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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Qism Aswan, Egypt
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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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English-speaking professional guide (Optional)
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Lunch at local Restaurant (Optional)
Private, air-conditioned transportation
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Departure Point

El-Shaheed Abd El-Fattah Hassanein, Sheyakhah Thalethah, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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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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.
Q:
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 policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.

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  • "It was a long drive from Aswan, but it was worth it." See review
  • "Departure very early was very important because of temperature at the site." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour for who would like to visit Abu Simbel in 1 day" See review

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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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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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star-5
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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Abu simbel day tour
Liz C
, Oct 2019
As usual Marwa our confirmation contact for the tour got the pick up time completely wrong. She had us up at 230am and waiting for pick up for 3am. Surprise surprise actual pick up was 4am. So we sat on the roadside like Muppets for over an hour, just like Cairo pyramids tour where after confirming pick at 8am we sat around until 9am. The tour to Abu Simbel was AWESOME. Mary was brilliant, very knowledgeable, personable and friendly. She was an absolute delight & great with our son, thank you so much for a wonderful day. Tom, Liz & Taylor Coomber.
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Abu Simbel by private car
John E
, Sep 2019
We were picked up on time (5 am) at our cruise ship in Aswan by guide Bessma and her driver and driven for about 3 hours to Abu Simbel. Bessma spoke competent English and was a courteous and knowledgeable guide who answered all our questions. After she gave an explanation of the site, we were given access to the monuments for as much time as we needed. We then returned to Aswan in the afternoon. This trip cost $160 (plus tips), which was about the same price as a group bus trip would have cost. Trips from Aswan to Abu Simbel by air cost from $315 to $380, but you don't really save much time because of the security checks and pre-flight waiting time at the airports. The only negative was that upon return to Aswan we were taken to 2 shops (oils and spices) and given sales pitches. The guide probably earns commissions from any sales. If you are not interested in going through this, I would recommend making this clear and requesting that you be taken back directly to your hotel or ship.
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star-5
Amazing, must do.
ChristopheG2213
, Jul 2019
We had a very nice guide who explained everything very clearly. She also seemed to know a lot about it. Departure very early was very important because of temperature at the site.
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star-5
Wonderful experience
Connector13546661544
, Mar 2019
We had an amazing day with our guide ‘Big Mac’, so helpful and friendly as well as very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. We were picked up on time, the long drive was easy and relaxingand, in Abu Simbel we were given plenty of time to wander around on our own...we throroughly recommend this experience with this particular guide. Great day and wonderful memories.
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