4 Days 3 Nights
Hurghada to Abu Simbel | Best Aswan Day Tours from Hurghada
Book your Hurghada to Abu Simbel 3 Nights from Hurghada and explore the Greco-Roman temples in upper Egypt. This trip offers an unforgettable experience and visits the ancient wonders of Egypt Like the Isis temple. Meanwhile, you will visit the Awan High Dam, a rock-fill dam across the Nile River at Aswan. That engineering miracle brought the Nile’s destructive floods to an end and brought more than 100,000 acres of desert land for cultivation. Also, we will visit the granite quarries. Granite was the third most important stone used in Egyptian civilization, after sandstone and limestone.
Moreover, we will visit the Abu Simbel temples. we will have time to gaze at the beautiful and phenomenal temples of Ramesses and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Two hours to listen to the story behind the temples and how they were relocated after Egypt built the High Dam in the 1960s. Your guide will explain to you why UNESCO launched a successful campaign to save submerged temples by Nasser Lake water. Researchers, archaeologists, historians, engineers, and architects from 30 countries carried out the rescue mission and they did it.
Hurghada to Abu simbel ends in Luxor where you can discover why Karnak is the biggest temple in the world. In addition, you can walk along the Sphinx Avenue of ram-headed statues, extending for about 3 kilometers. Meanwhile, we will visit the valley of the kings with its 62 tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs. Our tour will come to end with the temple of the female Pharoah Queen Hatshepsut and her funerary temple.
Early pick up from the hotel after breakfast around 07.00 am. On the way, you will have a coffee break where you can use the WC (5 L.E) per person or enjoy coffee or tea. Upon arrival in Aswan, we will check-in at the hotel. Free time till dinner at the hotel with the chance to go to Aswan city at night for a walk or visit the Aswan souk.
Lunch and dinner
Early pick up to Abu Simbel from Aswan to visit the temples of Abu Simbel. You will have two hours there to gaze at the beautiful and phenomenal temples of Ramesses and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Two hours to listen to the story behind the temples and how they were relocated after Egypt built the High Dam in the 1960s. two hours to know why UNESCO launched a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by Nasser Lake water. Researchers, archaeologists, historians, engineers, and architects of 30 countries carried out the rescue mission and they did it.
You will have enough time to enter the two temples of Ramesses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. Check how one of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs loved his wife to the point that he wrote on the façade of her temple” TO WHOM THE SUN SHINES”.
Explore the fabulous reliefs of the King's war against the Hittites in Qadesh and the beautiful offering scenes of the vestibule with the side rooms served as treasuries and storerooms. End your visit to the temple with the sanctuary where you can see the four statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, the pharaoh himself, and Raharakhty.
Move to the temple of Hathor to the north of the great temple. The reliefs on the walls of that temple are of great artistic and historical value.
Once your two hours visit is over, you will be taken back to Aswan for lunch and a free afternoon to visit the Nubian village or do Felucca riding against the charge.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel then start our visit to Aswan attractions
Start your Aswan tours a full day with the High Dam, the world's largest embankment dam since the 1960s. your guide will explain to you the purpose of the dam, the benefits of the project, the details around the dam, and if the High Dam succeeded to regulate the flow of the Nile River or not.
On your way, you will pass the Aswan low Dam and you will surely know why the Aswan Low Dam was not adequate to control the annual flooding. At the end of your tour in the High Dam, and in case you are interested to visit the memorial lotus flower shape Soviet-Egypt Friendship Monument you can.
Enjoy a short motorboat riding to the magnificent ISIS temple. You need to open your heart and mind to listen to your guide to the stories behind the building of this temple. Do not miss the myth of Osiris, Isis, and Seth and how the loyal wife found her husband's heart here.
Explore with your guide the Curse of the two Obelisks standing one day in front of the first Pylon and what happened to everyone involved in moving them to Kingston Palace in the UK.
Discover the best MAMISI and its function in that time. Do not miss the last Hieroglyphic text in the whole of Egypt in this temple. Look at the beautiful design of transporting Osiris's body on the back of the crocodile from Abydos to Philae. Enjoy the French graffiti dating back to 1800 and the amazing Trajan Kiosk.
Listen from your Egyptologist guide on how the original island was submerged underwater after building the High Dam and how UNESCO launched and saved the temple to its present site. Please remember that the Philae temple was one of the last places where ancient Egyptian religion was practiced even after the spreading of Christianity.
Your last stop will be the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut in the granite quarries of Aswan. The Obelisk provides a great idea about how these monuments were created. how they would have liberated the huge structure from the bedrock. Take your photos there and proceed with your guide to the next amazing stop.
At the end of your tour, you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant then you will take the first-class train to Luxor to check in at your hotel in Luxor on a H/B basis. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then start your full-day tour to Luxor highlights
Karnak temple, also the temple of Amun is the largest religious temple in the world. Karnak is a complex of Pylons, Obelisks, Chapels, columns, statues, Sacred lakes, and sanctuaries dedicated to the triad of Luxor Amon, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu. Karnak temple is famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall. the Earth ramp on which they built the pylon. Karnak is considered an invaluable historical site and resource of information about the evolution of ancient Egypt.
Listen from your guide to the stories behind each part of the temple and how it was saved between 2001-2003 with a long-term conservation treatment plan. Most of the New Kingdom kings added parts to the Karnak temple-like Tuthmosis III, Ramses II, Seti I, Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, and Akhenaton.
Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant with a Nile view. Open buffet lunch with almost 8 different kinds of salads, rice, pasta, vegetables, sweet potatoes, grilled chicken, fish, kofta, soap, and 4 different desserts.
Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are the second-highest statues in Egypt after those of Abu Simbel. Once those statues were decorating the entrance of the biggest mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile for king Amenhotep III. The statues depict Amenhotep III as a seated king on the throne with the royal symbols above his head with small figures of his mother and wife beside his legs. The statues are carved from one single block of stones, and each weighs 720 tons.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the kings is the greatest, most popular, and most visited place on the West bank of the River Nile. Valley of the king's painted tombs allows visitors a glimpse at the magical formula and the death rituals of ancient Egypt. Most of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (62 Pharaohs) were buried in rock-cut tombs in the valley of the kings. Valley of the kings was and still, is one of the MUST GO destinations in Egypt as it is the burial site for the boy king, Tutankhamun. Visit 3 tombs and admire some of the ancient sarcophagus, paintings, and the stories of the UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.
Hatshepsut temple is a unique mortuary temple located on the West bank of the River Nile and it is one of the most beautiful sites on the west bank of the Nile. One of the most impressive sites in Luxor and was modeled after another temple 500 years earlier temple for Mentuhotep II, founder of the Middle Kingdom. Hatshepsut was the only female monarch to rule every long term for almost 23 years and she was the daughter of King Thutmose I, the half-sister and wife of Thutmose II, and stepmother of Thutmose III. Hatshepsut temple was designed into the cliff and it consists of 3 terraces connected with two ramps. Here you can see some of the most important stories in this temple like the divine birth of the queen, the Punt expedition, Hathor chapel, and Anubis chapel.
At the end of the tour in Luxor, we will drive you back to Hurghada.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Hurghada hotel.
Please note that the trip is available from Marsa Alam, Safaga, El Gouna, Soma Bay, and Sahl Hasheesh.
This program is a proposal that includes our route suggestions. You can consider it the starting point to a trip that can be customized according to your wishes, changing the number of days, sightseeing, etc.