Explore the phenomenal temples of Pharaoh Ramses II, and his beloved Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel with our professional licensed tour guide.
Your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel/cruise to commence your tour to Abu Simbel.
About 300 km from Aswan, is a strikingly beautiful and majestic monument by the most powerful pharaoh in the history of Egypt, Ramses II.
It is reachable by plane or by road. It is about 45 minutes by plane and about three hours by road.
The police convoy has been canceled and you can drive to Abu Simbel from Aswan between sunrise and sunset daily.
There are two temples in Abu Simbel. The great temple of Ramses II, and a smaller temple of his wife Nefertari.
The two temples are cut deep into the rock.
The great temple is dedicated Amon-Re, Rehorakhty, Ptah, and Ramses II as a god.
While the smaller temple is dedicated to Hathor and Nefertari as a goddess.
The great temple of Ramses is the most powerful work of art in the world, with its huge façade with four impressive statues of Ramses.
The temple is built with some angles to let the sun illuminate the face of Ramses II twice a year, on his birthday (October 21) and his coronation day (February 21). But now the dates are changed to 22 of February and 22nd of October, due to the movement of the temple.
The temples of Abu Simbel were the first temples to be rescued among 24 temples, due to the damage of the water. The rescue operation began 1n 1960 and was completed in the spring of 1964.
The two temples were cut into 1036 huge pieces and then rebuilt in the new location which is far 200 meters from the older site.
In brief, if you are in Egypt, and you don’t visit Abu Simbel, you have to come back.
It is a wonderful place.
Price is per person, min (2 people).
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Tour guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Police permits.
- Tips for guide and driver.
- personal expenses.
- 50% of the price to be added on the Sun Festival (22nd of February, and 22nd of October)
- Children from 1-5 years are free of charge.
- Children between 6-11 years get 50% off.
- All prices are in US Dollars, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound & Euros are accepted.