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Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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Aswan 2, Egypt
Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more
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Overview

Discover a part of Egypt that most first-time visitors miss on a private day trip to the Abu Simbel temples from Aswan. You’ll stay cool and skip the hassle of car hire with private, air-conditioned transport, and enjoy the chance to ask as many questions as you like to your private guide. Plus, you’ll enjoy the freedom to make tweaks to your itinerary.
  • Discover the temples of Abu Simbel with ease on a private tour
  • Listen to historical anecdotes you're unlikely to find in the guidebook
  • Make comfort stops whenever you need as you travel in air-conditioned comfort
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private, air-conditioned transportation
bottled water
English-speaking professional guide (Optional)
Entry fees (Optional)
Lunch at local Restaurant (Optional)
Personal Items
Tipping
any Optional Tours
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Mohamed Saleh Harb Secondary Mechanical School , 3WV4+CVR, Aswan 2, Aswan Governorate 1245006, Egypt

Aswan

This activity will end right where it started.Pickup from a hotel or Nile Cruise in Aswan شياخة ثالثة، قسم أسوان،، Sheyakhah Thalethah, Aswan 1, Aswan Governorate, Egypt . Pickup from Aswan airport 3VQX+HQ5 Aswan 1, Egypt . Pickup from Aswan train station 93 Kornish Al Nile, Abu AR Rish Qebli, Aswan 2, Aswan Governorate, Egypt .
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Health restrictions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • No Back Problems
  • No Expectant Mothers
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Emo Tours Egypt
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan.

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  • "It was a long drive from Aswan, but it was worth it." See review
  • "Departure very early was very important because of temperature at the site." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour for who would like to visit Abu Simbel in 1 day" See review

