Upper Egypt

Luxor
Famous for its ancient monuments and temples along the River Nile, Luxor offers the tourist spectacular archeological sites dating back thousands of years.

Tourists can explore the fascinating Temple of Karnak, its great Hypostyle Hall made of massive columns, the famous Alley of Sphinxes, the Valley of Kings where royal tombs, including those of world famous Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great and Ramses IV, are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology casting light on their beliefs and funerary rituals, and among others the phenomenal Memorial Hatshepsut Temple.

Visitors can also discover local attractive 'souks' and fall to the charm of vibrant city nightlife.

Luxor remains not only a permanent and continuous fascination to historians and archaeologists but also a tremendous enchantment to visitors.




Aswan
Located on the banks of the Nile River, Aswan is a serene town and a historical place around 300 km away from Luxor.

There visitors can take the river ferry across to Elephantine Island and Philae Temple, walk around the colorful streets of the Nubian village, shop for spices, henna tattoos or souvenirs, visit Edfu and Kom Ombo temples, the High Dam, the Agha Khan Mausoleum or the Unfinished Obelisk. They can also visit most famous Abu Simbel temple or ride a camel to the desert monastery of St. Simeon on the East Bank. The Nile in Aswan is majestic and tranquil while flowing through granite rocks and tropical plants making sailing in feluccas in the afternoon an exquisite relaxing experience.

One of Aswan’s highlights is strolling and wandering down the Corniche at sunset, watching sailing feluccas then stopping at a riverboat floating restaurant to enjoy Nubian music while drinking a cup of tea.

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