Trip at a Glance
Adventure, Archeological Tour, Desert Tour, Sightseeing
1 day or 2 days overnight
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Every day at 3.15 a.m. or 10.15 a.m.
A private, van, a private tour guide showing you around, all permits, all applicable taxes and services charges.
Any additional admission fees.
- Catch sunrise on the way to Abu Simbel and the phenomenon of a mirage of the way back!
- You can visit the 2 temples built by king Ramses II. The great temple was for himself and the small temple was for his wife, Queen Nefertari.
- The great temple is famous for the legend that the sun-rays have never penetrated the temple all the way to the sanctuary of the great temple but twice.
Join us for a tour as we make a trip to Abu Simbel, located 280 km off the coast of Aswan. We will depart at either 3:15 am, so you can catch the sunrise, or 10:15 am. The drive is roughly 3.5 hours in duration. While this tour can be done in one day, it is recommended to stay overnight in Abu Simbel. On the way back, you will see the the amazing phenomenon of a mirage.
Abu Simbel is an archeology site which consists of two temples constructed by Ramses II, the Egyptian king that reigned from 1279-13 BCE. The two temples were carved out of a sandstone cliffs. They are fantastic examples of the ancient Egyptian art, as depicted by the four gigantic statues of Ramses. The temples are said to reflect King Ramses II’s ego and pride. They were constructed as a lasting monument for himself and his queen Nefertari.
The two temples are part of of a larger complex that is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, he will take you through the complex, explaining the history of all the heritage monuments.
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