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Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
+20 2 33852880
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Too bad you probably missed it...

It is really too bad that most tours to Abu Simbel start from Aswan at an extremely early time of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Toronto, Canada
Beautiful stories

It's a very entertaining to attend if you are into culture and history especially the Egyptian... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel 0097, Egypt
+20 2 33852880

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is really too bad that most tours to Abu Simbel start from Aswan at an extremely early time of day (usually before dawn), drive by bus to Abu Simbel, show their clients the two wonderful temples there, then return to Aswan in the afternoon,...More

Thank DrSLA
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's a very entertaining to attend if you are into culture and history especially the Egyptian ancient history

Thank Kareemhatim
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This show was an option on our tour and we are glad to have attended. Very well put together, telling a story while projecting scenes across the two temples.

Thank Susan5008
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We are not big fans of light shows as we've seen others in Egypt over a few years but decided to go after reading previous reviews. So glad we went. It starts slow then builds and builds. Easily the best light show we've seen in...More

Thank 58More-travel-please
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously corny script. But the lighting at night makes it all worthwhile. Tip: Don't leave right after the show because the lights are left on the temples for a good 10 to 15 minutes after the show ends. Safe at night to walk back into...More

Thank dk424
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Really pleased that we stayed down at the Eskaleh Ecolodge walked upto come and see this spectacular show. We had seen the Temples in daylight and now the Sound & Light Show - good value and enjoyable. Make sure that you check the start times...More

1  Thank Bluetax
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance to stay over and see the sound and light show in Abu Simbel you won't be disappointed. We stayed at the SETI Hotel, and yes, it's pricey, but the grounds are beautiful. We hope to return with friends and stay...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our trip was superbly organized by Brigitte Crumpler with Audley Travels and was a huge success. It exceeded our expectations so much. We asked our tour guide to add the sound and light since we had a bit of time on the first day and...More

2  Thank Anyes_12
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The light show give a nice historical overview of King Ramses. It lasts about 30 minutes. Its a bit "dramatic", but the lights on the temples are beautiful.

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was just cool to be at Abu Simbel at night. The show with narration was interesting but I thought it would be more colorful. Even more amazing, the vendors were still open for business when we were leaving the premises.

1  Thank Sharon M
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Please advise if the sound and light show is on every night in abu simbel? Thanks
3 March 2017|
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Please advise how I can arrange to get to Abu Simel and stay overnight. For now i have only seen day tours from Aswan but I would like to stay overnight so that I can see the sound and light show. Thank you
3 March 2017|
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Response from dk424 | Reviewed this property |
We flew from Aswan to Abu Simbel, and then back to Aswan the next day. Well worth it. Saves a lot of time. And worth the extra expense.
Javier J
Hola, estoy interesado en hacer un circuito por Egipto, en una agencia me ofrecen el viaje con el espectáculo de luces incluido, y en otra me dicen que este espectáculo ya no se realiza. ¿Me puede alguien indicar si aún funciona? o bien, si sabe alguien si se pueden comprar entradas via internet para ver que pasa. Muchas gracias.
7 February 2017|
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Response from angulivera96 | Reviewed this property |
En agosto seguía funcionando siempre que tengan un aforo de mínimo 10 personas. El problema es que ahora no hay mucho turismo y casi nadie hace noche en Abusimbel . Yo lo contraté desde Madrid con la agencia. Lo recomiendo... More
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