LUXOR is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt .It is on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs capital at the height of power, during the 16th-11th centuries BC.
You are collected from your hotel at about 4.30am (depending on location) where you begin your journey to the beautiful city of Luxor.
The journey takes approximately 3.5hours.
Your first stop will be to The valley of kings
THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS was the royal cemetery for 62 pharaohs and is located on the west bank of the Nile. The only entrance to this place was a long winding narrow path
At the Valley of the King's there is TUTANKHAMENS TOMB which you can visit at an extra charge.
After the Valley of the Kings you visit an Alabaster Factory where you are shown how the different sculptures and vases are made. Alabaster is a mineral or rock that is soft often used for carving and is processed for plaster powder. .
After visiting here we then move to the amazing TEMPLE OF QUEEN HATSHEPSUT which is a ancient funerary shrine in upper egypt.
It is located beneath the cliffs at Deir El Bahari on the west bank of the nile close to the Valley of the Kings.It is dedicated to the sun deity Amun and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II which served both as an inspiration and later a quarry . It is considered one of the incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt.
After this amazing temple we move to see the enormous stone statues called THE COLOSSI OF MENMON These are statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII.
We then have our lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Nile
You can opt to take a motor Boat to Banana island which has many different plants and you can buy tea and eat fruit.
After lunch you then go to the largest temple in the world which is the KARNAK TEMPLE.
.The Karnak Temple is the largest Temple in the world.The complex contains a group of Temples such as The Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple,The Temple of Ptah, The Temple of Mothho and The Temple of The God Osiris.
You are guided around here with some free time .
After this trip you are then returned back to your hotel in Hurghada at approximately 9.30pm.
All extras are optional and not compulsory.
- Pick up & drop off from & to your hotel in air conditioned bus.
- Entrance fees of Valley of the Kings (3 Royal Tombs)
- Queen Hatchepsut temple
- Colossi of Memnon (Mammon Colossal statues)
- Karnak temple
- Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
- Return bus tickets hurghada/Luxor/hurgada
- Lunch in a local restaurant
What's Not Included
Only things not included in this trip are:
- Entrance to Tutankhamen's Tomb which costs 200LE