Take this exciting private excursion to Aswan and Abu Simble from El Gouna to get to know the fascinating landscape along the Nile and to admire the magnificent temples of the Pharaohs. You will first visit the enchanting Philae Temple in Aswan and then marvel at the high dam, a technical feat of the 20th century, before you are enchanted by the two temples of Ramses II in Abu Simble. A qualified Egyptology tour guide will expertly teach you the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.
For your private excursion to Aswan and Abu Simble from El Gouna, you will be picked up from your hotel in El Gouna at early morning and drive to Luxor / Qena. From Qena, take the 1st class train to Aswan. You will be welcomed at Aswan station and visit with your private tour guide:
The Philae or Isis Temple stood on Philae Island south of Aswan, and after the construction of the high dam, the temple was under water for several months of the year. Therefore, the temple was transferred to the neighboring island of Agilika from 1977 to 1980. In 553 AD, the temple served as a church, so much of the relief in the temple was destroyed.
The High Dam
The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.
After that you fortify yourself with lunch and check in 5 star hotel where you spend the night.
Today our excursion to the rock temples of Abu Simble takes place. You drive to Abu Simlel early in the morning in a private, fully air-conditioned vehicle with your private Egyptology. During the outward journey you will experience the fascinating sunrise in the desert and on the way back you can admire the mirage.
The two temples of Abu Simble were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. built and were under the sand until 1817, then the Italian Belzoni has freed the two temples from the sand. The Ramses temple extends 60 meters directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both temples were moved 62 m higher in the years 1964-1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.
After visiting the Abu Simble temples, drive back to Aswan for lunch.
You will then be transfer to Aswan station and take the 1st class train back to Qena. You will be picked up at Qena station and drive back to your hotel in El Gouna.
After the excursion to Abu Simble there is also the possibility to drive to Luxor , to spend the night there and only to return to El Gouna the next morning.
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