Abu Simbel Temples Complex Full-Day Tour from Aswan

Abu Simbel Temples Complex Full-Day Tour from Aswan

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Duration
9 hours
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English, German

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the stunning temples of Ramesses II and his consort Nefertari
  • See the statues of the pharaoh as he advanced in age
  • Marvel at the rock-cut façade of the Temple of Nefertari
  • Learn the story of one of Ancient Egypt's most remarkable pharaohs from an Egyptologist
  • Hear about the solar phenomenon
  • Transfer across the desert in the cool of the early morning
Overview
Explore the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Small Temple of Nefertari on a 9-hour sightseeing tour from Aswan. Learn about the Egyptian pharaohs and their burial rites and traditions at the Nubian Monuments UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to Expect
Travel back to the days of Ancient Egypt and the Nubian Pharaoh Ramesses II on a full-day tour of the temples he built for himself and his consort, Queen Nefertari.

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Aswan at 03:15, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the temples of Abu Simbel before the heat of the day. Carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, the Abu Simbel temple complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 to an artificial hill above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.

Relax on the 3-hour drive into the desert. Upon arrival, an Egyptologist guide will tell you all about one of the greatest and most whimsical pharaohs in Egyptian history. Marvel at the main façade of the Great Temple to Ramesses II and its 4 statues of the pharaoh seated on his throne following his advancing age.

In theory, the main temple is dedicated to Amon-Re Horakhty and Ptah, but in practice it was constructed for the greater glory of its builder, Ramses the Great. Continue to the smaller temple of Ramesses' consort, Queen Nefertari, situated right next to the Great Temple. Admire the impressive rock-cut façade depicting the pharaoh and his queen.

Re-board the coach at 09:00 for the return transfer to Aswan before the high heat of the desert arrives.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Aswan
  • Entrance fees for the 2 temples
  • Egyptologist guide (English and German-speaking)
What's Not Included
  • Any extras
  • Drinks
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