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Luxor Two Days from Hurghada with Hot Air Balloon

Hurghada, Egypt
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Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Two full days trip to Luxor from Hurghada. Hot air balloon flights come highly recommended during your trip to Luxor so why not add one to your tour package when you visit the Nile River. Here we visit Luxor Temple, built in such a way so when entering between statues they would turn towards you showing only the God’s front side. this experience will touch your life in a unique way. It provides you the opportunity to move from where you are to where you would like to be.

You will visit the Karnak temple especially if you have questions about your purposes in life. Karnak complex has many answers. The temple was dedicated to the triad of Luxor Amon, Mut, and their son Khonsu. This tour includes the Hot Air Balloon takes you to the spectacular sites of the west bank. The tour includes a motorboat, 45 minutes tour, safety instructions, and enjoying the inflation of the balloon.

You will visit also one of the most visited places in Egypt after the Giza Pyramids, the valley of the kings. The valley has 62 tombs dug inside the mountain to house the mummified kings of the New Kingdom. The great female Pharoah temple is included in the tour, Hatshepsut temple. Hatshepsut was a smart, talented, diplomatic Queen who rules Egypt for more than 20 years. All this in more in your Luxor two days from Hurghada with Hot Air Balloon.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxor attractions
  • Hot air Balloon
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • Memnon Colossi

Itinerary

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Hurghada hotels
Hurghada hotels

Early pickup time at the agreed time after you pick the breakfast boxes that you ordered one day before. your Egyptologist guide will join you from your hotel to Luxor. On the way, you will have a coffee break where you can use the WC (5 L.E) per person or enjoy your breakfast.

Karnak temple
Karnak temple

Karnak temple, also known as Amon temple is the largest religious temple in the world. Explore the temple in one hour and a half with your Egyptologist guide and shoot nice photos to have a lifetime memory. Karnak was dedicated to the triad of Luxor Amon, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu. Karnak temple is famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall, the Earth ramp on which they built the pylon. Your guide will explain to you the story behind each part of the temple and how it was saved between 2001-2003 with a long-term conservation treatment plan.
Do not forget to enjoy looking at the highest-standing Obelisk in Egypt, the biggest swimming pool in Egypt, the biggest good luck Scarab, and of course the biggest Hypostyle Hall in the world. At the end of your tour in Karnak, you will have some free time at your own pleasure to shoot some photos wherever you like in the temple.

Lunch
Lunch

Enjoy a delicious freshly cooked lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant with Nile side with some typical Egyptian dessert-like Qonafa. Konafa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with shredded filo pastry. Baklava, and Basbousa which is an Egyptian semolina cake with yogurt. After lunch, you will be transferred to check-in at your hotel. Free time till the visit to Luxor temple.

Luxor temple
Luxor temple

After you rest a bit and by the sunset, you finish your day at one of the Luxor attractions, you will visit another important temple, Luxor temple. Luxor temple was built mainly by two kings, Amenhotep III one of the great builders of ancient Egypt, and Ramses II. Luxor temple was part of the great celebration of the feast of Opet between Karnak temple and Luxor temple. The obelisks of the temple have a nice story you will listen to it from your guide, the colossi decorating the façade of the temple, the shrines, and the hypostyle halls. Luxor is a very unique and elegant temple and it’s like an open book for the Opet feast and the divine birth of Amenhotep III.

Day 2 Hot Air Balloon
Day 2 Hot Air Balloon

Early morning picks up around 04.00 AM to start crossing the Nile with a motorboat to the Hot Air Balloon launch site where you will enjoy the inflation of the balloon. Listen to the Safety briefing and instructions from the crew and pilot before you will jump to your basket. The tour lasts 45 minutes and it is guided by a professional pilot who will explain to you about the spectacular sites of the west bank. Upon landing, you will be transferred to the Memnon Colossi site.

Memnon Colossi
Memnon Colossi

The name Memnon came from the Greek hero Memnon who fell at Troy, such a nice story you will know its details from your guide. The excavation of the temple has been undertaken and still continues now. Many newly discovered steles, busts, statues, columns, and much more small pieces will be recollected together one day. The Colossi of Memnon are the second-highest statues in Egypt after those of Abu Simbel.

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

You will then go with your guide to one of the world’s most distinguished archaeological sites Valley of the Kings. The site is the greatest, the most popular, and the most visited place on the West bank of the River Nile. Valley of the kings painted tombs allow visitors a glimpse at the magical formula and the death rituals of ancient Egypt. Most of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (62 Pharaohs) were buried in rock-cut tombs in the valley of the kings.
Valley of the kings was and still, one of the MUST GO destinations in Egypt as it is the burial site for the boy king, Tutankhamun. Visit 3 tombs and admire some of the ancient sarcophagus, paintings, and stories of the UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.

Hatshepsut temple
Hatshepsut temple

The next stop will be the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and your guide will explain the rule of women in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut or the “Foremost of the Noble Ladies” was the only female pharaoh who ruled for a very long time, almost 23 years. Explore Hathor chapel and Anubis chapel then discover the third floor after restoration and the statutes of the Queen in the Osiris form.

Luxor to Hurghada
Luxor to Hurghada

At the end of your day, we drive you back to your hotel in Hurghada.

Note:

Kindly note that the trip is available from El Gouna, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Sahl Hasheesh, and Safaga.

Included/Excluded

  • Round transfers with deluxe air-conditioned cars
  • 1 Night in 5***** hotel in Luxor
  • Entrance fees for all sights in the program
  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • 2 Lunch
  • Sound and light show at the Karnak temple
  • City tour with horse-drawn carriages
  • Tipping
  • Beverages during lunch

Tour's Location

Hurghada, Egypt
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