285 kilometers south of Aswan and some 500 kilometers south of Luxor, one reaches Abu Simbel. The small village of less than 3000 inhabitants is famous for its splendid temples of Ramses II and its wife Nefertari. The temples, originally built as a power demonstration against the peoples of southern Egypt in the 13th century BC, were saved in 1979 in a spectacular displacement action before sinking into the Nasser reservoir. They are now on an island which is connected to the village of Abu Simbel by a navigable bridge.
Please note that this temple complex is about 3.5 hours by car from Aswan, but a visit is absolutely worthwhile. Abu Simbel is located in the far south of Egypt. Due to the distance from Aswan, you should plan a day trip for a visit (1.5 hours per temple, 3.5 hours one way = good 10 hours duration).
Booking-ID: L0001, Price examples:
- 1 adult (high season/full board/car) : a total of 2.036 LE
- 2 adults (high season/full board/car): a total of 2.346 LE