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A two day trip from Hurghada to Cairo and Luxor. This private tour includes a domestic air flight from Hurghada to Cairo and all pick-up services will be with our air-conditioned vehicles at your requested location, and drop off at your requested location. The tour also provides Entry Fees + Taxes Services, Tour Guides with an experience of 15+ years, lunch meals, and water during the tours.
In the early morning, a ride will be waiting to pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and take you to the airport to depart to Cairo. When you arrive, our Egyptologist will be waiting for you to start your journey. You will start your journey across Giza and Cairo. The tour will start by visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. After that, you will have a 20-minute camel ride across the great Pyramids and visit the Panoramic Place. Then, the tour will continue by visiting the Valley Temple of Khafre.
In the afternoon and after lunch, you'll head to the museum of Egyptian Antiques, the home of 120,000 of ancient Egyptian Antiques Collection that dates up to 6000 years old, including the Tutankhamun exhibit, which contains his golden Mask and jewelry.
Later on, you will be taken to the train station to take your sleeper train to Luxor.
One of GEM Explore's representatives will be waiting to pick you up from the train station when you arrive in Luxor. You'll cross to the east bank, where you'll have an excursion to some of Luxor's temples including Karnak. Karnak remains the most remarkable religious complex ever built on earth. Its 250 acres of temples and chapels, obelisks, columns, and statues were built over 2,000 years. It visualizes Egyptian art and architecture into a great historical monument of stone. Then, you'll go to one of Luxor's primary temples; the Luxor temple. To the rear of the temple are chapels built by Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, and Alexander. Other parts of the temple were built by Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortress and the home of the Roman government in the area.
After lunch, you'll visit The Colossi of Memnon. They are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.
You'll continue with visiting the west bank to see the beautifully painted royal tombs at the Valley of Kings. For over a thousand years, the kings, queens, and nobles of the New Kingdom (1500-1070 B.C.) were buried in this valley, which is the world's most magnificent burial ground. During our excursion at the Valley of kings, you'll visit the temple of Deir El-Bahri, which means in Arabic, the “Temple of the Northern Monastery”.
Finally, you will continue driving to Hatshepsut's temple. Hatshepsut (c.1473–1458 BC), the queen who became Pharaoh, built a magnificent temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west bank of Luxor. The temple consists of three levels each of which has a colonnade at its far end. The temple’s walls are covered with beautiful painted reliefs depicting temple rituals, religious festivals, and even the transportation of obelisks from the quarry to their destination in Karnak Temple. Perhaps most interesting are the reliefs in the portico on the so-called Middle Platform.
In the evening, you will be driven back to Hurghada and dropped off at your hotel.