Enjoy a short trip filled with privately guided tours to all of the Ancient Egyptian marvels around Luxor, including Karnak, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple.
If you have always dreamed of seeing the wonders of Upper Egypt, but can’t take off enough time to enjoy a longer vacation in Egypt then these short two to five day itineraries in Luxor are just what you’re looking for.
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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.
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. Transfer to your hotel in Aswan, about 03 hours and half far from Luxor.
Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 04: Aswan Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, check out transfer to see the world famous High Dam, An engineering miracle was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt, and then move to the Unfinished Obelisk, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Then move to the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Lunch is included in this tour. Then transfer from Aswan to Luxor in about 3 hours and half drive. Lunch is included in this tour. Back to Hotel in Luxor
Overnight in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 05: Luxor- Departure
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
- 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 and return.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Accommodation in Aswan for 1 nights Hotel including bed and breakfast (bed and breakfast basis)
- Accommodation in Luxor for 3 nights Hotel including bed and breakfast (bed and breakfast basis)
- All sightseeing tours are 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 or Aswan.
- All taxes & service charge.
- - International flights and visa
- - Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
- - Gratuities