We leave for iconic Abu Simbel at 4am with your own qualified Egyptologist guide to join the convoy of tourist buses on the 300km journey south.
Abu Simbel has two temples– one for Ramses II, and one for his beautiful wife Nefertari.
These two temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE.
However, after the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s, the monument was moved to its current location.
It is a lasting monument to Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh