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
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.
Early morning, took a short ferry across the Nile to Agilika Islands Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis. After lunch, visited Aswan’s Dams, both the Old and the High. Sailed the tusk shaped Elephantine Island and the beautiful Kitchener Island. In the evening, I had time to explore Aswan’s renowned markets. Enjoyed the overnight stay on the cruise.
Post the buffet breakfast while on board of the cruise, we'll visit the High Dam, followed by the unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. For lunch we'll be back to the cruise. After noon we'll head for a visit to the botanical garden along with a splendid view of Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. The night will be spent on the cruise in Aswan.