There is no better way to see the delights of the River Nile in Upper Egypt than this day tour of Edfu and Kom Ombo from Marsa Alam to Edfu and Kom Ombo with the temples close to the river Bank. Starting with the huge and impressive Edfu Temple of the God Horus, followed by Kom Ombo, the Crocodile God.
Your Marsaalam tour Manager will pick you up from your Hotel in Marsa Alam by a private deluxe A/C vehicle to wonder at the famous temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo. Driving to Edfu, approximately 3 hours far from Marsa Alam beginning with the huge ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu,the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate and inside, an interesting inscription lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then move to Kom Ombo to continue your tour by visiting the unique Temple of Kom Ombo. Of all the ancient Temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect it’s dedication to two Gods:Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt. Finally, you will be escorted before 6 pm by your guide back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.