Abu Simbel temples are the greatest temples located on the Nubian territory at the bank of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt, Aswan Governorate. The temples are situated 280 km south of Aswan city and 210 km south of the Tropic of Cancer can be easily reached on a one day trip from Aswan to Abu Simbel either by car or air. One of the most famous places in Egypt and the world is best known for its yearly event of the Sun entering the Great Temple of Ramses the II illuminating its statue in the sanctuary of the main temple. Experience the TOP Abu Simbel tours from different cities across Egypt.
Here are the most popular tours package to visit Abu Simbel temples among tourists that they visit Egypt.
Close location of Hurghada Red Sea resort to the main historical cities of Upper Egypt like Luxor and Aswan let travelers visit many famous places just in one day tour. Abu Simbel temples can be best experienced in 3 day tour with short visit to Aswan and Luxor sites.
In spite of being a remote resort, Sharm el Sheikh can offer great trips and tours to Abu Simbel by air. Full tour package with Aswan, Luxor or Cairo excursion will add even more excitement to your Ancient Egyptian History exploration tour.
Choose from multiple Cairo to Abu Simbel day trips and tours available on our site. Either you want a private tour to Abu Simbel or a travel package via Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, every trip is designed to show you the best places in Egypt.
When touring Luxor city in Upper Egypt you may like to move further south to visit Abu Simbel temples bordering Sudan. Choosing between Abu Simbel one day tour from Luxor and two three day tour with a stop in Aswan, give preference to a multi-day tours, it will let you travel shorter distance in one day while seeing more unique places.
Aswan is the closest city to Abu Simbel, that's why one day tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan is the most popular trip between tourists cruising the Nile. You can also boat to Abu Simbel from Aswan on a luxury Lake Nasser cruise. But the most impressive trip to Abu Simbel can be taken during Abu Simbel Temples Sun Festival, that happens only twice a year. Do not miss your chance to see the sun's first rays entering the Great Temple of Ramses II.
Abu Simbel temples are located in Upper egypt, Aswan Governorate. 280 km south of Aswan and 210 km south of the Tropic of Cancer. 70 km north of the Sudan border.
Abu Simbel is famous for its Great Temple of Ramses the 2nd and a unique phenomenon that takes place twice a year. It is called Abu Simbel Temples Sun Festival. The event takes place on February 22 and October 22.
The best time to visit Abu Simbel is late autumn and winter. Up to the end of March there will be a comfortable weather to tour Abu Simbel temples. We'd not recommend to go to Abu Simbel in late spring or in summer due to high temperatures in Upper Egypt during this time of year.
There are two ways to reach Abu Simbel. 1. By road from Aswan, 280 km, 3.5 hour ride. 2. By air from Aswan (temporary unavailable). You can go to Abu Simbel from Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan by road. Abu Simbel from Sharm el Sheikh can be reached by air (to Luxor) and then by road Luxor - Aswan - Abu Simbel, the distance 500 km.
Yes, you can. Take Aswan to Abu Simbel Naser lake cruise to cruise Abu Simbel and other Nubian sites located along the route.
Yes, you can enter inside the temples of Abu Simbel. The Great one of Ramses the 2nd and the smaller one of Nefertari.
Unfortunately, there is no direct flight available for now from Luxor to Abu Simbel.
Unfortunately, there is no train available directly to Abu Simbel city. You can a train from Luxor to Aswan, app 3,5 hours and then a private car or a taxi to Abu Simbel.
Should you wish to book a tour to Abu Simbel online, choose the one that suites you best from the multiple options available on our site, put it in your cart, then use our online booking form to fill in the details required and pay a small deposit.