Tour : Overday Abu Simbel by car from Aswan

Give thanks to the sun god Ra as you explore the mammoth temple complex of Abu Simbel, dedicated to the deity by Ramses II.

 

Drive for three hours to reach Abu Simbel (280km south of Aswan). Its temples, which are among the most magnificent monuments in the world, were built by the great pharaoh Ramses II. They are perhaps the grandest and the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture, more than 3,000 years have elapsed since they were erected, But the temples have stood the ravages of time and remained nearly intact. The great temple is dedicated to the sun god (Ra) while the second smaller temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathour. This second temple was built for Nefertari, the pharaoh's wife.

Duration: 10 hours
Departure: 7:00 AM