Private Day Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings from Marsa Alam

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170 € /Adult
85 € / Child

Highlights

  • Embark on an unforgettable journey in the footsteps of the pharaohs on this private excursion
  • Luxor is one of the most important and important sights in Egypt
  • The overwhelming Valley of the Kings is one of the main attractions for visitors to Egypt.
  • Be fascinated by the Colossi of Memnon, the huge seated statues of the former mortuary temple of King Amenhotep III.
  • The majestic Valley of the Kings in Thebes West near Luxor is a necropolis of the rulers of the New Egyptian Empire
  • The impressive city of Luxor is home to numerous treasures from the former Thebes, an important city in ancient Egypt
  • The mortuary temple of the ancient Egyptian queen Hatshepsut is particularly noticeable due to its unusual architecture
  • Explore the great world famous temple city of Karnak

Description

Our private guided day tour offers insights into the complex cultural history of ancient Egypt.
On a privately guided excursion to Luxor, the contrast between the lush green of the Nile Valley and the sand colors of the desert is impressive. The fascinating, historical small town of Thebes is rich in witnesses to the history of a bygone high culture. While life pulsed on one side of the Nile, on the other - Thebes West - the necropolis of the ancient Egyptians emerged. Accompanied by your private guide, see the following highlights on your tour:

● The Valley of the Kings: The most famous necropolis in the world
The Valley of the Kings in Thebes West near Luxor is a necropolis of the rulers of the New Egyptian Empire; that is, the eighteenth to the twentieth dynasty (around 1550 BC to 1069 BC). So far, over 65 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings. The most famous is called KV62 and is the tomb of Tutankhamun. The first pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings was Thutmose I, whose grave is marked KV38, although it should be in the grave with the number KV20; the tomb of his daughter, Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in history.

● The magnificent temple of Hatshepsut Thebes is one of the best-preserved structures of ancient Egyptian culture
The mortuary temple of Hatshepsut dates from the 18th dynasty and is the best-preserved temple in Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile in Thebes. The temple, which is atypical for the Egyptian construction method, is laid out in the form of a terrace; a wide ramp for a total of 3 terrace levels, which are characterized by the magnificent column facades. Its idiosyncratic architecture is striking. The pylons have been replaced by open pillar halls at the beginning of each terrace. From then on, Hatshepsut had himself depicted on temples and buildings with all the insignia of royal dignity. To underpin her rule, she had it chiseled into her buildings that she was begotten by the imperial god Amun. The reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut is judged to be a prosperous era. Today it is considered to be one of the heydays of Egyptian history. Today, Egyptologists consider Hatshepsut to be one of the most important rulers of the New Kingdom. Under her, ancient Egypt experienced a long period of peace and an economic boom.

● Visit the Karnak Temple, the gigantic temple complex was built by various pharaohs for about 2000 years
Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex ever built by man, consists of three main temples and several outer temples. The Karnak Temple is the largest temple complex in Egypt. Two axes dominate the temple. The sacred animals of Amun, rams, whose heads linger on lions' bodies, line the path in an avenue up to the main entrance, which is decorated by the imposing 1st pylon. If you pass the 2nd pylon you will reach a hall that once belonged to the Seven Wonders of the World. The temple complex was not only intended as a place of prayer. It also served as the seat of government, treasury, or simply as a residence for the pharaohs. The origin of this temple complex is the great Amun temple. It is the most important and was previously connected to the Nile by a canal. The largest temple (that of Amun-Re) is also the oldest building; its construction began in the early Middle Kingdom (12th Dynasty, around 2000 BC).

● The Colossi of Memnon are ancient statues with a height of 18 meters, which the Pharaoh Amenophis III. represent
The Colossi of Memnon, also sometimes referred to as the Colossi of Memnon, are seated statues that both represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III. represent. These two statues are the last remains of a once-great temple of Amenhotep III. It stretched behind the two statues that stood at the main entrance. The beauty of the two statues can still be admired today as part of our day tour. The gaze of the colossi is directed towards the Nile, which is only three kilometers away. The plant was over 600 meters long. Today you can only see a few remains of the former temple.

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 Marsa Alam in a private car or minivan

Exclusions

  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Additional Info

  • Tour type: private guided tour
  • Pickup time: at around 05.00 am
  • Arrival in Luxor: at around 09.00 am
  • Return to Marsa Alam: at around 08.00 pm
  • Meeting / Ending point: your hotel

Good to know

  • 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

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