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Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part IV: Abu Simbel temples, the High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part IV: Abu Simbel temples, the High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan

South of Aswan and next to the Sudanese border hides one of the most impressive temples of ancient Egypt: Abu Simbel, a Nubian monument carved out of the mountainside over 3,200 years ago. Almost destroyed in the 60s after the construction of the High Dam, these temples were moved stone by stone to an artificial hill made above the dam to protect them from the floods.

In the fourth day of my Essential Egypt tour, I visited these fascinating temples along with two of the big highlights of the city of Aswan: the High Dam and Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part III: The Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part III: The Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor

The city of Luxor, which for centuries was the former capital of Pharaonic Egypt, is home to some of the most impressive monuments of this ancient civilisation.

During my first day in Luxor, I explored the West Bank of the River Nile, where two of the most impressive funerary sites are located: the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple.

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part II: the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the Great Pyramids of Giza

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part II: the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the Great Pyramids of Giza

The first day of my Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours was undoubtedly the big highlight of any trip to Egypt: exploring the fascinating pyramids. Our visit started in Sakkara, the first capital of Egypt and famous for the unique Step Pyramid built by King Zoser. 

After visiting what is considered to be the first pyramids ever constructed, we headed to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Giza (Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos). But, what is it really like to explore one of the most notorious world heritage sites?

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part I: Arrival and first impressions of Cairo

Essential Egypt in 9 days - Part I: Arrival and first impressions of Cairo

Land of the Pharaohs, the Great Pyramid of Giza and some of the most impressive ancient temples, everyone has dreamed at some point of visiting Egypt.

For my trip, I decided to join the Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, a fascinating journey through time and one of the most incredible civilisations of the history of mankind. Here is an overview of my itinerary and my first impressions of the city of Cairo!