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Day trip to Luxor from Hurghada

A Private day tour to Luxor from Hurghada by private car with your own guide allow daily tours Egypt will you to see the real Luxor , Visit the valley of Kings, The burial place of Egypt most powerful kings, The Queen Hatshepsut temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and Karnak karnak Egypt temple. 
Pick up from Hotel


You will be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada at 05.00 by an air-conditioning coach to Luxor .280 K.m
Hurghada -Safaga 60 K.m
Safaga-Qena 160 K.m( Break in K.m 85)
Qena- Luxor 60 K.m
The valley of the kings
You will cross the Nile to visit some of the most spectacular highlights.
1- Valley of the Kings
The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.
. You will visit 3 tombs. If you wish to visit the Tomb of The young Pharaoh Tutankhamun It costs 300 Egyptians Pounds Extra.
The Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon are Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple.The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor , The two statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third. At around noon you will have lunch in a Local restaurant in Luxor , Then Visit The Temple of Karnak karnak Egypt 360 -the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world :
The Alabaster Factory
The alabaster industry is one of the unique Egyptian crafts that developed and sustained through the sequential generations since ancient Egyptians. It represents the major source of income for many artisans working mainly in the west of Luxor . Yellow limestone, black granite, basalt, marble, and the national marmar are the most prominent materials used in this craft, brought from the mountainous region in “Qurna village” located at the west bank of Luxor , where the artisans live beside the temples and ancient civilization symbols to produce Pharaonic antiques fascinating tourists from different worldwide nations.
The Queen Hatshepsut temple
The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

Lunch in Egyptian Restaurant
Lunch in Egyptian restaurant -authentic delicious Egyptian food
Karnak temple
The Temple of Karnak karnak Egypt 360 is the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world, No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak karnak Egypt 360 . It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak karnak Egypt 360 is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land.
Drive back to Hurghada
You will be transferred by a private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Hurghada to end your day trip from Hurghada to Luxor
 All times are guidelines so no times are definite. you can adjust the suggested times individually. 
Private pick up services from your hotel in Hurghada and return
Tour to Karnak, Colossi of Memnon.
Mineral water
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Tour to Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings.
lunch meal- ( Vegetarians are available)
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Luxor, Arabic Al-Uqṣur, also called El-Aksur, city and capital of Al-Uqṣur muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Upper Egypt. Luxor has given its name to the southern half of the ruins of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Area governorate, 1,080 square miles (2,800 square km); city, 160 square miles (415 square km). Pop. (2017) governorate, 1,250,209; (2018 est.) city, 127,994.

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The ancient ruins
The southern part of Thebes grew up around a beautiful temple dedicated to Amon, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. Commissioned by King Amenhotep III (Amenophis III; reigned 1390–53 BCE) of the late 18th dynasty, the temple was built close to the Nile River and parallel with the bank and is known today as the Temple of Luxor. An avenue of sphinxes connected it to the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak. The modern name Luxor (Arabic: Al-Uqṣur) means “The Palaces” or perhaps “The Forts,” from the Roman castra.

Sphinxes lining a path to the entrance of the Luxor temple complex in Luxor, Egypt.
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Great Temple of Amon, Luxor, Egypt, seen from the southwest, with the Nile River in the background
Great Temple of Amon, Luxor, Egypt, seen from the southwest, with the Nile River in the background
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A small pavilion is all that is left of previous building on the site, though there probably was a temple there earlier in the 18th dynasty if not before. Amenhotep III’s temple was completed by Tutankhamen (reigned 1333–23) and Horemheb (1319–1292). Ramses II (1279–13) added another court, a pylon, and obelisks; smaller additions were made to the temple in Ptolemaic times. Its hypostyle hall was at one time converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west of it.

hypostyle hall; Temple of Luxor
hypostyle hall; Temple of Luxor
Hypostyle hall, Temple of Luxor, Thebes, Egypt.
The original part of the Temple of Luxor consisted of a large peristyle court and a complex of halls and chambers beyond. In one hall is a granite shrine of Alexander the Great. The great peristyle forecourt is surrounded on three sides by a double row of graceful papyrus-cluster columns, their capitals imitating the umbels of the papyrus plant in bud. An entrance flanked by the towers of a pylon was planned for the north end, but this design was altered, and, instead, the most striking feature of the temple, a majestic colonnade of 14 pillars, 52 feet (16 metres) high, was added. This colonnade, which also has papyrus-umbel capitals, may have been intended for the central nave of a hypostyle hall similar to that at Karnak, but the side aisles were not built; instead, enclosing walls were built down either side. Ramses II added an outer court, decorated with colossal statues of himself between the pillars of a double colonnade, and a lofty pylon on which he depicted festival scenes and episodes from his wars in Syria. In front of the pylon were colossal statues of the pharaoh (some of which remain) and a pair of obelisks, one of which still stands; the other was removed in 1831 and reerected in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor
Ancient Egyptian obelisk and statuary in the Temple of Luxor, Thebes, Egypt.
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Later history

When Thebes declined politically, Luxor remained the populated part of the town, which huddled around the Ramesside pylon. A Roman legion had its headquarters inside the 18th-dynasty temple, and Coptic churches were built around the temple and in the Ramesside court. In the Fāṭimid period (909–1171), a mosque was built over the foundations of the church in the court; the mosque was dedicated to Sheikh Yūsuf al-Ḥaggāg, a local saint who is reputed to have introduced Islam to Luxor. His feast is celebrated with a boat procession resembling an ancient rite, the festival of Opet, during which, on the 19th day of the second month, Amon was said to come from Karnak on his state barge to visit his other temple at Luxor, escorted by the people of Thebes in holiday attire. Reliefs on the walls of the great colonnade depict preparations for the procession of sacred barks during the festival.

