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From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temple Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

1. From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temple Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

In the early morning, you will be picked up from a hotel in Aswan, then you will be transferred by an air-conditioned bus (with a group of people) to the Abu Simbel temple Upon arrival, enjoy a visit to the Abu Simbel Temple, as the Abu Simbel Temple is among the most magnificent monuments in Egypt. The temple is famous for its four huge seated statues that adorn its façade. You will have enough time to explore the temple At the end of your wonderful day, you will be transferred again to your hotel

From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples Tour with Egyptologist Guide

2. From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples Tour with Egyptologist Guide

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Aswan in the early morning, then sets out on the journey to the famous Abu Simbel Temples. Along the journey, listen to your expert guide share fascinating facts and stories about Ancient Egypt and the Abu Simbel Temples. Arrive at the temples, which are one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Location. Dating back to 1244BC, the temples are an incredible example of life in Ancient Egypt and allow you the chance to retrace the steps of history. As you admire the temples, learn about their fascinating journey from the River Nile, where they once sat for 3000 years before being moved in a remarkable feat of engineering in the 1960s. Spend about one hour wandering around temples, exploring this ancient location with your expert guide, and snapping incredible photos for your holiday album. At the end of an unforgettable day, relax on the journey back to Aswan and reminisce about the memories you’ve made.

Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

3. Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

Take a narrated multimedia journey through time at the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Hear tales of Goddess Isis and God Osiris, and explore the temple at night, with return transfers from your Aswan hotel included. Begin your evening with pickup from your Aswan hotel by private vehicle. At the marina, hop onboard a boat for a short ride across to Agilkia Island. Using music, lasers, and light projections, stroll through the temple as the multimedia show brings Ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a stunning location. Who were Isis and Osiris, and why were they so important to ancient Egyptians? Philae Temple itself has a remarkable story. Due to regular flooding in the early 20th century, a special project was carried out by UNESCO to transport the temple stone by stone to its current site on an island in the Nile River.

From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

4. From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

Experience the wonder of ancient Egypt on this two-day private tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel. See the most spectacular monuments of the past and learn the history with your Egyptologist guide. Start in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Hurghada and enjoy transfer in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at Luxor to meet your Egyptologist guide and start your adventure. Explore the final resting place of the Egyptian rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty and marvel at the tombs of the great Pharaoh King Ramses II and the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun. Continue to the magnificent Hatshepsut temple and see one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples. Next, visit the Colossi of Memnon and see the two colossal stone statues of King Amenhotep III. After, enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant with breathtaking views of the Nile. Make one more stop at the Great Karnak temple, the largest temple complex ever built. After a long day, relax on a scenic drive to Aswan. Here, check in and unwind in a luxurious 5-star hotel. On day two, rejoin your guide and enjoy a tour of the two temples of Abu Simbel. Immerse yourself in Ancient Egyptian Civilization as your Egyptologist guide explains the fascinating history behind each archeological site. When the day is over, ride back in comfort to your hotel in Hurghada.

From Hurghada: 5-Days Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

5. From Hurghada: 5-Days Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Get picked up from your hotel in Hurghada on the first day and transfer in a private air-conditioned car to Luxor. Upon arrival, visit the great Karnak Temple with your professional guide, then drive over to the beautiful Luxor Temple. After your Luxor tour, check in to the cruise and get some rest. At night, discover Luxor's old market before an overnight cruise. On Day 2, be ready early in the morning for a fabulous tour of the West Bank. Get there by motorboat, then drive to the Valley of the Kings. Continue to the famous Queen Hatshepsut Temple and take the opportunity to visit Howard Carter House, where the Englishman who discovered Tutankhamun's treasures lived. Return to the cruise and start sailing. Enjoy the views of Luxor's islands and local culture as you go, before passing Esna Lock and arriving in Edfu for the night. Early on the third day, visit Edfu Temple by horse and carriage. Upon return to the boat, savor a drink on the sundeck as you cruise all the way to the town of Kom Ombo. Reach Kom Ombo around sunset and discover Kom Ombo Temple before spending the night on the boat. At around 5 AM on Day 4, it's time to visit some of the most important temples in the whole world: the Abu Simbel Temples, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments. Get some rest after your tour before exploring Aswan's old market at night. On the last day, head down the Nile to take an Egyptian motorboat to Philae Island Temple. Finally, visit the famous Aswan High Dam before being transferred back to your accommodation in Hurghada.

