Luxor day trip
Leave the beach for a day and head to Luxor site of the ancient city of Thebes in luxury on a day trip . Accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide to see Egypt’s ‘open-air museum’. See :
The Karnak Temples:
No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak Temples , where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall , to reach the sacred lake of the temple ,The Karnak complex is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land considered as the largest religious center ever built .
Lunch will be served in one of the best local restaurants in town .
The Valley of the Kings:
the burial ground of the pharaohs rulers from the 18th to 20th dynasty , For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs , including that of the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter.
The Temple of Hatshepsut:
Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh , She came to power during the New Kingdom after the death of her father, Tuthmose I, and her half-brother and husband, Tuthmose II, who succeeded her father on the thrown.
The Colossi of Memnon:
enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon , Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite stone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor.
At the end of the day , you will be transferred by air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in El Gouna.