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Enjoy a full-day tour to the phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel by plane from Aswan. Discover the beauty of the phenomenal Temples of pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Welcome to our exceptional tour to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temples, where you will embark on an unforgettable adventure by plane from Aswan. Prepare to be mesmerized by the ancient wonders and architectural marvels of these extraordinary temples, while enjoying the convenience and efficiency of air travel.
Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
Your tour to the temples of Abu Simbel by plane begins when our representative picks you up from your hotel/cruise reception to transfer you to Aswan Airport for a 45-minute flight to Abu Simbel. You will meet your guide outside the arrival terminal with a signboard of your name to commence your trip to Abu Simbel Temples by plane from Aswan.
Your first stop of your tour to Abu Simbel by plane is at the Great Temple of Ramses II. Ramses II is known as Ramses the Great ruled Egypt for about 67 years (1279-1213 BC), he built these two temples at Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel, was at the southern frontier of pharaonic Egypt, facing Nubia. He built his queen’s temple first, then his great temple.
In 1813, a Swiss traveler (Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ) discovered the top part of the temple. It took Belzoni three years to remove the sand and enter the temple. The stunning four statues of Ramses were finally seen in modern times.
The Great Temple is dedicated to Amun, Re-Horakhty, Ptah, and Ramses II as a god. The four colossal statues of Ramses in front of the great temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art. Many scholars speak of the sun miracle of the Great Temple. On the 22nd of February and the 22nd of October, the rays of the perpendicular into the sanctuary light up the statues on the wall except for the statue of Ptah
Your second stop of your tour to Abu Simbel by plane is at the Temple of Nefertari. This temple is dedicated to Hathor and Nefertari as a goddess. Usually, in a few cases, the statue of the queen is displayed at the same height as the statue of the pharaoh as is seen on the facade of the Temple of Nefertari.
By means of a complex engineering feat in the 1960s, the temples were salvaged from the rising waters of the Nile river caused by the erection of the High Dam. So, a rescue operation began to relocate temples in higher position.
In the mid-20th century, when the reservoir (Lake Nasser) was created as a part of the construction of the nearby High Dam threatened to submerge Abu Simbel. UNESCO and the Egyptian government sponsored a project to save the site. An informational and fund-raising campaign was initiated by UNESCO in 1959.
Between 1963 and 1968 a workforce and an international team of engineers and scientists, supported by funds from more than 50 countries, dug away the top of the cliff and completely disassembled both temples, reconstructing them on the high ground of more than 200 feet (60 meters) above their previous site. In all, some 16,000 blocks were moved. In 1979 Abu Simbel, Philae, and other nearby monuments were collectively designated a UNESCO World Site Heritage.
You will end your tour to Abu Simbel by plane with a transfer back to Abu Simbel Airport to fly back to Aswan. Transfer from Aswan Airport to your hotel/cruise.