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Day Tour to Abu Simbel Sun fall Celeberation

Highlights of Abu Simbel Sun Festival
The Abu Simbel Sun Festival, celebrated at the glorious sun temple in Egypt is a spectacular event that bedazzles all who gets a rare opportunity to observe the phenomenon. On 22 February and 22 October sunlight hits the inner sanctuary of the great Sun Temple by Lake Nasser and visitors gather to commemorate this event. When King Ramses II carved the great Sun Temple into the mountainside, he angled it so that twice a year on his birthday and his ascension date, the inner sanctum of the Temple would be lit by direct sunlight. Every year on 21 February and 21 October, the sun would cast light on three god statues in the inner sanctum: Amun-Ra, Ra-Herakhte and Ramses. The fourth god Ptah of darkness would never be lit. However, under threat of erosion by Lake Nasser, both temples (King Ramses II and Nefertari) were relocated to a hill higher up the Lake Nasser shoreline. For this reason the Sun Festival now takes place one day later on 22 February and 22 October each year. On these days, shafts of sunlight enter into the temple and illuminate the statues of the great king Ramses II and the two sun gods Re-Horakhte and Amen-Re seated beside the Theban god Ptah, the god of darkness. As the temple remains in absolute darkness through out the year and receives sunlight on these two very special days, the rare phenomenon is a scene that you just cannot afford to miss. Celebrated in a big way by the locals, undoubtedly the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel is one of the most uncommon and astounding festivals in the world. To be a part of Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival, reach the temple way before dawn, as it is packed with crowd and watch the spectacular event occur before your eyes. You may also join in the celebrations of dance, music, food and fun later in the day to have a wholesome experience at the Abu Simbel Sun Festival in Egypt.

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour
Pick up from your hotel in Aswan to be transferred via air-conditioned modern van to Aswan Airport for departure to Abu Simbel . Arrive Abu Simbel Airport, you will be transferred to Abu Simbel to enjoy the great event which represent the perpendicular of the Sun rays on the face of Ramses II. Abu Simbel temples is  generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt. It is the  most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut façade, the great Sun Temple of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II.The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramesses II . There is the temple of Queen  Nefertari, also known as the Small Temple, was built about one hundred meters northeast of the temple of Ramesses II and was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Ramesses II's chief consort, Nefertari. This was in fact the second time in ancient Egyptian history that a temple was dedicated to a queen. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramesses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. After finishing your trip, you will be transferred to Abu Simbel Airport  to fly back to Aswan .

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Price per person : $ 240 US Dollars!!          Minimum 02 Persons!!
The price includes : 
Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
Pick up services from your hotel in Aswan
Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
Guide of your own language
Return flight ticket from Aswan 
All taxes & service charge

Tour does not include:
Any extras not mentioned in the program

Notes :
- Tour guide: Egypt guided tours are highly recommended and our guides are knowledgeable Egyptologist guides who have academic qualifications to make your tour to Egypt extra special
- Vehicles:Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional driver, but drivers in Egypt do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptain monumental sights
- This tour also can be arranged by air-conditioned modern van from Aswan to Abu Simbel.