Private Day Tour To Abu Simbel Temples From Aswan.

Overview

See the ancient marvel of Abu Simbel on a private day trip from Aswan. Journey southward by private, air-conditioned vehicle as your personal guide shares tales of the 3,400-year-old complex, a masterwork of ancient Egyptian engineering beside Lake nasser. Awe at the two temples, graced by colossi of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, and tour the Great Temples statue-lined halls and battle reliefs. While you explore, hear the incredible story of the temples 1960s relocation to protect them from flooding after the building of the Aswan High dam.-Private day trip by road from Aswan to Abu Simbel, with private air-conditioned transport-Venture south to the cliff-cut UNESCO-listed complex, overlooking Lake Nasser-Learn about the history of the two temples, built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC-Ogle the gigantic colossi of Ramses II and Nefertari at the temple gateways-Hear how the temples were relocated in the 1960s to protect them from rising Lake Nasser

Details about this tour

Itinerary
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Pass By: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel Egypt
Your private guide will collect you from your hotel in Aswan at 5am 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. Your guide 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 1pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
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Exclusions

  • Gratuities
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 90
Per Person