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Inspiring Aswan highlights in 5 days tour itinerary. If you have 5 days to explore Aswan, you will have ample time to discover the city’s remarkable historical sites, scenic beauty, and cultural heritage. Aswan, located in the southern part of Egypt, offers a captivating blend of ancient wonders and natural splendor.
Marvel the majestic Aswan highlights in 5 days. Explore the magnificent Temple of Philae, and the phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu, and the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo. Discover the wonderful contents of the lovely Nubian Museum and the beautiful Islands of Elephantine and Sehel.
640 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).
1090 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
Arrival at Aswan Airport/Railway. Meet your guide to commence your tour of Aswan highlights. Visit the High Dam, which is regarded as one of the most significant engineering feats of the twentieth century. Aswan High Dam was built to save water and protect Egypt from the Nile’s high and low floods. Then proceed to the wonderful Temple of Philae. Philae Temple or the temple of Isis at Philae Island in Aswan is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It is known as the “Pearl of Egypt”. The temple is located on an island, so it requires a short boat ride.
End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Transfer to your hotel for your first night of your Aswan highlights in 5 days.
Travel to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel. So, you will take a transfer (about 3.5 hours) with your tour guide to these phenomenal temples. The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt. The two temples were cut in the cliffs about 310 Km south of Aswan. The Great Temple was built for Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), while the Small Temple was built for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari.
Visit the tombs of the Nobles at Qubbet Al-Hawa in Aswan. The high cliffs opposite Aswan, just north of Kitchener’s Island, are honeycombed with the tombs of the governors, the Keepers of the Gate of the South, and other dignitaries of ancient Elephantine Island. The tombs, known as the Tombs of the Nobles. Six decorated tombs are currently open to the public.
Then proceed to the 7th-century Monastery of St. Simeon. The fortress-like 7th-century Monastery of St Simeon was first dedicated to the local saint Anba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding day. It was rebuilt in the 10th century and dedicated to St Simeon. From here the monks travelled into Nubia, in the hope of converting the Nubians to Christianity.
End your tour at the fabulous Nubian Museum. The Nubian Museum was founded in response to the international salvage campaign of the ancient Nubian monuments initiated by UNESCO upon the request of the Egyptian government in 1960. The museum has three floors, exhibiting thousands of artefacts that shed light on the development of Egyptian and Nubian geographical, social, and cultural civilization.
Back to your hotel.
Today you will visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek and the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. The temple is dedicated to the two triads of Horus and Sobek. The right part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek (Crocodile deity), his consort Hathor and their son Khonsu. The left part of the temple is dedicated to Horus the Elder (Heru-ur or Haroeris), his consort Tasenetnofret (“the good sister”), and their son Panebtawy (the Lord of the Two Lands).
Then proceed to the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Transfer back to Aswan for last night of your Aswan highlights in 5 days tour.
Discover some of the hidden gems of Aswan as the beautiful Island of Sehel and the historical Island of Elephantine. Sehel Island is one of the largest islands on the Nile, located upstream from the First Cataract in Aswan region. It contained a quarry for the mining of granite, the hardest stone used in ancient Egypt. The island contains hundreds of inscriptions and royal cartouches, immortalizing countless officials and kings. Many of these inscriptions can be seen on the large granite boulders surrounding the island.
While Elephantine Island’s southern end comprises the site of ancient Abu. Its name meant both ‘elephant’ and ‘ivory’ in ancient Egyptian, a reminder of the important role the island once played in the ivory trade.
You will end your Aswan highlights in 5 days itinerary with a transfer to Aswan Airport/railway.