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Abu Simbel Temples Tours

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Abu Simbel Temples
Built as royal tombs, the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Hathor are some of Egypt’s best known archeological sites. Step past the enormous sandstone statues carved into the temple facades, and explore the interiors, which are decorated with art and hieroglyphics.
 
The Basics
The Abu Simbel Temples were originally carved into solid rock cliffs but were moved in the 1960s so that they would not be submerged by the Aswan High Dam. They now sit near the banks of Lake Nasser. Most tours of the temple complex depart from the city of Aswan and include transportation and a guided tour of the temples.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Abu Simbel temples are a must-visit sight for archeology and history buffs.
  • The Abu Simbel site is hot and sunny, so bring protective clothing.
  • Anyone hoping to take photos in the temples will need to purchase a camera pass.
  • The site’s rocky, sandy terrain makes wheelchair access difficult.
  • There are limited bathroom facilities between Aswan and Abu Simbel, so ask your driver or guide well in advance if you’d like to make a stop.
 
How to Get There
Most tours to the Abu Simbel Temples depart from Aswan, which is about 179 miles (288 km) away, and include a 3–4 hour drive each way. Alternately, you can book a tour that includes a 30-minute flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel Airport to shorten your trip. You can also choose to stay in Abu Simbel for the night.

When to Get There
The temple complex is crowded during peak tourist season, and most travelers arrive mid-morning (following the drive from Aswan). To see the site without the crowds, opt for a private tour with a flexible departure time or stay in the town of Abu Simbel.
 
Watching the Abu Simbel Sun Festival
Twice a year—on October 22nd and February 22nd—the sun briefly illuminates the four statues in the central chamber of the Great Temple of Ramses II. These dates are marked by the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, and the event draws big crowds. See the early morning illumination, then enjoy live music, dancing, and traditional foods throughout the rest of the day.
Address: Aswan, Egypt
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4 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo

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4 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo

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Savor the timeless experience that is a Nile cruise as you sail from Aswan to Luxor on an indulgent ship with on board swimming pool. Feast on breakfast, lunch, dinner—and even afternoon tea—as you discover ancient Egypt’s highlights. Professional Egyptology are on hand as you visit the temples of abu simbel, Philae,high dam, Kom Ombo, Edfu, valley of the kings,Hatsheput,clossi of memnon, and Karnak. Cruise the Nile with overnights in Aswan, Edfu, and Luxor. Learn about ancient Egypt from professional Egyptology guide. Enjoy a full-board feast, a swimming pool, and ample on board entertainment. train tickets,meals and all transfers are included. door to door transfer from and to your hotel. valley of the kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide. visit the great abu simbel temples. touch the great culture in luxor and Aswan
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  • 6 days
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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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See the ancient marvel of Abu Simbel on a private day trip from Aswan. Journey southward by private, air-conditioned vehicle as your personal guide shares tales of the 3,400-year-old complex, a masterwork of ancient Egyptian engineering beside Lake Nasser. Awe at the two temples, graced by colossi of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, and tour the Great Temple’s statue-lined halls and battle reliefs. While you explore, hear the incredible story of the temples’ 1960s relocation to protect them from flooding after the building of the Aswan High Dam.
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  • 8 hours
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4-Days 3-Nights Cruise From Aswan To Luxor including Abu Simbel Hot Air Balloon

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4-Days 3-Nights Cruise From Aswan To Luxor including Abu Simbel Hot Air Balloon

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Cruise the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise that explores the ancient highlights of the Upper Nile. From the Temple of Philae to Kom Ombo Temple and the Valley of the Kings, discover royal tombs to temples. An included sunrise hot-air balloon flight above Luxor’s magnificent West Bank helps take in the scale of the ancient settlement, and onboard entertainment ensures a lively cruise. Discover one of the most impressive temples in Egypt by visiting Abu Simbel 285 km south of Aswan.
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  • 4 days
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Abu Simbel Excursion 1 Day Trip from Aswan (Sharing Bus & Egyptologist Guide)

Abu Simbel Excursion 1 Day Trip from Aswan (Sharing Bus & Egyptologist Guide)

