Fly to Abu Simbel, where you will enjoy the sound and light show in front of the massive two temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari before visiting those great sites at the morning.
- Day 1: Abu Simbel
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to Cairo airport, where you will catch the flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be picked up and driven to the hotel where you will check in. In the evening we will transfer you to the temple of Abu Simbel, where you will attend the Sound & Light Show.
It will turn back time to the time of the pharaohs and enchanting you with melodious music and bringing the ancient world to life around you. The show includes projections onto the temples showing how they once looked, and telling the story of the temple and his owner, the great King Ramses II. Then you will be transferred back to the hotel to stay overnight.
- Day 2: Abu Simbel, Cairo
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Abu Simbel and then you will visit the location of the most famous temples (The Great and Small temples) of King Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. The most spectacular aspect of this temple is its setting in the solid rock above the banks of the Nile River. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which runs from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). It is believed that the axis of the temple was positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, except of the statue of Ptah, the god connected with the Underworld, who always remained in the dark. These dates are allegedly the king's birthday and coronation day.
Then we will drive you back to Aswan airport by air conditioned vehicle, where you will catch the flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo to stay overnight.