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Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • 10 hr

Step back in time to the age of the pharaohs and discover the jewels of the Nile River on this private 9-hour Abu Simbel temple tour from Aswan. Follow a private guide around the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Abu Simbel temple site. Along the way, gain insight into life in Egypt during Pharaoh Ramesses II’s reign — between 1279 and 1213 BC. Discover top attractions including temples dedicated to the gods Amun-Ra, Ra-Horakhty and the goddess Hathor, and admire ancient constructions in ode to Ramesses II’s wife Queen Nefertari. Choose from several departure options at time of booking.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt

Your Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your Aswan city Hotel / Nile Cruise / airport & escort you on an unforgettable tour to Abu Simbel temple located 280 k.m (almost 3 hours drive) south of Aswan.
Upon arrival your guide will show you the world renowned site where Ramses II (1290-1223 B.C.) ordered two sun temples carved from the Limestone Mountains.

The great temple of Amon Re and Ra-Harakhte where the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically over 20 meters high, staring out across the desert.

Walk to the small temple of Hathor dedicated to the cow-headed goddess of love, happiness, joy and music built in honor of Ramses favorite wife Queen Nefertari, Six massive standing statues front the temple each 10 meters high.

Originally cut into the side of a mountain, the two temples is now domed by an artificial mountain built to resemble the original location. The Great temple was constructed, so that the rising sun shone between the statues of Ramses and into the inner recesses of the sanctuary on February 22nd and October 22nd. Modern engineers spent a full year calculating the new placement of the temple to reproduce this miracle.

Today, as it has for millennia, the sun’s rays illuminate the holy statues for 20 minutes on those dates each year. The massive job took four years to complete, 1964-1968. Abu Simbel tour remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions.

Later on, you will be transferred back to Aswan hotel / Nile Cruise or airport

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt

While you are at Abu Simbel you will have time for coffee shop, Toilet and shopping

Duration: 1 hour