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Abu Simbel Sun Festival in Aswan (Feb 21-24)

Created with Sketch. Aswan, Egypt
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Duration

3 nights & 4 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Every year, on February 22 and October 22, people gather at the great temple of Ramses the Second – The Abu Simbel Temple. On these two days, we celebrate the Sun Festival during dawn, when we see the sun rise and shine into the dark inner chamber of the temple. The great thing about this phenomena is that the sun only shines on the statue of King Ramses’s face, while leaving the statue of God of the Shadows remains in the shadows!

Hotel Options

Aswan (3 nights):

Basma Hotel Aswan (4 stars)

  • We can also find you similar accommodation if you have any specific preferences. Contact us, and we’ll take care of the details!
  • Please note that not all these hotels are always available. However, our Tour Operators will recommend a similar hotel that you can stay at.

 

Optional Tours

Nubian Village (USD 40)

Fatimid Cemetery

Elephantine Island

Mausoleum of the Aga Khan

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the astronomical phenomena that only happens twice a year!
  • Join festivities of the Sun Festival with Egyptian folk music

Itinerary

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DAY 1 - Aswan - High Dam - Unfinished Obelisk - Philae Temple

After meet & assist with our representative, we will check-in to the hotel in Aswan. We will then begin our day of visits, first seeing the High Dam, then the Unfinished Obelisk, and finally the Temple of Philae.

Back to hotel and overnight.

DAY 2 - The Abu Simbel Sun Festival

After a cold breakfast, we will quickly make our way to the Temple of Abu Simbel. We will take a bus which takes approx. 3 hours to the temple, where we can watch the sunrise on King Ramses II's face. It's quite a sight!

Back to hotel at around 13:00p.m. and overnight.

DAY 3 - Nubian Village - Nubian Museum - Aswan Museum

After breakfast at the hotel , we will visit the Nubian Museum, and then the Aswan Museum.

Optional Tour: Visit the Nubian Village (USD 40).

Back to Hotel and Overnight.

DAY 4 - Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, we will check-out of the hotel. We will then transfer you to either the Aswan Train Station or the Aswan Airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Visiting Abu Simbel Temple
  • Sightseeing fees & transfer
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfer to /from hotel
  • Hotel with breakfast in Aswan for 3 nights (4 stars)
  • Flight or train tickets from/to Aswan
  • Optional tours

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