Luxor Day Trip from Hurghada/Private Tour

Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
Location: Hurghada, Egypt

 

Tour the ancient city of Luxor in luxury on a private day trip from Hurghada. Accompanied by your private Egyptologist guide you'll see the famous West Bank sites including the Valley of the Kings and Hatchepsut Temple, constructed in honor of one of the few female rulers of ancient Egypt. Your private tour also includes a felucca ride on the Nile and a horse and carriage ride in Luxor.

 

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:
Private full day trip from Hurghada to Luxor
Valley of the Kings and visit to three temples
Temple of Hatshepsut
Felucca ride on the River Nile
Horse and carriage ride in Luxor
Lunch included
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Pick-up and drop-off from central Hurghada hotels


Inclusions:
Felucca ride
Horse and carriage ride
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


Price: $135/85GBP