Abu Simble Temples can be visited by Car or By Flight. By car it takes around 3.5 hours per Way. By Flight it take 35 Minutes. However, the flight is very expensive and overpriced. You must overnight at Aswan the day before the tour as the tour starts very early in the morning. We recommend that you make the tour by Car. Abu Simbel Temples are located in Abu Simbel village in Nubia near the border with Sudan at the western bank of Lake Nasser about 300 km southwest of Aswan City. Abu Simbel Temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the era of the Pharaoh Ramesses II. It was dedicated to register the Victory of the King Ramesses II at the Battle of Kadesh. When Egypt deiced to build the High Dam, Abu Simbel Temples were among the Monuments that would be merged by the lake Nasser. So, with the help of the UNESCO, the complex was relocated entirety in 1968 on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
Abu Simbel Temples consist of two Temples. The Great Temple and the Small Temple. The Great Temple took about twenty years to be built. It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Rameses himself. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt. One of the Miracle of this Temple is that the axis of the temple was positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, except for the statue of Ptah, a god connected with the Egyptian underworld, who always remained in the dark. People gather at Abu Simbel on these days to witness this. It is believed that those dates are the date the Pharaohs was born and the Date that the pharaoh was Crowned as a King.
What Included / What Excluded
Included in the Tour Price:
* Pick up services from your hotel & return
* All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
* Private Egyptologist guide
* Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
* Bottled water during your trip.
* All taxes & service charge
Excluded From the Tour Price:
* Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Pick up from Hotel or Airprot:
* In case of pick up from or Drop at Aswan Airport there will be a supplement 50$ per Car Per Way.
* In case of pick up from or Drop at Aswan West Bank there will be a supplement 10$ per person.
Tour Rates in USD
|2 Persons||120 USD Per Person|
|3 Persons||120 USD Per Person|
|4 Persons||120 USD Per Person|
|5 Persons||110 USD Per Person|
|6 Persons||110 USD Per Person|
|Child up to 5.99 Years Old||Free of Charge|
|Child From 6 to 11.99 Years Old||50% of Adult Rate|
|Child More than 12 Years Old||Same as Adult Rate|
How Tour Price is Calculated
Prices are calculated based on Entrance Fees, Fuel Price and local taxes at June 30, 2020. Any increase in Entrance Fees, Fuel Price or local taxes will be reflected on any unpaid tour immediately. However any pre-paid tour will not be affected by the change of rates. We highly recommend that you book your tours in advance to be protected from price fluctuation.
Duration: 8 Hours
Starting Point: Your Hotel or Your Nile Cruise at Aswan
Ending Point: Your Hotel or Your Nile Cruise at Aswan
Your tour Guide will meet you at your hotel or your Nile Cruise at Aswan then escort you with Private Air-conditioned Tourism Car to Abu Simbel. The Road take about 3 Hours per way. Upon Arrival Abu Simbel your Guide will escort you to the Temple to Explain it History. Abu Simbel is considered as one of the most beautiful Temple in Egypt. It is one of the monuments that it is must seen during your visit to Egypt. The tour will take about 8 hours including the Road. After you finish the tour with your Guide, you will return to Aswan.