Early morning pickup from your hotel or cruise ship in Aswan by an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to Abu Simbel (approx. 3 hours). Once in Abu Simbel you will enjoy a guided tour of Ramses II Temple and the Temple of Queen Nefertari. Both are definitely a must-see for Egypt travelers. Ramses II Temple was carved out of the mountains and was rediscovered in 1813. With a height of more than 20 meters, the four famous statues of Ramses II overlook the Nile at the entrance of the temple. Inside, in the sacred sanctuary, another four statues of gods sitting on their thrones are carved out the back wall. Twice a year these statues are illuminated by the first rays of the rising sun. The temple of Ramses’ wife Queen Nefertari (also known as the Temple of Hathor) is also carved out of the mountain and is a smaller version of the Ramses II Temple.
After visiting the temples you will be transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.