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Abu Simble Temple Alignment 22-Oct-2017
Abu Simble: it’s a Nubian village in Aswan located in southern Egypt, Abu simble temple which located in this village is a great temple from two massive rock temples. They are situated in the western bank of lake Nasser about 230 KM south west Aswan. The UNESCO have transferred the temple from Abu Simble to Philae Island. During the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II 13 Century B.C he has ordered carve this temple in the mountain side as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari.
In this journey, there is an astronomical phenomenon that happens in this holy temple where the sculptures are lit two days every year in 22 February and 21 October. As a matter of fact, those lit statues belong to namely three pharos, the first one was placed on my right-hand side with a body of a man and a head of a hawk representing the God of Sun. while the second one was the statue of king Ramses II and after him comes the third statue of Amun. Ideally, only those three statues that witness this phenomenon while the forth statue which is placed right after them doesn’t witness any light alignment that’s because this forth statue belongs to ‘’Ptah’’ who was the symbol of the after-death world back then representing the dark side of the world in the ancient Egyptian doctrine, as such, lighting this statue world have been inconsistent with his job.
Photos of the Tour
1 night hotel stay in Luxor at Mercure hotel including breakfast
4 nights Full board cruising trip Dahabeya Cruise including (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) and drinks ( bottled water, tea and coffee )
1 nights in Aswan at Helnan Aswan including breakfast
1 night at Abu Simble Seti hotel or Nubian House including breakfast and dinner
1 night hotel stay in Cairo at Le Passage Airport hotel including breakfast
Arrival Transfer from Luxor Airport to hotel in Luxor
Visits in Luxor to West bank with Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and Memenon colossi
Visit to Karnak Temple
Transfer from Luxor to Esna to Embark the Boat
Visit to Edfu Temple
Visit to Silsela Hormoheb Temple
Visit to Kom Ombo Temple
Visits in Aswan to Philae Temple
Visit in Aswan to High Dam
Visit to Souk ( Bazaar ) in Aswan
Transfer from Aswan to Abu Simble
Transfer to Abu Simble Airport to board flight to Cairo
Visit Abu Simble Temple
Transportation during sightseeing
English or German speaking guide as per your request
Taxes and service charges
International flight from home to Egypt
Domestic flights Cairo to Luxor and Abu Simble to Cairo , total cost per person 170 euro
Egypt Visa, 25 Euro and meet with assist inside the airport Euro 10
Day 01: Arrival
Upon your arrival Luxor international airport, you will be welcomed by one of our experienced Oriental Tours Egypt representatives, you will be assisted from him to finish your Egyptian entry visa and help you with your luggage and put them in one of company’s A/C cars, then you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor and will re-explain the whole package to you during the trip to your hotel and will answer any question you are thinking in your tour package. At the moment you arrive at the hotel our representative will help you in the Check-in process.
Day 02:visit sightseeing in luxor
Pick from hotel in Luxor , Start Sightseeing in LXR to visit the grandiose Karnak Temples at east bank then to west bank of the Nile to visit Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut, Memenon Colossi, after tour you get transferred from Luxor to Esna to join the Boat , crew will welcome you on board and have your bags taken to your cabins. We will then set sail on your voyage to Aswan. Overnight close to El Hegz Island.
Day 03: Sailing from Esna to Edfu /Silsela
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Edfu , arrive around noon time, Visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt's monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. Lunch on Board, Continue Sailing till Silsela Hormoheb Temple , Dinner will be served in the grounds of the Temple or in an island or on the upper deck of Boat whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.
Day 04: Sailing from Silsela to Kom Ombo
Breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Kom Ombo Temple, visit to the Greco Roman Temple Kom Ombo. Sailing heading to Aswan , Listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the Donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city.
Day 05: Sailing from Kom Ombo to Aswan
Breakfast on Board , pick up by private bus to visit the Philae Temple , The High Dam enjoy walking in Aswan Bazzar , In the evening and enjoy Egyptian evening of Fun with Egyptian Cuisine at this atmospheric location in ASW.
Day 06: Disembarkation.
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the crew. Your luggage will be collected and will be ready for you to get transferred to your hotel in Aswan , possibility for optional excursion to visit the Nubian Village or St. Simon Monastery.
Day 07: Abu Simble
in the early morning we are taking a convoy and heading to Abu Simble , arrive Abu Simble , Visit Nefertari temple and Ramses the second , Dinner and overnight in Abu Simble.
In the evening you have the possibility to book optional visit to Sound and light show at Abu Simble.
day 08: The sun Alignment on Ramses II
in the Early morning, attend the sunrise at Abu Simble and visit the temple, after that transfer to ABS airport to board flight to Cairo . Arrive Cairo, our rep will meet with you and transfer to you hotel for last night in Cairo.
Day 09: leaving cairo
After breakfast we transfer you to airport to board your flight and back home or extend your stay for a beach holiday to Sharm or Hurghada or Ain Sukhna on Red Sea ( about 1 hour driving by car from Cairo )
Changes are possible due to reasons beyond our hands
Price per person
Plan A (5* hotels)
Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
|Single||€ 1930.00||€ 0.00||€ 0.00|
|Double||€ 1280.00||€ 0.00||€ 0.00|
Plan B (4* hotels)
Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
|Single||€ 0.00||€ 0.00||€ 0.00|
|Double||€ 0.00||€ 0.00||€ 0.00|