Visit Luxor from Cairo in ultimate style and ease. This private day trip by private plane is ideal, and gets you to Luxor feeling fresh and stress-free. On arrival, enjoy a full day of tours with a private Egyptologist guide: exploring Valley of Kings' tombs, Karnak, Luxor Temple,and other monuments as you learn their stories and secrets.
Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It’s on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power, during the 16th–11th centuries B.C. Today’s city surrounds 2 huge, surviving ancient monuments: graceful Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple.
You will be picked up from your hotel between 4:00 - 5:30 am in an air conditioned bus and will be taken to Cairo Airport for your morning flight to Luxor, arriving in Luxor at 7:00 am (subject to flight schedule. Your guide for the day will meet you upon your arrival at Luxor airport.
First we will go to the west band, it is known as the city of dead and is the funerary complex of the Ancient Egyptians. We will visit the Valley of Kings – the ancient cemetery of pharaohs of the new kingdom. Hidden in the mountains between the two limestone hills of Gurna, the Valley of Kings holds 63 registered tombs and 3 more tombs have recently been found.
We will then visit the Hatshepsut Temple. This is a mortuary temple with a unique design as it is the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. Hatshepsut was a famous female pharaoh who wore a false beard and all the trappings of male pharaohs in order to claim the throne for herself.
We will then visit the Memnon statues. They are the only remaining statues fronting the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and show the pharaoh sitting on his throne.
Next, we will go across the Nile to the East Bank for lunch at a local restaurant.
Our last stop in this tour is the Karnak Temples, the largest ancient temple complex in Egypt. Karnak Temple complex is one of the major sites of Egypt and within its bounds the sacred energies of Ancient Egypt can still be felt.
We will then return to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. You will be arriving in Cairo at around 7:00 pm (subject to the flight schedule) and we will transport you back to your hotel.
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