1 Day to Luxor from El Gouna by Plane

Duration: 1 Day
Location: El.Gouna, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.

 

An amazing day out visiting magnificent Luxor, the old capital of Egypt, on the banks of the River Nile. See the great temple of Karnak and the spectacular tombs of Valley of the Kings. Visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon statues and sample the delightful Nile River whilst crossing it in a small motor boat.

 

Valley of the Kings
The kings' formal names and titles are inscribed in each tomb, along with their images and statues. The ancient kings of the 18th to 20th dynasties abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes (modern-day Luxor). Also abandoned were the pyramid-style tombs. Instead, most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. These catacombs were hard to rob and easily concealed.

Hatshepsut Temple
A tree-lined avenue of sphinxes led up to the temple, and ramps led from terrace to terrace. The porticoes on the lowest terrace were restored in 1906 to protect the celebrated reliefs depicting the transport of obelisks to Karnak and the birth of Queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the middle terrace show the queen's expedition by way of the Red Sea to Punt, the land of incense.


Tour Highlights:
Full day trip from El Gouna to Luxor
Valley of the Kings and visit to three temples
Temple of Hatshepsut
Lunch included
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Pick-up and drop-off from your El Gouna hotel


Inclusions:
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Lunch
Entrance fees
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle


Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Visa


Optional Extras:

Tutankhamen Tomb (optional at approximately 80le).


Tour Price:$142/90GBP