Abu Simbel tour from Luxor | Luxor to Abu Simbel day trip

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Tour Details
Available Every day
Pick up 06:00 AM
Duration 9 Hours
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Pick up from your hotel
Transfer to Abu Simbel
The Great Temple of Rasmes II visit
Temple of Nefertary visit
Walking tour around the place
Transfer back to Luxor

Full Description

Luxor to Abu Simbel day trip: visit the temple of Ramses II, temple of Nefertari. Private day trip to Abu Simbel from Luxor.

Is Abu Simbel worth visiting?

Abu Simbel is worth visiting not just because it is one of the greatest monumental creation in Egypt, but also it is the world's most famous monument saved for humanity from disappearance under the waters of the man-made Naser lake. The temples are in UNESCO World Heritage list as well.

What is so special about Abu Simbel?

One of the main feature of Abu Simbel Temples is that the Great Temple of Ramses the II was built in the way that its internal chamber – the sanctuary - lights up twice a year. First time on the anniversary of Ramses the 2nd ascension to the throne – February 22, and second time on his birthday – October 22. The days were shifted one day after the temple was reconstructed on another place.

How do I get from Luxor to Abu Simbel?

It is easy to get from Luxor to Abu Simbel by road on a Private tour to Abu Simbel from your hotel. The distance from Luxor to Abu Simbel around 500 km. The trip takes up to 6 hours. Another option is a train from Luxor to Aswan, the journey will be around three hours, after another 300 km by road to Abu Simbel.

How long should I stay in Abu Simbel?

The archaeological are at at Abu Simbel is not big. There are just two temples at the site: The Great Temple of Ramses the II and a smaller temple of his wife Nefertari. You may need one hour and a half to get quietened with the temples and after you can walk around the place, see the Naser lake, enjoy the views.

Do you need a guide for Abu Simbel?

You do not really need a guide to visit Abu Simbel site, there is a lot of information about the temples in open souses, so if you read before the tour it may be sufficient for a first time visit. You may need a guide in case you want to be shown around the area deeper.

Can you go inside Abu Simbel?

Yes, you can go inside Abu Simbel. Both temples at the site are open and can be visited any time during the day from 6 am to 5 pm.

  • Pick up and drop off from your Luxor hotel
  • Transfer by a modern a/c vehicle to Abu Simbel and back
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

  • 1 Person £292
  • 2-3 Persons£158
  • 4-6 Persons£158

What to take with you
  • Passport or ID card
  • Extra bottle of water
  • Breakfast box
  • Some snacks

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Storian Perk , 19 Apr 2022
Travel to Abu Simbel from Luxor takes many hours but it worth the efforts as the temples you are gonna see at Abu Simbel are really unique, standing out of all the monuments you could see previously in Egypt.

Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024