the burial site of almost all the Pharaonic kings of the 18th till 20th dynasties & the most known tombs are Tut-Ankh-Amon (discovered the treasures of this Golden King), King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, King Ramses VI, King AmonhotepII and King Mrenptah. The clients visit 03 tombs during their tour of the opening tombs.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: located on the West Bank of the River Nile, it's the most important sight on Luxor day tours. Hatshepsut Temple is 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: located 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).
Now we can say goodbye as we reach the end of our cruise. If you enjoy the adventure and need to repeat it with new attractions, check the Dahabiya cruise boat itineraries. And you are welcome to join our Egypt travel packages to discover different attractions and sightseeing in Egypt.Read more...
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