enjoy a wonderful adventure to Abu Simbel , explore the Great Temple of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari temple , the twin temples were built by the famous king Ramses II between 1264 BC till 1244 BC , in 1959 an international campaign to the save the monuments of Nubia began to avoid the rising water of the Nile , then in 1964 the salvage of the Abu Simbel temples began by a multinational team of archeologists , engineers and skilled heavy equipment operators worked together as a co-operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO ..
Your Egyptologist guide will be glad to pick you up from your hotel in Aswan by private A/C modern van to Abu Simbel which is approx . 3 hours drive , you will enjoy the sun rise between the hugs of the desert , you will have 10 mins. Break on the way for tea or coffee , then you will continue your drive , once you arrive the site you will visit first the main temple of Ramses II , which cut into the mountain , built before his 34th regnal year dedicated to Amun-re ,RA Horakhty , Ptah and Rameses himself , the location in the hill of libations was chosen with great precision so that twice a year the first rays of the rising sun illuminated the innermost wall of the sanctuary and the seated statues of the four gods . Both temples were discovered in 1813 almost completely sanded up and Belzoni cleared it in 1817 , Then both temples were moved in 1964 by the help of Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile. Ramses II built the temple mostly to honor himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Qadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies. Then you will visit the second temple of Queen Nefertari also known as the small temple , which was built by Ramses II dedicated the the goddess Hathor and his favorite wife queen Nefertai , this was in fact the second time in ancient Egyptian history that a temple was dedicated to . After finishing your visit you will be driven back to Aswan.
- Assistance of our personnel during the day tour
- Professional English-speaking Egyptologist Guide during the tour
- Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Entrance fees to the mentioned sights in Abu Simbel
- Bottled water on board the vehicle
- Service charges and taxes included in tour price
- Personal spending
- Optional activities
|Per Person||Solo Traveler||2 Travelers||3-4 Travelers||5-7 Travelers||8+ Travelers|
|Price||170 $||120 $||105 $||92 $||83 $|