Trip to Abu Simbel & Aswan from Luxor
- Private tour
- Run: everyday
- Pick up & drop off: Luxor
- 2 days
Leave Luxor city to visit two temples of Abu Simbel, which are considered the master pieces of the ancient Egypt.
Day 1: Aswan
We will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and take you to Aswan for visiting the Philae temple, which dedicated to Goddess Isis. It is considered the most beautiful Greco-Roman temple built in Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 2: Abu Simbel
At 4.00 am we will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan and transfer you to Abu Simbel (which was built by Ramses II).
Your Egyptologist will explain to you why not only the two temples at Abu Simbel are among the most magnificent monuments in the world, but also why their removal and reconstruction was an historic event itself. Listen how it was, when the temples, 174 miles (280 kilometers) from Aswan were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. The Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal.
Imagine how it must have been during the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until 1968. The two temples were dismantled and raised over 197 feet (60 meters) up the sandstone cliff where they had been built before more than 3,000 years. Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial mountain.
Standing and looking at the stones, you will see that most of the joins in the stone have now been filled by antiquity experts, but inside the temples it is still possible to see where the blocks were cut. You can also go inside the man made dome and see an exhibition of photographs showing the different stages of the massive removal project.
Later you will be driven back to your hotel in Luxor
- Pick up services from hotel & return
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees
- English speaking Egyptologist guide
- All service charges and taxes
- Accommodation in Aswan for 1 night in a hotel with breakfast
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
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Tour and Prices
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0 - 5.99 free of charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
It was a very good trip on quadbikes in Dahab and also a trip to Mount of Moses. Ahmed is a great guy that can help in everything.
The tours I did were very well planned, Ahmed was very nice and very helpful. I enjoyed every tour, I highly recommend this agency and if i go back to Egypt I would use this agency again
I was very enjoyed my trip to Dahab and especially trips arrangement with Mr. Ahmad official trips and I, personally, will re-trip once again with them next year. I would advise to deal with them
We have a lot of fun with them and spend lovely time, kids enjoyed the outings. We descovered dahab a lot of places I'm dahab, and it was so lovely.
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