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Abu Simbel Temples

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, these two enormous sandstone structures built in 1255 BC at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt are only half of UNESCO’s Nubian Monuments site. Along with the other monument, the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, these ancient structures were saved from rising Nile floodwaters when the construction of the Aswan High Dam formed the artificial Lake Nasser. Over a four-year period, from 1964-68, a UNESCO team cut the buildings into blocks and moved them to higher, safer ground – an operation that remains one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering.

Rediscovered by Swiss explorer Jean-Louis Burckhardt in 1813,  these sand-covered temples weren’t fully accessible until 1817, via the laborious efforts of an excavation team led by Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Belzoni.

Both Temples of Ramses II are now open to the public, and together form one of the greatest tourist attractions in Egypt. The larger temple, dedicated to Egypt’s three then-major deities, Ra Harakhty, Ptah and Amun, features four large statues of the wildly egocentric Ramses II on its facade. The smaller temple is dedicated to the love goddess Hathor, with statues designed to look like Nefertari, the favorite of Ramses’ many wives.

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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

The second most frequently visited and certainly one of the most important attractions in Cairo is the Egyptian Museum. You will find the fabulous collection ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00

4-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Optional Private Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Nile on a 4-day journey from Aswan to Luxor. Sightseeing, entrance fees and meals are included on this ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, concludes Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $234.00

5-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Nile on a 5-day journey from Luxor to Aswan. You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a private guided tour so ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, concludes Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $307.00

Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Fast track your journey and take the quick route to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on an air tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $370.00

Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

4 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a minibus tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you'll enjoy a personalized visit to Abu ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

8-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Spend eight days on a voyage down the beautiful and romantic Nile River on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and explore the historic temples, tombs and relics of ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $423.00

Egyptian Cultural Dinner and Show

The Fantasia 1001 Show at Alf Leila We Leila is a highlight for most visitors to Hurghada, giving you a taste of the local customs, traditions and food. ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.00

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