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The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

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Private 2 day tour to see the best monuments of the ancient East and West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el Medina), the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), the Colossi of Memnon Karnak, Luxor Temples. and Luxor Museum.
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Pass By: Luxor Travels, 3 Al Qarna Rd 3, Al Qarna Rd, Luxor 85951 Egypt

Day 1: you will be picked up from your hotel for a 7 -hour guided tour. You'll begin at Valley of the Kings the Necropolis of Thebes, a must-see for Luxor travelers. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be with you to answer any questions you may have. You'll also see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut ,the Valley of the Artisans, and the Temple of Ramses III. Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. After touring the sites, you will be transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. Day 2: On day two, there is a possibility of optional hot air ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost and weather permitting). Today's tour will be about 5-hours long.Your first stop will be Karnak Temple in the East Bank of Luxor. There you'll view the Avenue of Sphinxes, Hypostyle Hall, Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. After Karnak, you will be brought to the Luxor Museum, which houses items found in Tutankhamun's tomb. After the museum is Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut, and Khonsu. There you will see statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. After touring the sites you will be transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. This tour includes a qualified Egyptologist tour guide, transport by air-conditioned vehicle, all entrance fees for the mentioned sites, hotel pick up and drop off, and excludes any extra not mentioned and Gratuities recommended for your tour guide and driver.

Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in central Luxor or harbor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 8 hours. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. There you visit four royal tombs, including the Tomb of Ramses, the Tomb of Horemheb, the Tomb of Merenptah .Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tomb of Ramses III, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Luxor Egypt

The tomb of Ramesses III, designated as KV 11, is a complex system in the Valley of the Kings. It has been known since antiquity,the wonderful decorations include colourful painted sunken reliefs featuring the traditional ritual texts (Litany of Ra, Book of Gates etc) and Ramses before the gods. Unusual here are the secular scenes, in the small side rooms of the entrance corridor, showing foreign tributes, such as highly detailed pottery imported from the Aegean, the royal armoury, boats and, in the last of these side chambers, the blind harpists that gave the tomb one of its alternative names: ‘Tomb of the Harpers’

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Ramases IX, Valley of the Kings., Luxor Egypt

Tomb of King Ramesses lx was the third pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. His name prior to assuming the crown was Amonhirkhopshef. He was the fifth son of Ramesses III and was appointed to the position of crown prince by the twenty-second year of his father's reign when all four of his elder brothers predeceased his promotion to crown prince . The tomb has so much colour and detail even the ceiling above the sarcophagi with its goddess Nut stretching across the space. The sarcophagus is one of the largest in the valley, even though some of the paintings have deteriorated this is one of the most decorated.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Merenptah, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Thebes, Luxor Egypt

In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the or simply in its falcon form of the new deity, began to be placed in tombs to accompany and protect the dead on their journey to the West of Luxor .Tomb 8, which is located in the Valley of the Kings, was the burial place of the Pharaoh Merneptah and is the model of royal tombs Merneptah was a son of Ramesses II and Queen Isis-Nofret.the tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1903. Of coursethere is a material decrease in the number of lateral rooms, and a dramatic increase in the height of the corridors and rooms. He did away with the jogged axis used since the time of Horemheb and instead built the entire tomb on a single axis. Also, for the first time, the entrance was made considerably wider than earlier tombs .

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), Valley of the Kings, Luxor Egypt

Entrance fees to the tomb of Tutankhamun 300.00 EGP) (optional) King Tutankhamun, the most famous king in the world. This young king from the New Kingdom was around 10 years old when he ascended the throne and died when he was only 19. You will get the chance to be face to face with his royal mummy in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings

Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Kings Valley Rd Deir el-Bahari, Luxor 23512 Egypt

After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh. This queen was an ancestor of King Tutankhamun and belonged to the same dynasty.Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh .

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Luxor Egypt

The Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), Deir el-Medina, Luxor Egypt

Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Medinat Habu, Al Bairat, Luxor Egypt

you visit the beautiful Temple of Ramses III (Medinat Habu

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Karnak, Luxor Egypt

Karnak you visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt

Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Obelisk of Thutmoses I, Luxor Egypt

Obelisk of Thutmoses I The Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs,

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,, Karnak, Luxor Egypt

Obelisk of Thutmoses I The Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs,

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Avenue of Sphinxes, between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor Egypt

Avenue of Shoinxes ,Spectacular avenue stretched from Luxor to Karnak, a distance of 3 kms. Today, its only a few hundred metres long but its very impressive.this avenue used to conect the Karnak templo and the Luxor templo.A six miles avenue with sphinxes in both sides of it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Luxor Museum, Center Corniche Ave, Luxor Egypt

Guided visit of Luxor Museum, enjoy 1 hours of history with your Egyptologist guide. Luxor Museum has a very unique collection of ancient items found in Luxor, including objects that were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Admire the stunning double statue of Sobek, the crocodile god, and king Amenhotep III, along with several mummies. Get a good idea of the colors and construction tools that were used to decorate the ancient tombs and temples. Your licensed guide is by your side for interesting facts and information. Also delight in free time to explore this amazing museum for yourself. After your visit, of which includes entrance fees, transfer back to your hotel with included drop-off service.

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Important Information
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees for the mentioned sites,
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Ramses III
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Ramases IX
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Merenptah
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
  • Entry/Admission - Colossi of Memnon
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Medinat Habu
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Obelisk of Thutmoses I
  • Entry/Admission - Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,
  • Entry/Admission - Avenue of Sphinxes
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
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Timothy wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Our tour guide, Khalid, was exceptional at bringing the ancient Egyptian history we saw to life. The first day was spent visiting many of the sites on the west bank of Luxor. Khalid was great at providing insight of each location so we saw the best preserved sights at each stop
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Date of experience: November 2019
SimonOxford10 wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Just completed a super two day tour of the main highlights of the west and east banks with our guide Nagla. Nagla was informative and efficiently organised our time at each attraction, providing enough information to appreciate the history of the archeological sites without
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Date of experience: November 2019
Kendra M wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We had Khalid and he was wonderfully knowledgeable about all the history on the tour. We were blown away by his knowledge base. He was on time both days and the driver was great too. The first day we added Nefertari’s tomb as well as King Tuts. The were both worth it to see. He
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Date of experience: October 2019
saragfsu wrote a review Feb 2019
26 contributions5 helpful votes
Khalid was our tour guide and he was amazing. He was extremely professional and had endless knowledge about Luxor to share with us. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to all the most important sites in Luxor. He even brought us to an excellent restaurant! I learned so much
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Ragab-ElMotgalye, Manager at The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor
Responded 21 Mar 2019
Dear guests, Thanks so much for your positive feedback and your recommendation. It is great to hear that you learned so much and that you are very happy you booked this tour. If you ever decide to visit Egypt in the future, we would be happy to be of service again. Sincerely, Ragab El Motgalye
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Francine Guturrez wrote a review Feb 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I can only say in a few words the amazing time my husband and I had. Both days where absolutely informative and the guides are amazing. Great knowledge of what we saw. Truly great egyptologist. Mr. Khalid Eltayeb took me back to ancient egypt...this is how I felt. I felt like
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Ragab-ElMotgalye, Manager at The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor
Responded 4 Apr 2019
Dear valued guests, Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback! It is great to hear your tour guide was able to take you back in time with his storytelling, and that all your questions were answered. Both your tour guides were very pleased to hear your kind compliments for them. We would love to have you and your family and friends again as our guests. Sincerely, Ragab El Motgalye
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  • Luxor Travels, Valley of the Kings, and 14 more
  • Duration: 2 days
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