Visit ancient Thebes on a private, 2-days trip to Luxor from El Gouna and explore the secrets of the ancient pharaohs with a qualified Egyptology private guide.
You will admire the largest temple complex in Egypt, the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple in the heart of the city and the next day in the Valley of the Kings you can take a look at the place where Pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried thousands of years ago. The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the imposing colossi of Memnon will surely delight you.
For your excursion to Luxor from El Gouna, you will be picked up at morning with a private air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in El Gouna and drive to Luxor . There you will find our Egyptology tour guide, who will show and explain the following highlights of the city:
The Karnak Temple
It is the largest temple complex ever built. Here the ancient Egyptians immortalized the holy family of Thebes, Amun-Re, his wife Mut and the son Chonsu. The complete construction time of the temple lasted over 2000 years. Among the most significant areas of the temple is the large columned hall with 134 papyrus columns, built by Seteth and completed by Ramses II.
After visiting the Karnak Temple you will have lunch, then check in at a 5 star hotel. In the afternoon you visit:
The Luxor Temple
In the heart of the city of Luxor, you will find the Luxor Temple, built by Amemophis III. and Ramses II was built. Even Alexander the Great built a chapel for the ancient Egyptian gods. At that time, the Ancient Egyptians celebrated here the most important festival in Thebes, the Opetfest. In 1989, archaeologists happened to find an underground chamber with very well-preserved statues, which are now exhibited in the Luxor Museum. At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue, which connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple at that time.
Afterwards you will be back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up by your guide and visit the highlights of Thebes-West:
The Valley of the Kings
Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC 18 to 20 dynasty) to find. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut Anch Amun with its golden treasures.
The Hatshepsut Temple
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut dates back to the 18th Dynasty, 1470 BC. She had her impressive terrace temple built by the architect Senenmut. She was always portrayed as a man, which can be clearly seen from the very well preserved statues in the temple. In Christian times a temple was built on the temple, which was used until the 11th century. In the 19th century, the monastery ruins were demolished.
The Memnon Colossi
The Memnon colossi are two side by side ancient Egyptian colossal statues, about 18 m. high from the 14th century BC Both statues represent Amenhotep III and were located at the entrance of his temple.
Then you get a delicious oriental lunch. Then drive back to your hotel in El Gouna.
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