Aswan & Abo Simple

Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere.

Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing.
Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Cornish watching the sailboats or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish. In Aswan the Nile is at its most beautiful, flowing through amber desert granite rocks, round emerald islands covered with palm groves and tropical plants. Explore the souk, full of the scent and color of spices, perfumes, traditional dresses and handicrafts.

Abo Simple:
The great Pharaoh Ramses II ordered the construction of the Abu Simbel temples in the 13th century B.C. Dedicated to himself and his favourite wife, Queen Nefertari, they are carved in the rocks of the mountain, to celebrate the Pharaoh's victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh, and to affirme his intimidating power over the Nubians. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temples were dismantled in the 60's, and rebuilt some 70 mt higher, to save them from the waters of Lake Nasser, created after the construction of the High Dam. To see Abu Simbel is to see a timeless masterpiece of Egyptian art, a sublime, unparalleled realization.