Top Abu Simbel Tour Packages
Welcome to Abu Simbel! Our all-inclusive Abu Simbel Tour Packages are streamlined with modern amenities and cutting-edge technologies to provide you with a tour that will transport you to the timeline of the great Pharaoh Ramesses along with the perpetual background narration of the glorious histories by our professional tour guide. From special recommendations to giving you the freedom to enjoy the attractions at your own pace, this Abu Simbel Tour will take you to a fairyland where the fun and adventure multiply at every stop. From all the available package varieties, our Abu Simbel Tour Packages from India are highly sought after.
Top Things to know about Abu Simbel (Egypt)
Abu Simbel is a desert land and home to the Nubian monuments. Famously known for its two gigantic rock-cut temples of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, the best time to visit Abu Simbel is during the month of February and March. One can travel by air and land at Abu Simbel Airport. Abu Simbel has one of the largest artificial lakes, Lake Nasser with a deep and rustic history. The Nubian monuments are dedicated to the great Ramesses and his favourite wife, Nefertari are the most incredible relics that Abu Simbel stages.
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel is the second-largest man-made tourist enchantment site all over Egypt and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Natively located on the bank of the river Nile, later it was relocated to this majestic land. The solar alignment of the temple is magnificent. Sun rays pass through the temple only twice in 365 days. Symbolically, they represent the birth and enthroning of Ramesses II. The other exciting fact is that the site where the god of darkness Plah persists remains in complete darkness throughout the year.
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Experiences in Abu Simbel
Experiencing Abu Simbel is indescribable. Though it has exclusive attractions, each attraction has a glorious ancient heritage that one can feel for days at a stretch. Apart from the ancient relics, the lake, the desert, the local streets, and buildings everything in Abu Simbel is worth the experience. Be it an adventure, culture, water sports, family, or leisure related, customize your experiences with Dook Abu Simbel Holiday Packages for a full-packed thrill.
Plan A Trip To Abu Simbel
The trip to the desert land of Abu Simbel starts straight as you land at the Abu Simbel Airport if you wish to! As you exit the airport, in close proximity is the great Abu Simbel Temple. It was built by Ramesses ll himself during the 5th year of his supremacy. The construction took almost 30 years. As you reach the location of the temple complex, on one side stands nature's creation, the serenity of Lake Nasser. On the other side stands the man-made creations, the series of majestic small buildings of Abu Simbel. Outside the temple complex are a series of local food stalls and ample amount of sitting areas. Inside the complex is the Great Temple also known as the Sun Temple of Ramesses II. The entry has four enormous statues of Ramesses, the second. In between the legs of the giant statues, are the statues of royal family members- Ramesses' wife, Nefertari; his mother Muttuy, and his offspring. Inside the temple, you will witness eight spectacular statues of Osiris that resemble the facial features of Ramesses II.
Next to the Sun Temple is the Temple of Nefertari also famously known as the Temple of Hathor. Nefertari Meritmut was the first royal wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. She was one of the strongest reigning queens in Egyptian History. Today, she is reminisced all over Egypt along with Cleopatra and Hatshepsut. In this temple the statue of Ramesses wife, Queen Nefertari is represented as the Sun god's wife, Hathor with a solar disc, two plumes and the horns of a cow. The two temples symbolize the union of the Sun God and his wife. These are the archaic masterpieces of Egypt echoing the grandeur and honour of the kingdom of Ramesses.
Nefertari's ornate tomb, QV66 rests in the Valley of the Queens also called Sistine Chapel. In the tomb, one can find paintings of Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead, Osiris, Anubis, etc. One famous painting that is worth glancing at is 'Queen Nefertari playing Draughts.
The visit to the Egyptian temple of Wadi Es-Sebua is worth the adventure in itself. After the Great Temple of Ramesses, it is the second largest Nubian temple one gets to witness in their Abu Simbel Tour. The grand entrance of the temple is guarded by a series of sphinxes whose heads are carved as that of a lion. As you enter the temple premises it has a pylon, followed by a fabulous open courtyard, a hypostyle hall, and finally making way to the inner sanctuary. In the backend of the Great Temple is this sanctuary where sit in peace four deities- Ptah, Amun-Re, Re-Her-Akhtey and Ramesses II. The walls of the temple are fabricated with ecclesiastical events along with other important mementoes.
Strolling alongside Lake Nasser is also a favourite activity of tourists. It is one of the largest artificial lakes on the earth. The lake was created due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the Nile river. Few tourists as they reach the lake plunge into the cold waters and enjoy a relaxed swimming bout. As your body floats into the water, and your eyes overlook the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari, the experience is surreal!
Coming to the gastronomic adventures, having a hot, generous meal at the local restaurants across the main road is what tourists prefer when at Abu Simbel. To get your hands on Egyptian traditional delicacies, a visit to the Nubian Oasis and the Wady El Nile is recommended. Some of the tourist-favourite food portions of Abu Simbel are Ful medames which is mashed fava beans; Corchorus, a native leafy vegetable; and the Kushari. Kushari is a dish which includes the goodness of lentils, rice, macaroni, chickpeas, tomato, and garlic.
Spending the night at Abu Simbel is also on the itinerary list of many tourists. After sight-seeing, as the day dawns, tourists come back to the Great Temple of Ramesses II to witness the light and sound show launched in multiple dialects, which glorifies the elegance of the temple manifold. As the rainbow of colours lit up the night sky of Abu Simbel, it takes the tourists back into the great era of Pharaoh Ramesses II. As the music enchants the mind of the sightseers in sync with the dancing lights, it feels like heaven. The show shares a glimpse of the temple's old structure along with the history it holds. Tourists need to book for the show beforehand. For most of the Abu Simbel Packages, it is included in it. As the show comes to an end, it is not yet the time to 'head back' to Abu Simbel. Tourists explore the regions of glorious tales amidst the desert under the clear night sky and within the cold air till the sun wakes up from the horizon. The sunrise at the Great Temple Complex in Abu Simbel is worth the wait.
For a full-course adventure of the great ancient heritages in Abu Simbel, take up any of the Abu Simbel Tour Packages provided by Dook International. Serving fair trips in almost 500+ destinations, Dook has its prices locked at a reasonable slab, along with full-proof satisfaction in terms of comfort, safety, and adventure. The packages available are all-inclusive with modern, cutting-edge technologies and extravagances. Dook International awaits your visit to Abu Simbel!
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