Take a 2-day trip from Luxor to visit the famous sites of Abu Simbel and Aswan. Experience this ancient world of history as you learn about the construction and relocation of the temples at Abu Simbel, and the ancient city of Swenet, now modern-day Aswan.
What to Expect
Visit the temples of Abu SImbel and visit the ancient city of Swenet, known today as Aswan, on a 2-day tour from Luxor.
Travel via train from Luxor to spend the night in Aswan. The following day's excursion begins early and you will travel to the Abu Simbel temples in Nubia. Situated on the banks of Lake Nasser, the temples have been moved from their original site. Today, they are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will surely learn more about their history and purpose while visiting.
Day 1: Luxor - Aswan
Meet your representative in Luxor, who will accompany you by private air-conditioned car to transfer to the Luxor railway station. From here, you will travel to Aswan via first-class seating. Upon arriving in Aswan, you will be met and assisted by a representative holding a sign with your name. Transfer to Aswan Hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan - Luxor
Get an early start to your day by leaving around 3:15 to travel to Abu Simbel. After arriving in Abu Simbel you will visit the 2 temples of Abu Simbel, situated among the most magnificent monuments in the world. Learn how their removal and reconstruction was a historic event, and how the Egyptian government secured the support of UNESCO to protect them. After visiting Abu Simbel, return to Aswan. In the afternoon, return to Luxor by train.
- Hotel / Hostel pick-up
- Tour guide
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
What to bring:
- Comfortable footwear
- Sun block