Aswan & Abu SimbelA city in the south of Egypt and the capital of the governorate of the same name. Situated on the eastern bank of the Nile, at the first cataract, the city is a tourist destination and an important center for local tourism. Discover Nubian culture on a private tour of Aswan from Marsa Alam with an Egyptologist guide. Visit Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae, and Unfinished Obelisk.
Trip planPick up from Marsa Alam in the early morning (04:00).
Upon arrival in Aswan, lunch and then travel to the picturesque island of Agilkia, where there is a temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis (transferred there from the previously flooded island of Philae). We will also go to the Great Dam on the Nile near Aswan. The dam offers a great view of Lake Nasser and the first cataract on the Nile.
After dinner, a horse-drawn carriage trip to the Souk Aswan, a famous bazaar where you can buy traditional spices and souvenirs.
Overnight in a 3 * hotel, in double rooms.
On the second day, early wake up (breakfast on the way - packed lunch), we will have a 3-hour drive through the desert to Abu Simbel, where we will visit the temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari (place of worship of the god Ra Hour Akhti). These temples were relocated prior to the commissioning of the High Dam in the 1960s, resulting in flooding a long stretch of the Nile area below Aswan.
Lunch and return to Marsa Alam in the evening.