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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Aswan, Egypt
Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the ancient marvel of Abu Simbel on a private day trip from Aswan. Journey southward by private, air-conditioned vehicle as your personal guide shares tales of the 3,400-year-old complex, a masterwork of ancient Egyptian engineering beside Lake Nasser. Awe at the two temples, graced by colossi of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, and tour the Great Temple’s statue-lined halls and battle reliefs. While you explore, hear the incredible story of the temples’ 1960s relocation to protect them from flooding after the building of the Aswan High Dam.
  • Private day trip by road from Aswan to Abu Simbel, with private air-conditioned transport
  • Venture south to the cliff-cut UNESCO-listed complex, overlooking Lake Nasser
  • Learn about the history of the two temples, built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC
  • Ogle the gigantic colossi of Ramses II and Nefertari at the temple gateways
  • Admire the statues and engraved battle scenes inside the Great Temple
  • Hear how the temples were relocated in the 1960s to protect them from rising Lake Nasser
  • Enjoy in-depth attention and personalized commentary from a private Egyptologist guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private, air-conditioned transportation
Snacks
English-speaking professional guide (Optional)
Entry fees (Optional)
Lunch at local Restaurant (Optional)
Personal Items
Tipping
any Optional Tours

Departure Point

Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

As per confirmed pickup time you will find our tour guide waiting for you and he will hold a sign showing our company name

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Health restrictions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • No Back Problems
  • No Expectant Mothers
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Emo Tours Egypt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.

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Mario_G
, Sep 2021
The guide was knowledgeable in our mother language and very helpful in meeting our requests. Transport was comfortable
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star-3
Great site. Bad driving.
Jeremy_B
, Aug 2021
Abu Simbel was simply amazing, completely beautiful and I highly recommend seeing it. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, he and the driver showed up on time with a very nice, clean car. Our only complaint was the driving. The driver was going about 150 km/hour which is over 90 mph, he reached speeds over 100 mph at times. It was on a 2 lane highway and he was passing everyone so it wasn’t like he was just staying with traffic. At some points, it seemed he was racing another SUV that was going about the same speed. After about 30-40 mins of being terrified, I finally asked him to please slow down. He did, but we had to remind him 2 more times on the way. Also his passing, he did many passes that I felt were blind passes without having a clear view of oncoming traffic. He also passed on curves. While Abu Simbel is incredible, his driving definitely took away from our day.
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star-5
Crash Course in Egyptology
David_J
, Jul 2021
The 3 hour drive in the desert from Aswan to Abu Simbel with Samir was a crash course in Egyptian history and Egyptology. He was so entertaining the drive seemed like it was only a few minutes, and by the end we were equipped to interpret the hieroglyphs in both the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertiti. He gave us a hand drawn, customized map of the two temples. Samir is an amazing teacher and an entertaining guide. I highly recommend this trip!
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star-5
Great experience!
Nicholas_M
, Jul 2021
We missed our train to Aswan and the company worked with us on a new departure time and helped make sure we got everything in and we even managed to go to the Philae temple. Our guide Emad was also very knowledgeable and gave us great info along the way.
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star-5
Fantastic, and well worth the journey.
JAMES_W
, Dec 2020
The actual site was great. Our driver got us there and back very efficiently. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable about the site. He also, pointed out interesting things along the way. I learned alot about modern Egypt and it's history on this trip.
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star-4
Good tour
masayamiyamotojp
, Jan 2020
Start and end time were punctual. The guide was friendly with enough knowledge. I did not find any shortcomings.
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PrivateTour to Abu Simbel Temples
Discover57055928749
, Jan 2020
we went with Mustafa and his driver. They were great. The ride was fast, easy. The excursion was fantastic.
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star-5
Amazing trip
Stefano B
, Nov 2019
Abu Simbel is amazing. Tour guide was very professional and clear in the explanation. Car driver was very professional and safe too. I highly recommend this tour for who would like to visit Abu Simbel in 1 day
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star-5
Perfect way to see the temple!!!!!!
mikeurb731
, Oct 2019
I was picked up at my hotel in Aswan and driven down to Abu Simbel (takes about 3hrs). He showed me all of the sights and answered any questions I had. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip very easy. What was really cool, was on the ride you would see actual mirages (just reflection off of the mountains onto the sand, but really weird to see) and he made sure he was pointing them out as we went. Honestly, such a great day! Thank you.
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star-5
Awesome Tour
cazafra
, Oct 2019
I was able to schedule departure at my convenience. I'm glad I didn't go in the crazy buses that leave at 3-4 AM. The driver and the guide were excellent. It was a long drive from Aswan, but it was worth it. The story about how the temple was moved to its new location was amazing. I had a great time and recommend this tour.
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