Luxor is located 280 km south of Hurghada. It takes 4 hours to reach it( it’s closer from Makadi and Safaga). Therefore the day starts early, when you will be picked up from the hotel between 05:00-06:00 am. The hotel will (upon your request one day before) provide you with the breakfast box, don’t forget to supply yourself with enough drinking water.
Luxor program is consisting from sightseeing on both banks of the city: West and East bank of Nile as well. As ancient Egyptians believed the east, where the sun is rising, is the life and the west, where it goes down, is dead, the treasures of the Old Thebes are divided by this meaning. On the West bank you will find always graves and mortual temples. On the East bank are the pharaohs palaces, worshiping temples and home of all living beings.
The entrance of the West bank are Colossus of Memnon, two extraordinary statues that were originally guarding the mortual temple of Amenhotep III. The journey then continues to mortual temples – Deir El Bahari, magnificent masterpiece of Queen-pharaoh Hatschepsut or Medinat Habu – temple of big warrior king Ramesse III. The visit of West bank is completed with the Valley of the kings- valuable and hidden graves of the most famous kings of Old Veset. Here you can find (extra charged) the most famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.
After lunch in the local restaurant (drinks are not included in the price) and short cruise on the
Nile you are awaited of the biggest temple of the Luxor-Kingdom era – Karnak temple. It has been built for God Amun-Ra almost 2000 years! The hypostyle hall is the place that will take your breath away!
If you find yourself hungry to visit typical souvenir shops, welcome in Papyrus Institute or in alabaster factory! Don’t miss the traditional hibiscus tea, the best flavor you will find in shiny Luxor!
The program is finished around 17:00, when you will be ready to drive back to Hurghada.
Price of the trip includes:
* all the entrances except the tomb of Tutankhamun and Ramesse V. / VI.
* English speaking guide and transfer during the whole day
* Banana Island visit
* comfortable and light clothing is recommended – covering your shoulders, knees and hat for the head (as protection from the sun)
* small money will be useful to buy drinks, pay for toilets, giving tips…
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