Luxor and Cairo, the old and the new capital of Egypt are recommended with a 2-days private excursion to Luxor and Cairo from Hurghada by flight. An Egyptology tour guide will be with you on this unforgettable excursion and will expertly explain the secrets of the Pharaohs and the ancient Egyptians. Marvel at the imposing buildings of the Karnak and Luxor temples in Luxur and be enchanted by the beauty of the Hatshepsut temple. You will also be captivated by the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon. A highlight in Cairo is a visit to the world-famous pyramids of Giza with the Sphinx and at the end of this impressive tour you can still admire the Egyptian Museum with the golden treasures of Tut Anch Amun.
For your excursion Luxor and Cairo from Hurghada by flight , you will be picked up at early morning with a private air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Hurghada and you will drive to Luxor. In Luxor our Egyptology tour guide awaits you, who will explain the following famous sights on a private tour to visit:
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.
Afterwards, enjoy our Nile trip and a delicious oriental lunch. Then visit:
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 your trip in Luxor you will overnight in a 5 star hotel in Luxor and at morning you will be transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Luxor Airport. Upon arrival in Cairo , you will be welcomed by your private Egyptology and visit:
The Pyramids of Giza
The 3 famous pyramids of Giza are the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. They were about 2600 BC. Built on a large limestone plateau. The Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids and is therefore also known as the “Great Pyramid”. It is the highest pyramid in the world, 147 m high and was built as a tomb for the Egyptian king Cheops.
We will admire this biggest pyramid of the world first. This is followed by a visit to the pyramid of Chephren and the Mykerinos pyramid. Then we drive to a plateau, from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.
The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man and lies with a length of approx. 73 m and a height of approx. 20 m before the Khafre pyramid.
After visiting the pyramids, fortify yourself with an oriental lunch. Then visit:
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the world’s largest museum of ancient Egyptian treasures and houses a unique collection of finds from 5,000 years of Egyptian history. Particularly impressive are the famous golden treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amun. It would open in 1902 for visitors.
After your program in Cairo, you will be transfer to Cairo Airport in time for your return flight. Then transfer from Airport Hurghada to your hotel.
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