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Abu Simbel Tour

$110 per Group / Trip

The temples of Ramses the Great and his Great Royal Wife, Nefertari can be seen on this Full-Day Tour from Aswan.

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 Who Are We?

Egyptian Sidekick is a non-profit, fair-tourism network of English-speaking, Egyptian university students, local guides and their international friends. At Egyptian Sidekick, we facilitate personalized sightseeing and cultural experiences in-and-around Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan in Egypt, providing maximum flexibility for all travelers at a low, flat daily rate.

Which Sidekick is right for you?

Abu Simbel Full-Day Tour
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Airport Drop-off Following your Tour
We guarantee a professional and hassle-free experience
You will be meet you at your hotel, hostel or place of residence
Abu Simbel opens at 6 AM and close at 4 PM each day
You are welcome to stop for food & drink, or to shop

ABU SIMBEL

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Temple of Ramses the Great at Abu Simbel

 What’s Included?
  • 1 Driver
  • A/C Transportation
  • Unlimited Sightseeing & Travel
  • Full-Day Availability
  • 4:30 AM & 10:30 AM Start Times
  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Gratuities

 What’s Excluded?
  • Site Admission
  • Food & Drink

 ISIC Student Card
  • Discount25-53% 

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This tour exclusively covers the rock-hewn temples of Ramses the Great, and his Great Royal Wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel.

 Admission
  • Please note that site admission is charged in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) by site authorities at each location.
  • A discount between 25-53% off the regular price of admission applies at most sites for students with a valid ISIC student card.

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Great Temple of Ramses II

Ramses the II, the son of Seti I who would become known as “Great” among the pharaohs, sought to project Egypt’s power into gold-rich Nubia. The temple is meant to show all passersby who ruled the region, and who should be worshiped as a god. The temple was rescued from rising waters resulting from the construction of the Aswan High Dam, and was rebuilt on higher ground. During the Winter Solstice, the sun hits three of the four sitting dieties at the far end of the temple, save for Ptah, the god of craftsmen and the underworld.

Temple of Nefertari and Hathor

Nefertari was Ramses the Great’s chief royal wife, and the temple he built alongside his own is said to be an incredible demonstration of his love. Nefertari was apparently very beautiful, and her tomb in the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, then Thebes, is superbly preserved. She was respected throughout the ancient world, and is shown with jewelry from the Near East in her tomb’s murals. Surprisingly, there is no mention of her husband Ramses in her tomb, although it is known he outlived her.

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