pick up at 4:00 am at your hotel in Aswan, then crossing the desert by private vehicle air-conditioned on the coolest morning. Go to Abu Simbel to see the great temple of Ramses II and the temple of Queen Nefertari, both discovered in 1813 when they were almost entirely covered with sand.
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues,The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor,the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground,The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
Find out how they were displaced in 1960 with the help of the Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid rising waters of the Nile. See the mural depicting the famous victory of Ramses II at the Battle of Qadesh and admire the small temple he built for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. Marvel at the rock sanctuary and its incredible bas-reliefs before returning to Aswan to be dropped
Optional activities Tips (traditional tip) Customer Reviews What will you have a live guide Duration 8 hours Jump the line, enter faster Pickup service Support from your accommodation in Aswan.
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