A flight from London Heathrow airport to Abu Simbel can vary from around 11 hours, this can go up significantly to 42 hours, depending on the airline and the amount of stopovers and waiting time. A direct flight takes just over 5 hours to get from London to Egypt however; flights to this destination make at least 1 stopover. All flights depart directly from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, both of which are easily accessible via train, bus or taxi and Heathrow is conveniently connected to the London Underground.EgyptAir and British Airways provide regular indirect flights from London and make stopovers in Cairo and Aswan. Some carriers, like Tarom airlines offer routes with 3 stopover flights. A flight with Tarom may depart from Heathrow, stopping in Bucharest, before flying out to Cairo and Aswan, finally landing at the final destination. Once you arrive at the airport, you can jump in a taxi, or take a free shuttle bus directly to the monuments and historical sites. The journey time from the airport takes approximately 5 minutes.
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This great temple was built as a dedication to Amon Ra, Ptah and Harmakes. It was also celebratory of the Great Pharaoh Ramasses II. The temple was hidden in the sand and on the verge of going under the waters of Lake Nasser. In 1813, a massive rescue mission revealed this gloriously magnificent historical monument.
The twin temples are breathtaking sites. The monuments were carved out of the mountainside, in the 13th Century BCE. They were sculpted during the reign of Ramesses II, in salute of the Battle of Kadesh and in memory of the Pharaoh and Queen Nefertari.
Nefertari's Temple of Hathor was built in honour of Queen Nefertari, Ramesses II wife and Egypt's longest serving Pharaoh. The inside of the temple is striking, with extraordinary hieroglyphs and wall paintings.
The Sound and Light Show of Abu-Simbel is a fascinating presentation of the temples. This display makes use of ancient music, with wall projections, to give you a feel of how life was in ancient Egypt.5 Eskaleh Eco Lodge
Eskaleh Eco Lodge serves hearty lunches and dinners. It's a lovely place to rest and refresh and if you've worked up an appetite after your tour, you'll appreciate the simple, but tasty servings of North African cuisine.