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Special Two Days Tour To Luxor From Marsa Alam

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Day 1: Day 1: Marsa Alam- Luxor

Pass By: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt
Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam by a private A.C. Car to be transferred to Luxor for an overnight trip to Luxor from Marsa Alam. Upon arrival you will meet your private tour guide who will join you to visit:

Madinat Habu temple :

 In ancient times Madinat Habu was known as Djanet and according to ancient belief was the place was Amun first appeared. Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and Later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple on the site.

First Pylon – the temple of Rameses III During his time Djanet became the administrative center of Western Thebes. The whole temple complex was surrounded by a massive fortified enclosure wall, with an unusual gateway at the eastern entrance, known as the pavilion gate. This structure, a copy of Syrian migdol fortresses is something you would not expect to see in Egypt. Rameses III, a military man probably saw the virtue in such a structure. It is likely Rameses resided here from time to time because a royal palace was attached at the south of the open forecourt of this temple, while priests’ dwellings and administrative buildings lay on either side of the temple. Originally a canal with a harbor outside the entrance connected the temple to the Nile. But this was obliterated by the desert long ago.

Madinat Habu temple from the air

Ramsseum:

 Ramesseum, funerary temple of Ramses II (1279–13 BC), erected on the west bank of the Nile River at Thebes in Upper Egypt. The temple, famous for its 57-foot (17-meter) seated statue of Ramses II (of which only fragments are left), was dedicated to the god Amon and the deceased king. The walls of the Ramesseum, which is only about half preserved, are decorated with reliefs, including scenes depicting the Battle of Kadesh, the Syrian wars, and the Festival of Min

Deir El Madina

The main cemetery of the royal workmen at Deir el-Medina is situated to the west of the village, on the slope of the Theban hills. Most of the tombs were built during the 19th dynasty. Some of them are impressive in their decoration and size. By the time of the 20th dynasty, the tombs had been turned into family tombs in which the descendants of the original owners were buried. Little alterations were made apart from the addition of another subterranean burial chamber. The lower courses of the eastern hill of Qurnet Murai were the site of burials of babies and children. More than a hundred children were buried in common domestic pottery jars or amphorae, in baskets, even fish baskets, in chests, boxes or in proper coffins there. The poorest burials were those of still-born babies. They contained no jewelry or amulets, only small vessels filled with food for the afterlife. The adults' graves were situated higher up. Many of these graves date from the 18th dynasty

Lunch During the tour.

The valley of The Queens

The Valley of the Queens, also known as Biban el-Harim, Biban el-Sultanat, and Wadi el-Melikat, is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning - 'the place of the Children of the Pharaoh', because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550-1070 BCE) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. The tombs of these individuals were maintained by mortuary priests who performed daily rituals and provided offerings and prayers for the deceased nobility.

The valley is located near the better known Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile across from Thebes (modern Luxor) . This barren area in the western hills was chosen due to its relative isolation and proximity to the capital.

The kings of the 18th dynasty, instead of the traditional building of pyramids as burial chambers (perhaps because of their vulnerability to tomb robbers), now chose to be buried in rock-cut tombs.

This necropolis is said to hold more than seventy tombs, many of which are stylish and lavishly decorated. An example of this is the resting place carved out of the rock for Queen Nefertari (1290-1224 BCE) of the 19th Dynasty. The polychrome reliefs in her tomb are still in tact.

The ancient Egyptians gave it the name Set Neferu, meaning "seat of beauty". From 1903-1906 an Italian expedition discovered about eighty tombs, some of which belonged to children of royalty. Many were severely damaged having been burned and or reduced to being used as stables for donkeys and camels. One of the most well-known tombs is that of Nefertari, the best-loved of Ramesses II's numerous wives. In her honor, he built a beautiful temple at Abu Simbel.

On the Evening you can Enjoy An Optional Tour Sound and Light Show at Karnak:

The show starts with a historical introduction covering the birth of the great city of Thebes and erection of the Karnak Temple. 

The show narrates the glorious achievements of some great Pharaohs as you listen to a magnificent and poetic description of the artistic treasures and great legacy which the Karnak temple encloses. Overnight at 3 Hote

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day2: Luxor - Marsa Alam

Pass By: Luxor Museum, Center Corniche Ave, Luxor Egypt
Breakfast at your hotel then you will be accompanied by your private tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit: 

Luxor Museum

This wonderful museum has a well-chosen and brilliantly displayed and explained collection of antiquities dating from the end of the Old Kingdom right through to the Mamluk period, mostly gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis. The ticket price puts off many, but don't let that stop you: this is one of the most rewarding sights in Luxor and one of the best museums in Egypt.

Have your lunch on a Nile View restaurant before we drive you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

This Tour includes

Accommodation at 3* hotel with breakfast, Lotus hotel

Tour to Deir el Madina, Habu temple, Valley of the Queens

Tour to luxor museum.

Service of professional tour guide.

Shopping through famous Bazaars.

An assistance of our personal during tours

Bottled water during your trip.

 Pick up services from your hotel & return.

 Lunch at Local restaurant

 An assistance of our personal during tours

 All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle

Excludes

Any extras

Personal expenses

Sound and light show


No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all the travelers
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • tipping
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Marsa Alam Tours
282 reviews
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Adriachacha
30
Nice vacation
We went on the Neferatri. They have great service and great food. We saw the sea turtles and sea cows. Our child
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KITKATTINY94
20
Amazing!
We got picked up from hotel in a car, driver was lovely and very patient. We met your guide at luxor who was very
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catalya33
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
917
Truly amazing experience - Luxor private tour day trip
Upon arrival at our hotel the Premier Le Reve in Sahl Hasheesh (south of hurghada) we were told by the TUI
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TRexMama
Atlanta, Georgia
129
Have a whale of a time at Wadi Al-Hitan
Think visiting 5000 year old tombs and temples is peering into antiquity? Try 40 million year old whales! Wadi
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mariaaI7649YW
10
Luxor tour
We had a 1 day tour of luxor with our guide, Hoda. Hoda is from luxor and has a degree in Egyptology so she is
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ZAMANMD
New Hyde Park
60
luxor day trip from Cairo
Excellent 1-day tour of Luxor from Cairo, Extremely courteous guides who picked us up from the hotel and dropped
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FaridE32
10
Fantastic
I had the most wonderful trip with the nefretari and with the transfer from and to the airport! The service was
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jonidak300
20
Great Experience and very proffesional staf!
Great Experience and very proffesional staf! The suggestions were all very good. Cairo is unique! Thank you
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beeabea
10
We booked a day tour Marsa Alam-Luxor and it was an amazing experience.
Everything was well organized, the car ride to get there is a bit long, but it’s worth it, if you have the time
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bluezzmann
Malaga, Spain
52
Amazing tour of Luxor & Cairo from Hurghada, Egypt
Professional guided tours from resort to location. Private shuttle for group of four with intermittent stops for
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ramutza
Bucharest, Romania
377132
For a private tour it should have been organized much better
LONG REVIEW because so many things went wrong! From all the options available I chose this tour operator for my
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mellisam2020
10
3 day Cairo and Pyramids tour by flight
This was a very good experience, we were picked up by private transfer from our hotel to the airport. Tickets were
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clairemargareth
10
fab memories and excellent value for money
We drove from El Gouna to Luxor on day 1 and met our guide Hoda. She was very informative and she showed us first
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FedericaPI15
Palermo, Italy
21
Normal tour
I and my friend took the one-day tour to visit Luxor. The tour contained the main touristic sites in Luxor. Our
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mattm0304
72
Was just an expensive taxi ride
I purchased what was billed as a snorkeling tour to see turtles and potentially a dugong at Abu Dabbab for me and
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