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Visit the Abu Simbel Temple Complex on a day trip from Aswan by air that includes round-trip plane tickets on EgyptAir, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off. You’ll have four hours to explore the Abu Simbel Temple Complex, with both a guided visit and time to enjoy the site on your own. Discover the temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari, which were carved directly into cliff faces, and preserved as part of the Nubian Monuments UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exact duration of tour and departure times depend on each day's flight schedules, and will be confirmed after booking.

Highlights

  • Abu Simbel Temple Complex by air from Aswan
  • Visit a Nubian Monuments UNESCO Site
  • Round trip flights on EgyptAir
  • Combines a guided tour and independent time
  • Hotel pickup, drop-off, and transport included
  • Entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari with Flight from Aswan

Abu Simbel temple

Start with pickup at your hotel or cruise boat in Aswan, then transfer to the Aswan airport to catch a 1-hour flight to Abu Simbel on EgyptAir. A driver will meet you at the airport for transfer to the archeological site, where you’ll begin a 1.5-hour guided tour.

Stand at the foot of the monumental statues that tower 60 feet (18.3 meters) above the sand, and learn the story of how a UNESCO team moved the structures block by block when a dam flooded their original site. Construction of the Abu Simbel Temple Complex began more than two millennia ago, then was lost beneath the sand until the early 19th century. Following the 1.5-hour guided tour, take 2.5 hours to keep exploring: follow the carved inscriptions through the temple interiors, photograph the changing desert light, or simply enjoy the ancient atmosphere of the remarkable site.

Meet back up for the trip back to the airport, catch a flight back to Aswan, and meet a driver upon arrival. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise boat in Aswan.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A full day with the flight- but what a day! fabulous archaeological history to absorb, but our guide was patient, answered all our questions with amazing clarity and was so knowledgeable. The temples were everything we imagined, and then some!

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