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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Abu Simbel Day Trip from Cairo by Air
Tour departs from Cairo and Giza hotels area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
If you are doing some tours 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 145 miles south of Aswan. Our REP will meet you at the hotel for a transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Aswan. Transit in Aswan and carry on flying to Abu Simbel. Your guide will pick you up at the airport to start your day excursion to Abu Simbel.
There are two temples there; both were erected by the famous pharaoh Ramses II in 1240 B.C.The two temples were carved into the mountainside. The large of them contains four huge seated statues of 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 for Ramses II. These dates are believed to be the birth, and 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, fly back to Cairo.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
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