Luxor West Bank
In the morning you will be picked up from Port Safaga by an air-conditioned vehicle that will drive you to Luxor (approx. 3 hours). After arrival in Luxor you will cross over to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings with the possibility of visiting the most famous attraction, the Tomb of Tutankhamun (which carries an extra charge). Your Egyptologist will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. Later, you will be taken to the impressive mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. Then you will visit the Colossi of Memnon. With a height of nearly 18 meters, these two statues originally stood in front of the mortuary Temple of Amenophis III, of which only ruins remain. After this visit of the West Bank you will have lunch, after which you will be taken to your hotel in Luxor. There you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Luxor East Bank
After breakfast at your hotel, you will start your guided tour of the East Bank of Luxor by visiting Karnak. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. After Karnak you will be brought to Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Then you will have lunch, after which you will be transferred back to Port Safaga.