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Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane

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This excursion will take you to some of Ancient Egypt's most exciting sights such as the huge Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings where the Pharaohs of the new kingdom were lied to rest and Hatsphut Temple.

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Hotel Return: 09:30 pm
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Luxor Tour from Cairo

Our Luxor Tour from Cairo allows travellers staying in Cairo to see the Luxor, "the world's largest open-air museum". We'll pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and take you to Cairo airport to begin your full day tour of Luxor from Cairo.

On arrival to Luxor airport you'll find your Egypt Excursions highly trained, knowledgable and friendly tour guide waiting for you, from there we'll explore Karnak - "the greatest example of workmanship in history". The Karnak Temple complex - known simply as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of temples, chapels and other buildings dating back as far as the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom. The area surrounding Karnak was the ancient Egyptian's main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty.

Our guided tour will take you around the impressive and vast open-air museum of Karnak, the second larget ancient religious site in the world and the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the Great Pyramids of Cairo.

The size, diversity and complexity of the ancient buildings of Karnak are due to the length of time Karnak was developed over, with approximately 30 pharohs contributing to it over their respective reigns of Egypt, this is unheard of from any other temples in Egypt.

Walking around Karnak you'll see a staggering amount of carvings all over the stone built temples, representing the gods and figures worshipped from the very ancient to the different gods worshipped in the later stages of ancient Egyptian civilisation. Almost all our customers comment on how intricately detailed the carvings on Karnak temple are, bearing in mind the enormous size of the complex, and describe a feeling of awe similar to that of seeing the great Pyramids up close. Questions of "How did they achieve this!?" are regularly asked, especially when you consider the age of the temple.

One of the more notable things you'll see as you make your way around Karnak is the Hypostle Hall, an enormous hall area of 5,000m2 with 134 massive 10 meter tall columns arranged in 16 rows. The architraves on top of these columns weigh 70 tons, so the general theory is that they were built using massive levers requiring a great level of balance and time to get the massive stones to such a great height. There are many alternate theories to explain the building of Karnak, if you're interested then feel free to ask our guide.

The Pyramids of Giza were built for the Pharaohs of Egypt's Old Kingdom, but the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots in the south and so built splendid crypts in the barren dessert hills to the west of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings.

The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, but they also built hidden underground mausoleums that no one was ever meant to see, it's these tombs now excavated in the Valley of the Kings that we'll be seeing on our tour. The Valley of the Kings became a royal burial ground for the Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Ramses II, as well as other royal figures in society such as queens, high priests and other elites of the 18th,19th and 20th dynasties.

These ancient tombs tell of elaborate preparations for the next world in which pharaohs would need their bodies as they join the gods and so would require mummification to keep it in good order. Within these well hidden tombs was also vast amounts of treasure, food, linen, flowers, beer, wine and everything else a kings would need in the next world even including beloved companions from this life.

It was widely believed that the Valley of the Kings had given up all it's secrets and that all the tombs had been found throughout the thousands of years since their construction, however Howard Carter's find of king Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 proves that there may still be tombs waiting to be found.

Next we'll stop for a delicious lunch and drink serving a wide range of Egyptian, Western and Vegetarian options.

Very close to the Valley of the Kings, beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile lies the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt" this imposing temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra.

There are three layered terraces reaching 97 feet tall, each story articulated by a double couple colonnade of square piers.

Fly back to your Hotel in Cairo

After our tour of Luxor we'll drive back to Luxor airport for our flight to Cairo, where upon landing you'll be driven back to your Cairo hotel.

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We booked two trips from their website -Egypt excursions. One was tour to Alexandria from Cairo and another one was Luxor from Cairo.
Both trips were equally amazing, enjoyable and knowledgeable. We got exceptional customer service where they picked up us from our hotel and dropped us at the hotel after each trip in comfortable ac car and Micro. They provided drinks and lunch was included in the itineraries, they covered all major attractions with giving us plenty of relaxing time and made the tour an amazing experience overall.

Both of our tour guides - Ibrahim and Mahmoud were exceptionally brilliant. They were very nice, friendly and helpful with great customer service, polite manner and great sense of humour.

We highly recommend them and their services. Much love from us.
Reshma from London - 15th Oct 2017
Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane
Good tour. Lots to see in Luxor. Mohamed arranged everything well. Marwa was a good your guide!
Nicolas from Canada - 28th Jul 2017
Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane
We also booked the Luxor tour with Egypt Excursions and would give this generally the same positive feedback as the Alexandria tour.

Again our tour guide was professional, friendly and funny, and very knowledgable.

Luxor itself is amazing and truly lives up to the reputation of the worlds largest open air museum. The Luxor tour from Cairo was by far our favourite day of the 2 weeks in Cairo.

Again would recommend without hesitation - the Luxor temples are mind-blowing.
Andy Martin from Oxfordshire - 29th Oct 2014

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