The Magnificent Abu Simbel Temple Excursion from Aswan by Flight
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Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel Egypt
Do not miss the chance while in Aswan and take the quick route to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on an air tour from Aswa,With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, in the shortest time possible. The flight from Aswan to the small town of Abu Simbel takes only around 30 minutes. Your Egyptologist guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the famous temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife Nefertari. On the short walk to the temple entrances, your guide will explain the history of the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations, your guide will explain to you the structures and their interior artworks.
Duration: 3 hours
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
The driver, Abdul, picked me up promptly at the cruise lobby and whisked me away to the airport, acting as a guide for the interesting sites we passed by. We won't go into the fiasco at the airport as that was Egypt Air's responsibility but Abdul was there to save me. The pick-up person at Abu Simbel was a delight and my guide to the temple was informative but probably could have talked a little bit more. His accent was somewhat hard to understand. That being said, this place is like stepping back in time. Totally incredible. There is a small market there that seemed to have interesting things but I had to get back to the airport. Once back in Aswan, Abdul met me and, knowing I had to make it back to the cruise ship quickly, made sure the actual driver sped appropriately. I felt totally taken care of, especially since I was solo on this excursion.