Esna and el Kab Day Trip from Luxor

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Experience Day trip to Esna and el Kab from Luxor in accompany of an Egyptologist tour guide, drive for about 55 km to visit Esna Temple located on the west bank of the River Nile, and then continue for 30KM further south to visit El Kab tombs and the ruins of the ancient Nekhen capital of upper Egypt.
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Itinerary Details

A Nile holiday expert tour guide will pick you up from the front of your Hotel in Luxor and accompany you to visit the temple of Esna, dedicated to this triad of Khnum and Neith, and Heka their offspring. The site was remarkable for the beauty and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone on the west bank of the Nile. Originally dates back to the reign of Thutmose II (1493 to 1479 BC.) the remains of Latopolis belong to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

Continue further to the south about 30km to El Kab, a rock cut tombs of the early 18th Dynasty (1550–1295 BC), located on the east bank of the Nile at the mouth of Wadi Hillal, you will visit the tomb of Ahmose, son of Ibana, contain important biographical accounts regarding the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt by the early kings...
A Nile holiday expert tour guide will pick you up from the front of your Hotel in Luxor and accompany you to visit the temple of Esna, dedicated to this triad of Khnum and Neith, and Heka their offspring. The site was remarkable for the beauty and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone on the west bank of the Nile. Originally dates back to the reign of Thutmose II (1493 to 1479 BC.) the remains of Latopolis belong to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

Continue further to the south about 30km to El Kab, a rock cut tombs of the early 18th Dynasty (1550–1295 BC), located on the east bank of the Nile at the mouth of Wadi Hillal, you will visit the tomb of Ahmose, son of Ibana, contain important biographical accounts regarding the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt by the early kings of the 18th dynasty. The tombs of note are those of Pahery and Renni, which date to the reign of Thutmose III. The decoration inside the tombs is amongst the most beautiful at the site.

Discover the ruins and the mud bricks outer wall of the ancient Nekhen, the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period (c. 3200 – 3100 BC). After finishing, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Khnum
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tombs of El kab
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (Guide & Drive)
Departure Point
Pick up from Luxor: Hotel, Nile Cruise
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
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