Our Luxor Day Trip starts in the early morning with pick up from your hotel in Makadi Bay takes you on a three hours drive to cross the Eastern desert. Luxor has often been called the world’s greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. In our Luxor trip you will visit the following sites with your professional Egyptologist private guide: The first part of your Luxor trip is the Karnak Temple Close to the city on the East Bank of the Nile you will visit the spectacular Temples of Karnak. In ancient times, Karnak was known as Ipet-isut, 'The most venerated place. Work began on Karnak temple complex in the 16th century BC with construction continuing over the next 2,000 years as each successive pharaoh added to the site’s epic scale. The temple complex of Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. Karnak Temple is famous for its Hypostyle Hall in the Great Temple of Amun. Lunch meal will be served during Luxor tour.
The Second Part of your Luxor trip is the West Bank Cross the Nile to the West Bank of the city to find the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Because there is so much to see and so much ground to cover, guided tours usually enter 3 tombs at the major archeological sites. The Valley of the Kings Tour: This is where the pharaoh's were buried and hoped to meet their Gods in the afterlife. The Valley of the Kings contains many of the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom including Tutankhamun's tomb discovered in the 1920's almost untouched is perhaps the best known to most of us non-archaeologist. Most of the tombs are cut into the limestone and follow a pattern of three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. Hatshepsut Temple Tour: The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari in the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. Designed by the architect Senemut, the mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located 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 time.
The last part of Luxor trip is The Colossi of Memnon Two giant statues make up the Colossi of Memnon. Most visitors get a glimpse of them on their way to the Valley of the Kings but it is worth a stop to see them up close. Before leaving for Makadi Bay you will stop for a shopping opportunity at the famous bazaars where you may wish to pick up a few good quality souvenirs. Drive back to the Red Sea with direct transfer to your hotel in Makadi Bay (end of Luxor tour) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaX3bTlh3WI
Luxor Day Trip from Makadi Bay includes: - Pick up and drop off service from your hotel in Makadi Bay - All transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle in Makadi Bay - Admission fees to the sightseeing - Lunch meal at a local restaurant during Luxor tour - Egyptologist English speaking private guide during Luxor tour
Luxor Day Trip from Makadi Bay excludes: - Optional tours - Personal expenses in Luxor tour
- Pick up from your hotel lobby in Makadi Bay by our REP with a board reflecting your name - Luxor trip Starts at ....... 09:30 - Lunch in Luxor trip at ...... 13:00 - Luxor trip finished at ....... 21:30
Prices are quoted in USD currency per person, minimum 2 persons traveling togeth
What to bring
- Passport valid for 6 months - Comfortable shoes - Cotton clothes in summer - Warm clothes in winter - Sun block - Sunglasses - Hat - Photo/Video Camera