Best Of Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples, Philae temple, High Dam and Nubian Village in 2 Day Tours

2 Day Tours


Tour Availability: Daily

Pick up Time: 4 am (Available to change)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Duration: 2 Day Tours

Pick up Location: Aswan hotels/ Nile cruises.

Tour Language: English, Arabic, Spanish (other languages available with extra charge upon your request).

Discover one of Egypt’s most popular and fascinating cities, Aswan in 2 days guided tour with a qualified Egyptology tour guide. Start with very early morning pickup time from 4 to 4:30 am, to the fascinating temples of Abu Simbel with their unique style that are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt through Aswan excursions. Return back to Aswan by 2:30 pm to have your lunch, followed by a motorboat ride to the Nubian Village. Explore the Nubian Village and visit some of the Nubian families. Next day, visit Aswan highlights; Philae temple and High Dam. Take it easy with door-to-door transfer by an air-conditioned minivan or minibus.


Day 1: Abu Simbel Temples and Nubian Village tour 

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

Upon arrival, buy your tickets, then take a short walk to the temple entrance. Your Egyptology guide will explain the history of the site. Hear details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were only discovered by accident in 1813.

Due to the large number of visitors, guides are not permitted inside the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations your guide will explain the structures and their interior artworks before giving you some free time to enter the temples and explore at leisure. As one of the few Ancient Egyptian sites that largely escaped damage from past invaders, the interiors of the Abu Simbel temples are astounding. The scale of the buildings and their detailed decorations leave most visitors in awe. The experience is further enhanced by the scenic location on the edge of Lake Nasser in the orange sands of the desert. After visiting the temples, benefit from some time for a short visit to the small visitor’s center to see documents relating to the UNESCO relocation project (time permitting) before the drive back to Aswan.

Drive back to Aswan, for another 3 hours.

Have lunch at a local restaurant (optional). Then, down to the Nile to start the trip in nature sailing on a motorboat to visit the Nubian Village on Soheil Island. Visit one of the Nubian families and take a welcome drink (tea with mint or Hibiscus). Walk around the Village and talk to the Nubian. Your tour guide will explain to you about their life and see the school where they teach their kids the Nubian language. Sail back to the city, and transfer to your hotel or Nile Cruise in Aswan.

Day 2: Aswan High Dam and Philae temple 

This morning, our tour guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to explore the main landmarks of the city, including the High Dam and  Philae Temple.

You will take a short motorboat ride to the Philae temple. The temple was relocated to its current location by UNESCO after the building of the High Dam in order to prevent its inundation. The island was carefully selected to match the original settings on which the temple was originally built. Enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the temple and its surroundings.

Proceed to visit the High Dam; an engineering wonder, built in 1960 to save Egypt from the flooding of the Nile. The Dam provides a huge water reservoir known as Lake Nasser, one of the biggest artificial lakes in the world. At this landmark, you will see the huge hydro-power stations that provide Egypt with 10 percent of its electricity.

End your tour by driving back to your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan.


  • 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.


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

Tour Price:

  • Single: 280$USD
  • 2-15: 180$USD


Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
  • 2- 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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