Private Day Trip to Luxor from Makadi Bay with Temple Visits

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135 € /Adult
75 € / Child

Highlights

  • A private guided day tour to the most important temples of Luxor
  • Luxor is the ancient city of the pharaohs and the once magnificent capital of the Old Kingdom
  • Only 5 kilometers northwest of Luxor is one of the most important and famous sites in Egypt: The Valley of the Kings
  • The Karnak Temple is one of the most famous and significant attractions in Luxor
  • Cross the Nile and visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes on the west bank
  • The Colossi of Memnon are the remains of a mortuary temple, the Amenhotep III. and it was built around 1370
  • Picturesque and photogenic, the world-famous terrace temple of Hatshepsut nestles into the rock face of Deir El-Bahari

Description

We offer you an exciting tour of the capital of the pharaohs. Luxor has several sights, monuments, and attractions. Let yourself be captivated by the unbelievable relics of the pharaohs in Thebes West and East. Cross the Nile upstream in the footsteps of mighty rulers and great builders, whose works still amaze today. Accompanied by your personal guide, visit the following highlights on your tour:

● The valley of the kings
The pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1540-1070 BC) heaped treasures in their graves in two ways: in the form of precious gifts, as we know them from Tutankhamun's grave treasures, and in the form of murals that provide a deep insight into giving the ancient Egyptian vision of the afterlife to which the dead belong. The wealth of details that is presented here has never been reached again and makes the Valley of the Kings an inexhaustible source for the Egyptian belief in life after death and one of the most important cultural and intellectual sites. The temple complex also shows an overall picture of the fascinating history of ancient Egypt.

● Hatshepsut temple
Deir el-Bahari ancient necropolis in Egypt, which is located north of Thebes on the west side of the Nile. Erected in the middle of the parched desert, the Hatshepsut Temple is one of the most magnificent structures in the ancient world. The mortuary temple of Hatshepsut is a so-called million-year house. The temple structure contains three huge terraces that are connected to one another by stairs and ramps. The temple is built like a terrace and extends over three levels. Each level has its own function, with the last one being the "Holy of Holies". It is also worth mentioning that the drawings chiseled on the walls - illustrations of ancient myths and legends. For sure you will be awestruck when you look at the Temple of Hatshepsut, built with a belief in immortality.

● Karnak temple
The holy place of the pharaohs, dream destination of romantic tourists: A 3300-year-old temple is a magical place with traces of time. The Karnak temples, along with the Giza pyramids, are the highlight of every journey to Egypt and the destination of millions of visitors every year. The ruins of Karnak, two kilometers north of Luxor, are much more than just the remains of a temple. The only upright obelisk in Karnak with its mysterious hieroglyphs is a great example of the best of art and architecture of that time. Particularly impressive is the great pillared hall (hypostyle) of Karnak. Between the second pylon from the reign of King Haremhab and the third pylon of Amenhotep III. (both 18th dynasty) had the pharaohs Seti I and his son Ramses II (both 19th dynasty) build the world's largest hall of columns in ancient times. The Egyptian rulers built the temple complex of Karnak for several centuries. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

● The Colossi of Memnon
Then visit the Colossi of Memnon of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, which in the past stood in front of the pylons of the entrance to the Temple of Amenhotep III. They represent King Amenhotep III. sitting on a throne with his hands on his knees. He looks towards the Nile. The pharaoh's facial features are no longer recognizable. The around 1370 BC Seated figures represent the king and once guarded his mortuary temple, of which there are hardly any remains.

Annotation:
- Not all graves are open to the public. Some of the graves are permanently closed, while others may be closed for restoration purposes. In the Valley of the Kings, you can visit 2 to 3 graves

- If you want to see the resting place of Tut Ench Amuns, you have to pay an additional entrance ticket.

- There is now a complete ban on photos for the entire Valley of the Kings. Cameras have to be handed in when entering and are only given again when leaving.

- With the purchase of a video ticket for EGP 300, you can take photos/videography in one grave per ticket. An exception is the grave of Seti I. Tickets are only available at the ticket booth near the Colossi of Memnon, not on site. All graves now have an explanation at the grave entrance on a modern and informative board about the history, architecture, and decoration.

- Basic plans and important detailed recordings are presented. These tables were created with the support of the Theban Mapping Project by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority.


Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Personal guidance
  • Entrance fee to the above-mentioned attractions
  • Felucca Ride on the Nile
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor
  • Roundtrip transportation from and to your hotel in Makadi Bay in a private car or minivan

Exclusions

  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Schedule

  • Tour type: private guided tour
  • Pickup time: at around 05.30 am
  • Arrival in Luxor: at around 09.00 am
  • Return to Makadi Bay: at around 08.00 pm
  • Trip Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
  • Meeting / Ending point: your hotel

Please note & Additional Info

  • The private day tour to Luxor consists only of participants who book the trip together.
  • The private tour is based on a minimum number of 2 Participants. Should the minimum number of participants not be reached, we will offer to operate the trip with a cost supplement.
  • Children's price: Age 5 - 10