Day # 1 ) Makadi Bay – Luxor East Bank Tour Our two days Luxor tour 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 Karnak Temple Trip 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.
Luxor Temple Trip: A large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located in the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. , Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or "the southern sanctuary", the temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Chons and was built during the New Kingdom. It was connected to Karnak Temple with avenue of Sphinxes. Lunch meal is served during the tour in a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. Also there is optional evening entertainment to attend the sound and light show at the Karnak temple. Day # 2 ) Luxor West Bank Tour – Makadi Bay Pick up from your hotel after breakfast to 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 Trip: 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 Trip: 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 Colossi of Memnon trip 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 two days Luxor tour)
- Pick up services from your hotel in Makadi Bay - Admision fees to the sightseeing as per Luxor tour itinerary - Lunch meals at local restaurant during Luxor trip - Egyptologist English speakingGuide during luxor trip - All transfers by air-conditioned modern vehicle class in Makadi Bay and Luxor trip - Hotel accommodation at 5 * hotel - Breakfast Meal at your hotel - Drop off services from your hotel in Makadi Bay
- Optional trips during Luxor trip - Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple during Luxor trip - Hot Air balloon trip during Luxor trip - Personal expenses during Luxor trip