Stone carvings in the side of the mountain at Abu Simbel

Tours to Abu Simbel

About Abu Simbel

Home to some of the most staggeringly impressive and intricate rock carvings in the country, and possibly the world, Abu Simbel is a place of wonder and excitement and should be a stop on any Egyptian itinerary. Located in the Southern part of the country, bordering on Sudan, the temples of the village of Abu Simbel have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temples are carved in to the mountainside in the 13th century BC and were dedicated to the reigning Pharaoh of the time - Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, catering to their egos as well as memorialising their power.

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Abu Simbel Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel Hotels

If you are planning a Abu Simbel holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Nefertari Hotel Abu Simbel

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Traditional in style, the Nefertari is a comfortable hotel with all rooms overlooking Lake Nasser. Overlooking the scenery in Abu Simbel, the restaurant serves local and international cuisines. There is an open air pool on site as well where guests can cool off after a day in the fierce Egyptian heat. The Nefertari Hotel is within walking distance of Abu Simbel, 2 km from the city centre and 3 km from the nearest airport.

Seti Hotel Abu Simbel

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

With spectacular views of Lake Nasser, the Nubian style domes, waterfalls and gardens, the hotel itself is a view to behold. Relax at the glorious swimming pool overlooking the lake and desert mountains. Rooms are spacious and equipped with all manner of modern amenity. They are also tastefully decorated and offer a high level of comfort. The Seti hotel is located at the foot of the Grand Temple of Ramses. It is an ideal place from which to visit the breathtaking twin statues of the Pharaoh and his Queen Nefertari.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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