Day trip to Luxor from Hurghada
Luxor - visiting a city listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You'll depart at 4:00 from the hotel in an air-conditioned bus.
The tour starts in the temple at Karnak.
In Karnak there is a group of temples built at different times, dedicated to the gods of Thabna. Central place is occupied by the largest temple in the world with a column hall, so-called "Great Hypostyle" - Amon-Ra Temple. From the north is the temple of the Montauk, war god, and to the south is the shrine of the goddess Mut, wife of Amon. These temples are connected by processional avenues. In 1979 Karnak was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lunch at the local restaurant on the Nile.
Then you'll go to the other side of Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon - statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (height of 15,60 m, pedestal 17,90 m). The weight of each colossus is about 800 tons. They were set around 1370 BC in the West Thebes. This is the only preserved part of the pharaoh's burial temple, probably destroyed by the earthquake during the reign of Merenptah. Further damage was caused by the outflows of the Nile. Statues are carved out of rock blocks of quartzite and present Pharaoh on the throne. In front of the throne, on the sides of the pharaoh, two small figures of women are carved. These are the wife of Pharaoh Teja and his mother Mutemuja. The side walls of the throne show us two deities of Nile.
Another point of the program is the Valley of the Kings, part of the Tomb of the Nine, a valley located in Western Thebes, the resting place of the kings of Egypt from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. The first pharaoh who ordered the construction of his tomb in the valley away from the famous necropolis was Totmes I, the last one - Ramses XI. Tombs, are gravestones buried in the rock, consisting of numerous corridors and halls.
From the Valley of the Kings you'll go to Hatshepsut Temple called "Temple of Millions of years" - Egyptian sacred building built at the foot of a giant rock by the builder Senenmut as the grave temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The temple, largely carved out of the rock, consists of three cascades, connected by ramps of terraces, complete with porticoes. The second terrace was decorated with numerous figures depicting scenes from the queen's life. On the upper terrace was a courtyard with entrances to the Rebate Chamber. The Hathor chapel on the left, and Anubis on the right. Heads in the chapel of the goddess Hathor are made in the shape of the instrument sistrum (the attribute of the goddess Hathor) and decorated with the image of goddess face. Above are placed two cobras framed by volutes. Statue of Osiris stand in front of the columns of the third terrace. Currently only ruins remain. The reconstruction was started in 1961, in the first period was headed by Professor Kazimierz Michałowski. In 2002 the temple was again available to visitors.
Return to the hotel.
- Air-conditioned bus
- Entrance ticket
- English guide
- Transfer across the Nile on felucca boat
Price does not include
- Banana island 10$
- 1 or 2 days before the trip, a representative of the local tour operator will contact you in order to arrange the meeting point
- You will be picked up by the representative from the meeting point. You should pay him or her the remaining amount in dollars