One day trip to Luxor by bus
During our day trip to Luxor by bus, we will pick you up directly from your hotel door in the morning where our guide will carry a sign with your name on to our day trip to Luxor by bus. On our way to Luxor, you can already get an impression of the Egyptian landscape and the life of different cities and villages in Upper Egypt along the Nile; and of course we will stop whenever you need it.
When we arrive at our destination, we will first of all show you during our Day Trip to Luxor the unique Karnak Temple, which is definitely one of the most extraordinary temples in the world as it is still in an incredibly good condition, even if has been for thousands of years – so with a little imagination, you will easily find yourself back in the past when the temple stood in all its splendor. You will have some time to walk around where you can visit the entrance area and get an idea of how the huge pylons were built. Walk down through the Sphinx Avenue, where on both sides are rows of Criosphinx (Sphinx with a rams head), experience hypostylhallen with its more than 100 large but well preserved pillars, admire the hieroglyphs and paintings, visit the Holy Lake, and take a look at the Various chapels, temples and statues. And if you like, you can find the Holy scarab close to the lake, and if you walk around it three times, clockwise – then say the legend that the descendants are going to follow…!
After this fascinating visit, we will continue our Day Trip to Luxor and enjoy a sailing trip across the Nile to the west bank where we will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
When we are all satisfied, we will continue our day trip by bus. First we will do stay to take a look at the 3,400 year old Memnon Colossus, the huge statues of Amenhotep III, which once stood guard in front of his, now non-existent, Valley temple, which was once larger than the Karnak temple.
Then it is time to visit the Valley of the Kings, where the ancient Egyptians buried their kings, and officials, for 500 years, and where the mummies of the most famous and glamorous people from the time of the day have been found. Here you can walk down into the tombs of the Egyptian rulers, and experience the well-preserved colorful paintings and stories written with hieroglyphics on the walls.
Our last stop during our Day Trip to Luxor is outstanding – the visit to Hatshepsuts Temple. She was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female pharaoh who proved her ability to reign successfully over an empire, and finally she also created an architecturally extraordinary mortuary temple for herself, with three terraces separated by colonnades, a hypostylhal and many statues, paintings and reliefs. We will return to the hotel in the evening when our day trip to Luxor by bus is over.
(Group of other nationalities or English families with a minimum of 8 persons)