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Enjoy your Trip to Abu Simbel. we will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan from 4 am to 4h30 am by a modern air-conditioned coach to enjoy a small group tour to Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Later on, you will be escorted back from Abu Simbel to your hotel in Aswan.
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  • 9 hours
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$36.20
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Full-Day Guided Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Say no to crowded coaches and travel to the Abu Simbel Temples in style on this private guided tour. Your personal Egyptologist will collect you from your hotel or ship at your chosen departure time and accompany you across the desert. On arrival, explore the exterior of the twin temples, reflected in Lake Nasser, then learn how they were relocated as the Nile rose. Please note: Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan - Private Tour

Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan - Private Tour

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Venture towards the border of Sudan on a private day tour from Aswan to the temples of Abu Simbel. These great temples were built by and dedicated to the great Pharaoh Ramses II over 3,000 years ago and are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the rich history of ancient Egypt from your guide as you tour the temples and carvings before heading back to Aswan.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$120.00
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Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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The UNESCO-listed temples of Abu Simbel are among Nubia's most spectacular, with monumental statues and elaborate carvings, but the sites are located far from the beaten path, near the Sudanese border. Visit Abu Simbel as a hassle-free day trip from Aswan, on a 9-hour private tour that includes entrance fees and transport by air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from several departure options at time of booking.
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  • 9 hours
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 Full Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples From Aswan

Full Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples From Aswan

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Visit the rock temples of Abu Simbel with an Egyptologist guide and enjoy a personalized visit on a shared tour from Aswan. Learn about the lives of the pharaohs, and benefit from some time to see original documents from the relocation project. Explore the best temples ever for King Ramses and his wife Nefertari Marvel the most amazing scenes inside the temples See the stunning rocks temples of Abu Simbel on the banks of Lake Nasser Led by a qualified Egyptologist Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
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  • 8 hours
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Aswan : Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Abu Simbel Temples

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Aswan : Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Abu Simbel Temples

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Discover the grand Abu Simbel temples, which were, built by King Ramses II, during this full-day private tour from Aswan. Head south, towards the Sudanese border, to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the lives of the ancient pharaohs. After getting background knowledge from your Egyptologist guide, enjoy ample time to explore the temples on your own, before heading back to Aswan.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

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See two of Egypt’s greatest ancient spectacles on this private Abu Simbel day trip by minibus from Aswan. With a private Egyptologist guide, drive to western Lake Nasser, and behold the colossal, rock statues of Ramses II of the two iconic lakeside temples. Learn their history, and go inside to see their towering statues, pillars and murals. If time allows before your return to Aswan, check out the visitor center that charts how both the temples were relocated here, piece by piece, in 1968 to save them from flooding.
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  • 8 hours
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4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor - Private Tour

4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor - Private Tour

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A Nile River cruise is undeniably one of the best ways to see the ruins of ancient Egypt as well as modern life along the banks of the Nile. This cruise travels between Aswan and Luxor for four days and takes you into the heart of Egypt with daily excursions to major landmarks. Select an upgrade for a private option that means personalized attention from your own guide.
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  • 4 days
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$350.00
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Private Tour to Abu Simbel Temples by Vehicle from Aswan

Private Tour to Abu Simbel Temples by Vehicle from Aswan

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Save yourself hours of time and a whole world of hassle with this private tour to the Abu Simbel Temple Complex. Traveling door to door in air-conditioned comfort with a qualified Egyptologist, take as much time as you like to explore the two titanic temples: one for Ramses II, the other for his wife Nefertari.
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  • 8 hours
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Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by Flight

Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan by Flight

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Experience Upper Egypt’s ancient history on this guided excursion to Abu Simbel. After a convenient hotel pickup in Aswan, grab a quick flight to Abu Simbel and marvel at the amazing rock-cut temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. Learn about site’s 3,000 year history and capture memorable photos of its massive statues. Then enjoy airport and hotel transfers on your return trip.
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  • 6 hours
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Abu Simbel Temples Private Day Tour by Luxury Car from Aswan

