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    Discovered by J.L  Burekhardt, the two temples at Abu Simbel are not only among the most magnificent monuments in the world, but their removal and reconstruction was in itself an historic event.  Threatened with submersion in the 1960's with the construction of the High Dam and in a dramatic race against time, UNESCO launched a worldwide appeal for funds to relocate these massive structures.  During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled from where they had been build more than 3,000 years before and raised over 60 meters up the sandstone cliff.  Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun and covered with an artificial mountain.  Located 280km from Aswan, Abu Simbel is considered a must see by all whose who visit Egypt.
   
Abu Simbel Options
   
Option 1: Overnight Stay
Option 2: Day tour


Departs: Daily
Start Point: Aswan
End Point: Aswan

   

Abu Simbel Overnight




    A fantastic opportunity to see these spectacular temples that Ramses II dedicated to Re-Harakhte, and that of his wife Nefertari dedicated to Hathor.  Be transported back in time by the mesmerising Sound & Light Show and spend the night in a hotel nearby these monuments.
Inclusions





    * Return flights Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan
* Meet & Assist in Aswan and Abu Simbel
* Private transfers to hotel and temple
* Tourist class accommodation
* Breakfast, Dinner
* Sightseeing & entrance fees

Abu Simbel Day Tour



 

 

    A short tour of discovery of one of the most impressive structures and monuments in the world.  Ancient Kingdoms programme includes meet and assist in Aswan and Abu Simbel by our local office representatives, small group or private transfer to the temples and priority entrance and guides.

Enjoy a morning tour of one of the most impressive monuments in the world.
Inclusions



    * Return flights from Aswan
* Meet and assist in Aswan and abu Simbel
* Small group or private transfer to the temples
* Priority entrance and guides


 

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