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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan

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    The flight from Aswan to the small town of Abu Simbel takes only around 30 minutes. Your Egyptologist guide will meet you at the airport (if option selected) and accompany you to the famous temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife Nefertari.

    On the short walk to the temple entrances, your guide will explain the history of the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations, your guide will explain to you the structures and their interior artworks. You will then have free time to enter the temples and explore them at your leisure.

    As one of the few ancient Egyptian sites which largely escaped damage by past invaders, the interiors of Abu Simbel's temples are astounding. The scale of the buildings and their detailed decoration leaves most visitors in awe. The temples' attraction is further enhanced by their scenic location on the edge of Lake Nasser in the orange sands of the desert.

    After visiting the temples there may be time for a short visit to the small visitor's center which documents the UNESCO relocation project.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Aswan hotels or port area
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel on Egypt Air or Air Memphis.
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide (fully guided or part guided depending on option selected)
    • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
    • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed April 26, 2019

    We returned to Egypt this time because we took a Nile cruise 20 years ago and saw everything except Abu Simbel. We returned this time because everyone on the cruise who went to Abu Simbel raved about it so we felt that we had missed...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Birdseyejohn
    Reviewed April 8, 2019

    We flew using a Viator tour. The flight was expensive, $783 for two people return. We were picked up from our hotel taken to the airport with a driver and a tour operator and met at Abu Simbel by the driver and tour operator. That...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Carron M
    Reviewed September 23, 2018

    We were picked up from our hotel as planned. Our flight was already booked and we were given our boarding passes. A driver met us in Abu Simbel and drove us to meet our guide at Abu Simbel. Our guide was fantastic. We took the...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank Emily L
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