This fascinating architectural masterpiece is doubtless among the main highlights of Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Abu Simbel Temples dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramesses and his wife Nefertari were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC and relocated to the artificial hilltop in 1968 in order to save them from being inundated after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.


Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan and drive you some 300 kilometers to majestic Abu Simbel Temples constructed in commemoration of Ramesses II tactical victory at the Battle of Kadesh that took place in 1274 BC. Interestingly, the ancient Egyptian architects constructed the Great Temple in such a way that twice a year (on October 22 and February 22), the sunbeams reach the inner sanctuary and lighten up three out of four sculptures. The statue of the God of the Underworld Ptah always remains in the darkness. The Small Temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor and Nefertari is also unique – first time in Egyptian architecture the statues of the Pharaoh and his wife are equal in size. The sight was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
 
 
 
Tour Price per Person:
 
Group Number Single 2-3 persons 4-6 persons 7-10 persons
Price USD 186 USD 125 USD 115 USD 105

Notes: 
Small Group Tour (1-35) of Abu Simbel by bus is available every Monday & Friday for U$D 99.00  per person.
 

Includes

Pick-up service from your hotel in Aswan and return;
All entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary;
Bottled water during your trip;
All service charges and taxes;
English-speaking tour guide.

Excludes:

  • Tipping kitty
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any optional sightseeing or unmentioned items.