Abu Simbel Day Tour by Coach from Aswan

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At 4 AM you will be driven for 3-hours in a convoy to Abu Simbel temples which refers to two massive rock temples (the Great Temple of Ramses II and the smaller Temple of Hathor) in Abu Simbel in Nubia, southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 230 km southwest of Aswan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel down river to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.

With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you will enjoy a personalized visit to the temples of Abu Simbel. With its four rock-hewn pharaohs, your guide will explain the history behind this magnificent site, including how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either of the two temples you will visit. After the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your hotel for drop-off at 12 noon.

 



Schedule Details Enquire Now

Departs: Daily

Departure Time: 4:30 AM or 10:30 AM​

Departure Point: Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

Return Details: Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pick-up: Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

Inclusions Enquire Now

  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off services
  • Bottled water
  • Transport on air conditioned minibus

     

Exclusions Enquire Now

  •  Gratuities (recommended)

  •  Food and drinks, unless specified

Pricing Information Enquire Now

  •  Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
  •  Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Prices are per person.
  • Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Payment Policy Enquire Now

Deposit: No deposit required.

Payment: You pay the full amount to your tour guide on the day of the tour. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card.

Children Policy for day tours:

  • 0 – 1.99 free of charge
  • 2 – 5.99 25% of total tour cost
  • 6 – 11.99 50% of total tour cost
  • 12 + are considered adults

If your day tours include domestic flights, an extra supplement for your child may apply

Cancellation policy for day tours:

Since we do not require a deposit for day tours, clients can cancel at any time. However, out of courtesy, we would like to be notified at least 48 hours (2 days) in advance so we don’t send our crew on the day of the scheduled.