Luxor, together with other Theban sites—Karnak, the Valley of the Queens, and the Valley of the Kings—was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Excavations and preservation efforts have been ongoing. In 1988 the Egyptian Antiquities Organization uncovered numerous 18th-dynasty statues at the court of Amenhotep III, and work to excavate and preserve the court continued through the following decades. In the 21st century a project began to excavate the avenue of sphinxes between the Temple of Luxor and the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak.

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The contemporary city, a market town for the surrounding agricultural district, has grown north, south, and east of the temple. It has a number of churches, as a large proportion of the population is Christian, and mosques. There is also a railway station on the Cairo-Aswān railroad, an airport, and ferry service to the western bank. The Luxor Museum was opened in 1975. Numerous tourist facilities were built in the latter part of the 20th century.

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Valley of the Kings
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Valley of the Kings
archaeological site, Egypt
Alternate titles: Wādī Al-Mulūk, Wādī al-Bībān al-Mulūk
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Valley of the Kings, Arabic Wādī Al-Mulūk, also called Valley of the Tombs of the Kings or Arabic Wādī Bībān al-Mulūk, long narrow defile just west of the Nile River in Upper Egypt. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE), from Thutmose I to Ramses X. Located in the hills behind Dayr al-Baḥrī, the 62 known tombs exhibit variety both in plan and in decoration. In 1979 UNESCO designated the valley part of the World Heritage site of ancient Thebes, which also includes Luxor, the Valley of the Queens, and Karnak.

Kings, Valley of the
Kings, Valley of the
Valley of the Kings, Egypt, designated a World Heritage site in 1979.
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Valley of the Kings: Tutankhamun's tomb
Valley of the Kings: Tutankhamun's tomb
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Related Topics: archaeology tomb pharaoh
Related Places: Egypt Luxor Karnak Valley of the Queens
The kings of the New Kingdom (c. 1539–1075 BCE), fearing for the safety of their rich burials, adopted a new plan of concealing their tombs in a lonely valley in the western hills behind Dayr al-Baḥrī. There, in tombs sunk deep into the heart of the mountain, pharaohs were interred, as were several queens, a few officials of high rank, and the numerous sons of Ramses II. The plan of the tombs varies considerably but consists essentially of a descending corridor interrupted by deep shafts to baffle robbers and by pillared chambers or vestibules. At the farther end of the corridor is a burial chamber with a stone sarcophagus in which the royal mummy was laid and store chambers around which furniture and equipment were stacked for the king’s use in the next world.

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Explore the Valley of the Kings in Egypt
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Overview of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

The walls were in many cases covered with sculptured and painted scenes depicting the dead king in the presence of deities, especially the gods of the underworld, and with illustrated magical texts similar to those found in funerary papyri, designed to help him on his journey through the nether regions. There were a number of these texts; they represent differing but not necessarily conflicting views of the afterlife, in which the king had to undergo trials and surmount perils. In the “Book of That Which Is in the Underworld,” for instance, he travels in the boat of the sun god through 12 divisions that represent the 12 hours of the night. In the “Book of Gates,” giant serpents guard the portals through which the sun has to pass as strange demons help or hinder the boat on its way. Other funerary compositions include the “Book of Day” and the “Book of Night,” which depict Nut, the sky-goddess, spread out across the heavens, as well as the “Book of the Heavenly Cow,” in which Nut is transformed into a cow on whom Re ascends to the firmament. Astronomical figures decorate the ceilings of several burial chambers.

Virtually all the tombs in the valley were cleared out in antiquity. Some had been partially robbed during the New Kingdom, but all were systematically denuded of their contents in the 21st dynasty, in an effort to protect the royal mummies and to recycle the rich funerary goods back into the royal treasury. In the time of Strabo (1st century BCE), Greek travelers were able to visit 40 of the tombs. Several tombs were reused by Coptic monks, who left their own inscriptions on the walls. Only the little tomb of Tutankhamun (reigned 1333–23 BCE), located on the floor of the valley and protected by a pile of rock chippings thrown down from a later Ramesside tomb, escaped pillage. The wonderful treasures that were exhumed from Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and that now reside in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo vividly indicate how rich the burial of a great pharaoh of the empire’s heyday must have been. The longest tomb (number 20) belongs to Queen Hatshepsut (reigned c. 1472–58), whose burial chamber is nearly 700 feet (215 metres) from the entrance and descends 320 feet (100 metres) into the rock.

Tutankhamun: gold funerary mask
Tutankhamun: gold funerary mask
Tutankhamun, gold funerary mask found in the king's tomb, 14th century BCE; in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut
Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut
Mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt.
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headrest; Tutankhamun tomb
headrest; Tutankhamun tomb
Headrest in the form of the god Shu with two crouching lions, from the tomb of Tutankhamun, c. 1340 BCE; in the collection of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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The largest and most complex tomb in the Valley of the Kings (number 5) was apparently built to contain the burial chambers of many of the sons of Ramses II (reigned 1279–13), the greatest king of the 19th dynasty. This tomb, which had been previously discovered but dismissed as insignificant, was again located in the late 1980s and partially excavated in the 1990s. The uppermost of the tomb’s two levels contains a central pillared hall and various corridors leading away to dozens of chambers.

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  • The Valley of the Kings


  • Tomb of The young Pharaoh Tutankhamon
  • The Temple of Hatshepsut
  • The Colossi of Memnon.
  • The Temple of Karnak
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