During your visit to Cairo, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to visit the world’s biggest open air museum; the charming city Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes and the greatest outdoor museum in the world. Discover the unique and legendary temples of Luxor on a memorable full day private guided tour from Cairo by plane. On this private tour, fly from Cairo to Luxor for the day, and visit its main attractions where to enjoy your time at the colored tombs throughout the Valley of the Kings. Explore the unique Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Marvel at the 17-meters gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Tour the Karnak Temple, one of the finest examples of a site of worship in history. Admire the Luxor Temple made from glorious Nubian sandstone and marvel at the granite statues of Ramses the Great in the courtyard. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Relax with private, door-to-door airport transfers, round-trip flight, Egyptology tour guide and lunch included.
|Run||Tour Type||Pick up Time|
(depends on flight schedules)
Around 4:30 am
|Tour Duration||Site opening time|
|About 12 Hours||6:00 am to 8:00 pm|
Egypt Gift Tours representative will pick you up from 4:00 to 5:30 am (subject to flight schedule) at your hotel in Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned car where you will head to Cairo Airport to take the one hour flight to Luxor. Upon your arrival, meet your guide who will be waiting for you with sign of your name to start you day tour by driving to the west bank to visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, original burial site of the boy King Tutankhamun; where the royal tombs from the New Kingdom were discovered carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs. Here you will also have the option to explore the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; this is a mortuary temple with a unique design as it is the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. Hatshepsut was a famous female pharaoh who reigned for about 20 years as one of Egypt’s most successful rulers and wore a false beard and all the trappings of male pharaohs in order to claim the throne for herself. Listen to her exciting story and know how she succeeded to rule as a sole female pharaoh.
Next, make your way to the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III and end you tour in the west bank by a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two 17-meters gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile
Stop for lunch at a good quality restaurant (drinks are not included).
Continue to Karnak temple the largest temple ever built, which is a series of temples, built in different reigns through out 2000 years and covering an area of about 63 acres. Hear the stories and legends of the ancient Egyptian goddess. Take memorial photos among its huge pillars and halls.
Finally head to Luxor temple, built by king Amonhotep III from the 18th. dynasty and completed by the great king Ramesses II during the 19th dynasty, where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and well preserved statues.
Around 21:00 pm ( subject to flight schedule ) , you will be transferred to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, our local representative will meet you, then transfer you to your hotel in Cairo.