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Aswan Day Tour to Abu Simble Temples by Plane

Aswan, Egypt
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Duration

5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, french, German, Russian

Overview

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Booking Private Aswan Day Tour to Abu Simble to visit the great Abu Simbel temples of Ramesses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari.

Abu Simbel tour from Aswan by plane is the most luxurious and fastest way to visit Abu Simbel from Aswan. Day trip to Abu Simbel begins with picking you up at your hotel or Nile River Cruise.

Board a plane in Aswan in the morning and fly to Abu Simbel in 3 minutes. Spend the morning admiring the incredible rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. Enjoy the best Egypt tours and book Abu Simbel which is one of the best things to do in Aswan. Definitely, at Abu Simbel temples, you will have two hours to gaze at the beautiful and phenomenal temples of Ramesses and his beloved Queen Nefertari. However, Ramesses II of the 19th dynasty built the two temples between 1284 -1264 B.C on the west bank of the Nile.

Abu Simbel Temples

At Abu Simbel temples, your guide will reveal the secrets of ancient Egyptian Civilization and Egyptian history. Spend time to know some secrets of Nubia, Nubian history, traditions, and why Ramesses II built his temples there. Right now, the temples are not on the original sites and your guide will explain to you how they were relocated after Egypt built the High Dam in the 1960s. Explore why UNESCO launched a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by Nasser Lake water. Researchers, archaeologists, historians, engineers, and architects from 30 countries carried out the rescue mission and they did it. Abu Simbel temples are rock-cut temples, Inside the temple, colors remain and the statues and carvings are spectacular.

Ramesses II temple

Spend two hours gazing at the beautiful Abu Simbel temples for the Pharoah Ramesses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. Explore the significant big temple for the king Ramesses II and concentrate on Qadesh Battel against Hittites. Although, the holly of the hollies where you will see the four statues of Ptah, Amun Ra, Ra-Horakhty, and Ramesses himself. Finally, discover why Egypt celebrates Abu Simbel sun festivals twice a year and why one statue never receives light.

Nefertari temple

After, continue your tour to the Nefertari temple and marvel at the beautiful colors and designs of Nefertari with goddess Hathor. Meanwhile, The temple of Nefertari scenes focuses on daily religious ceremonies, such as offering flowers and burning incense for purification. Finally, enjoy a coffee at the Nubian café shop before you head back to your Nile River Cruise or hotel.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take your flight to Abu Simbel to witness the grandeur of the temple
  • Admire the four impressively gigantic statues on the façade
  • Visit the great sun temple of Ramses II
  • Enjoy the charming beauty of Nasser Lake
  • Hathor temple or Nefertari temple

Itinerary

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Aswan Abu Simbel
Aswan Abu Simbel

Your Abu Simbel from Aswan by plane starts with breakfast at your hotel, Nile cruise ship followed by a short drive to Aswan airport to take a short flight to Abi Simbel. Your guide will be waiting in front of the arrival hall with your name on a sign then drive you to the exceptional two cut-rock temples of Abu Simbel.

Abu Simbel visit
Abu Simbel visit

You will have two hours there to gaze at the beautiful and phenomenal temples of Ramesses and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Two hours to listen to the story behind the temples and how they were relocated after Egypt built the High Dam in the 1960s. two hours to know why UNESCO launched a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by Nasser Lake water. Researchers, archaeologists, historians, engineers, and architects of 30 countries carried out the rescue mission and they did it.

Abu Simbel temples
Abu Simbel temples

You will have enough time to enter the two temples of Ramesses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. Check how one of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs loved his wife to the point that he wrote on the façade of her temple” TO WHOM THE SUN SHINES”.
Explore the fabulous reliefs of the King's war against the Hittites in Qadesh and the beautiful offering scenes of the vestibule with the side rooms served as treasuries and storerooms. End your visit to the temple with the sanctuary where you can see the four statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, the pharaoh himself, and Raharakhty.
Move to the temple of Hathor to the north of the great temple. The reliefs on the walls of that temple are of great artistic and historical value.

Abu Simbel Aswan
Abu Simbel Aswan

Once your two hours visit is over, you will be taken to Aswan airport for your flight back to Aswan then transfer to your hotel or Nile cruise ship.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfers with air-conditioned cars
  • Domestic flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel and back
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights in Abu Simbel
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses

Tour's Location

Aswan, Egypt

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