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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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US$103.00*
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan
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US$338.00*
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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan
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Temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari with Flight from Aswan

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Visit in October or February for these reasons

It is an Amazing temple, totally cut into the rock, has been moved recently in order to raise it higher than the water level after the High dam built. In October and February 22nd... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an Amazing temple, totally cut into the rock, has been moved recently in order to raise it higher than the water level after the High dam built. In October and February 22nd special event happens called the sun perpendicular on the Sanctuary of Ramesses II's Temple. Make sure you'll visit Abu Simbel if you are near Egypt on... More 

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan your trip on two of the rare days in year when the sunlight reach inside the temple on the temple-god. These are 21st Feb and 20th Sep. Confirm before you plan. Cameras not allowed inside temple. Fabulous pictures can be taken outside. Lake Nasser is amazing and very huge. 2-3hours is sufficient time if you are fond of photography.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first view of the Temple was as we flew into the small airport, and it was just as I had pictured it from National Geographic Magazines going back to the 1960's when it was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, created by the new Aswan High Dam. But nothing could prepare for the wow factor on actually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple complex is amazing and deserves at least 2 hours to explore properly. A well informed guide here is an absolute must as the history and details of everything to be found can be overwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The statues of Ramses in this temple are just massive. To get to this temple you need to fly from Aswan or Luxor, in 45 to 60 minutes, but regardless of the hassle of getting there, this would be, in my opinion, one of the 4 must important sites to visit in all of Egypt. This temple was relocated when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really world heritage. Would be a shame not to go there when you are around. I like even more the smaller of the 2.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always worth a visit, by plane from Aswan of by bus from Aswan. Great temple of Ramesses II and another dedicated to his Great Wife Nefertari. Numerous stela cut by his various viceroys adorn the walkway to the temple. Interior has a statue which is illuminated at the equinoxes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst taking our lives in our hands we gathered in the Town Centre of Aswan at 3.30am for a 4.00am departure. We were waiting for other minibuses and private cars to gather in a large car park so that we could leave en-mass in convoy on almost a 200 mile journey escorted by police and security!!!! Taking a route across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is worth getting up early and taking the long ride in the desert to see. The size of the sculptures are a 'must see' in person. Plus the serenity of the, right on Nasser reservoir is beautiful. After I booked a minibus to see them, I had others tell me that you should have official escorts through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A three and a hour drive from Aswan took us to this beautiful site. The temple dedicated to Pharoah Ramses II, built in 1400 BC is an engineering and architectural marvel. Although the entrance is small, it opens into a huge cavern with exquisitely carved columns and rooms depicting scenes of his greatness. The temple dedicated to Queen Nefartari is... More 

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