I have quite a long list of things I want to see in the Middle East. I have found that "Petra, Pyramids & Beyond" covers all of these bar two - Dahab and Abu Simbel. I am happy to give Dahab a miss if I have to but will not miss Abu Simbel. My tour ends in Cairo and I want to do the Abu Simbel trip then. Can I fly to Aswan or Abu Simbel. Are there trips organised from Cairo just for Abu Simbel and if so who do I need to contact to organise this?
Has anyone been to the Middle East in August? Am I going to die of heat exhaustion? I am hoping that I will be so happy to be there that the heat wont matter?!?!