Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples from Aswan

$125,00

Full day

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Description

Discover the Nile-side temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu on a private day trip from Aswan.

Highlights

Kom Ombo Temple

Edfu Temple

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aswan, or optional Luxor hotel drop-off

Receive the undivided attention of a private guide, with personalized commentary

What You Can Expect

Your personal Egyptologist will collect you from your Aswan hotel in the morning for your private day tour of the riverside temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu.

Your first stop will be Kom Ombo, under an hour’s drive north of Aswan, which stands on high grounds overlooking the Nile. This is an unusual temple, built during the time of Cleopatra’s dynasty, the Ptolemies, with a rare double entrance. Each of the two dramatic entrances are dedicated to a different god: one to the falcon-headed Horus, god of war and hunting, the other to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world.

Admire the stone columns, forecourt and sanctuaries, and unravel their history with your guide.

Behold the hypostyle halls and vestibules with their images of crocodiles, vultures and more.

The site is home to a quirky Crocodile Museum, home to some of the 300-odd crocodile mummies discovered on site.

After exploring Kom Ombo, you will continue north to Edfu for the majestic temple of Horus built in Egypt’s Ptolemaic era.

Many experts consider this temple, which took almost 200 years to build, the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to myth, it was here that Horus avenged the murder of his father, Osiris, by killing Seth.

See the large pylon, court and other chambers as your guide unveils their secrets.

After your tours, you can choose between drop-off at your hotel in Aswan or a free transfer to a new hotel in Luxor.

Entrance fees are not included in the price of any tours: We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees to add flexibility to your program as you may choose to skip one or more sites depending upon your interests

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