Round Trip from Aswan to Abu Simbel
Get an early start on the day with 5 am departure from your hotel in Aswan, Kemet Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel and begin the drive to Abu Simbel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Watch the sun rise over the desert during the drive, which is just over three hours long, then make the first stop of the day at the rock-cut temples of King Ramses II. The temples, now listed as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were moved piece by piece when the Aswan High Dam was built across the Nile River, creating Lake Nasser. You’ll see towering, monumental statues that represents great, ancient kings and queens, but look close and you’ll find Abu Simbel’s breathtaking detail, from playful baboons to intricate, carved walls. Continue to a nearby Nubian community, which is the perfect chance to see Nubian architecture, and learn about daily life in the harsh conditions of the Egyptian desert. After our visit end at the time you love , begin the return trip to Aswan, where you’ll finish the day with drop-off at your hotel at roughly 13 or 14 pm.
Private air-conditioned vehicle from your Aswan hotel to Abu Simbel and return back, all ground services of pick up and drop off , all Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing Qualified English speaking Egyptology guide , Transport by private air-conditioned minivan Round-trip from Aswan to board of Felucca and from Edfu to Luxor.
Gratuities (optional), any Entrance fee not mentioned in above Trip plan (where applicable)
1 Adult × $ 175.00 USD = $ 175.00 USD
2 Adult × $ 150.00 USD = $ 300.00 USD
3 Adult × $ 125.00 USD = $ 375.00 USD
4 Adult × $ 100.00 USD = $ 400.00 USD
Six Facts to know Abu Simble Temple
Abu Simble Temple was constructed by the most celebrated Ancient Egyptian king Ramses II. The process of construction began in Aswan.
The temple was mainly cut into a solid rock cliff. The main goal behind construction was to celebrate the victory of Ramses II that was established during the Hittites at Kadish battle in 1274 B.C.
2- Purpose of Abu Simbel
The temple was dedicated to a number of ancient Egyptian gods such as Ra-Horakhty, Ptah, and Amon.
Inside the Temple
3- What is found on Abu Simbel comples
Abu Simble complex mainly contains two main temples:
The Grand Temple that stands 30 meters high and 35 meters long featurting four seated colossi at the entrance of King Ramses II on his throne.
It also contains a number of paths and rooms. Scripts could be found written on the walls about Ramses’ II military victories, his personal life alongside portrayals of Ancient Egyptian gods.
The Small Temple was constructed for the Egyptian Queen Nefertari, Ramses II most favorite wife.
Located 150 meters far away from the Grand Temple, the Small Temple has a front featuring four great seated colossi, two of Ramses II and two of Nefertari.
The walls of this temple display images of Ramses and Nefertari while they’re praying to the gods.
The Temple Inside
4- Discover of Abu Simbel
It was first explored in 1817 by the early Egyptologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni, then Swiss researcher Johann Ludwig Burckhardt managed to further explore the temples.
Temples Old Site
5- Abu Simbel Astrological – Archaeological Mystery
The Solar alignment over the Grand temple is one of the Ancient Egypt phenomenons.
The rays of the sun penetrate into the temple and lightening the three statues for Ramses II and Amon twice a year; once in February 22 celebrating agriculture and cultivation season, and the second in October 22 celebrating flooding season. Both dates also reflect the date of Ramses II birth and his coronation.
The location of the four statues was chosen so they would darken because Ptah was the god of darkness.
6- Saving Abu Simble
In 1964, the Egyptian government has cooperated with UNESCO and decided to move the temples saving them from Nile Water due to High Dam.