Discover this 4,000-year-old city with its ancient temples and monuments in one day. Visit the most famed Valleys of the Kings and Queens, explore the magnificent Karnak Temple, which is considered the largest temple in the world and learn the tale of the birth of first female Pharaoh.

Highlights of this Itinerary:
The Karnak Temple, Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
In the morning our agent will meet you at your hotel in Hurghada and drive you to Luxor by a modern air-conditioned vehicle. First, you will visit the Karnak Temple Complex, a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. This large open-air museum was once named Ipet-isut, which means "the most selected of places". Its construction began in the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC), though the majority of the existing buildings date back to the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC). The complex houses the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 giant columns. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before moving to the Colossi of Memnon, massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1386 to 1349 BC. Proceed to the Valley of the Kings, which is home to 63 known tombs and chambers; 26 of them are carved for Pharaohs, the others belong to royal family members and nobles. Only fifteen tombs are open for public, among them are those granted to Tutankhamun, Thutmose III, Ramesses I and Seti II. Another highlight of this day is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located in the Valley of the Queens. This richly decorated temple narrating the story of the divine birth of the first female Pharaoh is dedicated to the Sun God Amun-Re. You can now enjoy your time at leisure and go for some shopping before returning to Hurghada. (L)
   Pick-up service from your hotel in Hurghada and return;
   All entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
   All transfers mentioned in the itinerary;
   Bottled water during the tour;
   Shopping tour in Luxor;
   Meals as mentioned above: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner;
   English-speaking tour guide.
   Tipping kitty;
   Any personal expenses;
   Any optional sightseeing or unmentioned items.
Tour Price per Person:
Number of Tourists Single 2-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-10 persons
 Price $ 210 $ 145 $ 100 $ 90