Luxor Day Trip From Marsa Alam By Road

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Luxor Day Trip From Marsa Alam By Road

Amazing Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam by road. Discover Luxor’s major highlights on the east and west banks with a professional tour guide. Explore the impressive Temple of Karnak, one of the largest temples in Egypt. Discover the magnificent Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees of all sites of the tour
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Police permits
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Tombs of Seti I and King Tutankhamen at the Kings' Valley

Price Per Person

  • 01 person:          315 USD
  • 02 people:          185  USD
  • 03-07 people:    140  USD
  • 08-16 people:     110 USD
Children Policy
  • Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
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Luxor Day Trip From Marsa Alam By Road

Luxor Day Trip From Marsa Alam By Road

Your Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam by road begins when Egypt Best Vacations driver/representative picks you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam. Enjoy your transfer to Luxor by air-conditioned vehicle. Once you arrive in Luxor, you will meet with your guide in Luxor to commence Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam.

Karnak Temple:

Explore Karnak Temple on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak Temple is the world’s largest religious complex. It encompasses over 300 acres. Many generations of pharaohs shared the temple construction. The construction began in the time of Senwosret I in around 2000 BC and stopped in 343 BC after Nectanebo II’s death.

The complex’s main temple is dedicated to Amun, and two small temples are dedicated to his consort Mut, and to his son Khonsu. There is a huge sphinx avenue that connects Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple, used in the Opet festival, to take Amun’s golden statue to Luxor Temple to confirm the pharaoh’s kingship.

Valley of the Kings:

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then enjoy the second part of your Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam by road. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s main sights, not only in Luxor, and must be viewed for a better understanding of the nature of religion and the construction of the tomb in ancient Egypt. 

Egyptian tombs in Ancient Egypt suffered a lot from the grave rubbery. New Kingdom pharaohs tried to conceal their graves from the grave robbers, deciding to avoid constructing pyramids to cut their graves deep within the mountain instead.

The Valley of the Kings up till now August 2020 contains 65 tombs. The first pharaoh who cut his tomb in the site was Tuthmosis I (1506-1493 BC) of the 18th Dynasty, while Ramses XI (1107-1078 BC) of the 20th dynasty was the last pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings.

You are permitted to visit 3 out of 10 that are open to the public. Your guide will recommend visiting the best 3 of the opened tombs. You’ll be impressed by the nature of the colors, inscriptions, and reliefs of every tomb you visit. Some of the reliefs depict the underworld and the fate of the pharaoh.

Hatshepsut Temple:

From the Valley of the Kings to Hatshepsut Temple. Hatshepsut was one of the few females in ancient history who ruled Egypt. She ruled for about 20 years, following her brother and husband Tuthmosis II. Her name is immortal because of the temple that we are visiting at Deir El-Bahari in Luxor today.

Her temple is also unique amongst the Egyptian temples in its architecture. The temple was built on three terraces and this temple’s main purpose is to honor Hatshepsut as a male pharaoh or king.

The temple’s first terrace isn’t open to the public because of its damaged state. On the second terrace, you will find some fascinating stories such as her divine birth from the god Amun and her commercial trip to the land of Punt (modern Somalia). Some of Hatshepsut’s statues represent her as Osiris (mummy form), but the female feature of her face is easy to recognize.

Colossi of Memnon:

Your last stop of Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam by road at the Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon are two colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, they stood originally in front of his temple’s main entrance, “The millions of years of pharaoh Amenhotep III”. A massive 27 BC earthquake hit the colossi which caused some cracks on the statues.
 
At dawn, dew goes down into the cracks and used to make noises when the wind blows down. The Greeks heard these noises and thought these noises to be the voice of Memnon’s mother who mourns him. From that time, the colossi were wrongly called Memnon.
 
End you Luxor day trip from Marsa Alam by road with a transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.
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