Budget trip to Luxor from El Gouna by bus
Languages spoken: English, Russian, German, French
Duration: 18 hrs
- Available from: 10/06/2023
- Luxor highlights
- Valley of the Kings
- Hatshepsut temple
- Memnon Colossi
- Karnak temple
All about the trip
A budget trip to Luxor from El Gouna allows you to discover Luxor highlights and history with a multilingual professional tour guide. You will start your day with the Karnak temple on the East bank of the Nile. On the West bank, you will visit the incredible Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.
We begin the day with an early pick-up from your hotel at El Gouna and drive to Luxor by a big bus. You will have a short stop on the way to use the WC, eat your breakfast, or have a drink.
Karnak temple, also the temple of Amun is the largest religious temple in the world. It is a complex of pylons, obelisks, chapels, columns, statues, sacred lakes, and sanctuaries dedicated to the triad of Luxor Amon, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu. Karnak temple is famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall. The temple is considered an invaluable historical site and resource of information about the evolution of ancient Egypt. Listen to your guide as he will tell you the stories of each part of the temple and how it was saved between 2001-2003 with a long-term conservation treatment plan. Most of the New Kingdom kings, like Tuthmosis III, Ramses II, Seti I, Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, and Akhenaton, added parts to the Karnak temple.
Then we will have a break and you can enjoy your lunch in a local Egyptian restaurant.
Hatshepsut temple is a unique mortuary temple located on the West bank of the River Nile and it is one of the most beautiful sites on the west bank of the Nile. Hatshepsut was the only female monarch to rule for every long term for almost 23 years and she was also the daughter of King Thutmose I. Hatshepsut temple was built into the cliff and it consists of 3 terraces connected with two ramps. Here you can see some of the most important stories on this temple like the divine birth of the queen, Punt expedition, Hathor chapel, and Anubis chapel.
Valley of the Kings, our next stop, is the greatest, most popular, and most visited place on the West bank of the River Nile. Painted tombs allow visitors to glimpse at the magical formula and the death rituals of ancient Egypt. Most of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (62 of them) were buried in rock-cut tombs in the Valley of the Kings. This incredible necropolis is one of the "must-go" destinations in Egypt as it is also the burial site for the boy king, Tutankhamun. Visit 3 tombs and admire some of the ancient sarcophagus, paintings, and stories of the UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.
On the way from the valley, we will stop at the Colossi of Memnon; the second-highest statues in Egypt after those of Abu Simbel. Once those statues were decorating the entrance of the biggest mortuary temple on the West bank of the Nile for king Amenhotep III. The statues depict Amenhotep III as a seated king on the throne with the royal symbols above his head with small figures of his mother and wife beside his legs.
At the end of your tour, we will start our way back to your hotel in El Gounna with a 15 minutes coffee break on the way.
What is included in the price
- Round transfer from your hotel in El Gouna and back
- Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees for all the sights mentioned in the program
What is not included in the price
- Short Nile cruise
- Tutankhamon tomb in the Valley of the Kings
- Seti tomb in the Valley of the Kings
This activity is organised by Palma Tours, Al Mohamadi Hiwedak street, Hurghada, 84517, Egypt, +201111452338, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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