Enjoy a private 2-day trip to Aswan from Makadi Explore the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Small Temple of Nefertari on a 9-hour sightseeing tour from Aswan. Learn about the Egyptian pharaohs and their burial rites and traditions.
Day 1 : We will take you to Aswan right from your hotel by a comfortable air-contitioned bus , you will visit the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you will see a wonderful panorama across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a huge power station to the north. Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient templesand colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered while being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. After that we will take a break and have a delicious lunch in a restaurant. The last of the three famous Aswan sites you will see are generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 metres from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused the Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride will take you on the island for a walking tour to see the famous Philae Temple before giving you some free time to explore further on your own. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting in the river, which had been landscaped to match its original site. You will spend the night at a 4-star hotel in Aswan, have your dinner and some free time. Day 2 :We will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to Abu Simbel where you will enjoy the two Temples of Abu Simbel with their unique style, which are considered to be the masterpieces of Ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the New Kingdom. The first Temple of Ramses II is dedicated to four universal gods: Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re and Ramses II himself. The second Temple of Queen Nefertari is also called the Temple of Hathor, who was the God of Sun’s wife. The great temple of Abu Simbel is also called the Sun Temple of Ramses II. Thus in a symbolic way, the two Temples of Ramsses II and ofNefertari bring them, Hathor and the God of Sun together as one. After dinner at a restaurant we will take you back to Hurghada.
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