Must-see sights in Luxor - Valley of the Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Take photos at the Colossi of Memnon.
Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple.
Welcome to Luxor, an ancient city located in Upper Egypt (southern Egypt). Luxor, known as Thebes thousands of years ago, is full of mysterious heritages waiting for you to learn about.
In the morning our guide and driver will pick you up from the Luxor port, railway station or your hotel in the city per your request. The first stop of your Luxor day trip is the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of many pharaohs - the kings of the ancient Egyptian are situated. During the New Kingdom from 16th century BC to 11th century BC, the rulers in Egypt chose to build underground tombs instead of massive pyramids. The number of the found tombs here is over 60, including the tomb of the Pharaoh Rameses II. The most famous one is the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the first known well-preserved Pharaoh's tomb that caused the rumors of the 'curse of the pharaohs'. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore more of the pyramid's mysteries.
After the visit, our Luxor day tour will head to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a mortuary temple built in the eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt by Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh of this period and the first female pharaoh. Located majestically near the Valley of the Kings, this temple started a new trend of architecture in the ancient Egypt: it combined the active worship to both pharaoh and gods by stopping building the megalithic structures. The reliefs and sculptures inside reflect the devotion to the god Amun and the divine birth of this great pharaoh. Visiting this temple with your guide, you will learn about many stories of Hatshepsut's legendary life. We will continue Luxor day tour with a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, two giant quartzite stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, with the reliefs depicting the god Hapi on the side panels. It was built in 1350 BC and the faces are weathered and hard to recognize. Afterwards, we will take you to a local restaurant for lunch and have a short break.
In the afternoon, we will proceed to a UNESCO World Heritage site - the Karnak Temples, which date back to 4000 years ago. It was completed in the 3rd century BC by over 50 pharaohs and witnessed the vicissitude of the ancient Egypt. This temple complex is the largest one built by the ancient Egypt and comprises many temples, which are dedicated to various deities like Amun-Re, Montu and Mut.
Then we will head to the Luxor Temple, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. This massive temple complex, built of sandstone, was completed in 1400 BC and many pharaohs were crowned here. The ancient Egyptians also held the annual Opet Festival at this complex to celebrate for fertility. You can have a glimpse of the festival scenes during that time by the reliefs on the pillars. During the visit, you will also see one of the two obelisks built by Rameses II.
After we finish the visits of the temples, our private driver will escort you back to the port, railway station or your hotel. Our Luxor day trip is rounded off here. We wish you have had enjoy a wonderful day with us!
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of English speaking guide per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
- One meal as mentioned in the itinerary.
- International flight into and out Egypt.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Egypt Visa Fee.