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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour 2022

Abu Simbel Festival
February 22nd

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Experience The Astronomical miracle in Abu Simbel temple in February 2022. Twice a year, the sun enters deep inside the temple and shines on the face of king Ramses II.

Starting from 1100$ USD

Starting from 1100$USD

The Sun enters inside the Abu Simbel temple twice a year; on his birthday and coronation day. Abu Simbel sun festival is truly an amazing experience and visitors from all over the world come to Egypt to experience it. Enjoy a tour itinerary in Egypt that lets you enjoy the festival as well as other locations. See all the colors the land has to offer. From ancient temples to Souks to modern-day Aswan.

Abu Simbel Sun Tour Highlights

Abu Simbel Festival Tour Details

Welcome to Egypt! Your next few days are going to be amazing.

As soon as you land, our Representative will pair up with you, take care of all the airport’s customary processes, and then take you straight away to your luxury hotel with the best balcony views of Cairo.

Take your time, rest a bit and then get ready for dinner like never before. We’ll take you for dinner aboard a cruise on the River Nile with the most mouthwatering buffet and an exclusive performance of the most graceful dervishes of Egypt.

After dinner, we will take you back to your hotel for the night.

Snack up on breakfast and prepare for a long day. Today, we are heading to the most visited tourist destination since antiquity.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
Why shouldn’t you get to spend your first day in Egypt gazing at the perfectly symmetrical masterpieces of engineering called the Pyramids?

We’ll make sure that you don’t miss out on anything worth seeing-from the labyrinth of tunnels of Khufu’s pyramid to the great sphinx.
Want some pictures with the pyramids in the back? Ride like an ancient Egyptian on camelback to a vantage point and get that trophy shot!

The Great Sphinx
Right next to the Pyramids is the greatest ever Monolith by humans- the Great Sphinx. It is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It stands guard to the Great Pyramid.

The Valley Temple
The valley temple of Khafre was the royal mortuary for the 4th dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Much of our knowledge of mummies’ cremation and the ancient rituals for the dead comes from this Temple.

Memphis City:
This site is where it all started. Around ten different dynasties of the old kingdom seat of power was this ancient city. Memphis was the social, cultural, and economic center of Egypt for several centuries. King Menes laid the city’s foundations when he united the whole of Egypt under a single crown. Here you will find the castle of Ptah-the god of Memphis.

Saqqara Step Pyramid
You just saw the height of Egyptian Engineering, but there were attempts to building the pyramids before. It is the burial site of Pharoah Djoser from the 23rd century BC. The pyramid suffered a lot due to climatic factors and was closed for the public for fourteen long years. But finally, it has opened up, and you can visit it.

Later, return to your hotel for overnight.

(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport to take your flight to Aswan. Check in your Nile Cruise.
Aswan is the perfect destination to revitalize yourself. Have your breakfast and join our guides around Aswan.

The High Dam
The high dam is a modern engineering marvel with the title of being the world’s largest embankment dam. Its Reservoir – Lake Nasser – is known for its beauty. The Egyptian government built the dam in 1960, and following its construction, man tamed the Nile’s floods after repeated attempts over thousands of years.

Pro Tip: To enjoy the High Dam, you must take a Felucca ride across its shores.

The Unfinished Obelisk
The all-famous Queen Hatshepsut wanted to build the tallest ever Obelisk for the Karnak complex. Builders set to work, carving it out of a single rock in the quarries of ancient Egypt. However, several factors cracked the Monolith. Hatshepsut halted the work and the unfinished Obelisk remains in the ancient quarries.

Philae Temple
The Philae Temple was Isis’s version of the Karnak Temple. Holding a sacred position amongst Isis’s followers, this Temple was the center of pilgrimages for the cult for hundreds of years. Every dynasty, every Pharoah added to the Temple to honor the Ancient God. 
Overnight in Cruise.

(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Wake up early and prepare yourself for the day. We’ll be driving approximately 300 kilometers to one of the greatest feet of engineering in Ancient Egypt.

Abu Simbel Temples

Rameses II initiated a building campaign across Egypt. The apotheosis of his campaign was his 2 Abu Simble Temples. He went the extra mile, carving the temples out of mountains. The great Temple celebrated its victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The smaller Temple was a display of his affection for his wife, Neferteri.

The great Temple is an astrological, engineering, and architectural marvel. On the 22nd of February (Rameses’s Birthday) and October(Pharoah’s coronation anniversary), the sun’s rays illuminate the pharaoh’s, Amun’s, and Ra’s statues every year. The rest of the year, these statues remain in the dark.

Following the Abu Simble Temples, ride back to Aswan and enjoy a delicious lunch! 
Overnight in cruise.

 

(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Edfu Temple

It’s the best-preserved of all sites in Egypt. With illustrative hieroglyphics on its columns and walls, this might actually be the best place to spend a few minutes imagining what a day in Ancient Egypt looked like. Further, in the vicinity of the temple, you will find the much-preserved village of Edfu. Roam around the streets and enjoy haggling with the many shops selling tourist tat at the castle entrance.

Now, ride that carriage back to your boat, sail further upstream and dock at Kom Ombo in the city of Gold!

Temple of Kom Ombo

This temple has something very different in store for you.CROCODILE DEITIES!

Like all the pharaohs, the crocodiles have their statues and crowns and tombs as well. The Palace pays tribute to both the Pharaonic and the crocodilian deities worshipped in Ancient Egypt. And there’s a small but exciting crocodile museum as well. Make sure to snap some pictures with a few crocodile mummies!

Now we must head back to our boat and sail further up north to Aswan.