Abu Simbel Temples Private Day Tour by Luxury Car from Aswan

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Travel approximately 140 miles (230 kilometers) from Aswan to Luxor in a private vehicle for a full-day tour of Abu Simbel temples. Learn about the temples’ history, the deities they are devoted to, and how they were moved in the 1960s to avoid being flooded by the Aswan Dam. Tours are available in several languages. • Full-day tour from Aswan to Abu Simbel • Private driver/tour guide • Comprehensive tour of temples included • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 7 to 9 minutes
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$92.30
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Abu Simbel Temples Private Guided Tour from Aswan by coach

Abu Simbel Temples Private Guided Tour from Aswan by coach

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Visit the remarkable Abu Simbel Temples on a private tour from Aswan that explores ancient sanctuaries carved straight into a sandstone mountain. Travel to the edge of Lake Nasser in the comfort of a private, climate-controlled vehicle, enjoying expansive views of the Nubian desert along the way. Upon arrival, explore temples dedicated to Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, with extraordinary artwork that brings the ancient world to life.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$120.00
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3 Night Nile Cruise Aswan & Luxor & Hot Air Balloon, Abu Simbel from Aswan

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3 Night Nile Cruise Aswan & Luxor & Hot Air Balloon, Abu Simbel from Aswan

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enjoy the highlights of Aswan and Luxor with stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour the Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide Feast on buffet lunches, dinners, and breakfasts on board a 5-star ship Take it easy with door-to-door transfers to and from the port experience the life trip hot air balloon visit the fabulous temples of abu simbel touch the real Egyptian culture in luxor and Aswan collect the most important sites in upper Egypt in 1 package the best price and the quality of service are our targets gather between the great Egyptian Nile river quietness on cruise board and the fabulous temples and tombs in upper Egypt 3 nights Nile cruise,meals,expert tour guide,qualified licensed drivers,door to door transfers,hot air balloon,abu simbel trip,west and east banks in luxor,edfu and komombo temples,Aswan tours,taxes and charges all are included
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  • 4 days
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Egypt Tour 8 nights Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Air Balloon

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Egypt Tour 8 nights Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Air Balloon

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See Egypt with different eyes. Enjoy the main highlights of Luxor. Enjoy the main highlights of Aswan. Visit the fabulous temples of abu simbel. Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide. Take it easy with door-to-door transfers to and from Cairo international airport. Visit the most ancient temples in whole the world. Touch the great Egyptian culture in luxor and Aswan. Experience the great Egyptian river Nile by sailing Nile cruise. Experience the hot air balloon the life trip in luxor. Visit the great and famous 3 pyramids in Giza. Enjoy a worry-free excursion with all accommodation, transportation, and most meals taken care of. Stop at the Abu Simbel, Komombo,Hatsheput, Karnak and Edfu temples; and learn about Egyptian history and culture. Feast on buffet lunches, dinners, and breakfasts on board a 5-star ship. Open your eyes you are in Egypt the land of the great civilization.
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  • 9 days
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$885.00
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Day Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Bus

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Day Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Bus

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See two of Egypt’s greatest ancient spectacles on this Abu Simbel day trip by minibus from Aswan.With an Egyptology guide, drive to western Lake Nasser, and behold the colossal, rock statues of Ramses II of the two iconic lakeside temples. Learn their history, and go inside to see their towering statues, pillars and murals. If time allows before your return to Aswan, check out the visitor center that charts how both the temples were relocated here, piece by piece, in 1968 to save them from flooding. minibus tour from Aswan to Abu Simbel Visit Abu Simbel's Great Temple of Ramses II and smaller Temple of Hathor, Egypt's most-visited sites after the Great Pyramids Free time to tour inside both temples Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptology guide on this special tour. Pick-up and drop-off from Aswan hotels and port. door to door transfers from and to your hotel in Aswan,expert tour guide,taxes and charges are included
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  • 8 hours
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 3 Nights Cruise Aswan to Luxor including Abu Simbel, Nubian Village&Air Balloon

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3 Nights Cruise Aswan to Luxor including Abu Simbel, Nubian Village&Air Balloon

