On this excursion we'll visit the astonishing temples of Abu Simbel, the only monuments in Egypt that can hold a candle to the grandiosity of the three pyramids of Giza.
Excursion to Abu Simbel
The tour leaves from Aswan in the middle of the night, around 4 am. We'll pick you up at your hotel or the boat where you're staying. It's worth the early morning to arrive at the temples first thing in the morning and to avoid the suffocating heat of the midday sun. And an added bonus is that on the way you can enjoy the unique experience of sunrise in the desert.
After 3 hours we'll arrive at Abu Simbel, the famous complex made up of two temples excavated in the rock, one dedicated to Ramses II and the other to Nefertari, his favourite wife. The complex took 20 years to build, and was made under the stewardship of Ramses II. Today they are fantastically preserved, being buried beneath the sand until the 19th century and thus protected from the elements.
Our guided tour will take around 2 hours, enough time to discover every corner of both temples and learn all of their stories and anecdotes - such as how they came to be moved, and what Egypt did in return for international help in doing so.
Having enjoyed our time in this jewel of Egypt we'll return to Aswan, arriving a little after midday.
Explanations come outside of the temple itself, and once over you'll have free time to visit the inside.
A piece of advice
As the tour leaves very early, we recommend that you ask your hotel to provide you with breakfast to go the night before, which you can then eat as a picnic.
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English Language Tour
Children between 6 and 12US$ 39
Children under 6Free
8 hours - 9 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport in an air conditioned vehicle.
Entry to the Abu Simbel temples.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Aswan local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.