Day Tour To Abu Simbel From Aswan

This extraordinary 12-hour day tour from Aswan allows visitors to experience the grandeur of the Abu Simbel Temple complex without the crowds. Departing at 3 AM, travelers are treated to the spectacular sight of the two magnificent temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his beloved queen Nefertari, illuminated by the rising sun. An expert guide provides invaluable historical context throughout, as visitors tour this architectural marvel and gain insight into the ancient Egyptian beliefs captured in the vivid carvings and statues.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Abu Simbel Day Tour From Aswan Itinerary

Our tour begins at 3 AM with our rep picking you up from your hotel in Aswan. This early start time allows us to reach Abu Simbel before the crowds and in the cool morning hours.

Our air-conditioned vehicle provides comfortable transportation from Aswan as we make our way northwest towards the majestic temple complex located on the banks of Lake Nasser.

Reach the site just as the first rays of sunlight break over the Eastern Desert, illuminating the towering facade of the Great Temple in a warm glow.

Marvel at the colossal exterior statues of Ramesses II upon arrival before entering the inner sanctuary to observe the intricately carved relief scenes paying homage to the pharaoh's military victories.

Just next to the Great Temple lies the smaller but no less impressive Temple of Nefertari, featuring wall paintings and reliefs honoring Ramesses's beloved wife and equal.

Learn about ancient Egyptian religious and mythological beliefs, temple symbolism, and the significant roles played by Ramesses II and Nefertari from our knowledgeable guide.

Witnessing the magnificent Abu Simbel Temple Complex at sunrise is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Throughout the tour, I strived to craft an itinerary that would allow visitors to immerse themselves fully in ancient history and come away feeling inspired. By starting in the tranquil morning hours and closely following all logistical details, I aim to relieve travelers of any stresses so they may lose themselves fully in wonder among the grand halls and vibrant carvings. Our expert guide provides essential historical context to help visitors forge deep connections to this marvel and gain new perspectives into the beliefs and accomplishments of Pharaoh Ramesses II. For those with a curiosity for Egypt's rich past, I hope this special daytrip to Abu Simbel from Aswan leaves an impression that will linger long after their return home. It was my mission to orchestrate an educational, awe-inspiring, and seamless tour experience, and I look forward to witnessing the joy and insight gained by all who join us to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • A seat in a shared 14, 16, 21, 28, or 36-seater vehicle.
  • An English-speaking Egyptologist (other languages are available for an extra charge).
  • A bottle of water each.
  • All taxes and charges.

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Entrance fees to the main sites.
  • Food.
  • Tipping.
  • Any optional activity/tour that’s not mentioned in the itinerary above.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $60
  • 2 Persons $60 Each
  • 3 Persons $60 Each
  • 4 Persons $60 Each
  • 5 Persons $60 Each
  • 6 Persons $60 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $60 Each

Why Choose Us?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

Frequently Asked Questions

To book this extraordinary day tour contact the WhatsApp numbers. They will assist you in reserving your spot and provide you with all the necessary information regarding the tour, or to inquire about any further details in the day tour.

Absolutely! We understand that time constraints vary for each traveler. Let us know your preferences, and we will tailor the tour accordingly.

Yes, there will be restroom facilities available at Abu Simbel. Your guide will inform you about the designated break times and locations where you can freshen up and use the facilities.

As Abu Simbel Temple is not a religious site, visitors are not required to dress modestly. Additionally, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering the inner sanctum of the temple.

Photography is allowed inside the temple; however, using flash is prohibited to preserve delicate artwork. Feel free to capture the beauty of the temple complex without the use of flash, and don’t forget to share your stunning photos with friends and family.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

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Abu Simbel Day Tour From Aswan

An Extraordinary Journey into Ancient History
This extraordinary 12-hour tour from Aswan provides an unforgettable opportunity to step back in time and experience the grandeur of the Abu Simbel temples. As your highly trained advisor oriented in catering to diverse needs, it is my duty to craft meticulous itineraries and offer insightful guidance to create the most enriching cultural experiences. Let me take you on a virtual journey through this remarkable day tour of one of Egypt’s most celebrated archaeological sites.

A Peaceful Start in the Predawn Hours
Your adventure begins well before sunrise, as our vehicles depart from Aswan under the velvety dark sky. Snuggled comfortably inside our air-conditioned shuttles, you’ll be briefed on health and safety protocols to adhere by throughout. As we drive northwest along Lake Nasser’s scenic shores, you can relax with refreshing drinks and snacks to energize for the sights ahead. The early start grants exclusive access to Abu Simbel with significantly fewer crowds, allowing for an intimate discovery.

Witnessing History Illuminated
Still shrouded in shadow, the formidable façade of the Great Temple looms ahead as we arrive just as the first oranges of dawn tease the horizon. Our guide’s voice awakens your senses with an introduction to the site’s significance. As light washes dramatically over the towering statues of Ramesses II, cameras click furiously to immortalize this stirring moment. You feel as though you’ve been transported back centuries to witness an awe-inspiring reawakening of this ancient sanctuary.

Exploring the Grand Temple Complex
Led by our seasoned expert, your exploration within the temples’ colossal halls awakens a profound appreciation for the skilled artisans’ precision. Every meticulously carved hieroglyph and meticulously aligned architectural feature holds a story. Awe arises at the ingenious astronomical alignments engineered to maximize sunlight on appointed celestial dates. Through your guide’s vivid narrations, you gain new perspectives on pharaonic dynasties, religious practices, and the pivotal roles played by powerful rulers like Ramesses II and his esteemed queen.

Paying Homage to Queen Nefertari
No visit is complete without appreciating the magnificent temple built for Nefertari, Ramesses’s beloved wife and equal. Similar in layout yet more ornate, its relief-lined corridors narrate intimate royal scenes. Your guide shares insights into the rare dynamic between these two figures that cemented Abu Simbel’s construction. Tracing their preserved love story evokes admiration for civilizations of antiquity. By tour’s end, you feel immersed in eras long past through glimpses into treasured lives celebrated here.

Fond Farewells and Lasting Memories
All too soon, the sun ushers you to depart this enchanting complex. However, knowledge and memories gained here will surely resonate lifelong. Over refreshments onboard, recap major highlights and lessons learned with newfound friends. Wave goodbye to the awe-inspiring façade shrinking into the distance, content with having experienced Abu Simbel in a most impactful way. This extraordinary tour gifts an education like no other – one that awakens wonder for ingenuity, and respect for the builders of mysteries that still confound. I hope our time together has sparked curiosity to dig deeper into Egypt’s immeasurably rich heritage. Until next we meet!

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