In 2 days and one night tour around the highlights sightseeing in Cairo and Luxor from Hurghada including flights and overnight accommodation Visit Cairo and see the Sphinx Pyramids and Egyptian Museum with a private guide Admire Tutankhamun’s death mask and funerary treasures at the museum Fly to Luxor and explore Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatsheput Enjoy one night stay in a 4 stars hotel in Luxor with breakfast Learn the history of each site from a knowledgeable private guide Enjoy two lunches, private round trip transfers and transport by private minibus or Car in each city.
What To Expect Day
1 Cairo from hurghada by plain
1 Pyramids of Giza
The pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and indeed already were even in Roman times. Each of these spectacular structures served as the final resting place of a king of the 4th Dynasty (c.2613–2494 BC). The Great Pyramid of Giza was built for king Khufu (c.2589–2566 BC), and the other two for Khafre and Menkaure, his son and grandson. Khufu’s pyramid is both the oldest and largest of the three, and the first building to exceed it in height would not be built for another 3,800 years!
3 hours • Admission Ticket Included
2 National Museum of Egyptian Civilization NEMC
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is a large museum in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artefacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day.
2 hours • Admission Ticket Included
3 The Sphinx of Memphis Sphinx of Giza
20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Over night in 4 star hotel in Luxor chance to upgrade if you wish Meals: Lunch
From cairo to Luxor by plain 4 Stops
1 Karnak Open Air Museum
The Importance of the Karnak Temple During the New Kingdom, the Karnak Temple Complex was the center of the ancient faith while power was concentrated at Thebes (modern-day Luxor) and its significance is reflected in its enormous size. In addition to its religious significance, it was also served as a treasury, administrative center, and palace for the New Kingdom pharaohs. It is to this day considered as the largest temple complex ever constructed anywhere in the world. It developed over a period of 1500 years, added to by generation after generation of pharaohs and resulting in a collection of temples, sanctuaries, pylons, and other decorations that is unparalleled throughout Egypt.
2 hours • Admission Ticket Included
2 Valley of the Kings
The tourism authorities only open a few of the tombs at a time in order to allow for a continual cycle of upkeep and restoration. Regardless, there are certain to be several impressive tombs open at any time. Be careful to heed the advice of your guide or guidebook on which ones to enter. The most famous tombs are not necessarily the most impressive and a ticket to the Valley of the Kings only allows you to enter three tombs. A separate ticket is required to enter Tutankhamun’s tomb although you may find it a disappointing sight, especially given the extra cost. 2 hours 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
3 Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari Hatshepsut
(c.1473–1458 BC), the queen who became pharaoh, built a magnificent temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west back of Luxor. It lies directly across the Nile from Karnak Temple, the main sanctuary of the god Amun. Hatshepsut’s temple, Djeser-djeseru “the Holy of Holies” was designed by the chief steward of Amun, Senenmut. The temple consists of three levels each of which has a colonnade at its far end. On the uppermost level, an open courtyard lies just beyond the portico. Mummiform statues of Hatshepsut as Osiris, the god of the dead, lean against its pillars.
1 hour 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
4 Colossi of Memnon
In the West Bank of Luxor Egypt, two magnificent twin statues image of pharaoh Amenhotep III and two smaller statues carved by his feet (one being his wife and the other his mother), stands graciously in the horizon of the magnificent Luxor horizons. The two statues, each measuring 60 feet tall, stands in the entrance of Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple. They are famously named by the name of Colossi of Memnon due to a phenomenon produced by one of the statues after an earthquake. 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Not included Meals: Breakfast Lunch