Private trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan by private vehicle. Travellers can get to Abu Simbel by coach or minibus from Aswan, travelling in police convoys. There is at least one daily convoy each way, taking 3 hours. Visit Abu Simbel’s famous temples, the Sun Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari.
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel / Cruise in Aswan
– All transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicle
– Assistance of our personal during the day tour
– Academic Egyptologist English speaking guide during tour
– Entrance fees to the mentioned sights in Abu Simbel
– Mineral water on board vehicle
– Service charges and taxes included in tour price
– Personal expenses
– Meals and drinks
– Tips and gratuities
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to enjoy Abu Simbel guided trip by private air-conditioned vehicle.
The two Temples of Abu Simbel are considered masterpieces of ancient Egypt, reflecting the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom.
The Temple of Ramses II, called the Sun Temple, was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Ra, and to Ramses II himself. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also called Temple of Hathor, after the goddess who was the wife of the Sun God, so in a symbolic way the two temples bring Ramses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one.
The temples at Abu Simbel were formerly located further down the hillside, facing the Nile in the same relative positions, but due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser, the original locations are underwater.
In the 1960’s, each temple was carefully sawed into numbered stone cubes, moved uphill, and reassembled before the water rose. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.
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