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Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Abusimble Day Tour from Aswan
US$51.29 per adult
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Abu Simbel Excursion 1 Day Trip from Aswan (Sharing Bus & Egyptologist Guide)
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Budget Egypt sailing Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor&Abu Simbel for 3 nights
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Budget Egypt sailing Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor&Abu Simbel for 3 nights

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Savor the timeless experience that is a Nile cruise as you sail from luxor to Aswan on an indulgent ship with on board swimming pool.<br>enjoy the highlights of Aswan.<br>enjoy the highlights of luxor.<br>with stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu.<br>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.<br>Take it easy with door-to-door transfers from and to the port.<br>visit the fabulous temples of abu simbel from Aswan.<br>Professional Egyptology are on hand as you visit the temples of abu simbel,Philae,high dam, Kom Ombo, Edfu,valley of the kings,Hatsheput temple,clossi of memnon, Luxor, and Karnak temples.<br>Cruise the Nile with overnights in luxor, edfu, and Aswan. <br>all transfers,abu simbel,luxor and Aswan tours are included.
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Ahmad wrote a review 15 Jan
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if you are going to do one thing and one thing only in Aswan, then go visit abu simbel, it's about 4 hours of driving on a bumpy long road from the city of Aswan to the village of abu simbel, you can take the public bus or a microbes from Aswan bus station, which will drop you at Abu Simbel just 2 KM away from the temple. it's worth it, it's breathtaking.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Free Spirit wrote a review 1 Jan
1,726 contributions529 helpful votes
Most tourists miss this due to the distance from Aswan but you are making a big mistake. Yes it is three and a half hours each way and you spend two hours there but I promise you that this is different from any other temple! Travelling across Egypt, this was the best day for me. The drive through the desert and views of Lake Nasser are just so relaxing. You will not regret coming! Important part of history and the setting is stunning. You will most likely come with a guide and transport booked. Our guide and driver were brilliant. We had a one hour guided tour and one hour free time to explore ourselves. The guides cannot go inside the temples but give you the explanations outside. There are souvenir shops and a coffee shop that only sells cold drinks. You need to book in advance with a tour operator and don't ask me why but they need a copy of your passport due to the security en route. The weather is pleasant and the breeze from Lake Nasser is nice. You don't need to leave too early. We left at 06:30. Arrived at 10:00 with a short stop en route. We left just after 12:00 and arrived back in Aswan at 15:30. Take snacks with or get your cruise ship or hotel to pack a breakfast box. There are not really places to stop to eat. We just took water and snacks and had a late lunch on return to Aswan. Take photographs with your mobile phone or hide your camera. I am told they charge quite a bit more to take photographs with a camera. Not sure how true this is but noone appeared to be monitoring it! Really nice as limited tourists and you could really appreciate it. I believe you can also do a short flight to Abu Simbel from Aswan but a small plane in Egypt for thirty minutes did not appeal to me!
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Date of experience: January 2021
Alex wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas3 contributions
I visited here quite a long time ago, but felt compelled to write a review. It’s a special site. We had a guide which really brought the stories of the past to life. Incredible it was moved a few decades ago to its current spot, how they did that with it remains in tact o don’t know!
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Date of experience: January 2020
kekenu wrote a review Nov 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg510 contributions117 helpful votes
We left Assouan at 6am with the driver and guide. We reached Abu Simbel after 3h trip and having stopped 10'. Discovering this masterpiece of art of earth is a must see. I was lucky and visited alone with my italien/English guide who planned my stay for 7days from Assouan to luxor. Getting the explanation of the size of the sculptures , the reason why they were build and how they where moved. I discovered not one temple but 2 and with the lake on front. Amazing landscape do not hesitate of coming to Abu Simbel from Assouan, it's wort. I learned there are even cruise from abu simbel from Assouan , but at the moment there no flight. Soon I will put a video on YouTube on channel 'dgt tv'.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Takarasina wrote a review Nov 2020
316 contributions52 helpful votes
Not Giza and not Luxor - Abu Simbel! We visited it in November, on the peak of the second wave of covid schizophrenia in the West so the place was absolutely empty. Like thousands years ago when no-one had known what the heck hospitality industry meant and scarce unarmed "tourists" could be easily beheaded. We stood in front of it, thunderstruck, overwhelmed by silence, and thought that it surely was a once-in-a-life opportunity to admire a miracle without roaring crowds, prattling guides, unbearable touts and all those anxieties of modern-day globe-trotting for fun. Reviews of this place are abundant - in any language one could imagine - so why write more? Pack up your things and rush here while it is not loo late - schizophrenia is curable.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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