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Edfu Temple – Kom Ombo – Luxor Tours

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple from Luxor – Luxor Tours  

Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo – is one of Sempre Travel Egypt sightseeing tours with start in Luxor that you should not miss during your Luxor holidays.
This tour takes you in a group of max. 7 people to two of the most beautiful temples on the banks of the Nile, Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo Temple

Price per Person

1 Person: 195.00 €
from 2 People: 124.80 €
from 3 People: 101.40 €
from 4 People: 87.75 €
from 5 People: 79.95 €
from 6 People: 76.05 €
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Edfu Temple
  • Kom Ombo

Itinerary

Tour Program

For our Luxor Tours, we directly pick you up from your accommodation in Luxor in the morning. Today you will go on a wonderful cultural excursion to Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo. Enjoy the ride in a small group and a stress-free atmosphere to our first highlight, the

Edfu Temple


Edfu Temple is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and is located on the east bank (Luxor East Bank) of the Nile River. Thanks to the impressive skills of the builders, the Edfu Temple appears in different colors in the sunlight.

The pylon, one of the largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple, is the actual entrance to the temple and is lined with 2 huge Horus images. After entering the Collonade, you come across beautiful reliefs on the walls and the columns. A special feature of the Edfu Temple is its complete roof, which is still intact. The ceiling of the forecourt, supported by 12 columns, shows traces of soot, which originate from the Coptic period when the Temple of Horus was used as a residence.

The ceiling of the pillared hall is supported by 12 beautiful plant pillars. Don't forget your camera to take some photos!

The temple, dedicated to the Egyptian falcon headed god Horus, has a history shaped by many religious battles. During the time of the pharaohs, the temple was famous throughout the country as a special place of worship.

In the hieroglyphic inscriptions, our Egyptologist can show you where the name Edfu comes from. In these inscriptions, the falcon god Horus Behdet is mentioned as Behdet = Edfu.

Before leaving the temple, we visit the birth house, the Mammisi, a cultic birth house in which ceremonies around the birth of the godchildren were held. We do not leave Edfu without taking a relaxing break with lunch in a traditional restaurant in Edfu. Rested, we slowly move towards

Kom Ombo


Around one hour by car from Edfu is the famous Kom Ombo Temple, a somewhat unusual double temple. Kom Ombo, consisting of two parts, one side dedicated to the Sobek crocodile god and the other side to the Egyptian god Haroeris. The temple also became famous for its location, only 15 meters above the water level of the Nile River, which makes a bend here and presents the higher-lying temple to the Nile cruise.

In the 19th century, its columns and ruins were still half-covered with sand and considered by many photographers and filmmakers as the backdrop of submerged high culture. In the late 19th century, the ruins have been uncovered.

The Kom Ombo Temple, located directly on the banks of the Nile River, is a bit confusing in the beginning because of its more or less destroyed condition. A plan of the site helps to explain the original architecture of the temple complex. The temple was surrounded by 3 walls, of which the outer one is pretty much destroyed. Each one of them was used to protect the shrine inside the temple which is made of stone. A corridor between the walls and two entrances shows, that this is a double temple and both parts are connected.

Once entering the hypostyle hall you will be rewarded with well-preserved reliefs on the pillars showing sacrificial rituals of the king for the gods and a wall decorated with the image of Cleopatra VII, known as one of Julius Caesar's liaisons.

But now to one of the most important meanings of the Kom Ombo Temple: In Ancient Egypt, people were scared of crocodiles, but at the same time, they worshipped them. There are several crocodile shrines in Egypt, of which the shrine of Sobek crocodile god in Kom Ombo with many pictures in the temple as testimony, is the most important one. Only a few meters from one of the entrance gates, we come across a small chapel dedicated to the goddess Hathor, which today houses glass showcases in which crocodile mummies are exhibited, found in a nearby animal cemetery.

We leave Kom Ombo with enrichment of impressions of the Ancient Egyptian high culture and drive back to your accommodation in the largest open-air museum in the world, Luxor.

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day 

 VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Luxor/Nile Cruise   

PICK-UP TIME: around 05:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Luxor/Nile Cruise   

General information:      


Travel Guide:

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles: 

All our vehicles are have modern equipment and air-condition.      

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.      

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult   

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

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What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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