Day 3: AswanTake an overnight train to arrive at Aswan. This will help you to travel across the country without losing time in the day. Aswan has a totally different vibe to the rest of the country. Sail the Nile on felucca and go and hang out with the Nubian people on Elephantine Island. You can also take a camel ride to the desert monastery of St. Simeon on the East Bank.
After the overnight train journey from Cairo, we reached Aswan. In Aswan we visited high dam, unfinished obelisk and then boarded our Nile Cruise.(The Nile cruise departs either in morning or afternoon. Since we planned to visit Abu Simbel next day early morning, we chose the cruise which departed on day 4 afternoon.)Duration- 2-3 hours
Later in evening we went for Felucca ride around Elephantine Island and Agha Khan- Masoleum .Duration- 2 hours
Next day early morning at around 5 we started our journey to Abu Simbel by car. It takes almost 3 hours to reach Abu Simbel from Aswan.On the way to Abu Simbel we also enjoyed some sunrise moment in Sahara Desert.
A historical city which takes you in to the depth of the history of Egypt.