I will be visiting Egypt in November. I am hoping to visit Abu Simbel via the public bus from Aswan and I need some advice on it. I read somewhere that it is extremely crowded and uncomfortable, and elsewhere that it was only half-full. I am sure these could both be true depending on the time. Has anyone here made this journey via the public bus? Do you have advice on the best time to go to avoid crowds?
Also, does any one know how to book Eskelah in Abu Simbel?