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Enjoy a full-day tour to Abu Simbel temples from Aswan by road. Explore the phenomenal Temples of Ramses II, and his beloved wife Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel with a professional tour guide.
Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
Meet your guide at your hotel reception to begin your tour to Abu Simbel. The road trip to Abu Simbel takes around 3-4 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Tour to Abu Simbel offers picturesque views of the desert landscape.
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. 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.
End your tour to Abu Simbel by traveling you back to your hotel in Aswan.
Throughout the tour to Abu Simbel, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will provide detailed information about the temples’ history, architecture, and significance. They will help you unravel the stories depicted on the temple walls and answer any questions you may have.