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2 Day Abu Simbel Tours From Luxor

2 Day Abu Simbel Tours From Luxor


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Aswan City Tours

An early morning pick up at 07:00 AM from your hotel in Luxor then transfer to Aswan for a amazing trip to visit the charming Philae Temple established on the honor of the chief deity of the island "Goddess Isis", get your lunch meal in Aswan local restaurant then experience Felucca ride to the Nubian Village located at the bottom of Elephantine Island to witness the simple life style of the nice and friendly Nubian people. Transfer to your hotel in Aswan and overnight.

Day 2: Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan

Another early morning departure by 03:30 AM with breakfast box prepared by the hotel then join your guide and driver to explore the 2 Temples of Abu Simbel to wander their unique style. It is considered as the masterpieces of ancient Egypt reflecting the magnificence of the new Kingdom art work. The Grand temple of Ramsses II was devoted to the 4 universal gods Ptah, Re Her Akhtey, Amun Re & Ramsses II himself.

This great temple is called The Sun Temple and the small one of his wife Queen Nefertari is Called the temple of God Hathor so in a symbolic way they bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor & Sun God all together as one. Get your lunch meal in local restaurant before you transfer back to your hotel in Luxor.

Trip Includes

  • Pick up service from your hotel in Luxor & return
  • English speaking Egyptologist guide
  • 01 night in Movenpick Resort Aswan based BB
  • Lunch meals during trip
  • Entry fees to mentioned historic sights
  • All transport by modern air conditioning vehicle
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • All service charges & taxes included

Itinerary Highlights

  • Unfinished Obelisk

    The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most popular sites in Aswan. Situated on the southern edge of the Northern quarry. It is being promoted to attract more visitors to Aswan providing unusual insights into stone working techniques employed by ancient Egyptians.

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  • Aswan High Dam

    To find a way to manage the water of the Nile so that Egyptians had just the right amount all the time so the solution of this problem was the dam. Tourists visiting Aswan come to marvel at the High Dam, which has become somewhat of a local attraction in its own right.

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  • Philae Temple

    One of the main sites visited by almost every tour to Egypt, Philae is actually a nonexistent island now buried beneath Lake Nasser and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt.

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  • Aswan Egypt

    Aswan is a city of special magic of its own. Located at the southernmost point of the Nile Valley, Aswan has served as the southern gateway of Egypt for many years.

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  • Abu Simbel Temples

    Abu Simbel, site of two temples built by the king Ramses II, located in Aswān Egypt. It is generally considered the grandest of temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, one of the most beautiful and among the most interesting Pharaonic Temples.

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FAQs

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Booking Terms

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    • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay half price of adults.
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