• Location: Aswan, Egypt
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Witness Abu Simbel, one of Egypt’s greatest antiquities, on a day trip from Aswan by road, with an Egyptologist guide. Drive south through the desert to visit the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site overlooking Lake Nasser. Marvel at the gigantic statues of Ramses II that adorn both temples, and enter the main temple to admire the towering sculptures and wall reliefs. Hear tales of the 3,400-year-old buildings, commissioned by Ramses II; and learn about their incredible stone-by-stone 1960s relocation to the current site to save them from flooding.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Abu Simbel by road from Aswan, led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus to the beautiful, UNESCO-listed site by Lake Nasser
  • Hear fascinating facts about the temples, built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC
  • Marvel at the massive Ramses II sculptures that front the main temple
  • Explore inside to see the towering statues and battle reliefs
  • Admire the second temple, adorned with statues of Ramses and his wife, Nefertari
  • Learn how both temples were moved here in the 1960s to save them from floodwaters

What You Can Expect

Morning Trip to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by Minivan

Abu Simbel Egypt Tour

Customer Reviews

SHARMILA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

It was 4 am in the morning,and it was still dark outside, when we were picked up from our hotel in a private minivan with two drivers and our guide. We were going to see the famous Abu Simbel temples and the temples were nearly 300km by road from Aswan. So it would take nearly three hours to reach there.
This journey by road through the Sahara is a once in a life time experience. Watching the Sun rise on Sahara and the endless sand dunes turning golden with the first rays of the Sun was heavenly. The two rock carved temples of Ramses ll and his favourite wife Nefertari on the bank of lake Nasser impressed us. The huge columns inside the temples were engraved with colourful images of goddess Hathor, Nefertari and Ramses ll.
As it was early in the morning so the weather was pleasant. We enjoyed this trip to Abu Simbel very much and would recommend everyone to visit Abu Simbel but one must carry some food and water as the journey is long and through desert.

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