Private Tour To Abu Simbel Temples By Vehicle From Aswan
OverviewA private tour to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbelby a deluxe air-conditioned coach from Aswan. This tour provides you with a personalized Abu Simbel tour with a qualified Egyptologist as your guide. The Abu Simble templewith its four rock-hewn pharaohs, you'll agree that the Great Temple is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt, and the highlight of any trip to Egypt
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Pick up from your hotel in Aswan and transfer by deluxe air-conditioned coach to Abu Simble it takes about 3 hours drive. Upon reaching the temples your guide will give you explanation of theThe two temples of Abu Simbel, the Temple of Ramses II and the temple of Hathor (the Sun God) dedicated to his wife Nefertari. These temples were cut out of the sandstone cliffs more than 3,000 years ago. Not only are these temples among the most magnificent in the world, but also their removal and reconstruction are recorded as a major historical feat during the construction of the High Dam on Lake Nasser. The monuments were threatened with submersion, and after an appeal by UNESCO in co-operation with the Egyptian Government they were dismantled and reassembled exactly, about 197ft (60m) higher up. Abu Simbel was carved into a cliff on the banks of Nile as a grand display of the power and territory of Rameses the Great. Anyone coming down the Nile from Nubia would sail beside it. It's grandeur was meant to intimidate and awe. The sight that first greets the visitor is that of the four colossal statues guarding the entrance to the Grand Hall of the Temple of Ramses. It was a reminder that those who passed beneath the giant statues were under the governance of the Pharaoh and subject to his majesty. The interior is highly decorated with relief paintings and is supported by eight statues of Ramses acting as giant pillars. Leading off the hall are painted sanctuaries and chambers. The Temple of Hathor is smaller and simpler, also with statues guarding the entrance and a manifestation of the Sun God portrayed above. It is aligned in such a way that the sun's rays reach inside to illuminate the statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, Ramesses II, and Re- Horakhty twice a year.
You will have a free time at leisure to explore the area of the temple where the scenes of lake Nasser and the desert sand adds beauty to the area. You will have time as well to explore the visitors center where Unesco built to document the relocation of the temples, then drive back to Aswan.
Inclusions for Private Tour To Abu Simbel Temples By Vehicle From Aswan
- Entrance fees
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Private tour
Exclusions for Private Tour To Abu Simbel Temples By Vehicle From Aswan
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Copy of passport is required urgently for all participants at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Not wheelchair accessible
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.