Lake Nasser In Upper Egypt is one of the largest man made Lakes in the world. It is a National Heritage site with outstanding natural beauty consisting of an abundance of wildlife, surrounding desert and dunes, ancient Temples such as Abu Simbel and many around the lake. There are unlimited adventures and sites to explore such as fishing, Crocodile watching, jeep and Quad Safari, local Nubian Villages, sunsets and unspoilt star gazing. Often neglected as a tourist spot, Lake Nasser is indeed an unmissable experience for nature lovers and families.
Pick up in the morning at 03.00am from your Hotel in Aswan by a Luxor and Aswan Travel Representative and be transferred with your expert English speaking Tour Guide for your full day of exciting adventure Tour of Abu Simbel and Lake Nasser. (journey time approximately 3 hours by air conditioned vehicle).
First stop of the day will be the Magnificent Sun Temples at Abu Simbel, designed by the Pharaoh Ramses II known as the ‘Great Builder’. Two Temples, that of Ramses II and his favoured wife Nefertari sit alongside each other on the edge of the Lake. In 1813, they were almost completely covered with sand then both Temples were moved in 1960 by the help of the Egyptian Government and UNESCO to avoid the rising waters of the Nile. Ramses II built the Temples mostly to honour himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at the Battle of Qadesh where his army defeated their enemies.The Nefertari Temple was built by Ramses II in honour of his favourite wife Queen Nefertari amongst another 200 wives and concubines. Time in the afternoon to look around the lovely area of Lake Nasser before the evening when you will be escorted to see the spectacular ‘Sound and Light Show’ at Abu Simbel which is considered the best Light show in all of Egypt.Overnight stay in Abu Simbel at the Seti Abu Simbel Hotel.
Meals included: Lunch
At 11:00 am you will be driven by air conditioned vehicle / 4X4 Jeep to an area known as Shoukan (about 20 minutes / 20 km by car from the city of Abu Simbel) Lunch will be served in the desert followed by a wonderful climb up the nearby mountain to watch the sunset over lake Nasser witnessing and listening the wildlife settling down for the night. The beauty of the area is panoramic with the opportunity to take some stunning photographs. Climbing the Mountain (Similar to the Sphinx) at 03:00 pm to enjoy Sunset and back, then transfer back to Abu Simbel.
You will then be transferred to your Hotel in Abu Simbel for an overnight stay.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
At 09:00 am you will be transferred to enjoy a delightful Motor Boat ride on Lake Nasser with wonderful photo opportunities of the Temples of Abu Simbel (for about 1 hour). There is an opportunity to try and see the famous Egyptian Nile crocodiles which inhabit a certain area of the Lake yet kept a safe distance from any swimming areas. The crocodiles can be quite elusive, especially when they hear the sound of motorboats and voices, so it is recommended to stay very quiet on approach to the area. Following this in the boat, you will visit Khur Al Souk where you will meet Local People of the Alepesharia Tribe of Nubian descent. A delicious lunch will be served at Khur Al Souk.At the end of the tour, your air conditioned vehicle will transfer you back to Aswan (approxmately 3 hours) to your Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)