Fast track your journey and take the quick route to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on an air tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, this private tour provides the most personalized visit to Abu Simbel, in the shortest time possible.
- Round-trip airfares
- All entrance fees included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
The flight from Aswan to the small town of Abu Simbel takes only around 30 minutes. Your Egyptologist guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the famous temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife Nefertari.
On the short walk to the temple entrances, your guide will explain the history of the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations, your guide will explain to you the structures and their interior artworks. You will then have free time to enter the temples and explore them at your leisure.
As one of the few ancient Egyptian sites which largely escaped damage by past invaders, the interiors of Abu Simbel's temples are astounding. The scale of the buildings and their detailed decoration leaves most visitors in awe. The temples' attraction is further enhanced by their scenic location on the edge of Lake Nasser in the orange sands of the desert.
After visiting the temples there may be time for a short visit to the small visitor's center which documents the UNESCO relocation project.
Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Early morning tour to Abu Simbel with Egyptologist guide. Includes roundtrip flights from Aswan, entrance fees, pickup/drop off from Aswan hotels
Mid morning tour to Abu Simbel with Egyptologist guide. Includes roundtrip flights from Aswan, entrance fees, pickup/drop off from Aswan hotels
Early morning unguided tour to Abu Simbel. Includes roundtrip flights from Aswan, entrance fees, pickup/drop off from Aswan hotels
Mid morning unguided tour to Abu Simbel. Includes roundtrip flights from Aswan, entrance fees, pickup/drop off from Aswan hotels
Abu Simbel, Egypt
- Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel on Egypt Air or Air Memphis
- Entrance fee to Abu Simbel
- Qualified Egyptologist guide (if option selected)
- Hotel/port pickup and drop off
- Airport taxes
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Guide if option not selected
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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