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Price per person
75 USD
Price for private tour
175 USD


Visit the extraordinary Abu Simbel Temples on a private full-day tour, with return transfers by air-conditioned van from Aswan. With an Egyptologist guide, see the Sun Temple of Ramses II, and the Temple of Queen Nefertari.

Tour itinerary:
Enjoy a full-day exploring the temples of Abu Simbel, one of the greatest attractions in Egypt and all antiquity. You will drive direct from Aswan to Abu Simbel in the company of an expert Egyptologist guide.

Departing at 04:00 by police convoy, drive for 3 hours south to Abu Simbel on the banks of Lake Nasser. The world-renowned site is where Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) ordered two sun temples be carved from the limestone mountains.

At the Great Temple of Ra-Harakhte and Amon-Re, the 4 famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring across the desert, while 6 massive statues stand in front of the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the cow-headed goddess of love, and built in honor of Ramses’s favorite wife, Queen Nefertari.

With the completion of the High Dam, a campaign was launched to save the temples from the rising water, and in 1968 UNESCO and the Egyptian government organized that the temples be cut into blocks, and moved piece-by-piece to a new position higher up the hillside.

Originally cut into the side of a mountain, the temple is now domed by an artificial mountain, built to resemble the original location. The original temple was constructed so that the rising sun shone between the statues of Ramses and into the inner recesses of the sanctuary every February 22nd and October 22nd.

Modern engineers spent a year calculating the new placement of the temple in order to reproduce this miracle. Today, as it has for millennia, the sun’s rays illuminate the holy statues for 20 minutes on both dates each year.

After visit, you will be collected by our Guide. Transfer Back to your place of choice in Aswan.
Egypt: Aswan
/ 1 Days
9 Hours
Max. Persons
PVT Trip
What's included?
• Pick-up and drop off at your chosen location in Aswan
• Transfers within a private, air-conditioned vehicle
• Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide
• All service charges and taxes
What's not included?
• Entrance Fees
• Personal items
• Gratuities
Where to meet
Place of client choice. Aswan:- Hotel, Nile Cruise, Rail station and Airport

Basic Information about the tour provider

Guide certificate

Guide information

Personal description
I'm working as a free lanced Tour guide with number of internal and international travel agents. I do private tours for individuals, families and groups all over Egypt.

I'm passionate about travel, and sharing Egypt travellers all the great experiences, and places that I have uncovered over the years

I love to travel and meet new people. I love reading, Sports and I love to be happy and enjoy my life.
I have a strong interest in History and learning, and enjoy meeting new people and passing on my knowledge either in a teaching or guiding environment.
Professional description
I'm Professional Egyptologist English Speaking tour Guide aiming to give a good look at Egypt's people, culture and history. I have Bachelor degree in Egyptology and guiding from El-Minya University which I earned in 1992-1996. Since then, I'm working as a free lanced Tour guide with number of internal and international travel agents. I do private tours for individuals, families and groups all over Egypt.
My credentials include the following:-
- Member of Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate (EGTGS)
- Member of Egyptian Ministry of Tourism
- Member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA)
- Tour Guide Since 1997
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