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Hurghada Day Tours to Abu Simbel & Aswan Egypt – 2 Days

Hurghada, Egypt
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Duration

2 days 1 night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, french, German, Russian

Overview

Hurghada Day Tours to Abu Simbel & Aswan Egypt – 2 Days | Booking Cheap Prices Private Day Trip to visit Aswan Tourist Attractions with Private Guide.

2 Days Aswan Abu Simbel tour from Hurghada | Booking cheap and budget tour to Philae Temple, High Dam, Abu Simbel, and Hatshepsut Obelisk and more with luxury Hurghada Tours.

Explore the best of Aswan Abu Simbel tour from Hurghada in 2 days. Enjoy Best Egypt tours including Aswan tourist attractions like the High Dam, Philae Temple on Agilika Island, and the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut.

Visit Nubian Museum, Nubian Village, Elephantine Island, and Botanical Garden in Aswan Egypt. Discover is one of the largest Coptic monasteries in Egypt and it dates back to the 6th or 7th century, the Monastery of St Simon. Enjoy Felucca riding in the first cataract and look at the Famine Stela of Djoser, Nilometer, and how they calculate the taxes in ancient Egypt. Spend your night in a Nubian house and marvel at the colorful houses, amazing shops, and take photos with real crocodiles and try Henna Tattoos.

Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel from Aswan second day where your guide will reveal the secrets of ancient Egyptian Civilization, and Egyptian history. Discover Nubia and Nubian history, traditions, and why the Egyptian government relocated them after the High Dam. Spend two hours visiting 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, ask your guide why Egypt celebrates Abu Simbel sun festivals twice a year and why one statue never receives the sun rays.

After, continue your tour to Hathor temple or Nefertari temple and marvel at the beautiful colors and designs of Nefertari with goddess Hathor. Enjoy a coffee at the Nubian café shop before you head back to Aswan for lunch then back to Hurghada.

Hurghada to Aswan

Aswan Abu Simbel tour from Hurghada 2 Days is the Best Hurghada excursions which include pick-up from your hotel and one night at a hotel. Certainly, you will have your archeologist guide who will be with you during the trip. As well as, the trip operates daily upon request as it’s a private excursion.

Egypt package from Hurghada includes the entrance fee for all the mentioned sights in the program with meals. Egypt package features archeologist guides, deluxe accommodations, and private tours.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aswan attractions
  • Abu Simbel temples
  • High Dam
  • Phaile temple
  • Unfinished Obelisk

Itinerary

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Hurghada to Aswan
Hurghada to Aswan

Early pick-up time from your hotel in Hurghada around 05.00 am then driver to Qena train station.it takes around 02.30 to 03.00 hours. Then the first-class train from Qena to Aswan (which is really beautiful and very comfortable) for about 4 hours. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and free time at your leisure.

Aswan Abu Simbel
Aswan Abu Simbel

The next day early morning around 03.00 am leaving Aswan to Abu Simbel temple. Abu Simbel is about 280 KM to the south of Aswan and the road is long and straight with no traffic. Abu Simbel is one of the most important and incredible places you can visit in Egypt and between many people is a must and it is so worth it. It takes around 03.30 hours in a stunning view on both sides and you will see many little mountains take a pyramidal shape. Upon arrival, you will start your tour to Abu Simbel temples as soon as you reach the place

The small Abu Simbel temple of Nefertari | Hathor temple
The small Abu Simbel temple of Nefertari | Hathor temple

Few meters far from the great temple is the small temple or Nefertari temple. Small facade decorated with 4 statutes for Ramses and his wife Nefertari each 10 meters high. One of the exceptions in Egyptian history here, Nefertari rendered the same size as Ramses. Normally females are represented on a small scale comparing with the king but it shows how important was Nefertari.

everything looks just as it did before"

In 1960, a new dam was built by the River Nile threatened to submerge the Abu Simbel temples. UNESCO organized fund-raising to rescue and preserve as many of the archaeological monuments and sites as possible. Some temples were saved but also some still underwater till now like the fortress of Buhen.

Listen from your guide how it was hard to save the temples and how hard was the mission of the engineers to achieve their job as they had a deadline by 1966. That was the year when Lake Nasser should reach full capacity. In 1963, after many ideas were created and rejected they came with the right one that Abu Simbel temples should be cut and relocated to a higher spot.

After 5 years of hard work, more than 3000 works, and a cost of about 42 million dollars, they cut the temples into pieces between 2-5 till 20 tons. They rebuilt them precisely as they were but 225 meters to the west of the original one and 60 meters higher. It was an epic achievement.

Aswan attractions
Aswan attractions

After you will be back in Aswan, you will stop to take a typical Egyptian lunch (Pizza, Falafel, Shawrma) in A typical restaurant or in a cafe shop while sipping your tea and smoking aromatic shisha). Then you will start your tour to Aswan attractions including the High Dam, unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae temple.

High Dam

Discover the old Dam on your way to the High Dam. The Aswan Dam also, known as the Old Dam started in 1898 and was completed in 1902. Later on, it was raised two times between 1907-1912 and once more between 1929-1933 to alleviate the Nile from flooding.

Due to the truth that Aswan Low Dam was not adequate to control the annual flooding, so it was necessary to construct a higher dam.it ends with what's called High Dam. The High Dam is A rock-fill dam that started in 1960, was completed in 1968, and was inaugurated in 1971.

The High Dam supposed to serve the irrigation needs of both Egypt and Sudan, controls flooding, generates power, and helps in improving navigation across the Nile. At the end of your tour of the Dam, you will proceed to the next stop.

Unfinished Obelisk

Egypt is a famous country with all kinds of stones like limestone, sandstone, marble, alabaster, basalt and granite. The biggest and the finest granite quarries are in Aswan. The quarries gave a rare insight into the working techniques of Ancient Egypt. The unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut is estimated to weigh around 1,200 tons and to reach 42 meters high. A huge crack appeared as it was being freed from the bedrock, so they abandoned it.

Philae temple | Isis Temple

One of the saved temples by UNESCO's rescue project during the building of the Aswan High Dam (1972-1980). Philae temple was the center of the cult of Isis, goddess of love, joy, and motherhood. Philae temple served as a place of pilgrimage through the centuries. Philae was converted into a Coptic church.

Listen to the story behind the name and why it's called Anas el-Wogud temple and how it was saved. More stories about the birth house or the Mamisi and Kiosk of Trajan. Enjoy the motorboat ride to the harbor before you will head to Aswan railway.

Aswan Hurghada
Aswan Hurghada

at the end of your tour to Aswan attractions, you will have time to drink something before we take the first-class train at 19.30 pm back to Qena then transfer to your hotel in Hurghada.

Important Note:

The price is quoted per person in a double room, minimum of two people.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from your hotel in Hurghada to Luxor railway
  • Train ticket from Luxor to Aswan and from Aswan to Qena
  • Aswan sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • Abu Simbel tour including transfer and tickets
  • 1 night in 4 **** hotel in Aswan or hostel same standard on B/B Basis
  • Transfer from Qena railway back to your hotel in Hurghada
  • Nubian Village
  • Nubian Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Felucca ride
  • Elephantine Island

Tour's Location

Hurghada, Egypt
from €300

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