Aswan Egypt

Morning we will be visiting the well-preserved Greek built Temple of Horus. This temple, built during the reigns of six generations of Ptolemy’s, is not only the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but also the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon we sailed sail for Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek.  It stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. We sailed overnight to Aswan and woke to a glorious view of the banks of Aswan from our balcony. After breakfast we visited the famous and monumental Aswan High Dam and the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka. In the afternoon, we embarked on a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail-boat, around Elephantine Island.

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