Moving to Luxor
Pick up in the early morning from any hotel in Hurghada. Should you wish to be picked up from other areas including Makadi Bay, Sahl Hashish, el-Gouna or Safaga additional transfer fee will be applied. Transfer to Luxor by a/c vehicle may take up to 4 hours. Arrival in Luxor and meet with our English speaking Egyptologist guide.
Karnak temple exploration
First part of our day will be dedicated to the east bank visit. Our goal is the Greatest religious complex of all times Karnak temple . It is not just one temple, but temple within temple. So many small temples and shrines can be discovered there, old and new pylons, Sacred lake and a famous statue of a Scarab. We will spend around two hours walking inside temple and taking great pictures of the area.
Valley of the Queens visit
Now time to cross the Nile and discover Valley of the Queens. Here we will enter some tombs of great queens which will be opened to public on the day of our visit.
Memnon Colossi and Hatshepsut temple
Next stop on the way to Queen Hatshepsut temple , a woman Pharaoh Queen, will be at newly discovered and restored Memnon Colossi and Amenhotep III temple.
It is believed that there was a woman in old days named Hatshepsut. It was not possible for women to be a queen or rule the country during those days in Egypt. She was used to dress up like a man, no one knew that it was a woman. Her identity was revealed only after her death. A mortuary of this Queen is situated in the middle of the desert close to Luxor city and known as Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Shopping time and lunch
After the visit let’s have a look inside an Alabaster factory and discover how in ancient Egypt Egyptians made their vessels and jars. Lunch in a local restaurant (drinks are not included and can be ordered with extra charge will be offered in the city after visits).
Back to Hurghada
After we finish our Luxor city exploration we will move back to Hurghada. Estimated arrival time 10 pm.