Admire the magnificent Aswan High Dams and Temple of Philae.
Marvel at majestic Unfinished Obelisk.
Explore the mighty Abu Simbel Temple and Hathor Temple.
Day 1: Aswan City Tour
In the morning, our versatile English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby, where he or she will give a short review of this Aswan tour. After that, we will transfer to a private vehicle and set out for the majestic Aswan High Dams, which were built between 1960 and 1970. It made a great contribution to prevent local citizens from inundation by the River Nile. Some 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) long and 978 meters (3,215 feet) tall, the High Dams also provide splendid views for visitors. After that, we will move our steps to the majestic Unfinished Obelisk, which is believed to have been the largest of its kind in ancient Egypt. The obelisk is about 42 meters (138 feet) long and weighs about 1,168 tons. At the end of the day, we will pay respects to the Temple of Philae, which is well known since renovations in 1980. The Temple of Philae is dedicated to Goddess Isis, who was in charge of fertility and productiveness. Here, we can see grand buildings, vivid relief and exquisite murals. After the guided tour, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan
After breakfast, we will head out southwards to visit Abu Simbel with a private transfer. Upon arrival, we will visit the magnificent Abu Simbel Temple and its affiliated Hathor Temple, which were situated at the west bank of Lake Nasser and carved out of the mountain. The Abu Simbel Temple, aka the Sun God Temple, was dedicated to the Pharaoh of Ramesses II, while the Hathor Temple, also known as the Temple of Queen Nefertari, served for Queen Nefertari, Ramesses II’s beloved wife. Inside the temple, we can catch a close glimpse of delicate murals, stone columns, and mottled sculptures, especially the four huge rock statues of Ramses II on the stunning façade. In addition, the precious frescoes allow us to see not only the religious rituals of ancient Egypt, but also the commemorative scenes and inscriptions telling of the battles and army led by the King. Moreover, what makes the temple mysterious is that the sun rays will directly hit the statues of gods straight through the entrance on the Sun Day. All cultural relics we are going to see reflect the glorious and grand times in the new Kingdom. At the end of the day, we will drop you off at your hotel. Your Aswan holidays will come to an end but we hope you take away many happy memories of your time with us.
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- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of English speaking guide per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
- International flight into and out Egypt.
- Accommodation and meals.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Egypt Visa Fee.
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