Trips in the south of Luxor


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Esna

Esna


Type:                   Temple

Built:                   Between 41 and 251 AD

Builder:               Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, 4th roman Caesar

Consecrated to: Chnum


The city of Esna is located about 60 kilometers south of Luxor. The Temple of Ptolemy and Roman times is located in the middle of the city of Esna. The entrance to the former temple is preserved.

The estimated visit time is one hour.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 3,5 hours, Ship: 5 hours

Booking-ID: L0050


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El Chap

El Chap


Type:                   Temple

Built:                   Between 664 and 610 BC

Builder:               Psammetich I, 1. Pharao of the 26. dynasty

Consecrated to:  Nechbet


About 93 kilometers south of Luxor is the village el-cape with the remains of the ancient city of Nacheb. Here you will find a temple built in the Middle Kingdom (with a very well-preserved city wall) dating back to 600 BC. Under Psammetich the First was greatly expanded. In addition, there are a number of very beautiful tombs of local nobles. Since the place is away from the usual tourist tours, it is for Egypt-interested a small treat.

The estimated visit time is 2 hours.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 5,5 hours, Ship: 1 day

Booking-ID: L0041


Edfu

Edfu


Type:                    Temple

Built:                    Between 237 and 57 BC

Builder:               Ptolemaios III, 8. Pharao of the dynasty of the Ptolemaic

Consecrated to: Horus


A good 110 kilometers south of Luxor is the small town of Edfu. Here you can admire one of the best preserved temples in all of Egypt. It was built in the years 237 to 57 BC and was consecrated to the falcon god Horus.

The estimated visit time is two hours.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 7,5 hours, Ship: 1 day

Booking-ID: L0040


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Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo


Type:                    Double – Temple

Built:                    Between 304 and 31 BC

Builder:               Ptolemaios I, 1. Pharao of the dynasty of the Ptolemaic

Consecrated to: Sobek, Horus


The city of Kom Ombo is located about 210 kilometers south of Luxor and 40 kilometers north of Aswan. There, around 300 BC, there was a double temple, that is, ONE building, which was also consecrated to TWO gods (the crocodile god “Sobek” and the falcon god “Horus”). This makes this temple a special case in Egyptian history. In a side building of the temple one can still admire mummified crocodiles today.

The estimated visit time is two hours.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 9,5 hours, Ship: 1 day

Booking-ID: L0030


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Aswan

Aswan


Type: City


Aswan is the southernmost city of Egypt. From here to Luxor it is about 240 kilometers depending on the route. With 281,000 inhabitants, Aswan is the fourth-largest city in Egypt and has an international airport, like Luxor and Cairo. Its administrative area extends to the south to the Sudan.

The distance between Aswan and Luxor is too big to make a senseful trip without staying over night, for example on our ship or in a hotel. This trip L0021 is without stop between Luxor and Aswan. It is the base of all trips we offering inside of Aswan to the monuments there, they are from / to Aswan, not from / to Luxor.

If you like all the monuments on the way to Aswan too, the drive gets longer. Please tell us your wishes and we create an individual trip for you.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank (ONE WAY WITHOUT STOP):

Road: 3,5 hours, Ship: 5 hours

Booking-ID: L0021 from / to Luxor on different days


Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel


Type:                   Temple

Built:                   Between 1260 and 1250 BC

Builder:               Ramses II, 3. Pharao of the 19. dynasty

Consecrated to: Ptha, Amun-Re, Re-Harachte, Horus


285 kilometers south of Aswan and some 500 kilometers south of Luxor, one reaches Abu Simbel. The small village of less than 3000 inhabitants is famous for its splendid temples of Ramses II and its wife Nefertari. The temples, originally built as a power demonstration against the peoples of southern Egypt in the 13th century BC, were saved in 1979 in a spectacular displacement action before sinking into the Nasser reservoir. They are now on an island which is connected to the village of Abu Simbel by a navigable bridge.

Please note that this temple complex is about 3.5 hours by car from Aswan, but a visit is absolutely worthwhile. Abu Simbel is located in the far south of Egypt. Due to the distance from Aswan, you should plan a day trip for a visit (1.5 hours per temple, 3.5 hours one way = good 10 hours duration).

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Aswan:

Road: 3,5 hours

Booking-ID: L0001 from / to Aswan


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