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Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples from Luxor

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    06:00am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

Key Highlights

  • See the construction of the Edfu temple making wonderful use of sunlight
  • Kom Ombo is a famous temple complex in Egypt
  • A box lunch will be provided which you can enjoy in a stunning setting
  • Entrance to both the Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples is included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transport are included

Overview

Marvel at ancient Egyptian architecture on this trip to the Kom Ombo and Edfu temples. Appreciate the views you approach the Kom Ombo temple, perched on a high dune overlooking the Nile. See the temple of crocodile god, Sobek and the Temple of Haroeris.

Explore the fascinating past of Egypt as you take a tour around the Edfu Temple dedicated to the falcon-headed God, Horus. Admire its magnificent construction - the temple gets a generous amount of sunlight throughout the day. Look out for a variety of battle and religious inscriptions on the walls as you explore its library, sanctuary and numerous other chambers.

Itinerary

  • In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Luxor. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Kom Ombo temple, located on the river Nile. Built during the Greco-Roman era, Kom Ombo is home to an unusual double temple. The temple on the right is dedicated to crocodile god, Sobek, while the temple on the left was in honour of Haroeris. Each temple has its own entrance, court, halls and sanctuary. The temple is believed to change colours as the sun sets. Further on, proceed to the Edfu temple built out of sandstone during the Ptolemaic period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon-headed god, Horus. It is the best preserved temple in Egypt, and is magnificently constructed making wonderful use of natural sunlight. The temple contains a nilometre, windows and a well, including a variety of battle and religious inscriptions on the walls. Two statues of falcons are located at the entrance of the temple. The interior includes a library, a cloak room, a laboratory, a treasure room, an offering hall, a sanctuary and other chambers. You will be provided with box lunch on this tour. After exploring the archaeological site, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Luxor.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned coach
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Lunch

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent half day tour.
    10/01/2010 Christine Holloway, United Kingdom

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