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The Beauty of Egypt Upper Nile Valley, is best appreciated from the deck of a Nile Cruise ship. Enjoy the riverside scenery and discover the ancient wonders. Explore the highlights of the sightseeing in Luxor and Aswan, two stops in the way to visit the Pharaonic sites of interest such as; Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. Discover one of the most impressive temples in Egypt by visiting Abu Simbel 285 km south of Aswan. Visit one of the Nubian families on Soheil Island in Aswan. Experience the exciting trip of the Hot Air Balloon in Luxor. Have fun and enjoy plenty of night entertainments of the belly dancing show, galabiya party, Nubian show or disco and more in 4 days/3 nights Nile Cruise every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from Aswan to Luxor. Full board, check in with lunch, check out with breakfast. Note:★Recommended Arrival time on the first day should be before 12:01 pm. ★the tour ends in Luxor on the last day around 4:00 pm, so evening departure is recommended.
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  • 4 days
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Private Day Tour: Abu Simbel from Aswan by road

Private Day Tour: Abu Simbel from Aswan by road

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Painstakingly relocated in the 1960s to prevent them from flooding, the Lake Nasser temples of Abu Simbel are one of Egypt’s ancient glories. Make a visit as comfortable as it can be on this private trip from Aswan. Skip the hassles of flying, and enjoy the scenery as you’re driven to and from the massive temples direct from your hotel or cruise ship. Admission and an Egyptologist guide are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$111.80
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3 Night Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon, Abu Simbel from Luxor

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3 Night Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon, Abu Simbel from Luxor

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enjoy the highlights of Aswan enjoy the highlights of Luxor stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour the Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide Feast on buffet lunches, dinners, and breakfasts on board a 5-star ship Take it easy with door-to-door transfers to and from the port experience the life trip hot air balloon visit the fabulous temples of abu simbel 3 nights on 5 stars cruise board,meals,luxor and Aswan tours,door to door transfers,qualified licensed drivers,expert tour guide,horse and carriage,edfu and komombo temples,the great abu simbel temples,hot air balloon,taxes and charges all are included
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  • 4 days
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$370.36
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Abusimble Day Tour from Aswan

Abusimble Day Tour from Aswan

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all our team members are licenced and have a great experience ,drivers,representatives and our local tour guides. our cars,vehicles and minivans are new models and air-conditioning. regarding covid 19,we have reduced the number of passengers in all types of cars,continuous sterilization ,availability of face masks for all passengers ,drivers and guides. our tour including pickup and drop off.
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  • 8 hours
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2 Nights Tours Luxor, Aswan, Hot Air Balloon & Abu Simbel by Plane from Cairo

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2 Nights Tours Luxor, Aswan, Hot Air Balloon & Abu Simbel by Plane from Cairo

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Tour the Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology tour guide. door to door private transfers from and to your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Full-day tour to Luxor with a professional guide and qualified licensed driver. Enjoy the scenery of the Nile Valley region. Visit the Valley of the Kings and tour the royal tombs . Eat an included typical Egyptian lunch on public house. Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel. touch the real history in luxor and Aswan. visit the famous carter house the English man who discovered tut ankh amun tomb. the high dam,philae temple,abu simbel,hot air balloon,valley of the kings,carter house,Hatsheput temple,colossi of memnon and karnak temples are included. return flight tickets,Egyptology tour guide,4 stars hotels,door to door transfers,qualified licensed drivers,Aswan tours,west and east banks of luxor,hot air balloon,abu simbel trip,taxes and charges all are included
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  • 3 days
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3 nights luxor&Aswan Nile cruise with hot air balloon and abu simbel from luxor

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3 nights luxor&Aswan Nile cruise with hot air balloon and abu simbel from luxor

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enjoy the highlights of Aswan enjoy the highlights of Luxor stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour the Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide Feast on buffet lunches, dinners, and breakfasts on board a 5-star ship Take it easy with door-to-door transfers to and from the port experience the life trip hot air balloon visit the fabulous temples of abu simbel 3 nights on 5 stars cruise board,meals starting with lunch first day end with breakfast last day,door to door transfers from and to your destination in luxor and Aswan,qualified licensed drivers,expert tour guide,west and east banks in luxor,hot air balloon the life trip in luxor,edfu and komombo temples,the great abu simbel temples,Aswan tours,horse and carriage,taxes and charges all are included
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.50
$390.00
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