Abu Simbel not technically a town, but a site worth visiting. It lies around the temple of the same name, built by Ramses the Second, and is great for a day trip. It is a must-see for all enthusiasts of Egyptian history.
Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, is located about 81 miles south of Luxor. It has a distinctively African feel with its laid-back, relaxed pace of life. It’s small enough to tour on foot and is graced with the most beautiful settings on the Nile.
Luxor often been called the world’s greatest open-air museum, and it lives up to this reputation indeed. It consists of three different areas: the City of Luxor on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor and Thebes on the west side of the Nile, which was the pharaohs’ capital during the 11th – 16th centuries B.C.