Aswan Adventure: Ramses the Great, Nefertari's Temple & Philae Temple

Overview

Embark on a day trip to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temples, a testament to Ramses II's grandeur. Located in the southern part of Egypt, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable display of ancient Egyptian architecture. Carved into the rock face, these colossal temples pay homage to Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari. As you explore these monumental structures, you'll encounter intricate sculptures depicting episodes from ancient Egyptian mythology, alongside towering statues guarding the entrance. Prepare to be immersed in the splendor and history of this renowned landmark as you wander through its hallowed chambers.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 18 Hours
  • Departure time and location: 3:00 AM from your hotel in Cairo
  • Return time and location: 9:30 PM to your hotel in Cairo
  • Tour category: Tour From "Cairo"
Tour Highlights
    • Your adventure begins with a 3:00 AM pick-up, followed by transfer to Cairo Airport and a flight to Aswan.
    • Upon arrival in Aswan, transfer to the Abu Simbel temples, a scenic three-hour drive from Aswan.
    • Enrich your visit with our Egyptologist guide, who will provide comprehensive insights into the temples' history and significance.
    • Enter the colossal halls, guarded by imposing statues of Ramses II, and admire intricate hieroglyphics and exquisite wall reliefs. Our guide will transport you through time, unraveling captivating tales of the pharaoh's reign and the temple's role in Egyptian history.
    • Behold the breathtaking artwork adorning the temple walls, vividly depicting scenes from Egyptian mythology with intricate craftsmanship. Envision the grace and grandeur that once graced these halls during their royal era, immersing yourself in a bygone era.
What to Expect
    • Embark on a journey to witness some of Egypt's most impressive monuments.
    • Travel to Egypt to visit the temples of Ramses II and Nefertari, an experience filled with historical and architectural wonders.
Complementary
  • Complimentary bottled water for your comfort.
More About Aswan Adventure: Ramses the Great, Nefertari's Temple & Philae Temple
    • Anticipate a minimum three-hour drive to reach Abu Simbel, with an equivalent duration for the return trip to Aswan.
    • Consider arranging with your hotel or cruise ship to provide breakfast and lunch for the excursion.
    • Due to the scorching heat, it's crucial to wear protective clothing, and don't forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen to ensure your comfort and safety.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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Embark on your journey to the Abu Simbel Temples by meeting your guide in the hotel lobby at the scheduled time. Your adventure will begin with a transfer to Cairo Airport, where you will catch a flight to Aswan. Upon your arrival at Aswan Airport, your dedicated tour guide will be waiting to greet you and provide you with comprehensive insights into the destination during your journey to the temples.

The road to the temples will take approximately three hours, with a convenient bathroom stop along the way. Your guided tour will encompass both temples and last for approximately two hours. Once your exploration is complete, you will return to Aswan Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo, concluding this remarkable day trip.


Activity - 1
Meet, pickup, transfer to Airport, fly to Aswan, meet in Aswan and transfer to the temple.

Your day will commence with a convenient pickup from your Cairo hotel, arranged to align with the available flight schedule. From there, you will be transported to Cairo Airport, where you will board your flight to Aswan. Upon your arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, ready to accompany you on this remarkable journey.

Relax and enjoy the comfort of a private, modern air-conditioned vehicle as you embark on this expedition to the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel. The journey promises a pleasant and hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus on the historical and architectural wonders that await you.

Activity - 2
Visit the Temple of Ramses the great

Upon your arrival at the Abu Simbel Temples, your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the Great Temple of Ramses II as the first stop on your captivating journey.

Built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II, this remarkable temple is a testament to the architectural and artistic prowess of the time. Carved out of a hillside, it stands as a grand homage to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah. Adorned with colossal sculptures of the powerful pharaoh Ramses II, the temple's exterior is a sight to behold.

Venture inside to be enthralled by intricate wall carvings that narrate the epic saga of Ramses II's rule. These detailed depictions offer insights into conflicts, religious themes, and the historical events of his reign, providing a vivid and immersive experience of Egypt's past.

Activity - 3
Visiting The Temple of Queen Nefertari 

Following your exploration of the Great Temple of Ramses II, your journey will lead you to the enchanting temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari.

This exquisite temple, constructed during the 13th century BC under the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, is a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture and artistry. Its stunning architecture and intricate sculptures pay homage to Queen Nefertari, showcasing the deep devotion of Pharaoh Ramesses II to his beloved wife.

As your visit to the temples nears its end, you will be escorted back to your vehicle for the return journey to Aswan. Depending on the flight schedule, you may have the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to explore the fascinating Temple of Philae, further enhancing your Egyptian adventure.

Activity - 4
Philae temple Optional tour

Consider enhancing your adventure by booking an additional excursion to the magnificent Temple of Philae in the event of a flight delay. Located on an island in the Nile River, the Temple of Philae is celebrated for its remarkable architecture and historical importance. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, it offers valuable insights into Egyptian history and mythology.

Opting for the guided tour will provide you with an expert guide well-versed in the temple's history, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding and have any questions addressed during your visit. This optional tour promises to enrich your experience and provide you with a deeper connection to Egypt's fascinating heritage.


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
    • Round-trip flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and back to Cairo.
    • Private transportation to and from your accommodation.
    • Discreet and comfortable air-conditioned car for your convenience.
    • Expert Egyptologist providing you with personalized guidance throughout the tour.
    • Admission fees for temple entry.
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Exclusions
    • Meals and beverages
    • Any additional items or services not explicitly mentioned 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 $ 450 /per adult
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 295 /per adult
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 290 /per adult
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 278 /per adult
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 273 /per adult
Child [age:6-11] $ 185 /per child
Infant [age:0-5] $ 100 /per infant
Student $ 265 /per student
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20 % of the total booking amount

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