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2 Days private Tour to Luxor by Plane from Cairo

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2 Day Tour

Our most comprehensive tour of Luxor from Cairo! This amazing overnight tour will take you Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, The Valley of the Kings and much more, as well as giving you an evening in Luxor to explore this magnificent city

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Hotel Pickup: 06:30 AM .
Hotel Return: 10:00 PM. Next Day
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Day 1 Cairo to Luxor Sightseeing Tour

We'll start this fantastic 2 day tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cairo and taking you to Cairo Internation Airport for your flight to Luxor. Our friendly team will help you through every step of the way.

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.

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

Our next stop if as the spectacular temple of Luxor. Founded 3,400 years ago in 1400 BCE, the Luxor temple complex consists of 6 great temples, 4 on the left bank of the Nile and 2 on the left bank.

These enormous temples have been constantly used throughout history, including using it as a legionary fortress for the Roman forces, as well as a home for local Roman government. In medieval times, the Muslim population of Luxor had settled in and around the temple.

At this amazing temple complex you'll see the technically advanced optical illusions employed by the Ancient Egyptians into many tombs and temples, including the Great Pyramids of Cairo, the Temples of Luxor have walls of different heights which actually appear to be the same height.

After a fantastic day being shown some of Luxor's ancient sights you'll be taken to check-in to your Luxor hotel. After asking if there's anything else you're guide can do for you, he'll leave for the evening. This gives you the opportunity to look around this fascinating city, shop, maybe go for dinner or to a cafe - the night is yours. This is a great opportunity to have a mini-holiday from Cairo in Luxor!

After a hearty breakfast in your Luxor hotel, your tour guide will re-join you for the second day of your Luxor tour.

Colossal Statues of Memnon

First you'll visit the massive statues of Memnon along the West Bank of the Nile River.

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.

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.

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

Whilst in Luxor we couldn't let you miss riding down the lifeblood of Egypt - the Nile on an authentic Felucca as the sun sets on this ancient City.

You'll moore up at the beautiful and interesting "Banana Island" where you'll get a short tour of the Island, some delicious Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest bananas you'll ever eat!

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

2 Days private Tour to Luxor by Plane from Cairo Reviews

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2 Days private Tour to Luxor by Plane from Cairo
We really enjoyed our 2 day tour in Luxor with our guide Mahmoud! He spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of the historical sights and Egyptian culture. We would really recommend him, as he was very friendly and accommodating.

We visited some of the main sights (Day 1: Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings, and Colossi of Memnon, Day 2: Karnak and Luxor temples), which did not feel rushed. On our first day we also went to a stone carving workshop, which felt a bit like a tourist trap. It would have been nice to visit a few more sites because it took us less than half a day on both days, but it was also good to have some time to ourselves in Luxor. Mahmoud offered to show us around the city in the evening for an extra fee, but we decided to explore it ourselves.

We stayed at Nefertiti hotel, which is basic but clean. They have an amazing rooftop and the breakfast was decent.

The communication with the organisers was a bit slow before we arrived in Egypt, as we only received confirmation of the booking and deposit after a couple of days. Once we arrived in Egypt it was very easy and fast to reach them via WhatsApp. They kindly offered to pick us up when we arrived at the airport in Egypt (2 days before our tour), but they asked us to pay for the tour in cash on the spot.

Overall, we had a good experience and think that it is good value for money.

Will & Alina from London - 7th Nov 2021

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As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.

Runs On: Every Day Hotel Pickup: 06:30 AM . Hotel Return: 10:00 PM. Next Day


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