Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
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.
Viator was fabulous! Very professional. Picked us up at airport, dressed in suits with ties, transported in very nice, clean car to Abu Simbel. After our tour with local guide, our Viator guide was there waiting for us to take us back to the airport. Helped check us in at airport. He spoke excellent English and was genuinely concerned about our happiness. Highly recommend Viator.
Great trip to Abu Simbel. The facilitator in Aswan was a great help!
Book without the tour guide if you want to save money. You'll be fine on your own, esp. if you read your guidebook before going.
The flight was a bit over-priced considering we paid for the tour guide as well. Perhaps the bus is more feasible if you have a little more time. The temple itself is a must-see on any Egyptian tour.
Outstanding, everyone who goes to Egypt should see Abu Simbel! With the short amount of time with the guide I was impressed how much info he gave us and he made sure to tell us what to look for. Look out for the groups that descend in mass though! Being in a small group our guide was able to get us into the temples at a different time to the big groups so we had alot of time inside almost completely alone.
Flying to Abu Simbel saved us so much time and also gives you a feeling for the enormity of the desert which makes up so much of Egypt. The bus would simply be too long if you did it in both directions.
Another tour in Egypt I would give 5 stars to if I could. The temples are amazing and our guide knew all the tricks to be able to see them with a minimal amount of other people around. Standing at the base of the great statues is one of the most humbling experiences of my life.
Expensive but worth the trip. Personal pick-up and assistance the entire way made the trip very easy.
My only critic: Once the flight is e-booked and confirmation received, no information is given re exact flight times and e-communication with Viator is slow. Otherwise, no-nonsense, helpful and attentive local staff in Aswan and Abu Simbel, good logistics and timing.