Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Egypt ,Abu Simbel Temples, situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser approximately 230 km southwest of Aswan near the Sudanese border, consist of two magnificent structures. Constructed in 1255 BC and rediscovered two hundred years ago, one temple was dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II, while the other honored his beloved wife, Nefertari. The larger temple, featuring four imposing statues of Ramses II on its facade, was devoted to three prominent Egyptian goddesses. The smaller temple, dedicated to the love goddess Hathor, showcased statues designed for Nefertari.
Kom Ombo Temple holds a unique distinction as it was dedicated to both the Falcon god Horus and the crocodile God Sobek. Built by Ptolemy VI, its design includes courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple venerates the crocodile god Sobek, associated with fertility and the creator of the world in ancient Egyptian religion. In contrast, the northern part of the temple pays homage to the falcon god Horus.
Gebel El-Silsila, meaning "Series or Chain of Mountains" in Arabic, is located between Edfu and Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt, approximately 65 km north of Aswan. It served as a significant quarry site during the 18th Dynasty to Greco-Roman times, with quarries on both sides of the Nile. Notable for its New Kingdom cenotaphs and stelae, Gebel El-Silsila attracts attention due to its historical quarrying activities.
The Temple of Edfu, also known as the Temple of Horus, is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. The temple is located in Edfu, approximately 109 km from Luxor. Buried under desert sands for centuries, it was rediscovered in the 19th century and stands as one of the most well-preserved sites in Egypt. The Greeks referred to it as "Apollopolis Magna" due to their identification of Horus with their god Apollo.
El Kab, situated on the east bank of the Nile at the mouth of the Wadi Hillal, lies about 80 kilometers south of Luxor. Known as Nekheb in the Old Egyptian language, El Kab features rock-cut tombs dating back to the early Eighteenth Dynasty, Early Dynastic period, and Ptolemaic Kingdom. Additionally, part of the walls of a Coptic monastery can be found there.
Esna, formerly incorporated into the new Luxor Governorate, is located approximately 55 km south of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. It is an ancient city in Upper Egypt, known for its historical significance.
The Valley of the Kings, situated on the west bank of the Nile, served as the burial site for numerous Pharaonic kings from the 18th to 20th dynasties. Notable tombs include those of Tutankhamun (where the treasures of this Golden King were discovered), King Thutmose I, King Thutmose III, King Ramses VI, King Amenhotep II, and King Merneptah. Visitors are typically able to explore three tombs during their tour, depending on the tombs' availability.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, also known as the Mortuary Temple of Deir el-Bahari, is located on the West Bank of the River Nile. It was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the first known female monarch who ruled for approximately two decades and was the stepmother of Pharaoh Thutmose III.
The Colossi of Memnon, situated on the West Bank of the River Nile, are two enormous stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned during the 18th Dynasty around 1350 BC.
The vast complex of the Temple of Karnak, located on the East Bank of the River Nile, is often referred to as the largest open-air museum. It was one of ancient Egypt's grandest and most ambitious building projects, comprising multiple temple buildings and covering over 100 hectares.
The Temple of Luxor, one of the remarkable temples in Egypt, is situated in the heart of the city on the East Bank of the River Nile. Its entrance, known as the first pylon, was built by Ramses II and adorned with scenes depicting his military expeditions, including his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
The Temple of Abydos, also known as the Temple of Seti I, is located in Abydos city, Sohag Governorate, approximately 135 km from Luxor. Built during the reign of King Seti I and completed by King Ramses II, this temple showcases exquisitely preserved paintings that rank among the most beautiful in Egypt.
The Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, the deity of love and joy, is located in Qena Governorate. It is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, built during the 1st century B.C. by several kings. The Greeks identified the goddess Hathor with their own deity Aphrodite.
El Kharga Oasis, known for its oasis town and surrounding agricultural areas, offers a picturesque desert landscape and opportunities for exploration and relaxation.
El Dakhla Oasis, another significant oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt, is known for its archaeological sites, hot springs, and ancient settlements.
The White Desert, a unique natural wonder, showcases stunning white rock formations resembling otherworldly landscapes. It is a popular tourist destination for camping and photography.
The Giza Plateau, located in Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, is home to the Giza Necropolis, which includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure—the only surviving wonders of the ancient world. The plateau also encompasses the Sphinx, cemeteries, a workers' village, and an industrial complex. As Cairo's most popular attraction, the Giza Plateau draws thousands of visitors each year.
The Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), the oldest pyramid in Giza and the largest in Egypt, stands 146 meters tall and was completed around 2570 BC.
The Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), the second-tallest and second-largest pyramid in Giza, served as the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre. It dates back to around 2558−2532 BC.
The Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus), the smallest of the three main pyramids in Giza, is thought to have been built as the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Menkaure.
The Great Sphinx, an iconic monument, features the body of a lion and the face of a man. Carved from a single piece of stone, it is approximately 70 meters long and 20 meters high. The face of the Sphinx closely resembles that of King Khafre.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum or Cairo Museum, houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. With 120,000 items, a significant portion of which is on display, it is one of the largest museums in the region. The museum was constructed in 1901 by the Italian construction company Garozzo-Zaffarani, based on a design by French architect Marcel Dourgnon.
The pyramids of King Zoser in Saqqara, built by Imhotep, are a testament to ancient Egypt's architectural innovation. These step pyramids predate those in Giza and are considered the most ancient surviving monument and the oldest stone building in history. Comprising six layers of Mastaba tombs positioned on top of each other, they represent a symbolic staircase to heaven.
The Pyramid of Dahshur, also known as the Red Pyramid, was constructed with limestone by King Snefru. It is the first true pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt and the second-largest pyramid in the country after the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza. Located approximately 10 kilometers south of Saqqara, it stands about 100 meters tall, with each side of its square-shaped base measuring 188 meters.
- Meet & Assist
- Accommodation in Aswan for 2nts/3days based on Bed & Breakfast
- Accommodation at Dahabiya for 3nts/4days based on Full Board (All Meals)
- Accommodation in Luxor for 2nts/3days based on Bed & Breakfast
- Accommodation in Kharga for 1nt/2days based on Half Board
- Accommodation in Dakhla for 1nt/2days based on Half Board
- Camping in the white desert for 1nt/2days based on Half Board
- Accommodation in Cairo for 2nts/3days based on Bed & Breakfast
- Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary with private Egyptologist English guide & Entrance fees
- All Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary with Private A/C Coach
- Daily one bottle of mineral water during sightseeing
- International and domestic flight tickets
- Visa (25$ per person)
- Any Extras not mentioned
- Entrance inside the Pyramids tombs, solar boat & Tut tomb
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