Two Day Trip to Abu Simbel and Aswan from Marsa Alam Start from $410
Drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan. Spend the fist day visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam around Aswan. Stay overnight and then head to Abu Simbel in the morning before returning to Marsa Alam.
Day 1: Marsa Alam to Aswan / Aswan Tours
At morning time our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam by air-conditioned modern van to Aswan (the journey takes about 4H30 minutes drive) to visit the Philae Temple which dedicated to goddess Isis as well this temple was dismantled and reconstructed on Agilika Island after Aswan High dam was constructed. Then you wil continue your tour in Aswan to the see Unfinished Obelisk which belongs to unknown pharaoh, it offers unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques, with marks from workers’ tools still clearly visible as well as ocher-colored lines marking where they were working.
Lunch at local restaurant in Aswan and then you will move to the High Dam which was constructed in 1960 and completed in 1970 and its main function to protect Egypt from the annual floods as well as providing storage of water for agriculture. From there you will be driven to your hotel for check in. Free time in Aswan with an optional evening tour to attend the fabulous and spectacular Sound and light show at Philae temple in Aswan, enjoyable overnight stay in Aswan.
Day 2: Abu Simbel Tour from Aswan / Marsa Alam
At 03:15 AM you will be picked up from your hotel in Aswan by air-conditioned modern van to Abu Simbel (the journey from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes about 3 hours drive) the main attraction being the great sun temple of Ramses II and the temple of queen Nefertari. Both temples were discovered in 1813 it was almost completely covered with sand. Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile. Ramses II built the temple mostly to honor himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Qadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies.
On the north of Ramses temple, the Nefertrai Temple which was built by Ramses II to his favorite wife queen Nefertari among other 200 wives and concubines. After finishing the visit to Abu Simbel you will transfer to Aswan for free time at leisure and free walking tour of Aswan and before 6 o’clock in the evening, you will be transferred by your private vehicle back to your hotel in Marsa Alam
(the journey takes about 4H30 minutes drive).