Explore the most interesting sites of Southern Egypt in our exciting two days trip combining the highlights of Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel.
What to Expect
We will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in El Gouna; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand.
During our way to our first stop, Luxor, we will drive along the River Nile and pass by various Upper-Egyptian towns and villages so, you can already gain some impressions about the Egyptian landscape and way of life; of course we will make stops whenever you need.
After this stop we will show you the Valley of the Kings where during a period of 500 years the ancient Egyptians buried their kings and powerful nobles and where the mummies of some of the most famous and glamorous persons of the Pharaonic time were found. You can descend to the tombs of great Egyptian rulers and discover the well preserved colorful paintings and hieroglyphic stories on the walls.
In the afternoon you will visit the Temple of Karnak on Luxor’s East Bank, for sure one of the most extraordinary temples all over the world as after thousands of years it is still in an amazingly good state – so with a bit of imagination you will find yourself easily back in the past of this impressive sacral monument.
After this you will have lunch in a local restaurant before we will take you to Aswan. In Aswan you will have free time for the rest of the day. You can spend the time in your hotel and relax or discover the city on your own or book one or two of our additional trips:
On the back wall of the sanctuary you can see a group of four sculptures: the deified Ramesses II consorted by the ancient deities Ra-Horakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah. This corner features a very special phenomenon: only twice per year the rays of the sun can penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate these sculptures - except for the god Ptah, who according to the mythology was connected with the underworld and therefore has to eternally remain in the darkness.
- Transfers from/to your hotel and between the sights in
- High-class vehicles with A/C
- Guided tours in your language
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
- Lunch in different local restaurants on both days
- One night hotel accommodation in Aswan ( 5*)
- Dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day in your hotel
What's Not Included
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned