6 Days Trip to Luxor & Dendera and Abydos

visiting Luxor Temple, Karnak temples and Valley of the Kings and  Dandara and Abydos Temples and Hurghada You are going to have a private tour so everything is specially tailored made for you, such as vehicle, guide etc.

Route

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Day 01: Luxor Arrival
 

Arrival to Luxor airport, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign “Egypt Today Tours with your name written on it” he will assist with arrival procedures, you will be transferred to the hotel with a private air-conditioned vehicle assisting you with check-in procedure. Then a quick review with the trip program (pick up times and places).

Overnight in Luxor



Day 02: West Bank
 

Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to visit in the West bank where you can see the Valley of the Kings was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922, Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact

Then you will continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh. It rises out of the desert in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.

Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III, Colossi of Memnon are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple

Overnight In Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Evening Activities:

 You can book an evening trip to the fabulous sound and light show at the El Karnk Temple.





Day 03 : East Bank

 

Breakfast at your hotel, and then you will meet your tour guide to start your day tour

The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".

Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple of Luxor has, since its inception, always been a sacred site. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery was located here, and after that, a mosque (13th century Mosque of Abu el-Haggag) was built that continues to be used today. Back to Hotel.

Overnight in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch





 04: Dandara and Abydos Temple

 

Breakfast at your hotel, and then you will meet your tour guide to start your day tour

First, visit Temple Abydos, The Temple of Seti I at Abydos was begun during the reign of Pharoah Seti I (1318-1304 BC) and completed by his son Ramses II (1304-1237 BC) during the XIX Dynasty of the New Kingdom. The temple represents an artistic revival of Old Kingdom forms and was part of Seti’s attempt to consolidate the Ramessid dynasty after the losses under Akhenaten. By identifying himself with the great gods and previous rulers of Egypt, Seti added legitmacy to a ruling family that had been mere warriors just a few generations ago. Pharaoh Merneptah added a great Hypogeum of Osiris to the temple of Seti. The final building to be added was the Temple of Nectanebo I in the XXX dynasty, but various additions to the site were made through the Ptolemaic and Roman periods

Then move to The Temple of Hathor at Dendera, on the Nile north of Luxor, is one of the latest Egyptian temples. Dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, it was built in Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods. Along with Abydos further north. The Temple of Hathor is boxy in shape and surrounded by a portico with thick columns and walls about half as tall as the roof. There are many reliefs of figures and rituals on the exterior of the temple, including pharaohs, Egyptian deities, and Roman emperors. Inside, the most fascinating sight is the roof chapel dedicated to Osiris, which contains a sundial and circular zodiac. Back to Hotel.

Overnight in Luxor
Meals: breakfast, Lunch



Day 05: Luxor Free Day

 

Free Day in Luxor
Option : Luxor Day tour
Edfu and Kom ombo Temples
Aswan Tour
Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
Luxor City tour by Horse Carriage
Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples
Ramesseum Temple, Habu Temple, and Nobles Valley

Overnight in Luxor
Meal: Breakfast




Day 06: Luxor- Departure
 

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Meals: Breakfast


 

Included

  • Accommodation in Luxor for 5 night 5 stars hotel including bed and breakfast
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • Pick up services from your hotel / air port & return.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All sightseeing tours are strictly private tours
  • Private English Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • Lunch meal at local restaurant in Luxor.
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Shopping tours in Luxor.
  • All taxes & service charge.

Excluded
 
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping