|Tour Type||Private Guided Tour|
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus|
A Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan includes visits Temple of Horus in Edfu and Temple of Kom-Ombo in the way
We pick you up from your hotel in Luxor by our modern air-conditioned vehicle in a guided tour driving around 120 KM in the south direction to Edfu City where you will visit
Temple of Horus
It lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates back to the Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to the worship of god Horus represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture.
Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance. It was discovered in 1860 by the famous archaeologist Mariette. On its walls are reliefs which depict the history of Ptolemy’s and reflect religious belief and art style of the period.
Then drive from Edfu City around 60 KM to south direction to Kom Ombo City where you will visit
Temple of Kom Ombo
Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Ptolemy’s, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC. Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls. The outer enclosure wall and part of the court were built by Augustus sometime after 30 BC, and are mostly gone. There are also tombs from the Old Kingdom in the vicinity of Kom-Ombo village.
The Temple known as Kom Ombo is actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here. The Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings.
Everything is duplicated along the main axis. There are two entrances, two courts, two colonades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries. There were probably even two sets of priests. The left or northern side is dedicated to Haroeris (sometimes called Harer, Horus the Elder) who was the falcon headed sky god and the right to Sobek (the crocodile headed god). The two gods are accompanied by their families. They include Haroeris’ wife named Tesentnefert, meaning the good sister and his son, Panebtawy. Sobeck likewise is accompanied by his consort, Hathor and son, Khonsu.
Foundations are all that are left of the original Pylon. Beyond the Pylon, there was once a staircase in the court that leads to a roof terrace. The court has a columned portico and central altar. There is a scene of the King leaving his palace escorted by standards. Near the sanctuary is a purification scene. On either side of the door to the pronaos are columns inscribed with icons of the lotus (south) and papyrus (north), symbolizing the ‘two lands’ of Egypt.
In the southwest corner of the pronaos is the one column that does not echo the duality of the temples. Here, there are scenes depicting purification of the King, his coronation and his consecration of the Temple. The ceiling has astronomical images.
The hypostyle hall has papyrus capitals on the columns. Here, there is an inventory of the scared places of Egypt, the gods of the main towns and the local and national festivals.
In the anti-chamber, there are scenes depicting the goddess Seshat launching the building of the temple, followed by a scene of the completed temple with the king throwing natron in a purification ceremony. The staircase leading to the roof is all that remains of the offering hall.
Statues to the gods and the builders of the temple once occupied the net room just before the sanctuaries. The ceiling of the pure place to the north still remains with an image of Nut. There is little left of the sanctuaries.
Then driving from Kom Ombo city to the south direction around 40 KM to your drop point in Aswan
And that is the ends of our services
Tour Prices Inclusions
Pick up services from your hotel in Aswan
All transfers by Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
Visits Temple of Horus and Temple of Kom Ombo
A bottle of mineral water per Tour
All service charges and taxes
- Tour Guide:
Services of experienced Egyptologist English speaking Tour Guide joined you in the Sightseeing Excursions.
If you are interested in Services of experienced Egyptologist French, Spanish or German speaking Tour Guide is available with supplement of 30 US Dollars per the party not per person
Tour Prices Exclusions
Entrance fees to the mentioned sights of Horus Temple and Kom Ombo Temple
Any extras not mentioned in the program
What the Budget of This Tour?
Dear Clients please knows that the tour price cover the services stated in the “Inclusions” section only of this page.
What You Needs?
Camera – Hat – Sun block – Comfortable Footwear
What the Minimum of This Tour?
The Tour run minimum of two persons in case of solo Traveler it will be a different rate, for that case there will be 50.00 US Dollars supplement will applied
How long time this tour takes:
Around 9 Hours and it’s recommended to start at 06.00 AM or 07.00 AM
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per Tour and valid year around.