Abu Simbel tour by Bus from Aswan
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Aswan 7+ Hours
Abu Simbel Temples
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Early morning transfer to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to cooperate in order to save these temples from the flood. The temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Ra-Her –Akhtey, Amun Ra, and Ramses II himself. The great Abu Simbel is also called The Sun Temple of Ramses II. The temple of queen Nefertari is also called the Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramses II, Nefertiti, Hathor, and the Sun God together as one.
Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex located in Nubia, about 280 km south of Aswan, Egypt. It is famous for its impressive rock-cut temples, built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC.
A tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan typically involves a comfortable bus ride, often departing early in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds.
Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, visitors are usually given some free time to explore the area and take in the stunning views of Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world. They can also visit the temples, which are located in a cliff face and feature towering statues, complex hieroglyphics, and other impressive architectural details.
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Days ->> Available all days.
Locations ->> Available in Aswan.
Price 75 $
- Pick up & drop off transfer from Aswan (Aswan/ Abu Simbel around 03:30 h. per way).
- Temple of Abu Simbel entrance fee.
- Accompanied professional tour guide
- Meals or drinks.
- Personal expenses.
- What is Abu Simbel?Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex located in the southern part of Egypt, near the border with Sudan. The complex includes two temples, known as the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Small Temple of Nefertari.
- How far is Abu Simbel from Aswan?Abu Simbel is located about 280 km (175 miles) south of Aswan.
- How long does it take to get to Abu Simbel from Aswan?The journey from Aswan to Abu Simbel usually takes about 3-4 hours by car or bus one way, depending on the route taken.
- Can I visit Abu Simbel on my own?It is possible to visit Abu Simbel independently, but most visitors choose to join a guided tour for convenience and to learn more about the history of the site.
- What are the opening hours for Abu Simbel?The site is open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
- How much does it cost to visit Abu Simbel?The entrance fee for Abu Simbel is currently EGP 300 for foreigners and EGP 60 for Egyptians.
- Can I take photos at Abu Simbel?Yes, photography is allowed at the site, but flash photography and tripods are not permitted inside the temples.
- What should I wear when visiting Abu Simbel?It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to bring sun protection such as a hat and sunscreen, as the site can get very hot during the day.
- Can I bring food and drinks to Abu Simbel?Food and drinks are not allowed inside the site, but there are restaurants and cafes nearby where visitors can buy refreshments.
- Are there restrooms available at Abu Simbel?Yes, there are restrooms available for visitors at the site.