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.
The Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
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The ancient temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo lie along the Nile River, south of Luxor. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit both archeological wonders in one day, starting with a guided tour of the double temple of Kom Ombo, then exploring the Ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, which dates back to 237 BC and is considered Egypt's most complete ancient temple.
Kom Ombo Temple
Having been picked up from your hotel in Aswan, driving along the course of the Nile passing by a fertile riverside plains. After a little over an hour’s drive, you will make the first stop of your day trip in Kom Ombo. The town is home to the ruins of a unique Egyptian temple, unusual for the fact that it is a double temple dedicated totwo different deities, Sobek (Crocodile head) and Horus (Falcon head), it also has 2 entrances each one dedicated to a deity. Inside the temple, you will be left speechless by its incredible hypostyle hall, which feels like entering a forest of elaborately engraved columns.
Following a well-deserved break for lunch in a local restaurant in Kom Ombo, you will set off for the next part of your tour.
After lunch, we drive to reach Edfu which is a town about halfway between Aswan and Luxor, There you will visit the majestic temple of Edfu which dedicated to Falcon God Horus, this temple considered by most the only intact cult temple in Egypt and is therefore a very impressive sight.
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