Top Tours to Abu Simbel

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.

Best Abu Simbel tours Packages

Here are the most popular tours package to visit Abu Simbel temples among tourists that they visit Egypt.

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel Luxor Cairo 5 Days Tour

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 05:00 AM
Duration 5 Days

price £846

Ramses II temple in Abu Simbel

Aswan Abu Simbel Luxor tour from Hurghada

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 04:00 AM
Duration 3 Days

price £423

Great Temple of Ramses the 2nd at Abu Simbel

Aswan to Abu Simbel tour from Cairo

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 04:00 AM
Duration 2 Days

price £470

Abu Simbel tours from Cairo

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.

Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor temple

Cairo to Abu Simbel tour by train

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 19:00 PM
Duration 3 Days

price £611

Egypt sightseeing tour: Karnak temple tour

10 Days Egypt tour package

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 07:00 AM
Duration 10 Days

price £893

Tour to Abu Simbel temples from Cairo

Abu Simbel tour from Cairo

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 05:00 AM
Duration 16 Hours

price £282

Abu Simbel private tour

Abu Simbel Luxor 2 day tour

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 04:00 AM
Duration 2 Days

price £658

The main temple at Abu Simbel

Cairo to Abu Simbel 3 day tour

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 05:00 AM
Duration 3 Days

price £846

Abu Simbel tours from Hurghada

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.

Nefertari temple at Abu Simbel

Tour to Aswan and Abu Simbel from Hurghada

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 04:00 AM
Duration 2 Days

price £282

Abu Simbel tours from Luxor

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.

Luxor to Abu Simbel trip

6 days Luxor Aswan Abu Simbel package

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 09:00 AM
Duration 6 Days

price £940

Ramses II temple at Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel and Aswan 2 Days Tour

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 05:00 AM
Duration 2 Days

price £376

Abu Simbel tour from Luxor

Day trip to Abu Simbel from Luxor

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 06:00 AM
Duration 9 Hours

price £188

Abu Simbel tours from Sharm El Sheikh

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.

Excursion to Abu Simble with Cairo & Alexandria cities visit

Abu Simbel Cairo Alexandria excursion

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 05:00 AM
Duration 3 Days

price £752

Abu Simbel tours from Aswan

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.

Sun at the main chamber of Abu Simbel temple

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 03:00 AM
Duration 12 Hours

price £250

Inside Nefertari temple at Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel excursion

Available Every day
Pick up Pick up: 03:00 AM
Duration 11 Hours

price £188

Good to know

  1. Abu Simbel tours are best experienced from Aswan. The distance from Aswan to Abu Simbel is 280 km. The trip usually takes 3.5 hour by car.
  2. You can visit Abu Simbel from Luxor and Hurghada by road, but it will take long time. We do recommend to take a 3 day tour with overnight stay in Luxor and Aswan to get the best experience.
  3. Abu Simbel tour from Sharm el Sheikh is best experienced on a 3 day tour by air with excursion to the pyramids. As there is no direct flight from Sharm el Sheikh to Aswan, we do recommend a combined rout.
  4. Visiting Abu Simbel by air from Sharm l Sheikh will require a full visa of Egypt. Full Egyptian visa can be purchased in Sharm el Sheikh airport, it costs 25$ per person.
  5. There is no direct flight to Abu Simbel either from Cairo, Luxor or Aswan.
  6. It is only allowed to travel between Aswan and Abu Simbel from 6 am to 5 pm.
  7. Abu Simbel tours from all touristic cities in Egypt are absolutely safe for all international travelers and highly recommended.

FAQs

Where Abu Simbel is located?

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.

What is Abu Simbel famous for?

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.

When to visit Abu Simbel?

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.

How to go to Abu Simbel?

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.

Can you cruise to Abu Simbel?

Yes, you can. Take Aswan to Abu Simbel Naser lake cruise to cruise Abu Simbel and other Nubian sites located along the route.

Can you go inside Abu Simbel?

Yes, you can enter inside the temples of Abu Simbel. The Great one of Ramses the 2nd and the smaller one of Nefertari.

Can you fly from Luxor to Abu Simbel?

Unfortunately, there is no direct flight available for now from Luxor to Abu Simbel.

Is there Luxor to Abu Simbel train available?

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.

How to book Abu Simbel tour online?

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.

Published: 20 Apr 2022 Last update: 06 May 2022