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Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser provided by South Sinai Travel

Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the temple to help you unlock its secrets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Aswan hotel, hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan with your private guide and set out on your 3-hour private tour. Enjoy the views of the palm groves and desert landscapes as you drive southward to the banks of Lake Nasser. As you travel, hear from your Egyptologist guide explains how Kalabsha was one of 18 monuments relocated in the 1960s to its current position to protect it from flooding after the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Hear how the building, regarded as one of the best examples of a free-standing Nubian temple, was dismantled and then rebuilt on the banks of the newly formed lake. On arrival, tour the court, halls and sanctuary as your guide recounts the temple’s history. Learn how it was largely completed, but never finished, under the rule of Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus in around 30 BC, and dedicated to the Nubian deity, Mandulis. View the impressive pylon and undecorated façade, and then inspect the striking columns, hypostyle hall, sanctuary and reliefs, one of the latter depicting Augustus making an offering to Mandulis. See the interesting reliefs of St George and Coptic crosses that testify to a period when the temple was used as a Christian church, and take in other carvings, including an inscription in Meroitic — an ancient language that’s still a mystery to today’s Egyptologists. Having explored the temple, admire the beautiful views over Lake Nasser from the water’s edge, and then return to Aswan, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Aswan hotel, hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan with your private guide and set out on your 3-hour private tour. Enjoy the views of the palm groves and desert landscapes as you drive southward to the banks of Lake Nasser. As you travel, hear from your Egyptologist guide explains how Kalabsha was one of 18 monuments relocated in the 1960s to its current position to protect it from flooding after the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Hear how the building, regarded as one of the best examples of a free-standing Nubian temple, was dismantled and then rebuilt on the banks of the newly formed lake. On arrival, tour the court, halls and sanctuary as your guide recounts the temple’s history. Learn how it was largely completed, but never finished, under the rule of Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus in around 30 BC, and dedicated to the Nubian deity, Mandulis. View the impressive pylon and undecorated façade, and then inspect the striking columns, hypostyle hall, sanctuary and reliefs, one of the latter depicting Augustus making an offering to Mandulis. See the interesting reliefs of St George and Coptic crosses that testify to a period when the temple was used as a Christian church, and take in other carvings, including an inscription in Meroitic — an ancient language that’s still a mystery to today’s Egyptologists. Having explored the temple, admire the beautiful views over Lake Nasser from the water’s edge, and then return to Aswan, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3124ASW05
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.
  • Visit the great temple of Roman emperors and Ramsis the second.
  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Aswan hotels or Port area
  • Ports:
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.
  • Visit the great temple of Roman emperors and Ramsis the second.
  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Aswan hotels or Port area
  • Ports:
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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By: South Sinai Travel
George N
George N
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Excursions on an international professional level
We had a great experience! For two days we were picked up from the hotel directly in a clean and nice van, with a d
TAS608
TAS608
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Knowledgeable and Friendly!
With our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide I hope I have the spelling correct Husani or just Ani), we were so
WorldTravelerSoCal
WorldTravelerSoCal
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Karnak light show not for us
I would not recommend this activity regardless of your tour company. It requires walking thru the site at night in
WorldTravelerSoCal
WorldTravelerSoCal
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Nile dinner cruise .. never again !!
Food is cold and cheap. Reminds me of bad buffets in Vegas . Music not too bad . Traffic from our hotel like LA tra
urdanbrad55
urdanbrad55
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Nice day with sun shine
Nice day with the Egyptian sun shine boat goes at 9 am and return you back at 4 pm staff are friendly and food wa
ala359
ala359
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Fiance really wanted to try this ..
What a disappointment! Never again. Do not waste your precious time and money on this or any excursion for that mat
laurarH5701NC
laurarH5701NC
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Private Arrival Transfer ~ great
Mina was waiting for me with a sign as soon as I entered the Airport and helped me pass through customs and get my
655vilmas
655vilmas
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Snorkeling & boat Cruise
The day before they had messaged me to let me know that the vendor didn't have tours to Ras Mohamed but instead to
997cathrinw
997cathrinw
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Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili
Our Guide was very punctual, told us a lot about the history of Kairo and Egypt and he could answer all our questio
travelers3Ca
travelers3Ca
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Not worth it for adults
The best part of the trip was getting to the submarine on a boat. One of the crew member was welcoming and entertai
Janejk24
Janejk24
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Great time!
We had Henry as our guide and we are so pleased we did! He was a super informative and passionate Egyptologist...my
Luigui777
Luigui777
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Short and fast trip
Its a good trip, the guide is good and nice. I felt ot went fast it only last like 4 hous The price is extremilly
N7458WMbrianw
N7458WMbrianw
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Superb
We went quad biking while in hurghada and can safely say it was the best 20 pound spent we had a 25 Mon drive into
JScha
JScha
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Amazing Tour
Our tour from Cairo through Viator was amazing. We were met in the lobby of our hotel promptly. We traveled in comf
Rachel Y
Rachel Y
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Amazing tour!!
Ahmed was amazing! He jad such a wealth of knowledge and was very patient with all our questions. This was by far
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