From time to time, a miracle takes place in Egypt where every traveler can live witness a rare phenomenon that only takes place in Egypt across the far southern border of the city myths Aswan home of the legendary Abu Simbel Temples which empresses the power of the sun twice a year on the 22nd of February and October of Each year. On these two magical days the gods of ancient Egypt and the ancient spirit of Ramses the Great smiles on the great Abu Simbel temple and spread rays of joy, magic, and wonder to the deepest corner of the temple and into the hearts of all the travelers waiting to witness a heavenly miracle known as Abu Simbel Sun Festival.
Every moment in Egypt is a chance to enjoy all the allure and grandeur of Egypt through a majestic event called the Abu Simbel Sun festival which takes place on 22 February 2023 under a massive spectacle of celebrations. On this amazing day is the chance to witness a true miracle and witness the intelligence and art of the ancient Egyptians through the power of the sun.
From the city of a hundred doors is a train ride to Aswan from the train station then a car ride from Aswan to Abu Simbel Temples.
From the tropical city resort of Hurghada, you can take a car ride to Luxor then catch a direct train from Luxor to Aswan then take a car ride from Aswan and Abu Simbel temples.
From Cairo, everyone can catch a direct flight from Cairo International Airport to Aswan Airport and once you arrive, you will then be transferred by car to Abu Simbel temples.
From the tropical city resort of Marsa Alam is the chance to catch a car ride from Marsa Alam to Aswan then from Aswan is a car ride directly to Abu Simbel temples.
From the heavenly city of Aswan is a magical car ride leading to the magical sun festival of Abu Simbel then returned to the hotel.
A Nile Cruise is the most ideal way to enjoy all the incredible attractions between Luxor and Aswan including the great temples of Abu Simbel.
The Tour Itinerary
Abu Simbel Sun Festival In February 2023
The journey of every traveler begins when every traveler arrives from his pickup point whether Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Luxor, or Aswan airport, then you will meet your tour guide who will put you in a modern private A.C car leading all the way to the great Abu Simbel temples. Every traveler will witness the incredible architecture of Egypt that was able to achieve immortality. Every traveler will get to cast their eyes on the amazing four great colossal statues of Ramses II the Great, and enchanting decorated Hypostyle hall filled with beautiful wall images & incredible pillars. All our clients will take part in an incredible traditional Nubian show filled with dancing and music under a satisfying atmosphere and delightful climate. You will have a delicious lunch while enjoying the tremendous beauty of Aswan then you will head to horel to return to your home destination.
The great Abu Simbel Temples are legendary constructions that reflect a great deal of information about the wonders of Ancient Egypt. It is found in the deep south of Egypt about 230 km in the southwest border of the amazing city of Aswan. The Abu Simbel temples were constructed by the legendary pharaoh Ramsess II (1303 u2013 1213 BC) between 1290 BC and 1224 BC to fully immortalize his legacy, honor the gods, and show his devotion to his beloved wife. The temple has a very huge statue of Ramses with the height of 108 FT and one of the most important places in the temple is the great grand hall and the temple is an amazing hypostyle hall containing hypnotic and magical images from the battle of Kadesh in 1279 BC and the central chamber that holds four great rock-cut seated statues of Ra-Horakhty, the gods Amun & Ptah, and the deified King Ramses. The temple was rescued from total destruction in the 60s with the help of the Egyptian government, UNESCO, and the help of the entire world.
The sun festival is a magical phenomenon that takes place on the 22 of February and October of each year. The festival begins when the sun rays enter the hypostyle hall which contains four seated statues of Amun (The God of Gods), Ptah (God of creation), Ra-Horakhty (The Sun God), and the great pharaoh Ramses II which illuminate the faces of the statues. The Abu Simbel at that time becomes a center of celebrations where everyone will take part in very entertaining activities of dining, singing, and dancing.
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.