Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Half Day Kalabsha Temple
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Explore one of the most perfect examples of temple architecture in Nubian civilization. Kalabsha temple is classified as the largest free standing temple in the Nubian region.
We will drive through the daily life of Aswan city to get to the stunning waterfront temple. Originally built in 30 BC by Roman emperor Octavius Augustus, in the 1960s after the building of the Aswan High Dam, the temple was dismantled and relocated here. During your visit you can view the impressive stone causeway leading from the lake to the first pylon of the temple, beyond which are the colonnaded court and the great hypostyle hall. Inscriptions on the walls show various emperors and pharaohs in the presence of gods and goddesses. Just beyond the hall is the sanctuary, consisting of three chambers. Stairs from one chamber lead up to the roof, from where you can take in superb views of Lake Nasser and the High Dam.
This temple is considered one of the most complete temples in the region, and it is ideal for ancient history buffs.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Aswan hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity