Day Trip to Abu Simbel from Cairo by Plane

Embark on a mesmerizing day trip to Abu Simbel from Cairo by plane and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Egypt. Discover the monumental temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari, marvel at the intricate carvings and colossal statues, and learn about the rich history and legends that surround this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With convenient flights, expert guides, and hassle-free arrangements, our all-inclusive tour offers an unforgettable experience for history enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.


Join us on a captivating day trip from Cairo to Abu Simbel, where you’ll witness the magnificence of two ancient temples that were rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Located in southern Egypt, near the Sudanese border, Abu Simbel is a testament to the grandeur and architectural prowess of ancient Egypt. This comprehensive tour ensures a seamless and rewarding journey, allowing you to explore these legendary sites without the stress of planning logistics.


  • Visit the Temple of Ramses II: Admire the colossal statues guarding the entrance, marvel at the intricate hieroglyphics, and step inside the grand halls to witness the astonishing interior architecture.
  • Explore the Temple of Queen Nefertari: Discover the temple dedicated to Ramses II’s beloved queen, known for its stunning facade and well-preserved wall paintings.
  • Learn from Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable Egyptologists who will provide captivating insights into the historical and cultural significance of Abu Simbel.
  • Hassle-Free Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of round-trip flights from Cairo, ensuring a comfortable and time-efficient journey.
  • Customization Options: Tailor the tour to suit your preferences by adjusting the pickup time and exploring additional attractions upon request.


  • Time-Saving: Maximize your time in Egypt by embarking on a day trip to Abu Simbel, allowing you to experience this extraordinary destination without disrupting your Cairo itinerary.
  • Expertly Planned Itinerary: Leave the logistics to us as we have meticulously crafted an itinerary that ensures you make the most of your visit, eliminating any worries about transportation, tickets, or guides.
  • All-Inclusive Package: Benefit from a comprehensive package that covers flights, transfers, entrance fees, professional guides, and lunch, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the wonders of Abu Simbel.


  • Morning:
    • Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to Cairo International Airport.
    • Board a comfortable flight to Aswan.
  • Arrival in Aswan:
    • Meet your local guide upon arrival at Aswan Airport.
    • Begin the scenic drive to Abu Simbel, located approximately 280 kilometers to the south.
  • Abu Simbel Exploration:
    • Explore the Temple of Ramses II and admire the iconic facade and statues.
    • Visit the Temple of Queen Nefertari, renowned for its remarkable preservation and artistic beauty.
    • Enjoy a guided tour inside both temples, where you’ll learn about their historical significance and fascinating legends.
  • Lunch:
    • Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Egyptian cuisine.
  • Return Journey:
    • After a memorable exploration, embark on the return journey to Aswan.
  • Aswan to Cairo:
    • Board your return flight from Aswan to Cairo.
    • Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, transfer back to your hotel.


  • Round-trip flights between Cairo and Aswan.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo.
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Professional Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to Abu Simbel temples.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Bottled water during the tour.


  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Pricing Information:

  • Adult: $350

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress Code: As Abu Simbel is a religious site, it’s recommended to dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees.
  • Comfortable Footwear: The tour involves a fair amount of walking, so wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended.
  • Sun Protection: Egypt can be hot, so remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Camera and Extra Batteries: Capture the awe-inspiring sights of Abu Simbel, but don’t forget to bring extra batteries and memory cards.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself hydrated throughout the tour by carrying a bottle of water.
  • Currency: Ensure you have some Egyptian pounds with you for small purchases or tipping.

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires a minimum of X participants to operate. In the unlikely event that this minimum is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances or site closures.
  • Please inform us in advance of any dietary restrictions or special requirements, and we will do our best to accommodate them.


Q: How long is the flight from Cairo to Aswan? A: The flight duration from Cairo to Aswan is approximately 1.5 hours.

Q: Can I customize the pickup time for this tour? A: Yes, we offer customizations to suit your needs, including changing the pickup time. Please contact our customer service team to arrange the desired pickup time.

Q: Are the entrance fees included in the tour price? A: Yes, the entrance fees to Abu Simbel temples are included in the tour price.

Q: How far is Abu Simbel from Aswan? A: Abu Simbel is located approximately 280 kilometers south of Aswan.

Q: Can I book this tour now and receive instant confirmation? A: Absolutely! You can easily book this tour on our website by clicking the “Book Now” button, and you will receive instant confirmation of your booking.

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  • Always wear comfortable shoes.
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  • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
  • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel within Cairo.
  • Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

General Highlights

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  • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
  • Rediscover the captivating wonders of the Egyptian Museum.
  • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
  • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya.
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