(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Join our tour guides in the morning and take your time exploring the World’s Largest Open-Air Museum.

Karnak Temple
After the Pyramids, the most visited Destination in Egypt is the Karnak Temple. And why shouldn’t it be? Construction continued at the site for over 2000 years (2055 BC to around 100 AD). The complex covers a whopping 200 acres. Egyptians dedicate the complex to the Theban Triad- Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.

The New Kingdom saw the height of the Temple’s importance, and many of the Iconic Buildings were built during the time. The complex is divided into precincts of Amun, Mut, and Montu. The Hypostyle Hall, with its massive 134 columns, is the most impressive of all the buildings in the complex.

Luxor Temple by Night
At night, the Temple lights up under an array of lamps giving it an aesthetic ambiance. Take our word for it…it’s breathtaking.

The Temple was built 3500 years ago in 1400 BC with Nubian sandstone and was principally an event hall with various parts for different purposes. It was the hot favorite for coronation ceremonies, treasury and, a shrine for the Ancient god Amun. Overnight in cruise.

 

(Breakfast)

Luxor is not over yet. It’s got a lot more up its sleeves! We’ll make sure you see it all.

Hatshepsut Temple

This one is one of the most Iconic temples built by an even more Iconic Queen. The Pharoah Hatshepsut was the second-ever female Pharoah of Ancient Egypt. She led her country to prosperity but struggled with her nephew for control over the lands. After a long reign, she died under very suspicious conditions leaving behind a legacy that has awed us for thousands of years. One can read her life story from the temple walls. The Temple took over 15 years to build and features a mixture of Egyptian and Greco- Roman Architecture.

Valley of the Kings
The valley was the royal burial ground for over 500 years for the New Kingdom. From Tutankhamun to Seti I, there is over 64 tomb in this valley. The tombs come in various architectural styles and sizes, from simple rectangular tombs to whole complexes under the ground. A secret guard historically protected the valley, but thieves looted some tombs.

You will get to explore various tombs, including the tomb of Tutan Khamun (at your own risk from the curse of the Pharaohs).

Colossi of Memnon
These are two massive statues of the well-known Amenhotep III from the 18th dynasty. Amenhotep is seated on his throne – with inscriptions of his wife, mother, and gods on either side of the thrones. The statues weigh a whopping 720 tonnes, and the rock for these statues came from around 700 kilometers away. Initially, the statues stood guard to Amenhotep’s Mortuary. However, successive earthquakes destroyed the mortuary leaving behind the statues. Over the centuries, travelers have reported hearing the Giant statues sing. And many have visited the destination in hopes of hearing the statues sing. Keep a keen ear!

Later, take flight back to Cairo and check in your hotel for overnight. 

(Breakfast)

In this day, you will visit the following:

The Egyptian Museum
Is a visit to Cairo even complete without The Cairo museum? We don’t think so. Right in the historic Tahrir Square, this museum features the largest collection of pharaonic memorabilia. The number of items soars to 120,000! Built in 1901, the museum itself is a wonder. Some items you must see are The

11 kg gold Mummy Mask of Tutankhamun, along with his throne and the statue of Khafre (from the pyramids)

The Hanging Church
Of course, Christianity has left its marks in Egypt! The oldest church dates back to the third century AD and is built over a Fort’s gates. The inside resembles the ceiling of Noah’s Ark, and the furniture still dates back centuries, adding to the travel-back-in-time vibes.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque
This mosque was the first one in the whole of Africa. During the reign of the second rightly guided caliph, Hazrat Umar R.A, General Amr Ibn Al Aas R.A led a successful campaign across the Land. Soon, there was a need for a social and political headquarters. The Amr Ibn Al Aas mosque was constructed right where the victorious general’s tent stood.

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Heard the story of Moses in the river? Legend holds the synagogue as the place where the Pharoah’s wife pulled baby Moses out of the river.

From the 1980s, the synagogue went through a restoration process, and today it is a historical monument and one of the most visited Jewish sites in Cairo.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Started in the 14th century, this is the country’s oldest bazaar. Rustic Brown arches and the hubbub of traders selling traditional pots, silverware, jewelry, and Pharaonic Souvenirs give the Souk an old-world ambiance. You will get to enjoy a cup of coffee at Fishawi, Cairo’s oldest Cafe.

Leave Cairo for Alexandria in the early hours of the morning and spend the day exploring the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea.

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

You can never predict Egypt!A donkey fell into a tunnel back in 1900, and surprise! – we discovered the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. They date back to the Greco – Roman period of Egypt and feature a mixture of Roman, Egyptian, Hellenistic and classical arts. Quite rightly, the catacombs are called one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.

Qaitbay Citadel

The fortress stands on the site of yet another one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – Alexandria’s Lighthouse. After the tower’s collapse, the reigning sultan spent huge sums for the construction of an impressive fort. The fort underwent renovations in the early eighteenth century and is a must-see on a trip to Alexandria.

Alexandria Library

The Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. An Athenian elite, Demetrius of Phaleron, laid the library’s foundations under instructions from the reigning Pharoah. The library – owing to its large collection – was the center of learning in Ancient Egypt. However, one of the biggest losses mankind has suffered, the library, was destroyed in a huge fire some two millennia back. Although renovated and restocked soon after, the burning is a pain for scholars till today and will continue to be.

At night time, we’ll be returning you to your comfortable abode in Cairo.

It’s your last day in Egypt, and it should start with a traditional breakfast with a view of the Nile. We got you covered. Following the breakfast, we’ll be accompanying you to the airport, and we’ll make sure that you have everything you need. Don’t forget to fill out a review form to let us know what you think of our services.



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