Availible every Sunday, Tuesday.
This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites.
We will take you to Luxor right from your hotel by a comfortable air-contitioned bus. First you will visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name ipet-isut means ‘the most sacred place’. The temple complex was being built over 2000 years by generations of pharaohs. The great “Hypo-style Hall” is an incredible forest of gain pillars.
After lunch at a restaurant on the Nile, you will take a trip to the west bank of this wonderful river to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III Colossi of Memnon, followed by the Valley of Kings, where magnificent tombs were discovered. Those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the pharaoh’s after-life. You will also visit the great Hatshepsut Temple.This impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and mirages. After that we will take you to see alabaster workshops, where Egyptians manually produce their shop-products.
You will spend the night at a 4-star hotel in Luxor, with dinner included, and have some free time.
After breakfast you will visit the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you will see a wonderful panorama across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a huge power station to the north.
Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered while being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. After that we will take a break and have a delicious lunch in a restaurant.
The last of the three famous Aswan sites you will see are generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 metres from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused the Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride will take you on the island for a walking tour to see the famous Philae Temple before giving you some free time to explore further on your own.
Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting in the river, which had been landscaped to match its original site.
You will spend the night at a 4-star hotel in Aswan, have your dinner and some free time.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to Abu Simbel where you will enjoy the two Temples of Abu Simbel with their unique style, which are considered to be the masterpieces of Ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the New Kingdom.
The first Temple of Ramses II is dedicated to four universal gods: Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re and Ramses II himself. The second Temple of Queen Nefertari is also called the Temple of Hathor, who was the God of Sun’s wife. The great temple of Abu Simbel is also called the Sun Temple of Ramses II. Thus in a symbolic way, the two Temples of Ramsses II and of Nefertari bring them, Hathor and the God of Sun together as one.
After dinner at a restaurant we will take you back to Hurghada.
Minimum 2 persons
- Transfer from/to the hotel
- English speaking tour guide, a qualified Egyptologist
- Entrance fees to the sights
- 2 nights at a 4-star hotel
- 2x brekafast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner
- Felucca ride on the Nile
- All taxes and service charges
Price per adult 253$
child from 6-12 years 50 %
child from 0-6 years free
Extra payment: El Gouna, Sahel Hashesh, Makadi Bay 10$ per person