5 Days Trip to Luxor & Cairo by flight

visiting Luxor Temple, Karnak temples and Valley of the Kings and Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum and Khan el khalili market. 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




Day 04: Cairo sightseeing

 

Ancient Egypt Tours Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor, transfer to Luxor Airport for Flight to Cairo, where you will be met, assisted by our Cairo representative, Then drive to enjoy an excursion to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.

Then Move to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of king Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing.

Old Cairo
Before extending your trip, you will be served with a warm delightful lunch meal at a high quality restaurant. Proceed to Old Cairo to visit fascinated built wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in 3rd and beginning of the 4th century. also in the Basilica style., the Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue which dates back to the beginning of the 15th century AD It was built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge. Moving visit to Amr Ibn El-aas mosque which is the very first mosque built in Egypt.

Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo's old bazaar.

Then you will be transferred to Cairo domestic airport to fly back to Luxor where you will be met by a company Representative and transferred by private air conditioned van class to your 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.

Meals: Breakfast




 

Included

  • Accommodation in Luxor for 4 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
  • International Flights.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping Kitty.