In Aswan you reach the southernmost point of your Egypt journey.
Go on a VIP tour to ABU SIMBEL with our Jolley´s Travel World Egyptologist – another highlight of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt!
In Abu Simbel, you stand in front of the most imposing buildings in Egypt – the great temple of Ramses II and the smaller temple of his wife Nefertari. The more than 30 m high facade of the Great Temple, whose four seated colossal statues of Ramses II look to the east towards the sunrise, is world-famous. Integrated between the massive legs are the larger-than-life statues of the female members of the royal family. The extraordinary ability of the ancient Egyptian master builders is reflected here.
The facade of the small temple of Nefertari is adorned with six standing ten-meter high statues of the mighty royal couple. These magnificent temples were once saved from the floods of the Nile after the completion of the dam and were faithfully rebuilt here.
This excursion usually starts early in the morning from Aswan and by early afternoon you will be back in Aswan at your hotel or Nile cruise ship.