From USD 395
Duration: 12 hours
Type: Full day Cairo day tour
Highlights: Luxor West Bank Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, Luxor East Bank Karnak temple
Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor. Start your full day visiting Luxor west bank. Valley of the Kings (Is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.) The tour includes visit to three tombs, Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs.
- Transfer to Luxor East Bank to visit Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.
- Transfer to Luxor airport for flight back to Cairo. Arrival Cairo and transfer to your hotel.
Tour should be booked preferably before commencement of your trip to Egypt or 24 hours before your intended day tour during your stay. It is better to select the language by which the tour will be conducted we provide multilingual Egyptologist tour guides.
Coaches are wheelchair accessible.
Pick up of the tour is from most centrally located hotels in Cairo and you are only required to indicated your hotel name in advance.
Reservation of the tour requiresdown payment of approx 25% of tour cost upon confirmation this can be done online or with bank wire transfer. The remainder of tour cost should be settled upon arrival to Egypt either in cash or by credit card. During peak periods 50% of tour cost should be paid upon confirmation.
Luxor West Bank Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, Luxor East Bank Karnak temple
✓Hotel Pick up and drop off
✓Transfer by deluxe air-conditioned coach
✓Meet and assist service in all destinations
✓Domestic airfare Cairo/Luxor/Cairo
✓Lunch during excursion
✓Professional English speaking tour guide
✓All taxes and service charges
Not included tomb of Tutankhamun, Seti I & Nefertari