Abu Simbel Temples Guided Day Tour From Aswan (Sharing Group & Guide)

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Overview

Join a small group tour to Abu Simbel Temples, the best temples ever for King Ramses 2nd and his wife Nefertari, on this 8-hours shared tour from Aswan (pickup time from 4 to 4:30 am). Visit the rock temples of Abu Simbel with an Egyptologist guide meeting you at Abu Simbel. Learn about the lives of the pharaohs, and benefit from some time to see original documents from the relocation project. Marvel the most amazing scenes inside the temples. See the stunning rocks temples of Abu Simbel on the banks of Lake Nasser. Enjoy ample time to explore the temples on your own, before heading back to Aswan. Take it easy with door-to-door transfer by an air-conditioned minivan or minibus.

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Sharing Around 4:30 am

Tour Duration

distance from Aswan

to AbuSimbel

 Site opening time

8 Hours 280 Km 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Itinerary

Egypt Gift Tours representative will pick you up from your Hotel/Nile Cruise in Aswan from 4 to 4:30 am by air-conditioned minivan or minibus to hit the road to Abu Simbel to start your tour to the fascinate colorful temples of Abu Simbel (Sharing a small group). Drive for about 280 kilometers, approx. 3 hours through the Egyptian desert and watch the sunrise over the mountains.

Arrive at Abu Simbel where you will meet your Egyptology tour guide who will explain to you the story of the two magnificent temples. The two temples were cut by the king Ramses II (1279 B.C) where he dedicated the great temple for himself and the small one for his wife Nefertari; as a symbol of his superiority over Egypt’s traditional Nubian foe.

The first discovery of these temples was in 1813 A.D by Switzerland Burchard while the whole appearance was 1917 A.D by Italian traveler Belzoni. Ramses II’s temple: A rock cut temple with four gigantic statues of the king Ramses who is represented seated on the throne of Egypt with his big family. The temple was carved by the king to commemorate his birthday and coronation day. Nefetari’s temple: It is an amazing small temple dedicated by the king to his favorite Nubian wife. It consists of a quite big facade with 6 massive statues followed by a colonnade and sanctum. Colorful decorated pillars are showing up the association of the queen with her favorite goddess Hathor

Abu Simbel complex is not only the most unusual in the whole of Egypt, but also represents the success of the Egyptian government and UNESCO to save the Nubian temples from the rising of the water of lake Naser after building the high dam  in 1960. Your tour guide will give you some free time to explore the two temples from inside as no guiding inside and take memorial photos.

Drive in comfort back to your hotel/Nile cruise in Aswan..

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel/ Nile cruise and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptologist Tour guide.
  • bottle of water during the tour.
  • All services and charges.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • lunch is optional in this tour.

Tour Price:

  • 1-15: 50 $

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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