Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a private day trip from Aswan. Explore ancient sanctuaries carved out of the sandstone mountainside, the UNESCO-listed Abu Simbel temples are among Nubia's most spectacular, with monumental statues and elaborate carvings, but the sites are located far from the beaten path, near the Sudanese border. Visit Abu Simbel as a hassle-free day trip from Aswan, on a 9-hour private tour that includes entrance fees and transport by air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from several departure options at time of booking.

per adult from

$134

NZD

Duration

9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Pick up services from your hotel in Aswan and return
    • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry fees to Abu Simbel two temples
    • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
    • Bottled water during the tours
    • All service charges and taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
    What's excluded :
    • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tipping
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Aswan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley

    Begin with pickup at your hotel or Nile cruise boat in Aswan, and then make the trip to Abu Simbel in a private Car (almost 3 hours’ drive). Upon arrival your guide will show you the world renowned twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the 19th Dynasty reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II.

    Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt

    The Great Temple at Abu Simbel is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt. The great temple of Amon Re and Ra-Harakhte where the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically over 20 meters high, staring out across the desert. Enjoy a fantastic lecture from your personal guide outside the temples, and then free time to look inside the temple interior, which sinks 200 feet (60 mt) into the mountain, with statues and carvings that depict Ramses II’s military victories and captives. On the back wall of the temple you will see the statues dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt

    Later on, walk to the small temple of Hathor dedicated to the cow-headed goddess of love, happiness, joy and music built in honor of Ramses favorite wife Queen Nefertari, Six massive standing statues front the temple each 10 meters high.
    Between 1964 and 1968, the entire site was carefully cut into large blocks (up to 30 tons, averaging 20 tons), dismantled, lifted and reassembled in a new location 65 metres higher and 200 metres back from the river, in one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history. Some structures were even saved from under the waters of Lake Nasser.
    After visiting the temple complex, make the return trip to Aswan, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Tour guide will pick you up from the Lobby of your Hotel / Nile Cruise in Aswan.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All participants: Names, Passports Numbers and country is required at time of booking
    • Pickup and drop-off at Aswan airport is subject to an additional fee of US$10 per person
    • Tour Guides are not allowed inside the Abu Simbel temples. Tour Guide will explain all the important information outside before you enter.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Nile Holiday

Activity ID: V-12078P26

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