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star-5
Thank you for an amazing day
James_B
, Jul 2022
A highlight day of our time in Egypt. Samir you are a gentleman and an assest. Thank you so very much
star-3
Place amazing, tour so so
RicardoJaime_J
, Jul 2022
Good knowledge but not a very good attitude after we didn't buy where he wanted us to. The place is simply spectacular, worth the place
star-5
AMAZING TRIP FROM BEGINNING TO END!!!
Vincent_w
, Jul 2022
My tour guide (Walid) and driver (Islam) arrived to pick me up from my hotel and from then on out, it was easy sailing! We stopped once to use the bathroom and then we were back on the Aswan-Abu Simbel Rd! It was one of the most tranquil things I’ve ever experienced…just miles and miles of passing desert! Walid is informative and kind. On the way back, I fell asleep and woke up to a mirage in the desert at 106°! I was allowed to take pictures and we promptly got back in the car! I will say that I was solo traveling so, it was just me and I move fairly quickly. We had time after leaving the temples so I asked to make a stop which we did since we had time before lunch. Walid and Islam were VERY accommodating. Nothing went wrong, everything was smooth. FYI- you will have to give your hotel info and passport pic the day before so that you’re allowed in. All in all, AMAZING TIME! I HIGHLY recommend! 5 stars!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Terrible tour guide
Ying_W
, Jul 2022
The tour guide: 1. asked for a copy of my passport via email the night before the trip; 2 was eager to sell more trips during the trip; 3. only did a short speech outside the temple along with photos and then sit outside waiting for us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Another item off the bucket list!
Katie_W
, Jun 2022
We opted for the earliest start time, which ended up being a wise decision - not only to reach Abu Simbel before the temperature rocketed, but also to beat the crowds! Emad (our guide) and our driver picked us up at 4:30am, and we headed out into the desert to Abu Simbel for the 3 hour drive. Our hotel had given us a packed breakfast, but we were supplied with water by the tour guide. He also brought along an umbrella to use as a parasol if we needed to. Emad advised us that it would be best for him to cover the majority of the history of the temples in the car on the way, so that we could make a bee-line for the temple when we reached the site. There was wisdom in this, as we reached the temple about 20 minutes ahead of a convoy of tour buses, and were able to look around the temple with practically no other tourists around. If we had waited to have him cover the information until we reached the temple, it would have been both busier and hotter by the time we got inside. On the way back, Emad offered us a range of stop-offs for various popular souvenirs: spices, essences, cotton, etc. He wasn't pushy, and we got the sense that if we hadn't wanted to go, he would have happily taken us back to our hotel. Overall, a fab trip, definitely worth doing - as the history of the site (both ancient and modern) was fascinating. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Best way to see Egypt!
Saswata_S
, Jun 2022
Samir was absolutely wonderful as a guide and traveling companion on our day tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan. He was genuinely sincere, incredibly knowledgeable and repeatedly went above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip. He also has a map that he uses for his tours that clearly outlines everything you can expect to see in these temples… this was an ingenious way of preparing us for our visit to the temples (especially since tour guides are not allowed inside once you get there)! He made great use of the time we had in the car (it’s a 3 hour drive from Aswan) to share a wealth of information and history - and we loved every minute of it! My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world and can honestly say that Samir is one of the best tour guides we have had. Thank you, Samir and thank you EMO Tours Egypt!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
IOLANDA_P
, Jun 2022
The driver and Emad were great! We loved the experience. We had a knowledgeable, passionate and lovely tour guide. Highly recommend the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
amazing place of the world
Jonathas_R
, Jun 2022
I think that Abu Simbel is able to be 1 of 7 wonders of the world. Is really amazing place, but the travel is boring, amost 6 hours in a car and 1 hour to visit
star-5
I took this trip with a...
wannaporn_c
, Jun 2022
I took this trip with a friend. It was an enjoyable experience. Emad is very knowledgeable and helpful.
star-5
Nice guide with Japanese language!
Moe_M
, May 2022
We are 3 people and it was completely private tour:) Mohammed(Hope spelling correct) speaks Japanese and he is very nice, calm and kind guide compared to others who we met in other tours in Egypt. We depart from our hotel 5am but we can relax on the bus. Everywhere in Egypt needs tipping. But even though we are not really familiar with it and sometimes forgot to give tips, the guide always takes care of that without stress to us! このツアーでお世話になったモハメドさんは、とっても穏やかで優しくて日本人にとってはとても行動しやすい方でした。たまにたどたどしい日本語なのも微笑ましいです。何より、チップの相場感がない日本人は期待外れな金額を行く先々で渡してしまったりするのですが、ゲストである我々の目につかないところでさりげなく追加の金額を渡していたり、とても優し書きづかいできる方でした。 実はこのツアーはお昼過ぎには終わったので、急遽川を渡って行くヌビア村のツアーも組んでもらいました。 帰りはお兄さんの車で安く送迎までしてもらい、本当に親切でありがたかったです。相談すればいろんな希望を叶えてくれるガイドさんでした。
star-5
Great tour with Emo Tours
Shariane_O
, May 2022
Had a great tour visiting Abu Simble with my tour guide Samir. He was extremely knowledgeable and took a lot of photos and videos for me. He was also able to provide me with a detailed map on the temples while also explaining everything in a way that I can easily understand. This map was extremely helpful as the tour guides are not allowed to enter the temples. It allowed me know and understand exactly what I am looking at. I highly recommend Emo Tours especially with tour guide Samir. Also I highly recommend the lunch it was the best meal I had in Egypt!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Booked overnight ...
Jennifer_R
, May 2022
Booked overnight Very reactive Great driver and guide and of course amazing abu simbel 4 stars because we took the lunch package and it's really not worth it. We thought we would have lunch nearby the site but they drive you back to aswan for lunch (and the place is not worth the price)
star-5
Amazing!!
Joey_I
, May 2022
Definitely worth it! Tariq (sorry if spelling is wrong) is extremely knowledgeable and answers all your questions He gave us an amazing tour and is a genuinely nice man
star-5
An amazing experience!
Courtney_H
, May 2022
Samir from Emo Tours did an absolutely amazing job. He is passionate and knowledgeable about all of Aswan and Abu Simbel. He took our pictures without having to ask. Since your guides are not allowed in Abu Simbel, he made a map for us to refer to while in the temple. The map was so helpful in recalling what Samir had told us. The driver was also wonderful and friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Private Option
Julie_B
, May 2022
The temples were beautiful. We choose the 6am departure which got us there at the same time as other tours but they slowly departed until we were able to get some pictures without others in the background. Mohamed was a great driver we felt safe and Emad was very knowledgeable.
star-5
The guild was...
YANBING_Z
, Apr 2022
The guild was professional and the lunch was delisous. I have been with different tour Egypt, this is the best one so far.
star-5
Nice experience
Balazs_S
, Apr 2022
Driver an guide were very professional and on time, with fresh water in the car. The guide told us just enough information about Abu Simbel (and Aswan, Nubia) and gave us time to walk around alone, take pictures and enjoy the site.
star-5
Abu simbel day tour
Amanda_C
, Apr 2022
We had a great day tour to Abu simbel! The guide was very knowledgeable and the driver got us back to Cairo in a good amount of time! Would highly recommend.
star-5
Abu Simple
Stan_V
, Apr 2022
We went on a Wednesday during Ramadan and Easter and a little bit later in the day which helped with how busy it was. Our car was named the 'Pueen of the Nile' - no, that's not a typo on my end - and it was very comfortable. Our most memorable moment was when we had the temple for ourselves for a few minutes and we could take it all in in peace with the birds.
star-4
Nice place to visit if you have more time
Ling_S
, Apr 2022
The temple in itself is very impressive however the trip is long from Aswan so I don’t think it worth a 7-8 hours round car trip if you don’t fly! Also we hired a private guide which is a mistake as there is really not much to say about the temple and the guide is not allowed to go in with you anyway

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