Day Trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan

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Overview

Embark on a remarkable journey with our exclusive day trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan.
Experience the grandeur of ancient Egypt as you visit one of its most awe-inspiring sites.
Departing from Aswan, this tour offers an exquisite adventure to Abu Simbel, located 280 kilometers south of Aswan.

Firstly, you will enjoy a scenic drive through the desert, passing charming Nubian villages and admiring the breathtaking views of Lake Nasser.
Your expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you throughout the trip, ensuring a seamless and informative experience.

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Arriving at Abu Simbel, prepare for the best trip to the magnificent rock temples built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II.
The Great Abu Simbel Temple, dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, showcases colossal pharaoh statues at its entrance.
Marvel at the intricate carvings and wall paintings depicting scenes from Ramses II’s reign.
Nearby, the smaller temple pays homage to Ramses II’s wife, Queen Nefertari, with stunning depictions of the queen and the gods Hathor and Isis.

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After that, take some time to soak in the serene surroundings and enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Nasser.
You will also have an opportunity to shop for souvenirs in Aswan, adding a touch of Egypt’s rich heritage to your trip.
You will enjoy a delicious lunch during our tour, satisfying your taste buds.

In conclusion, our day trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan promises a luxurious and exciting adventure through ancient Egypt.
Immerse yourself in the splendor of the temples, uncover fascinating stories with your knowledgeable guide, and create unforgettable memories.
Book your extraordinary trip to Abu Simbel today and embark on a voyage of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Aswan
  • Abu Simbel

Included/Excluded

  • Egyptologist Guide.
  • All Services and Taxes.
  • All transfers to and from your location are made.
  • Lunch.
  • A bottle of water during the tour.
  • Entry fees.
  • A private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Tipping.
  • Tours optional.
  • Any personal items.
  • Drinks.

Itinerary

Itinerary

The day trip typically starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Aswan and a long drive through the desert to Abu Simbel. Along the way, you'll pass through small Nubian villages and enjoy stunning views of Lake Nasser with your Expert Egyptologist.

Once you arrive at Abu Simbel, you'll have plenty of time to explore the two temples with Respect Egypt Tours. The Great Temple of Ramses II is the larger of the two, with four colossal pharaoh statues at the entrance. The temple is dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah. Features intricate carvings and wall paintings depicting scenes from Ramses II's reign.

Queen Nefertari was Ramses II's wife, and one of the smaller temples is dedicated to her. It features stunning depictions of the queen and the gods Hathor and Isis.

After exploring the temples, you'll have some free time to shop for souvenirs or take in the stunning views of Lake Nasser before beginning the long drive back to your Hotel.

A day trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan is a fantastic way to experience one of Egypt's most iconic ancient sites and learn about the country's rich history and culture with Respect Egypt Tours.

Meals: Lunch.

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1 Day

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300$

Frequently asked questions

I can tell you about some of the cultural events and festivals that typically take place in Aswan throughout the year. Abu Simbel Sun Festival This festival takes place twice a year, on February 22 and October 22, when the sun's rays align with the inner sanctum of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, illuminating the statues of Ramesses II, Ra, and Amun. Aswan International Women's Film Festival This annual festival celebrates the work of female filmmakers from around the world. It typically takes place in February. Nubian Folkloric Festival This festival showcases the traditional music, dance, and clothing of the Nubian people. It usually takes place in November and December. Aswan Sacred Music Festival This festival brings together musicians and performers from different religious traditions to celebrate the power of music to unite people of different faiths. It usually takes place in February or March. Aswan Arts Festival This festival features performances by local and international artists, including musicians, dancers, and actors. It usually takes place in January or February.

Yes, several local restaurants in Aswan serve traditional Nubian cuisine. Here are a few recommendations: Al Masry Nubian Restaurant This restaurant is located in the Nubian village of Gharb Soheil, just across the Nile from Aswan. It offers a variety of Nubian dishes, including ful medames, kosher, and grilled fish. The restaurant also has a rooftop seating area with views of the Nile. Nubian House Restaurant This restaurant is located in Aswan's Old Town and serves Nubian dishes such as fatty, a dish of bread, rice, and meat in a tomato sauce, and kofta, meatballs made with ground beef or lamb. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with colorful decor and traditional Nubian textiles. Sobek Restaurant This restaurant is located in the Movenpick Resort in Aswan and serves both Egyptian and Nubian cuisine. It offers a variety of grilled meats, stews, and rice dishes, as well as vegetarian options such as stuffed vine leaves and ful medames. Aswan Moon Restaurant This restaurant is located on the Nile Corniche in Aswan and offers a variety of Egyptian and Nubian dishes, including stuffed pigeons, and grilled fish. The restaurant also has a rooftop seating area with views of the Nile. Nubian Oasis Restaurant This restaurant is located in the Basma Hotel in Aswan and serves a variety of Nubian dishes, including fatta, kofta, and grilled fish. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with Nubian decor and live music. I recommend trying a variety of dishes to get a taste of the region's rich culinary heritage.

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