If you’re looking for an exciting tour in Egypt, we highly recommend the Aswan Abu Simbel Tour from El Gouna. This two-day excursion is perfect for history buffs and sightseers, as it offers a chance to explore many of Ancient Egypt’s most remarkable attractions.
This tour is a fantastic opportunity to visit Aswan and explore some of the most iconic sites in Ancient Egypt, and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting El Gouna.
Highlights on the Trip to Aswan & Abu Simbel from El Gouna
- See the High Dam in Aswan.
- The Philae temple on Agelika Island.
- Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan.
- Nile Picnic with Egyptian Felucca in Aswan.
- Also, the Temples of Ramses II in Abu Simbel-Nubia.
Once you arrive in Aswan, you will visit several iconic sites, including the High Dam, Phiala Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk. You’ll also be able to sail along the Nile on an Egyptian Felucca.
On the second day of the tour, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Aswan at 4:00 AM and taken by air-conditioned vehicle to the temples of Abu Simbel. The ancient Egyptians carved these temples into the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore both temples and learn about the history of this great pharaoh from your Egyptologist guide. The Great Temple to Ramesses II is dedicated to Amon-Re Horakhty and Ptah. It features four statues of the pharaoh seated on his throne, following his advancing age.
The smaller temple of Ramesses’ consort, Queen Nefertari, is next to the Great Temple. It features an impressive rock-cut facade depicting the pharaoh and his queen.
After your tour of Abu Simbel, you’ll return to Aswan for lunch before returning to El Gouna.
Program of Abu Simbel Tour
- Landious Travel representative will pick you up from the hotel in El Gouna at approximately 00:30 in the morning.
- After picking up all comers, the bus leaves for Aswan, passing the coastal cities of Safaga, Qena, and Luxor and heading to Edfu and Kom Ombo Valley cities. Edfu is 120 kilometres south of Marsa Alam, on the Nile River. At the same time, the town of Kom Ombo is 220 km away in the Nile Valley. The journey from the centre of Safaga to Aswan takes approximately 9 hours.
First-Day Program in Aswan
- As soon as you arrive at Aswan, we will show you the temple of Goddess Isis on the island of Philae.
- Then, we drive to the Aswan High Dam after visiting the complex temples in Philae.
- After that, you can visit the unfinished obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.
- Finally, you can enjoy your lunch before escorting you back to your hotel in Aswan.
Second-Day Program in Abu Simbel
- On the morning of your second day’s stay in Aswan, we will pick you up from your hotel at 04:00 to travel to Abu Simbel. It is worth noting that it takes 3 hours to drive to the temples of Abu Simbel.
- Once you arrive at Abu Simbel, we will start showing you the fantastic temples of Ramses II.
- As this visit comes to an end, you drive back to Aswan.
- Afterwards, in Aswan, you will enjoy your lunch.
- Finally, Our bus returns to El Gouna after such a program in the beautiful city of Aswan.
- This Trip to Aswan Abu Simbel from El Gouna ends at approximately 24:00.
What does the Price of Aswan & Abu Simbel Tour El Gouna include?
Inclusions for the tour include hotel pick-up and drop-off in Aswan, an Egyptologist guide, and bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour. It also involves entrance fees to the mentioned sights in Aswan & Abu Simbel, transportation by private air-conditioned car, lunch at a quality restaurant with tasty food in Aswan, and one-night accommodation at 5* hotel in Aswan.
- Tickets for visiting temples.
- Tour Guide.
- Also, Transfer to Aswan – Abu Simbel and back to the hotel.
What does the Program of Aswan & Abu Simbel Trip El Gouna not include?
- Additional excursion programs if not included in the primary schedule.
- Also, Drinks.
Items to take with you for the trip
- Breakfast box.
- Also, Clothes for the season.
Booking Days of Aswan Abu Simbel Tour El Gouna
- Daily from 00:30 – 24:00 the next day.
What Can One Expect to See During the Aswan Abu Simbel Tour El Gouna?
- Temples of Ramses II in Abu Simbel: The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at the Nubian village of Abu Simbel, Aswan governorate, Egypt. In other words, these temples stand on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan. Ancient Egyptians built these temples during the rule of Ramses II.
- Philae Temple: This impressive temple complex stands on one of the islands in the Nile River. Its original place was on Philae Island in Aswan. After building the High Dam in Aswan, there was a need to move this complex to the next island, Agilika. With the help of UNESCO, engineers rebuilt this temple on the nearby Agilika Island, 12 km south of the High Dam. Phiala temple, built to honour the goddess Isis, is the last temple constructed in the classical Egyptian style. It was built around 690 BC and is one of the last places where the goddess was worshipped.
- The High Dam, located at the northern border of Egypt and Sudan, is a rock-filled dam fed by the Nile River. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968.
- The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the most giant obelisk ever attempted by the Egyptians. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the heaviest piece of stone ever fashioned by the ancient Egyptians.