ASWAN & ABO SIMBEL FROM MARSA ALAM
Enjoy two days tour private excursion to Abo Simbel with Egyp Plus Voyage from Marsa Alam.
Visiting Phila Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam of Aswan. Which Considered one of the best sights in Upper Egypt, this two days tour of Aswan and Abo Simbel will take you to the most scenic and warm friendly region of ‘Nubia’ known as Aswan. The Nubian people are known throughout Egypt for their hospitality and warmth, along with the opportunity to visit the huge impressive Abo Simbel Temples, and other famous sites.
- Pick up services from your hotel in Marsa Alam and return
- Visit Phila Temple
- Aswan High Dam
- Unfinished Obelisk
- Abo Simbel Temple
- Accommodation at a 4 Star Hotel in Aswan on bed and breakfast
- Lunch Meals during the tours in Aswan and Abo Simbel
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private Egyptologist guide according your own Language
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- Shopping tours in Aswan
- All Service charges and taxes
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses
Caps, sun cream, Comfortable shoes, Money, Cameras, passports, Breakfast boxes from the hotel should arrange one day before the trip at the Reception .
First day from Marsa Alam to Aswan :
You will be picked up by the representative of Egypt Plus Voyage from your hotel in Marsa Alam by a private deluxe A/C vehicle to Aswan, approximately 5 hours from Marsa Alam. Arrive Aswan and begin with a tour of the Temple of ISIS at Phila, one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the Aswan High Dam was built. Enjoy Phila’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Then moving on to see the Unfinished Obelisk which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant then continue your Aswan sightseeing tour by visiting the Aswan High Dam built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was to be flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then transferred to your Hotel for a smooth check in and enjoyable overnight stay.
Second day from Aswan to Abo Simbel:
Early morning pick up from your hotel after breakfast for an amazing guided tour of the impressive Abo Simbel Temples,the main attractions being the great sun Temple of Ramsis II and Temple of Queen Nefertari. Both Temples were discovered in 1813 it were almost completely covered with sand. Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian Government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile. Ramses II built the Temple mostly to honour himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Qadesh battle where his army defeated their enemies. On the north of Ramses Temple, the Nefertari Temple was built by Ramses II for his favourite wife Queen Nefertari who was amongst 200 other wives and concubines. Free time for a memorable photos at the area of Abu Simbel, then transferred back to Aswan to have your lunch, and before 6pm, escorted by your Guide and driver back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.