Day trip

From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples by Bus or Private Car

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Activity provider: Paradise Travel Red Sea

From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples by Bus or Private Car

Activity provider: Paradise Travel Red Sea
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Explore two of the most famous monuments in Egypt, the UNESCO-listed Abu Simbel temples. Skip the ticket lines and take a tour with a professional guide. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in Aswan, and travel to the temples in a shared bus or private car.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby at the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Marvel at the wonders of the Abu Simbel temples
  • Explore one of the most famous monuments in Egypt
  • Skip the entrance line and go straight into the complex
  • Benefit from a professional guide and included hotel transfers
Full description
Visit the Abu Simbel temples, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments, on this day trip from Aswan. Waste no time waiting in line with skip-the-line entrance tickets, and take a guided tour of the complex with a professional guide. After pickup from your hotel in Aswan early in the morning, drive approximately 300 kilometers (190 miles) southwest to Abu Simbel in an air-conditioned bus or private car, depending on the tour option you select. Once there, meet your guide, then discover two of the most renowned temples in Egypt, one dedicated to Ramses II and the other to his favorite wife, Nefertari. Skip the lines to access the site and explore the temples constructed in the 13th century B.C. Admire the gigantic facade of the Ramses II temple that represents four colossal seated figures of Ramses. The facade is 119 feet (36 meters) wide and 100 feet (32.5 meters) high, and the statues are each 67 feet (20.4 meters) high. Enter the interior of the temple via a 185-foot (56.4-meter) man-made rock cave that leads to a series of halls and rooms. The most remarkable feature of the temple of Abu Simbel is that the construction is oriented in such a way that twice a year, the morning sun shines through the length of the inner temple and illuminates the statues of the four gods seated at the end of the cave. After your tour, return to Aswan and get dropped off at your hotel around noon.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Abu Simbel temples
  • Professional Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Food
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • After booking, please provide the local partner with your hotel room number so they can send you your exact pickup time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Be prepared to be up before dawn for a 3 hour journey to Abu Simbel. Tariq made good time on the road. Mohammed was a good guide helping fill in some history and details of the interior. Two hours at the site is sufficient and then back on the road to Aswan. Enjoyable and no complaints. Definitely a good value for a hassle free excursion.

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April 29, 2021

Upon returning from the tour, our van broke down in the middle of the desert with a sun of almost 50 degrees, which was quite exhausting. It took a few hours before we could be rescued by another vehicle. Other than that, the tour was great.

September 5, 2021

The bus didn’t drop us inside the hotel they dropped us in the street infront of the outer gate of the hotel after this long day

February 14, 2022

Product ID: 372925