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Fascinating Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Safaga, Egypt

Fascinating Luxor & Valley of the Kings

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  • 12
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Take advantage of this opportunity to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn some of the mysteries behind centuries old culture and hieroglyphics. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains, interspersed with areas of farmland. Arriving in Luxor, you’ll cross the Nile River and proceed to the West Bank for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you’ll find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings, their families and other nobility.


You’ll enjoy a buffet style lunch a local hotel during the day. Stop for photos at Hatshepsut Temple, this mortuary temple was buried under sand for centuries and was built by the only woman to ever rule as a Pharaoh. Another photo stop is at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive statues that originally flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple. Although the temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and most of its remnants have long since disappeared, these magnificent statues still stand guard today.


You’ll also visit the spectacular Luxor Temple complex. It's graceful, well-preserved architecture is distinguished by many different gods and cultures that have resided here. You’ll discover a collection of simply breathtaking statues, obelisks, and temples that date back to the 14th century BC.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking and climbing as well as some stairs to negotiate. Travel time to and from Luxor is approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours each way. Comfortable lightweight clothing and sun protection are suggested. Cameras are not allowed inside the tombs.

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Excursion Type:

Adventure
Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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