Explore with a 2 Day tour to Aswan and Abu Simbel from Luxor. Enjoy and relax in Aswan city for one day and visit Abu Simbel temple one of the best sights in the world on the second. Ride the train from Luxor to Aswan city spend the first day visiting Philae temple, the High Dam , unfinished obelisk and ride Felucca at the River Nile. Stay overnight and then head to Abu Simbel temple in the morning before returning to Luxor.
At early morning Luxor and Aswan Travel representative will transfer you to Luxor station to ride your train to Aswan.
Upon arrival to Aswan station Luxor and Aswan Travel tour guide will escorted you to visit the island of Philae was the center for worship of the goddess Isis and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. The original island is now completely submerged under the waters of Lake Nasser, but in spectacular rescue operation, the great temples and monuments of Philae were pulled out of the water and re-erected on a nearby island now renamed Philae.
This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all over Egypt; Philae was one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion surviving two centuries after the roman converted to Christianity. The sacred island attracted many Greek and Romans pilgrims who came to pray for healing from the mysterious Egyptian goddess ISIS.
The temple of Philae were finally closed in 6th century AD by order of emperor Justinian, some chambers were converted for Christian worship and Coptic community lived on the island until the coming of Islam.
After that you will visit Aswan High Dam is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960 and 1971.the dame control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity, the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt’s planned industrialization. The high dam has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
Aswan High Dam is one of the most important achievements of the last century in egypt.it contains 18 times the material used in building the great pyramid of Cheops at Giza.
Then visit the unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons)
Afternoon time enjoy Felucca ride to see the botanical Garden and Agha Khan Mausoleum (from the Nile no entry).
After the tour your guide will drop you to your hotel. For Overnight
Meals included: Lunch
At early morning you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the most remarkable temples of Abu Simbel with their unique style, consider the largest rock cut temple in the world and the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of ancient Egypt. Was built by Ramses the second, the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt, the pharaoh also known as Ramses the great was the third of the 19th dynasty of Egypt and ruled at 12 century BC for 67 years.
The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.
The gigantic rock temple of Ramses the great was cut out of the rock during the construction of the Aswan high dam and relocated to a safe place later on.
The temple was positioned in such a way that the miracle of the sun seen in the past can be experienced today. Twice a year.
The rays of the sun fall into the sanctuary and illuminate the statues of the gods and king Ramses the great.
The temple of Ramses 11 was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Hor-Akhty ,Amun-Re and Ramses himself.
The great Abu Simbel called the sun temple of Ramses 11, the temple of Queen Nefertari is also called temple of Hathor who was the wife of the sun god so in a symbolic way, the two temples, that of Ramses 11 and that of Nefertari, bring Ramses and Nefertari, Hathor and the sun temple together as one.
Transfer to Aswan station to travel back to Luxor and transfer to your hotel in Luxor.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)