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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Abu Simbel Day Tour from Aswan by Bus
Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area
7:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 12:00 pm if required, please advise us at time of booking)
Tour returns to the original point of departure
While you are traveling in Egypt, there is nothing more satisfying than visiting the best and greatest archeological sites there. You will be so lucky if you have the chance to visit the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel.
The great site is located miles south of Aswan. Your guide will pick you up to drive 145 miles to Abu Simbel. There are two temples there; both were erected by the famous pharaoh Ramses II 1240 B.C.The two temples were carved into the mountainside. The large of them contains four huge seated statues for the pharaoh; each of them is 70 feet high. The second one is smaller and for his wife Nefertari. This one has six statues on its façade, two of them for the queen and four for the king
During the tour, your Egyptologist guide will explain the history of the temples and the pharaoh outside the temples, and then you will have enough free time to explore the interior of the temples and enjoy looking at the wall painting and hieroglyphics. Ramses is defeating his enemies and showing himself as a god.
What is astonishing about these temples in addition to the grandeur of their size is the astrological phenomenon that happens twice a year. On the 22nd of February and October, the sun shines into the sanctuary of the temple and falls on three seated statues, one of them is for Ramses II. These dates are believed to be the birth, coronation days of the king.
When Egypt built the High Dam in Aswan, the temples in Abu simples were flooded due to the rising of the Nile water, so there is another interesting story of the relocation of the temples, dismantling and reassembling of their huge blocks in the 1960s.
At the end of this fascinating day tour, back to Aswan.
8 years ago
We were traveling in Egypt and all four people in our party really wanted to do a tour of Abu Simbel in the southern part, several hours drive from Aswan. A day trip was arranged with Ashraf of Your Egypt Tours. Despite leaving so early in the morning (around 4 a.m.), we all had such a fabulous day. Driving through the Sahara before dawn and seeing the sun come up was breathtaking. While many tourists visit Cairo, Luxor and Aswan... Abu Simbel should not be missed. The Temple of Ramses II and monument to his queen Nefertari was one of the highlights of my trip to Egypt, These grand monuments were moved in the 1960s but the location near Lake Nasser is beautiful.
Ash and our driver were so knowledgeable and accommodating that I could not imagine a better day in Abu Simbel ever. Your Egypt Tours is the best!
We used this company to visit Abu Simbel from Aswan in April. WE had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend using Your Egypt tours for any of your travel needs. The customer service was excellent and our guide went above and beyond to make sure our family had a memorable trip.
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