Day trip to Abu Simbel temples
Early in the morning, leave Aswan to visit the rock-cut temple of Ramesses ll on the west bank of the Nile at Abu Simbel, the greatest of the seven rock-cut temples which the king constructed in Nubia and the most impressive of all the Egyptian monument in the area.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan or your Nile Cruise to visit Abu Simbel Temples by a private air conditioned vehicle. The temple was not seen by the Europeans until the 19th century, when it was discovered by Burckhardt in 1813 and penetrated by Giovanni Belzoni in 1817. Today, as a result of the international effort which moved the huge, cliff-cut temple and the Small Temple to higher around during the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960, the monument is one of the most famous in Egypt. The temple was called simply Hut Ramesses Meryamun, “The Temple of Ramesses, Beloved of Amun. The massive facade of the main temple is dominated, of course, by the four seated colossi of Ramesses, are among the tallest made in Egypt. The Great Temple of Abu Simbel was constructed to face eastwards so that the sun’s rays illuminated the structure’s facade each sunrise. To the north of the main temple a smaller, yet still impressive, temple was built in honour of Ramesses’s great wife, Nefertari, and the goddess Hathor, the deity most closely associated with queen ship in ancient Egypt. Later you will be driven back to your hotel or your Nile Cruise in Aswan.
- Pick up service from your Hotel or Nile Cruise and return.
- Qualified Egyptologist tour guide.
- Private air conditioned vehicle.
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Price per Person per Trip
|Single||2-3 Persons||4-6 Persons||7-10 Persons|
|Prices||85 U$D||70 U$D||65 U$D||60 U$D|
- We advise if you are willing to offer tipping, this would be great.