Walk in the footsteps of ancient Egypt’s powerful king, Ramses II, and his wife, the beautiful queen, Nefertari, at their treasured temples, Abu Simbel, the archeological setting of the annual magical sunrise on Ramses II’s face.The full experience
Wonder at ancient Egypt’s proactive engineering and architecture.
Explore the majestic temple of Queen Nefertari.
Learn about the ancient gods of Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah.
Marvel at the historical inscriptions adorning the walls of the temples.
See where the sun rises on Ramses II’s face only twice a year.
On the banks of the peaceful Nasser lake, Abu Simbel temple majestically nestled as a shining symbol from great pharaonic Egypt. From first sight, you will be dazzled by the gigantic statues of king Ramses II that are carved out of rock and stand still to our day. Notice the brilliantly carved smaller statues that decorate the temple’s facades.
Learn about the temple’s history and its critical rescuing made by UNESCO in 1964, in which two massive statues were transferred 200 meters away from the lake to avoid the risk of flood.
Walk along the passageway inside to see thrilling collections of artifacts, statues, and magnificent murals telling the achievements of Ramses II including his historical battle of Kadesh. At the end of this passageway, you will see the iconic Ramses statue in the holy of holies where the sun enlightens his face only twice a year, one on the day he was born, and the other one when he was coronated.
Among the various wives of king Ramses II, he specially built a unique smaller temple dedicated to his beautiful wife, Queen Nefertari. Learn about the intimate love story that linked them together from your Egyptologist guide.
Stop AtAbu Simble TempleDuration: 3 hours
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Photography inside the temple is not allowed.
This tour includes a moderate amount of walking so wear comfortable shoes is recommended.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
You can set the pickup point in the next step, if you don't need pickup
, please be present at the meeting point 10 minutes before the trip starts.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts.
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