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Luxor to Aswan: Temples of Abu Simbel (Private)

Private Tour:  USD 185 - 250
Duration: 2 Days(need to book 10 days in advance)
Location: Luxor
Available From:  Mar 8, 2012 to May 31, 2016
Themes:    Train Trips  Photography  History

Description

This two-day tour takes you from Luxor to Aswan so that you may visit one Egypt’s most special historical wonders, the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. These temples were carved into cliffsides at the southernmost reaches of the ancient Egyptian Empire in the 13th century BC to honor the pharaoh and his wife, Nefertari. After falling into disuse, the temples were practically covered in sand until their rediscovery in the early 1800s. Thetwo temples of Abu Simbel are among the most magnificent monuments in the world, but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. The temples, located 280km away from Aswan near the border with Sudan, were threatened by the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s; they were doomed to submersion in Lake Nasser, which would be created by the project. The Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a worldwide campaign to raise the funds necessary to relocate these important monuments. For a multi-million dollar cost, the entire site was painstakingly cut into huge blocks and moved to higher ground, thus saved for posterity as a patrimony of humanity.
Luxor to Aswan: Temples of Abu Simbel (Private)
Location: Luxor
  • N°  travelers
  • Price/person
  • 1-10 person
  • USD 250
  • 11-25 people
  • USD 185
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Start times: between 16:20 and 17:20
  • Pick-up point: Luxor Hotels or Airport
  • Frequency: Daily
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Itinerary

Visit the Temples of Ramses II in Abu Simbel with the utmost comfort and flexibility on this two-day premium tour out of Luxor. You and your party will be picked up from your Luxor hotel and driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Luxor Railway Station. There you will board either Train 996 (departing at 7:00am) or Train 980 (departing at 5:20pm) to Aswan, travelling in first class. Upon arrival in Aswan you will be escorted to your 5-star hotel and assisted with check-in procedures. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure or just relax, but make sure to get enough sleep for your early start the next day! You should wake up around 3:15am to enjoy your breakfast and begin the excursion to Abu Simbel, where you will spend the day visiting the two Temples of Ramses II. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, an expert in Egyptology, you’re sure to make the most of your day; you can even discuss optional side trips for an additional cost! After returning to Aswan, you will ride the train back to Luxor, and we’ll drop you right back off at your hotel.
Times shown in the schedule are for your reference only.
Day 1
Step 1: Pick-up at your Luxor hotel.
Step 2: Our representative will drive you to the railway station.
Step 3: Enjoy the train ride to Aswan in first class.
Step 4: Pick-up at the Aswan Train Station.
Step 5: Transfer to your hotel and go through with check-in formalities.
Step 6: Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Step 7: Overnight at your Aswan hotel; make sure to get some rest for your early morning!

Day 2
Step 1: Wake up at 3:15am and enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
Step 2: Drive to Abu Simbel.
Step 3: Spend the day visiting the Temples of Ramses II.
Step 4: Return to Aswan.
Step 5: Return to Luxor by train.
Step 6: Pick-up at the railway station and drop-off at your Luxor hotel.

Included In Tour Price

1. Hotel and railway station pick-up and drop-off services
2. Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle appropriate to your group’s size
3. English-speaking tour guide
4. Entrance tickets to all attractions listed in the itinerary
5. Roundtrip, first class train tickets between Luxor to Aswan
6. Accommodation in 5-star hotel in Aswan
7. Breakfast in Aswan on Day 2

Not Included In Tour Price

1. All personal expenses and additional fees not listed as included in tour price
2. Tips/gratuities for services rendered during the tour
3. Personal travel insurance 
4. Meals other than breakfast in Aswan on Day 2

Notes

1. The time listed above may vary due to factors outside the control of the tour guide and driver (e.g. traffic or weather conditions)
2. Children younger than age 3 may participate for free
3. Tips/gratuities for the guide and driver are encouraged for quality service
4. Please keep your passport with you at all times. We also recommend you bring comfortable shoes for walking, sun block, and sunglasses
5. Transportation on this tour is wheelchair accessible. However, you should be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites, some of which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or on a wheel chair

Terms And Conditions

This activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time 7 or more days before the date at which the activity is scheduled to commence. If you cancel between 6 days and 24 hours before the date at which the activity is scheduled to commence, you are entitled to a refund of 50%. During the activity you may discuss optional side trips with your guide, however these trips are not covered under your contract with Trekiz.
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