July 17, 2020
Day Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Air
Written By Mohamed Abdel Nasser
Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo & transfer to Cairo International Airport Flight to Luxor will take 50 minutes. Where you will be met & assisted by our Luxor representative. After that our Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you upon arrival outside the main arrival of Luxor airport with the sign “Ancient Egypt Tours with your name “
We will star to enjoy an excursion to visit The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning “The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places”.
You will continue to explore then transfer to the the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary
Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history: the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I.The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was female pharoah. Her temple, This temple was built on three surfaces take the form of balconies, devoted primarily to the worship of the god Amun, and to perform funeral rites for the queen known as El Deir El Bahary
Than pay a visit to Valley of the Kings the Valley of the Kings was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922, Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact. Moreover; lunch is going to be served during your trip.
Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III, Colossi of Memnon are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple. You will be driven to Luxor. Air port & back to Cairo.
- Pick up services from your hotel and return.
- Warm meet and assist upon arrival and departure at Luxor Airport.
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place.
- All transfers by private a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
- English speaking Guide.
- Domestic flights Cairo – Luxor – Cairo.
- A bottle of water during your trip.
- Lunch at a good quality local restaurant.
- All Taxes & service charge
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
- Tipping Kitty
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