1 day tour Luxor
Luxor – We will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in Marsa Alam; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. During our way to Luxor along the River Nile and passing by various Upper-Egyptian towns and villages, you can already gain some impressions about the Egyptian landscape and way of life; of course we will make stops whenever you need.
Reaching our destination, we will first of all make a short stop en route to have a look at the 3,400 years old Colossi of Memnon, the gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III who were once standing guard in front of his no longer existing memorial temple complex that had been even larger than the Temple of Karnak.
After this stop we will show you the Valley of the Kings where during a period of 500 years the ancient Egyptians buried their kings and powerful nobles and where the mummies of some of the most famous and glamorous persons of the Pharaonic time were found. You can descend to the tombs of great Egyptian rulers and discover the well preserved colorful paintings and hieroglyphic stories on the walls.
Now we are ready for another highlight – the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut who was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female Pharaoh who proved her ability to successfully reign over an empire and finally created for herself an architectonically extraordinary mortuary temple with colonnaded terraces, a hypostyle hall and lots of statues, paintings and reliefs.
After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant you will see the Temple of Karnak, for sure one of the most extraordinary temples all over the world as after thousands of years it is still in an amazingly good state – so with a bit of imagination you will find yourself easily back in the past of this impressive sacral monument. You will have a lot of time to stroll around, explore the entrance area where you get an impression of how the immense pylon was built, walk through the avenue of ram-headed criosphinges, discover the hypostyle hall with its more than one hundred huge well preserved pillars, admire the hieroglyphs and paintings, see the holy lake and have a look at the various chapels, temples and statues. And if you like, approach the holy scarab close to the lake and surround it three times clockwise – according to the legend, offspring will follow soon…!
In the evening we will bring you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.
We offer this trip daily.
- Transfers from/to your hotel and between the sights in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Guided tours in your language
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Mineral water and soft drinks
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned
- International and domestic flights