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Best of Luxor highlights in 3 days. Luxor was the capital city of Ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom (1550-1080 BCE). Welcome to the captivating “Luxor Highlights in 3 Days” tour, where you will embark on a remarkable journey through the ancient wonders of Luxor, Egypt. Over the course of three unforgettable days, you will delve into the heart of this historic city, exploring its iconic sites and immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Amazing Luxor highlights in 3 days itinerary to explore the magnificent tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon. Discover the fabulous Temple of Dendera and the amazing Temple of Abydos. Wonder through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple.
340 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people)
580 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone)
Arrival at Luxor Airport/Railway. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal to commence your Luxor highlights in 3 days tour.
Visit the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. It lies about 3km north of Luxor Temple. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.
Then proceed to the majestic Temple of Luxor. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings. Transfer to your hotel for a free evening.
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to the magnificent Temple of pharaoh Seti I and the Osirion at Abydos. Abydos is the Greek name of the ancient Egyptian name (Abdju). Abdju was the great necropolis of Thini. Thini, the capital city of the 16th nome of Upper Egypt, held a great position during the Predynastic period. Seti I is one of the lesser-known pharaohs of the New Kingdom Period, however, his temple at Abydos is amongst the most famous, cited by many as the most impressive religious structure still standing in Egypt.
On your way back to Luxor, you will explore the fabulous Temple of Hathor at Dendera. The temple of Dendera dates back to the Ptolemaic Period, although evidence points to older structures once existing on the site, dating as far back as king Pepy I, from the Old Kingdom. Among the temple’s most notable features are astronomical engravings on its ceiling.
Back to Luxor for last night of your Luxor highlights in 3 days tour.
Today, you will visit the glorious tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, your guide will recommend the best 3 tombs of the ones open to visit.
From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut who served as solo pharaoh for about 20 years.
You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the Temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.
You will end your Luxor highlights in 3 days tour with transfer to Luxor Airport/Railway.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor