Luxor Day Trip from Cairo
$436.00 per person
Experience Egypt’s ancient splendor with a day trip from Cairo to Luxor. Catch a flight to Luxor and meet your local guide to explore iconic landmarks like the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Inclusive of air travel and Luxor transport, it’s a hassle-free journey into antiquity.
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the Cairo airport for your flight from Cairo to Luxor between 6:00 – 7:00 am. Upon your arrival, your guide will be waiting for you with a sign of your name. In Luxor, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Luxor East & West Bank.
Today enjoy visits to Luxor and Karnak Temples.
Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.
Luxor Temple: A magnificent example of Egyptian temple architecture, along with Karnak Temple this was one of the most sacred and important Temples of Ancient Thebes (now Luxor City). Built parallel to the River Nile, this temple and dedicated to Amun Ra, King of Gods and his wife Mut (Goddess of War). At Luxor, you will find Colossal Statues of Rameses and massive 24-meter-tall carved pylons. One of the two Obelisks that once stood at the entrance of Luxor Temple remains, the other was removed and transported to France in 1874 and now sits at the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Another site worth mentioning is the Mosque of Abu El Hagag built on top of the buried ruins of Luxor Temple; after the Temple was uncovered the Mosque was preserved and is still a place of worship until today.
Karnak Temple: Located on the East bank this is the largest temple complex in Egypt. Built throughout 1300 years to honor the god Amun of Thebes, his wife Mut, and Sons Khons. An impressive complex of over 25 Temples full of Sanctuaries, big columns, and Obelisks. At least thirty Pharaohs have been represented here over time. One of the highlights is the Hypostyle Hall with 134 enormous pillars, certainly an awe-inspiring place. Stroll down the famous avenue of the Sphinxes, with a length of two miles it was once lined with hundreds of sphinxes. Ancient Egyptians traveled on a horse-drawn carriage between Luxor and Karnak Temples during the festival of Opet, a celebration to reunite God Amun and his wife Mut since each of their statues were in separate Temples.
Queen of Hatshepsut Temple: Dedicated to the first female Pharaoh, set at the head of the valley, this temple is the best example of Egyptian classical style architecture. Built to express the grandeur of the Pharaoh as well as honoring the gods that she would need in the afterlife. After her death, all of her statues were defaced by her son Tuthmosis III.
Colossi of Memnon: These are all that remain of the largest and most opulent mortuary Temple of Amenhotep. Although badly damaged the massive stone statues 75 feet in height depicting the image of Pharaoh Amenhotep III are still quite impressive. The colossi have stood guard for more than 3400 years on the West Bank.
At the end of your tour, you will be driven to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo, you will be met and assisted at the airport and then transferred to your hotel in Cairo or Giza. This will be the end of our tour and services. (Flight Time Approx: Luxor to Cairo 22:00 – 23:00).
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Domestic flight two ways from Cairo to Luxor and Luxor to Cairo
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide during the tour
- Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
- Any optional tours
- Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
- Travel Insurance
WHAT TO BRING:
- Hiking shoes
- The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
- This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance.
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