From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples Day Trip by Plane

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Aswan: Abu Simbel Temples Day Trip by Plane

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 373 per person

Abu Simbel temples among the most incredible of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take a cultural journey to this world-famous tourist destination from Aswan and explore the exterior and interior of these iconic sites and surrounding smaller temples.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup from your hotel or selected location in Aswan.


  • Discover the fascinating history of the Abu Simbel temples
  • Visit the temples of Hathor
  • See the 1000-year-old hieroglyphs and petroglyphs
  • Experience the wonders of the sun in the inner sanctum
Full description
Spend a full day taking a guided tour of one of the most magnificent sites in Eygpt: the Abu Simbel temples. In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Aswan and take you to the airport. From there, head towards the most magnificent landscape of ancient Egypt. These massive rock reliefs are considered the grandest and most beautiful temples commissioned during Ramses’ reign, and some of the most beautiful in Egypt. This iconic site is situated on the western banks of the Nile and was dedicated to Ramses the Great and his queen Nefertari. Accompany your guide on an exploration of these temples and learn fascinating historical facts about the site, including the reason why they were dismantled and re-located in the 1960s. Twice a year, a beautiful phenomenon takes place: witness the sun shining into the holy sanctum which lights up the colossal statues of Ptah, Amun, Ta, and Ramses. In the interior, discover 1000 years of temple arts, petroglyphs, and hieroglyphs. You’ll also explore the many other small and large temples located in the area.   After you’ve taken in the magnificence of this site to the fullest, your guide will drop you off at the Abu Simbel Airport for your return to your accommodation in Aswan.
  • Pickup and drop-off to/from your hotel in Aswan and Aswan Airport
  • Return airfare
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Mineral water
  • All entry fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Other drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour might be rescheduled based on flights schedule as it’s currently fluctuating due to Covid
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The afternoon before our trip, we were contacted by the company and advised that the flight to Abu Simbel had been cancelled, presumably through no fault of the trip provider. However, it was odd that weather was given as the purported reason, and the weather was absolutely fine. In any event, we were going to cancel the trip, but the company offered to drive us to/from Abu Simbel with our guide (and provide us with a refund of the cost of the flight). After considering the lengthy trip, we still decided to go ahead do the car ride down to Abu Simbel. We appreciated the company offering this alternative option. We were ready for the pickup at the designated 4:30am pickup time, but the driver and guide were about 10 minutes late, which was not great as we were in an unfamiliar area. in any event, it worked out fine. Overall, we had a very nice trip with our guide and he was very helpful. The drive was pleasant, and went by relatively quickly. And Abu Simbel was amazing!

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January 21, 2020

A very pleasant trip with helpful support over whatsapp. The driver was polite and punctual, the guide had perfect knowledge about the temples. With the plane you have the advantage of travelling fast and avoiding a long time in the bus or car. Just one tip: do not take any lighter with you to the airport. You are not allowed to take a lighter in your hand luggage (at least in Jan 2022). The rest of the journey is really exciting and relaxed. The travel agent could even arrange an additional stop to visit one more sightseeing point in Aswan on the way back. Great job!

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January 29, 2022


A little expensive, but worth it. Had I booked it myself, it would probably have been cheaper. But so you didn't have to worry about anything.

November 7, 2021

Product ID: 295675