Day 1 - Marsa Alam to Luxor
Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam by a private A.C. Car to be transferred to Luxor for an overnight trip from Marsa Alam. Upon arrival, you will meet your private tour guide who will join you to visit:
The Valley of Kings:
The final resting place of Egypt's rulers from the 18th to 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II
and boy pharaoh Tutankhamun
The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well preserved.
It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Madinat Habu temple :
In ancient times Madinat Habu was known as Djanet and according to ancient belief was the place where Amun first appeared. Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and Later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple on the site.
First Pylon – the temple of Rameses III During his time Djanet became the administrative center of Western Thebes. The whole temple complex was surrounded by a massive fortified enclosure wall, with an unusual gateway at the eastern entrance, known as the pavilion gate. This structure, a copy of Syrian migdol fortresses is something you would not expect to see in Egypt. Rameses III, a military man probably saw the virtue in such a structure. Likely, Rameses resided here from time to time because a royal palace was attached at south of the open forecourt of this temple, while priests’ dwellings and administrative buildings lay on either side of the temple. Originally a canal with a harbor outside the entrance connected the temple to the Nile. But this was obliterated by the desert long ago.
The Valley of the Nobles:
The Valley of the Nobles site includes nearly 500 tombs of Theban nobles and high officials. While the royal tombs were hidden away in an isolated valley, the Tombs of the Nobles were dug in the mountain overlooking the river Nile, as they wouldn’t have contained even a fraction of the royal treasure.
With so many wondrous tombs in the area, it is advisable to visit certain key places of interest.
Tomb of Sennefer
One of these impressive tombs must be that of Sennefer. As mayor of Thebes and the overseer of the gardens of Amun during the reign of Amenhotep II (1427 to 1400 BC.), his tomb is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved burial chambers in the area. The walls and the ceilings of the tomb contain many colored scenes of Sennefer with his family members and many other scenes of daily life.
Lunch will be served during the tour
After relaxing for some time in your hotel have an unforgettable experience with a sound and light show at Karnak
Tour to the Karnak Sound and Light Show :
The show starts with a historical introduction covering the birth of the great city of Thebes and the erection of the Karnak Temple. The show narrates the glorious achievements of some great Pharaohs as you listen to a magnificent and poetic description of the artistic treasures and great legacy that the Karnak temple encloses.
Overnight in 5 Stars Hotel
Day 2 - Edfu and Kom Ombo Tempels
Optional trip Balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings 100 $ per person
Get your cameras ready for a stunning balloon ride over the historic town of Luxor. Catch the rays of the early morning sun illuminating the city and its surrounding mountains. Get a bird's eye view of Luxor's ancient sites from aboard of a hot air balloon.
Then proceed to visit the temples:
Visit the temple of Edfu
Edfu temple :
The upper Egyptian site is dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of the Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Kom Ombo temple :
The temple and the associated settlement site are located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and dates mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (332 B.b -395 A.c)
Transfer back to Luxor and Overnight in 5 Stars Hotel
Day 3- Luxor Tempel and transfer to Marsa Alam
Breakfast at your hotel and proceed to visit
Luxor Temple :
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamun and the Great King Ramses the Second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the Second and Decorated with His Military Battle of Kadesh.
Have lunch then proceed to have
City Tour in Luxor by Horse Carriage:
Witness a unique amazing trip with the horse carriage to see the daily life and the Egyptian market, also to see the downtown and discover the hidden gems, the tour atmosphere is amazing, and you will feel like an Egyptian.
Transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam