Abu Simbel Marvels: Queen Nefertari Temple, Ramses the Great Temple


Visiting the Abu Simbel Temples is indeed an extraordinary experience and a testament to the remarkable achievements of ancient Egyptian architecture. These temples, carved into the rock face, are not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a symbol of Ramses II's grandeur and his devotion to his queen Nefertari.

The colossal statues that guard the entrance and the intricate sculptures depicting episodes from Egyptian mythology make this site a treasure trove of history and art. Exploring the rooms and corridors of these temples allows you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Egypt.

To visit the Abu Simbel Temples, you'll need to be picked up early in the morning due to the considerable distance from other major cities. The three-hour drive will be well worth it when you witness the splendor of these iconic landmarks.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Departure time and location: 4:00 AM from your hotel/cruise in Aswan
  • Return time and location: 1:30 PM to the hotel/cruise in Aswan
  • Tour category: Tour From "Aswan"
Tour Highlights
    • Your journey begins with a 4 AM temple pick-up, followed by a three-hour drive to your destination.
    • Explore the temples under the expert guidance of our Egyptologist. Gain in-depth knowledge about their history and significance.
    • Stand in awe within the colossal halls, guarded by statues of Ramses II, and admire intricate hieroglyphics and exquisite wall reliefs. Our guide will transport you back in time with captivating insights into the pharaoh's reign and the temple's role in Egyptian history.
    • Witness the mesmerizing artwork adorning the temple's walls, showcasing vibrant scenes from Egyptian mythology with intricate craftsmanship. Envision the opulence and grandeur that once graced these halls when they were the domain of royalty, and let yourself be transported to another era.
What to Expect
    • Embark on a journey to witness some of Egypt's most magnificent monuments.
    • Travel to Egypt to marvel at the temples of Ramses II and Nefertari.
More About Abu Simbel Marvels: Queen Nefertari Temple, Ramses the Great Temple
    • The journey to Abu Simbel entails a minimum three-hour drive, with an equal duration for the return trip to Aswan.
    • Consider arranging breakfast and lunch with your hotel or cruise ship for the excursion.
    • Due to the intense heat, it's crucial to wear protective clothing, and don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen for added comfort and safety.


Day General Information

Visiting the Abu Simbel Temples sounds like an exciting adventure. It's great to know that your tour guide will provide you with detailed information about the destination during the journey, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the site.

The three-hour drive might seem long, but I'm sure the anticipation and the stunning temples awaiting you at the end of the journey will make it all worthwhile. Plus, the bathroom stop along the way is a thoughtful touch to ensure your comfort during the ride.

Exploring both temples during a two-hour guided tour will provide you with valuable insights into their history and significance. After this enriching experience, you'll be returned to your hotel or cruise ship, allowing you to reflect on the incredible sights you've witnessed. Enjoy your visit to the Abu Simbel Temples!

Activity - 1
Meet, pickup and transfer to the temples

Traveling in a private, modern air-conditioned vehicle certainly adds to the comfort and convenience of your journey to Abu Simbel Temples. It's great to know that you'll have a pleasant and hassle-free experience as you relax in the vehicle while en route to these magnificent temples. The comfortable ride will allow you to arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore the wonders that await you. Enjoy your trip to Abu Simbel!

Activity - 2
Visit the Temple of Ramses The Great

Exploring the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is truly an awe-inspiring experience. The colossal sculptures and intricate wall carvings that adorn the temple provide a glimpse into the grandeur and power of Pharaoh Ramses II's reign. The depictions of conflicts and religious themes on the temple's walls offer valuable insights into the history and culture of ancient Egypt. It's a remarkable testament to the craftsmanship and architectural prowess of the time. Enjoy your exploration of this incredible historical site!

Activity - 3
Visiting the Temple of Queen Nefertari 

Visiting Queen Nefertari's temple is a wonderful way to appreciate the ancient Egyptians' artistic and architectural skills and to witness the love and devotion between Pharaoh Ramesses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari. The intricate sculptures and beautiful architecture of the temple make it a remarkable historical site to explore. After your visit, the drive back to Aswan will provide an opportunity to reflect on the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt. Enjoy your journey and the insights you'll gain from this remarkable experience!

Inclusions & Exclusions

    • Private transportation to and from your accommodation.
    • Exclusive and discreet air-conditioned car for your convenience.
    • Expert Egyptologist guiding you through the journey.
    • Inclusive admission fees to the temples.
    • Complimentary bottled water for your comfort.
    • Meals and beverages
    • Additional items or services not covered in the program
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuity (tipping)

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
# Price
Solo Adult $ 250 /per adult
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 95 /per adult
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 90 /per adult
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 78 /per adult
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 73 /per adult
Child [age:6-11] $ 45 /per child
Infant [age:0-5] $ 0 /per infant
Student $ 65 /per student

20 % of the total booking amount

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