Details of the Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor
- Duration: 1 Day
- Location: Luxor /Aswan
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Your Hotel
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor
A breathtaking day trip to two of the most visited temples in upper Egypt as the two temples are common stops for Nile cruises in addition to buses and overland guests, which gives you a clue on how those temples are so extremely beautiful and special. The temple of Edfu is the second largest temple in Egypt, while the Kom Ombo temple was unusually built for two different gods.
Our trip covers the two temples and ends in the most beautiful city of Egypt “Aswan” giving us another amazing chance to explore this African Egyptian city with all its ancient temples and modern projects.
Explore Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
Aswan to Luxor, or Luxor To Aswan by mini air-conditioned van with two stops at Kom Ombo & Edfu. After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor at 7:00 am to start our day trip.
Stop to see the large temple at Edfu of the god Horus the father of Upper Egypt with the famous battle of good and evil narrated on its walls of sandstones.
Continue driving to stop at Kom Ombo village to see the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two different gods, Sobek the crocodile god of evil, and Horus Behdeti the falcon god. Arrive in Aswan at lunchtime. Transfer you to your hotel/Nile cruise at Aswan
- EDFU TEMPLE
- KOM OMBO TEMPLE
About Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
Edfu and Kom Ombo temples are two of the most popular temples in Egypt. The Edfu Temple is located in the city of Edfu, which is situated between Luxor and Aswan, and is dedicated to the falcon-headed god, Horus. The temple is considered one of the best-preserved cult temples in Egypt. It was built between 237 and 57 BC by the Ptolemaic dynasty, and the Romans added some final touches later.
The Kom Ombo Temple is located in the town of Kom Ombo, which is about 50 km from Aswan, and is one of the most unusual temples in Egypt. It is a double temple, meaning that it is dedicated to two gods – Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. The temple was also built during the Ptolemaic dynasty and is noted for its unique ‘double’ design, which means that it has two of everything – courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms, duplicated for the two sets of gods.
The decorations and reliefs in both temples refer to cultic liturgies that were conducted during that time period. Both temples are examples of Ancient Egypt’s stunning architecture and artwork, featuring impressive columns, detailed hieroglyphics, beautifully painted scenes, and elaborate carvings found throughout the temples.
While Edfu Temple is dedicated solely to Horus, the Kom Ombo Temple is more famous for its displays of crocodile worship, with many crocodile mummies on display. The temple also has a museum, The Crocodile Museum, which houses a collection of mummified crocodiles.
Visiting these temples is considered an essential part of any trip to Egypt. Many visitors opt for guided tours to learn more about the details of the temple’s fascinating history, architecture, and religious significance. Both temples have been preserved to an impressive standard and offer tourists a unique insight into the religious and cultural practices that were once prevalent in Ancient Egypt.