First of all, Your guide will collect you from your Aswan hotel at 8 AM for your private day tour of the riverside temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. Your first stop will be Kom Ombo, under an hour’s drive north of Aswan, which stands on high grounds overlooking the Nile.
This is an unusual temple, built during the time of Cleopatra’s dynasty, the Ptolemies, with a rare double entrance.
Each of the two dramatic entrances is dedicated to a different god: one to the falcon-headed Horus, the god of war and hunting, the other to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world.
The site is home to a quirky Crocodile Museum, home to some of the 300-odd crocodile mummies discovered on site.
After exploring Kom Ombo, you’ll break for a boxed lunch (included), before continuing an hour or so north to Edfu for the majestic temple of Horus.
Many experts consider this temple, which took almost 200 years to build, the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to myth, it was here that Horus avenged the murder of his father, Osiris, by killing Seth.
Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
The temple of Kom Ombo has been destroyed by the Nile flood, the temple of Edfu The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth, and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt.
Explore the temples and learn more about the most significant deities from ancient Egypt.
Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Luxor has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.
We meet all travelers at a starting point.
Please arrive by 7:45 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM
Approximately 5:00 PM
. Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return.
. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
. Expert tour guide.
. Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
. All service charges & taxes.
. Any extras not mentioned in the program Tipping.