Holidays to Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is a very small town in southern Egypt. Its principle draw is its proximity to the Abu Simbel temple complex, an ancient and iconic monument to Pharaoh Ramesses II. Massive statues of the Pharaoh and his queen, Nefertiti, loom over the temple entrances, and the carvings within are …

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How to get to Abu Simbel

Here's what you need to know about getting to Abu Simbel. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Abu Simbel takes 9 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Abu Simbel

Typical Holiday Price

£1352 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Abu Simbel varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Abu Simbel.

Where to stay in Abu Simbel

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Abu Simbel, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Abu Simbel

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Temples of Abu Simbel

Reviews of Abu Simbel


There is very little to Abu Simbel other than the famous temples. The airport is functional and this is a reasonable place to stop for a break as you transit to / from Sudan or wait to embark on a cruise of Lake Nasser. Be aware that frequent sand storms can cause flight delays. Try to avoid tight connections.

Jackie K
Jackie KSingapore

Another great temple with full of Egyptian wisdom. In Feb and Oct every year, the natural sunlight light up the inner sanctum of the temple.


Really amazing; especially the white sand contract with the blue sky and no civilisation in sight. Everybody should see it once!

Marian L
Marian LLos Angeles

This is the most amazing attraction I've ever laid my eyes on! Do not miss out on this if you are visiting Egypt. It is worth the extra plane ride. Not only is it a historic marvel, but an engineering marvel as well.

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