Between Luxor & Aswan

Edfu , Kom Ombo temples

From Luxor to Aswan (or the opposite) you can book for a transfer with tour visiting the temple of Edfu and Kom Ombo , the road is open from 6:00 am so you can choose you own time for departure , but kindly note that Edfu ticket  counter close at 16:00 pm , Kom Ombo at 19:00 pm.

Edfu Temple

The Temple of Horus in Edfu (also known as the Temple of Edfu) is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC.

Yet despite its later date, it exactly reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

The provincial town of Edfu is located about halfway between Luxor (115km away) and Aswan (105km) and 65km north of Kom Ombo.

Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo Temple was built between 332 BC and 395 AD, during the Ptolemaic period, by Ptolemy VI Philometer. Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos continued the work and built the exterior and interior Hypostyle halls. The temple was built with local limestone by men who rode on elephants, considered to be a Ptolemaic innovation.

Little remains of the original structure. Unfortunately, a good portion of the temple has been destroyed over the millennia by earthquakes, erosion by the Nile River and builders who stole stone for unrelated projects. In 1893, a French archaeologist by the name of Jacques de Morgan cleared the Southern portion (the half dedicated to Sobek) of debris and restored it.

Itinerary

Start Early morning (6 or 7) your tour guide will escort you from the hotel till the end of the day. drive to the temple of Edfu which is about 110 km south of Luxor the drive will take approx two hours from Luxor to Edfu you will spend about two hours inside the temple then leave to Kom Ombo which is 70 km from Edfu, spending about two hour inside then drive back to your hotel in Luxor Or in Aswan.

Excursion Included:

  • Pick up services from your Hotel in Luxor Or Aswan.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private Egyptologist guide escorting you all the day (Eng – Fr – Ger – It or Sp).
  • Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour

Excursion Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the sites.

Note:

Entrance fees for all sites accepted just in Egyptian pounds

Tickets are: Edfu  180  EGP and Kom Ombo  140 EGP

  • Tipping for the driver and the guide (and it is up to you, No Pushing at all).
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

Duration: Approximately 9 Hours.

Pick-up Time: You can start from 6:00 am.

Trip runs: Everyday

Prices

  Limousine

car (1 to 2 persons) plus driver and guide

Micro Bus

(3 to 9 persons) plus driver and guide

Prices 130  $ 160 $

If you will do the above tour and return back to Luxor the prices will be:

  Limousine

car (1 to 2 persons) plus driver and guide

Microbus

(3 to 9 persons) plus driver and guide

Prices 140 $ 170 $

Optional

(Esna Temple)

Which is located 60 km south of Luxor he modern Egyptian village of Esna, which was ancient Iunyt or Ta-senet (from which the Coptic Sne and Arabic Isna derive), was built in the area of ancient Latopolis and is the site of a major temple dedicated to the god Khnum. Under the Greeks and Romans, the city became the capital of the Third Nome of Upper Egypt. Besides Khnum, the temple was dedicated to several other deities, the most prominent of whom were Neith and Heka. This was the ram god that was worshipped throughout this area and who fashioned mankind from mud of the Nile on his potter’s wheel.

The temple now stands in the middle of the modern town at a level about nine meters below that of the surrounding grounds. However, texts mentions that it was built on the site of a temple that may have been constructed as early as the reign of Tuthmosis III. Some blocks of the earlier 18th Dynasty structure are preserved. The present structure dates to the Greek and Roman periods and is one of the latest temples to have been built by the ancient Egyptians.

For who is interested to stop to visit Esna temple add just 20 USD for the above prices.