Private Day Tour To Abu Simbel Temples From Aswan


The ancient temples of Abu Simbel, built by Pharaoh Ramses II and relocated to a dramatic lakeside setting in Nubia, are a highlight of any visit to Aswan. This private day tour, with your own qualified Egyptologist, includes snacks, bottled water and entrance fees: your own air-conditioned transport enables you to make the three-hour journey in comfort.


  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Details about this tour

Your private guide will collect you from your hotel in Aswan at 8am for the three-hour drive south: you'll travel in your own comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for this private tour of Abu Simbel.

Built during the reign of the great Pharaoh Ramses II, in the 13th century BC, these two vast rock-cut temples are dedicated to Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari. They are considered architectural masterpieces of Egypt's New Kingdom and so, when Aswan's High dam was first built, flooding their original location, the Egyptian government and UNESCO worked together to save both temples from the flood.

Yourguide will escort you to the Great Temple, or Sun Temple, built in honor of Ramses II and dedicated to him and four other gods, as well as the smaller temple dedicated to his wife Nefertari, and also known as the Temple of Hathor. A qualified Egyptologist, he will explain the fine details of the rock-cut carvings and statuary, as well as how the temples were saved from the flood. After around three hours at the temples, you'll return to Aswan at 5pm.


  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Private, air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex


  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • Christophe G

    We had a very nice guide who explained everything very clearly. She also seemed to know a lot about it. Departure very early was very important because of temperature at the site.

  • Paul S

    We had an amazing day with our guide ‘Big Mac’, so helpful and friendly as well as very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. We were picked up on time, the long drive was easy and relaxingand, in Abu Simbel we were given plenty of time to wander around on our own...we throroughly recommend this experience with this particular guide. Great day and wonderful memories.

  • lt714

    Abu Simbel is absolutely amazing. The ride was approximately a 3.5 hour drive from my hotel on Elephantine Island and my guide, Rami and my operator, Fath were waiting for me promptly at 4:30 AM. During the drive, Rami gave me a mini-tour providing details of different buildings and areas we had to pass through en route to Abu. Once there, Rami also shared his extensive knowledge of his favorite site. Both Rami and Fath were professional, extremely personable, kind gentlemen. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Larry S

    Our guide and driver picked us up at the hotel at 4am you may get a later time in the cooler months, but getting to the temple early in the summer will keep you from the afternoon heat. it is about a 3hour drive from Aswan, so be prepared to see the sun coming up over the desert spectacular. Islam our guide was great and explained the temple in great detail. The site is a marvel and you will not be disappointed. After visiting the temples we were escorted back to the hotel. As a side note and this applies to anything you do: take plenty of money for tipping, does not have to be a lot, but tips definitely help the people who work in tourism.

  • Dan

    It was so cool to see

  • jini

    I heard and read a lot of bad 'SCAM' experience in Egypt and during recent Europe travel was really satisfactory choice. But this time it was So Disappointed One to my family and friends who came to Egypt without using laughted us a lot.!!
    I booked around 7 tours from but the price in logal compare with official website prices of local agencies who guided us was really shocking.. I can not understand the Commission of rate!! how it can be happen... Additionally, friends who booked from local hotels and agencies directly had a lot lower prices... I didn't even talk about it.
    For example2 adults and 1 child
    - Pyramids sounds and Light Show: 12972 higher, local 75
    - 1 day tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakara: 225 80 higher, local 125
    - Private day tour to Abu Simbel Temples: 25031 higher, local 190
    - Day tour Alexandria Tour: 27530 higher, local 210
    - Egytian Museum, Alabaster, Khan el-khalili: 240 92 higher, local 125

  • Dan

    Waeel my tour guide was very knowledgeable and he even gave me access to his hotspot while traveling to and fro Abu Simbel. This was a private tour and Abu Simbel did not disappoint! Amazing place with a few people to compete with!

  • awny s

    was very good day with helper gaide
    Mr/ Iliya Nour
    He cover all Abu Simbel tembles in 1/2 day all other.

USD 60
Per Person
9 Reviews