Day 1: Safaga Port – Luxor East Bank Tour. Our representative will pick you up from your cruise ship in Safaga Port by our modern air-conditioned vehicle to drive to Luxor. The City of Luxor is the greatest archeological city in the world. It considered as the biggest open air Museum in the world as it combines the largest number of monuments. In Luxor trip you will visit the following sights with your Egyptology expert tour guide:
Karnak Temple Complex Trip:
It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient Egyptian builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning “The Most sacred of Places”. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amun are enclosed by enormous brick walls. The Open Air Museum is located to the north of the first courtyard, across from the Sacred Lake. Actually, there are a number of smaller temples and chapels spread about Karnak, such as the Temple of Osiris Hek-Djet, which is actually inside the enclosure wall of the Temple of Amun. Lunch meal will be served at five stars restaurant in Luxor or in a local restaurant as per your desire. Then move to Luxor temple.
Luxor Temple Trip:
The temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who ruled 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. Obelisk of Rameses II This temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. It was completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb and added to by Ramses II. Towards the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. During the Christian era the temple’s hypostyle hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west. Then for thousands of years, the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of the town of Luxor. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor for overnight stay. Free time at leisure and optional tours in Luxor.
Day 2: Luxor West Bank Tour – Safaga Port. Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to visit the West Bank of Luxor.
Valley of the kings Trip:
The Valley of the Kings actually has two components – the East Valley and the West Valley. It is the East Valley which most tourists visit and in which most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs can be found. The West Valley has only one remote tomb open to the public, that of Ay who was Tutankhamun’s successor. Beginning with the 18th Dynasty and ending with the 20th, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes.
Also abandoned were the pyramid style tombs. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern, three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. These catacombs were harder to rob and were more easily concealed. Construction usually lasted six years, beginning with the new reign. The texts in the tombs are from the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Gates and the Book of the Underworld. Lunch meal will be served at five stars restaurant in Luxor or in a local restaurant as per your desire.
Deir el-Bahri Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut:
The Temple of Hatshepsut is the best-preserved of the three complexes. Called by the people Djeser-djeseru, “sacred of sacreds”, Hatshepsut’s terraced and rock-cut temple is one of the most impressive monuments of the west bank. Situated directly against the rock face of Deir el-Bahri’s great rock bay, the temple not only echoed the lines of the surrounding cliffs in its design, but it seems a natural extension of the rock faces. The temple was little more than a ruin when first excavated in 1891, but it has led to a great deal of successful reconstruction. The temple took 15 years to build and was modified throughout that time.
Colossi of Memnon Tour:
The twin statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position, his hands resting on his knees and his gaze facing eastwards towards the river. Two shorter figures are carved into the front throne alongside his legs: these are his wife Tiy and mother Mutemwiya. The side panels depict the Nile God Hapy. Before leaving for Safaga Port you will stop for shopping opportunity at the Old Market in Luxor, where you may wish to pick up a few good quality souvenirs. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Safaga Port. End of Luxor overnight trip.
- Tour is private
- Our tour guides are minimum 7 years experience
- There is No hidden fees
- We offer Best tours in terms of (service - prices - guides - vehicles - meals, etc.)
- Safag Port - Luxor 220 km
- Pick up time from Safag port depends on your ship arrival time
- Drop off time at Safag Port depends on your ship departure time.
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