Luxor to Abu Simbel – Full Day Private Tour Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel

Luxor to Abu Simbel – Full Day Private Tour Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel

1 Day

Overview

Spend a day exploring the ancient temples of Abu Simbel on this private tour from Luxor.

Your driver will pick you up early in the morning and take you all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll spend the day learning about ancient Egypt from a guide.

You’ll then have lunch before returning to your Luxor hotel, arriving in the evening.

Visit Abu Simbel with an English-speaking guide Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle Lunch will be provided to all participants Private tour ensures personal attention from your guide

Itinerary

Day 1 :

An absolute must see in Egypt is the magnificent temple complex of Abu Simbel, commissioned 3,000 years ago by Ramses II for himself and his beloved wife Nefertari.

The impressive structures commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kardesh and they were meant to impress his enemies in the south.

The facade of the Great Temple is 35m high and 30m long. The Great Temple was constructed on the position of the sun.

On February 22 and October 22 sunlight penetrates 55m into the inner sanctuary to illuminate 3 of the statues at the back wall.

Only the 4th statue of Ptah, the god of the Underworld, remains in darkness all year round. The Smaller Temple is completely dedicated to Nefertari and her being crowned as the Goddesses Isis and Hathor. From 1964-1968, UNESCO started an initiative to move both the Great Temple and the Small Temple to a plateau on the cliffs to safe them from flooding.

The temples were dismantled, moved 60 meters up the sandstone cliff that they originally stood on and were then reassembled. Near the re-erected temples now stands a man made dome, which houses an exhibit of photographs, detailing the entire relocation.

Cost Includes

  • Lunch in a good local restaurant (food only)
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Modern Air-conditioned transportation
  • Meet and greet service

Cost Excludes

  • Tipping, beverages, extra activities, and Personal spending

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Luxor to Abu Simbel – Full Day Private Tour Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel
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