3 Days 2 Nights
Hurghada trips to Luxor and Aswan 2 Nights are one the best things to do in Hurghada. Besides, you will enjoy your vacation at the Red Sea beaches, snorkeling, and diving. You can also explore the best Egypt has to offer in Luxor and Aswan. We start Hurghada Luxor Aswan 2 nights from Hurghada with the possibility to start from Marsa Alam. We visit Luxor sightseeing on Luxor east bank like Karnak temple. On Luxor west bank, you will visit Valley of the Kings, Memnon Colossi, and Hatshepsut temple.
Hurghada trips next destination is the pearl of Egypt, Aswan. Aswan is one of the most important touristic cities in Egypt. People flow to the city from all over the world, especially in winter, to enjoy the incredible weather and the monumental sites. Like Philae temple. Calabash temple, the unfinished obelisk, and Aswan Museum.
Moreover, we will do the two temples of Abu Simbel. Ramesses II of the 19th dynasty between 1284 -1264 B.C built the temples on the west bank of the Nile on the cliffs. The great and mysterious temples were covered with sand till they were rediscovered in 1813 by the swiss traveler John Lewis Burkhardt. And from 1909 they were cleared away for the last time.
While we are in Aswan, we will not forget to pass the first cataract to the Nubian village. Gharb Soheil Nubian village is one of the best villages we visit on the west bank of the Nile River. On the way and for those who love bird watching, you can see a lot of them on the way like kingfisher, Little Bitten Herons, and Nile Valley Sunbirds. You will pass by beautiful granite formations and small islands. Hurghada trips to Aswan Egypt are one of the best Aswan Day Tours from Hurghada. BookingLuxor Aswan tour 3 days to visit Temple of Abu Simbel, Philae temple, and unfinished obelisk.
Early pickup time after you pick up the breakfast boxes that you ordered one day before. On the way, you will have a coffee break where you can use the WC (5 L.E) per person or enjoy your breakfast.
Karnak temple, also the temple of Amun is the largest religious temple in the world. Karnak is a complex of Pylons, Obelisks, Chapels, columns, statues, Sacred lakes, and sanctuaries dedicated to the triad of Luxor Amon, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu. Karnak temple is famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall, the Earth ramp on which they built the pylon. Karnak is considered an invaluable historical site and resource of information about the evolution of ancient Egypt.
Listen from your guide to the stories behind each part of the temple and how it was saved between 2001-2003 with a long-term conservation treatment plan. Most of the New Kingdom kings added parts to the Karnak temple-like Tuthmosis III, Ramses II, Seti I, Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, and Akhenaton.
Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant with a Nile view. Open buffet lunch with almost 8 different kinds of salads, rice, pasta, vegetables, sweet potatoes, grilled chicken, fish, kofta, soap, and 4 different desserts.
Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are the second-highest statues in Egypt after those of Abu Simbel. Once those statues were decorating the entrance of the biggest mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile for king Amenhotep III. The statues depict Amenhotep III as a seated king on the throne with the royal symbols above his head with small figures of his mother and wife beside his legs. The statues are carved from one single block of stones, and each weighs 720 tons.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the kings is the greatest, most popular, and most visited place on the West bank of the River Nile. Valley of the kings painted tombs allow visitors a glimpse at the magical formula and the death rituals of ancient Egypt. Most of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (62 Pharaohs) were buried in rock-cut tombs in the valley of the kings. Valley of the kings was and still, is one of the MUST GO destinations in Egypt as it is the burial site for the boy king, Tutankhamun. Visit 3 tombs and admire some of the ancient sarcophagus, paintings, and the stories of the UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.
Hatshepsut temple is a unique mortuary temple located on the West bank of the River Nile and it is one of the most beautiful sites on the west bank of the Nile. One of the most impressive sites in Luxor and was modeled after another temple 500 years earlier temple for Mentuhotep II, founder of the Middle Kingdom. Hatshepsut was the only female monarch to rule every long term for almost 23 years and she was the daughter of King Thutmose I, the half-sister and wife of Thutmose II, and stepmother of Thutmose III. Hatshepsut temple was designed into the cliff and it consists of 3 terraces connected with two ramps. Here you can see some of the most important stories in this temple like the divine birth of the queen, the Punt expedition, Hathor chapel, and Anubis chapel.
At the end of the tour in Luxor, we will go to check in at the hotel on H/B Basis.
Breakfast at the hotel then starts our way to Aswan. Upon arrival, we will visit Aswan attractions
Start your Aswan tours a full day with the High Dam, the world's largest embankment dam since the 1960s. your guide will explain to you the purpose of the dam, the benefits of the project, the details around the dam, and if the High Dam succeeded to regulate the flow of the Nile River or not.
On your way, you will pass the Aswan low Dam and you will surely know why the Aswan Low Dam was not adequate to control the annual flooding. At the end of your tour in the High Dam, and in case you are interested to visit the memorial lotus flower shape Soviet-Egypt Friendship Monument you can.
Enjoy a short motorboat riding to the magnificent ISIS temple. You need to open your heart and mind to listen to your guide to the stories behind the building of this temple. Do not miss the myth of Osiris, Isis, and Seth and how the loyal wife found her husband's heart here.
Explore with your guide the Curse of the two Obelisks standing one day in front of the first Pylon and what happened to everyone involved in moving them to Kingston Palace in the UK.
Discover the best MAMISI and its function in that time. Do not miss the last Hieroglyphic text in the whole of Egypt in this temple. Look at the beautiful design of transporting Osiris’s body on the back of the crocodile from Abydos to Philae. Enjoy the French graffiti dating back to 1800 and the amazing Trajan Kiosk.
Listen from your Egyptologist guide on how the original island was submerged underwater after building the High Dam and how UNESCO launched and saved the temple to its present site. Please remember that the Philae temple was one of the last places where ancient Egyptian religion was practiced even after the spreading of Christianity.
Your last stop will be the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut in the granite quarries of Aswan. The Obelisk provides a great idea about how these monuments were created. how they would have liberated the huge structure from the bedrock. Take your photos there and proceed with your guide to the next amazing stop.
At the end of your tour, you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant then you will check in at the hotel in Aswan on H/B Basis.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Early departure to Abu Simbel temples and upon arrival, we start our tour to
Abu Simbel Location
The two temples of Abu Simbel are located in Abu Simbel village 280 km south of Aswan and 40 km to the northern border with Sudan.
Abu Simbel temples
They were built by king Ramesses II of the 19th dynasty between 1284 -1264 B.C on the west bank of the Nile on the cliffs. The great and mysterious temples were covered with sand till they were rediscovered in 1813 by the Swiss traveler John Lewis Burkhardt. And from 1909 they were cleared away for the last time.
Ramesses II temple
Ramesses II temple or the so-called sun temple was dedicated to four gods including Ramesses himself as a god. The temple was dedicated to Ptah, Re-Hor-Akhty, Amun-Re, and Ramesses. Yearly on February 22 and October 22, Egypt celebrates the sun festival when the sun passes through the temple from the gate till the shrine illuminates 3 faces of the gods while the faces of Ptah, god of darkness remain in the darkness forever.
The small temple was built for the most beloved wife of king Ramesses Queen Nefertari. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor, goddess of love, sex, fertility, and protection.
Abu Simbel Aswan
Enjoy the two hours visit to the two temples with the chance to have a coffee in the Nubian Café before you will start your way back to Aswan.
Upon arrival, you will enjoy your lunch in Aswan then start your way back to Hurghada.
This program is a proposal that includes our route suggestions. You can consider it the starting point to a trip that can be customized according to your wishes, changing the number of days, sightseeing, etc.