Aswan, Egypt

Abu Simbel Temple

with George H.

George H.

Next to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. Almost as impressive as the monument itself is the story of its restoration in the 1960's. The temples had to be dismantled and physically moved 60 meters up a cliff where they were reassembled in the exact same relation to each other and the sun.

Abu Simbel lies near the borders of Sudan, about 300 kilometers from Aswan. Earlier temples in Nubia had been located within forts, but here the confidence of Ramses II, whose reign may have lasted as many as 67 years, is illustrated; these temples, probably once brightly colored, were cut into the natural rock and lapped by the Nile. After eleven centuries of oblivion, these temples were rediscovered in 1813 when Johann Ludwig Burckhardt saw by accident the upper parts of the colossal figures. In 1817 Giovanni Battista Belzoni found the entrance, partially freed fr.

*Itinerary:
-Pick up from Your Hotel in Aswan at 3, 15 AM.
-We drive to the Convoy area to start our Tour .
-Arrive to Abu Simbel at 7am .
-Two Hours to Visit the Abu Simbel Temple .
-back to Convoy at 9 am .
-Arrive to Aswan at 12 pm .
-drop you off in Aswan city.

*Private Tour Guide.
*Air conditioned car and Driver.

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$200
per person
for 9 hours


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George H.

I am an English speaking tour guide and Egyptology. I am passionate about sharing my hometown with visitors.I work primarily in Luxor and love to share the history and culture of my country.I have worked for many international tour companies.I am a licensed tour guide and I enjoy working as a tour guide.I believe the tour guide isn't a recorder but an excellent tour Guide is like an actor - he sends a message through a way of creation.I can arrange tailor-made trips for groups or individuals based on your own interests and budget.I travel with my guests when ever possible.If another guide is necessary,I refer only to guides with similar credentials and excellent standards. Full profile Leave a Review