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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour from Aswan Egypt | Booking Best Aswan Day Tours

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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10 Hours

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour from Aswan Egypt | Booking Best Aswan Day Tours

Get the best of Aswan day tours and reserve Abu Simbel Sun Festival tour from Aswan twice a year. Combine the Abu Simbel Sun Festival with exploring the temples of Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. Booking Private Aswan Day Tour to Abu Simbel to enjoy the exceptional phenomenon of Abu Simbel temples of Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari.

Day trip to Abu Simbel Sun Festival begins with picking you up at your Aswan hotel or Nile River Cruise at midnight. Aswan excursions to Abu Simbel Sun Festival include a private transfer from Aswan and a private Egyptologist. However, upon arrival, you will see the Sun passes through the temple of Ramses II and illuminates the faces of the gods (Amun-Ra, Ramesses II, and Ra-Horakhty), except the god Ptah, the god of darkness.

Two hours to marvel at the temples of Abu Simbel while your Egyptologist guide explains the ancient Egyptian feasts. Besides, the secrets of ancient Egyptian Civilization, and Egyptian history. The event occurs twice yearly on the 22nd of February and the 22nd of October. Therefore, the Feast announces the beginning of the cultivation season according to ancient Egyptians’ beliefs.

After the phenomenon of the Abu Simbel, the visitors will enjoy traditional Nubian dance and live music. Spend time to know some secrets of Nubia, Nubian history, traditions, and why Ramesses II built his temples there. Right now, the temples of Abu Simbel are not on the original sites, they were relocated after Egypt built the High Dam in the 1960s.

The temples of Abu Simbel

Explore the significant big temple for the king Ramesses II and concentrate on Qadesh Battel against Hittites. After, continue to the Nefertari temple and marvel at the beautiful colors and designs of Nefertari with goddess Hathor.

Egypt Palma Tours arranges this Egypt Tour to the Pharaonic temple twice a year to enjoy the feast. Meanwhile, learn about the Pharaonic Civilization, ancient Egyptian history, and the history of some Egyptian Pharaohs like Ramesses II, and Nefertari.

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  • Attending Abu Simbel sun festivals
  • Marvel at the great temple of Ramesses II, Nefertari


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Early Pick up
Early Pick up

On that day everybody should wake up early, traveling three hours through the desert convoy of buses and cars and limousines to reach those Two amazing temples with an amazing history.

Abu Simbel temples
Abu Simbel temples

Abu Simbel temples are Impressive buildings built thousands of years ago. Every year the people gathered from all over the world around Abu Simbel temples in the southern city of Aswan to watch the rare phenomenon, which occurs only twice a year.
on 21 February, and 21 October Only on these two days, the sun shines in the sacred chamber, lighting up three of the four statues. The one left without rays being the god of darkness.


You have to know that the place you visit now is not the original place where the temples stand. Egypt built the High Dam after the growing need for electricity in 1960 and as a direct result, the Dam created Lake Nasser and rising waters flooded a number of important archaeological sites along the banks of the Nile. The rising waters threatened the temples at Abu Simbel and the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) orchestrated a massive construction project that moved the temple back 180 meters and 65 meters up, Cutting the entire site into large blocks, dismantled them, numbering then and reconstructed them in the new site took 4 years between save the two temples from the rising water of the Lake Nasser, growing behind Aswan dam. The only result of the move is that the days of illumination have delayed one day. It means now we celebrate it on 22 February and 22 October instead of the twenty-first.

Back to Aswan

At the end of the day, we will drive again back to Aswan.


  • Round transfer from Aswan and back
  • Archeologist guide
  • Entrance fees for the sun festival and the temples
  • Any personal expenses
  • Tipping

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Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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