Aswan: Full-Day Guided Tour of Abu Simbel Temples

6. Aswan: Full-Day Guided Tour of Abu Simbel Temples

Uncover the wonders of Ancient Egypt on a full-day trip to the Abu Simbel Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore, learn about the temples' rich history from your expert local guide. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning in a comfortable, air-conditioned car. Upon arrival, learn about the history of the two massive rock-cut temples, built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC, in the village of Abu Simbel in Aswan. Listen as your guide explains how the temples were moved in the 1960s in a great feat of engineering, so as not to be flooded by the Nile. After the tour enjoy comfortable transport back to your hotel while you relax and admire your photos.

Aswan: Luxor Day Trip with Sunrise Hot Air Balloon & Felucca

7. Aswan: Luxor Day Trip with Sunrise Hot Air Balloon & Felucca

Prepare for an epic day trip from Aswan to Luxor's most iconic sites including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon. Take to the sky on a sunrise hot air balloon ride and cruise the Nile on a felucca ride - all this in one incredible day. After pick-up from your Aswan hotel, travel the 3 hours to Luxor in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, your private Egyptologist guide greets you at a café where you can try the local tea. Rise above it all on a hot air balloon ride over the west bank of Luxor as the sun rises. Enjoy the peace and tranquility as you quietly drift over the archaeological sites below. With your feet back on the ground, head to the Valley of the Kings to explore 3 important tombs. Decorated throughout with walls full of hieroglyphs, feel fully immersed in the world of Ancient Egypt as you learn about their beliefs in the afterlife. Staying on the west bank, your next stop is the infamous Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, featuring statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. She was the only female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Visit the Valley of the Workers at Deir el-Medina, where workers on the royal tombs would live. Here you can see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in Egypt where you can see carvings of the Final Judgement. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, there is time to enjoy a felucca ride on the Nile River before crossing to the east bank. Head to Karnak Temple, the largest temple in Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun and his family. Walk along the avenue of sphinxes to enter the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple where you are greeted by towering columns and decorated walls. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II, Luxor Temple is your next stop. Though smaller than Karnak Temple, the impressive site is no less intriguing. With massive statues of Ramses II flanking the entrance, the imposing temple speaks to the pharaoh's great power. At the end of your day trip in Luxor, return to your Aswan hotel or you can choose to stay in Luxor if you are traveling onwards from there.

Marsa Alam: Luxor & Aswan Private 2-Day Tour in 5-Star Hotel

8. Marsa Alam: Luxor & Aswan Private 2-Day Tour in 5-Star Hotel

Have an excellent opportunity to discover the golden civilization and heritage of ancient Egypt. Enjoy air-conditioned transportation will give you comfortable traveling, and great views experience on your way. We will arrange and organize visits to the top attractions in Luxor and Aswan. Start with the great Karnak temple then trip to the famous Valley of Kings and move around the magical historical city of Luxor, where you will discover and watch great history for each move. Move along the Nile river and take memorable photos at the top attraction spots as well as amazing views of the Nile River and sunset between boats. After that, we will move to the next spot Hatshepsut temple, where you will be amazed by the great architecture of ancient Egypt which has been built more than 3k years ago. After that, you will move to Aswan and visit: The High Dam, Unfinished obelisk, and Philae Temple and enjoy the massive civilization. after your trip to Aswan, a private air-conditioned car will transfer you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

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What people are saying about Aswan

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Two days before the trip. The stuff Arwa connected with me to inform everything about the journey, where and when the driver would pick us up and told me telephone number. And she's so nice to answer any questions. Besides, the driver was super punctual, no asking for extra tips, and the whole journey time was arranged just perfect. We were back to our hotel at about 3 p.m. And then I realized that I forgot my sunglasses on the bus so I contacted Arwa, she responded so quickly and professionally, asked the driver have a check on the bus, the whole process last only two hours. Thank you all for the qualified and nice service. By the way, the reason why the Journey starts so early is the road to Abu Simbel is only open for certain times.

Awesome trip! GETYOURGUIDE was there when I needed them they contacted Nice tour for me at the end was a really good trip I enjoyed it.

It’s better to join the tour because the temple is far away from the city. Thanks for the conductor Arwa as well.

Beside too many people inside the temples, all went smoothly.

Efficient transfer to and from Abul Simbel temples