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  • Location: Aswan, Egypt
  • Duration:  4 - 5 hours
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 guide, this private tour provides the most personalized visit to Abu Simbel, in the shortest time possible.

Highlights

  • Private air tour from Aswan to Abu Simbel
  • Visit Abu Simbel's Great Temple of Ramses II and smaller Temple of Hathor
  • Free time to tour inside both temples
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Option to take the tour without a private guide
  • Return flights from Aswan to Abu Simbel, saving precious travel time
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Aswan hotels and port

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan

Abu Simbel, Egypt

The flight from Aswan to the small town of Abu Simbel takes only around 30 minutes. Your Egyptologist guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the famous temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife Nefertari.

On the short walk to the temple entrances, your guide will explain the history of the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations, your guide will explain to you the structures and their interior artworks. You will then have free time to enter the temples and explore them at your leisure.

As one of the few ancient Egyptian sites which largely escaped damage by past invaders, the interiors of Abu Simbel's temples are astounding. The scale of the buildings and their detailed decoration leaves most visitors in awe. The temples' attraction is further enhanced by their scenic location on the edge of Lake Nasser in the orange sands of the desert.

After visiting the temples there may be time for a short visit to the small visitor's center which documents the UNESCO relocation project.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

This is a must see. The only drawback is you spend the extra money to shorten the day by flying instead of travelling by road but spend some 3 hrs at both airports.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

I had an exceptional experience with my tour through Viator, especially being a woman traveling alone to Egypt. A representative (Hedra) picked me up from my ship in Aswan, got my boarding pass for me at the airport, and sent me off. There were 2 more representatives who helped me during my tour at Abu Simbel which was awesome. There were barely any other tourists there so I felt I had the place to myself (good for me, not good for Egypt). Hedra was waiting for me back at the airport in Aswan and took me to my hotel (and waited while all my accommodations were arranged). Everyone was extremely kind and made the trip easy and enjoyable for me.

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