Full day tour to Abu Simbel Temples
Departure from Aswan
About this experience
Visit the rock temples of Abu Simbel with an Egyptologist guide and enjoy a personalized visit on a private tour from Aswan.
It is generally considered the most imponent and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, over than being considered also one of the most beautiful in Egypt.
The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the 19th dynasty reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, in order to witness the greatness of the King and his beloved Queen Nefertari.
In order to avoid the flooding, after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River and creation of Lake Nasser, all the archaeological site has been relocated in every single detail on an artificial hill high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
This huge operation, unique at its time, in 1968, took place under the attentive supervision of UNESCO.
This is meant to be of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history, letting us the possibility to still enjoy this marvelous view today.
Due to a large number of visitors, guides are not permitted inside the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations your guide will explain the structures and their interior artworks before giving you some free time to enter the temples and explore at leisure.
As one of the few Ancient Egyptian sites that largely escaped damage from past invaders, the interiors of the Abu Simbel temples are astounding.
Do not miss this unique possibility and take back with you the memory of an astounding masterpiece of Egyptian Archaeology.
Time permitting it will be also possible to visit the visitors' center and see the real documents and project of UNESCO relocation before getting back to Aswan.
How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
•Please send a photocopy of your passport to the local tour provider.
•Please provide at the time of booking: your e-mail address, phone number along with the country code,
and the exact name of your hotel (if you already have it)
•The tour will last approximately 9 hrs
•Tour starts at 5 AM and ends at 2:00 PM
Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, English, Русский, عربي
•Pick-up/drop-off at your hotel or Nile cruise ship in Aswan
• All the transfers and tours in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
• Qualified tour guide in your spoken language (if available)
• Bottle of water for each participant
• All service charges and taxes
What's not included
• Entrance fees to the temple (around 160 EGP)
• Tips (optional)
Please provide your hotel/apartment details for pick up.