Taking a two-day sightseeing trip around Luxor’s magnificent sites requires a flight from Cairo. Before flying back to Cairo, visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Dendera, and Medinet Habu, as well as the Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Medinet Habu. The graves of 63 of the most significant pharaohs in Ancient Egypt’s history are hidden beneath the dust of the Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, which at first look appears to be nothing more than a sun-blasted valley of basic red sandstone. The Valley of the Kings was used as a burial chamber for about 500 years, from the 16th to the 11th century BC, for the burial of kings, their families, and their belongings. It and the remainder of the Theban Necropolis were both designated as World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Luxor, Egypt’s modern city, is located on the east bank. This region has the train and bus stations, the majority of the hotels and restaurants, some museums, tourist stores, and so on. The majority of tourists (and nearly all tour groups) stay on the east bank and cross over to the tourist attractions. On the west bank, which has a more laid-back attitude; there are also a few tiny hotels where many independent travelers stay.
Today, a Dav Safaris representative will collect you up from your Cairo hotel and take you in an air-conditioned modern vehicle to the Cairo Airport in preparation for your trip to Luxor. where your personal Egyptologist tour guide will accompany you as you see the renowned Karnak temple, the biggest house of worship ever constructed. Ipet-isut, its prehistoric name, meaning “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or more accurately the complex of temples, was constructed over the course of more than two thousand years by successive pharaohs. The enormous “Hypostyle Hall” is a stunning forest of enormous pillars located within the building. You will stop for lunch at a fine restaurant en route, and then you and your tour guide will travel to the magnificent Luxor Temple, which was constructed by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for rituals and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Next, you will travel to the West Bank of the Nile River to see the two enormous statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then you will travel to the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs Continue the excursion to El Deir El Bahary to see the Hatshepsut temple. This magnificent temple, which is devoted to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh, rises in a series of terraces out of the surrounding cliffs of sheer limestone. Proceed to a nearby restaurant to have lunch, after which you will be taken to your hotel accommodation in Luxor.
A representative from Dav Safaris will pick you up from your accommodation to take you to the historic sites. First, go 80 kilometers to Dendera to see the temple dedicated to the goddess of joy and love, Hathor. Next, go to The Mortuary, which is located in Dendera, a city to the north of Luxor. The Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is a significant Kingdom-period building in Egypt’s west bank city of Luxor. The temple is most well-known as the source of inscribed reliefs representing the time of Ramsses |||, aside from its size, construction, and aesthetic significance.
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