2 days tour Luxor & Safaga Port
The East Bank of Luxor
complex of Karnak
Temple of Luxor
Was Covered by sand until the 1880s but after restored the temple, the Pylon measuring 24 meters high and 65 meters wide, the scene on the pylon Represents the glory of Ramesses at the battle of Kadesh. Also, two massive seated statues of Rameses II guard the huge gateway and are flanked by four standing statues of the king.
Avenue of Sphinxes
In the front of the temple thousands of sphinx of human-headed and lion bodies about ( 3 KM), made it between the complex of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. This avenue was built for the ” Opet festival” when Amun and Mut visited the temple of Karnak in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple, Amun has magically transformed into Min the god of fertility. Then we will stop to relax, eat lunch, and taste the Egyptian food, in a local restaurant, then we will check in a hotel in Luxor.
The West Bank of Luxor
Valley of the Kings
One of the reasons they choose this valley in the west bank of Luxor ” the pyramid-shaped mountain”, in the center of the mountain of the west bank, so they will not waste time or spend money to build a pyramid. The Valley of the Kings has 64 tombs, Just 24 Royal Tombs. Then we move on to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was Pharaoh, She was the daughter of Thutmosis I. She ruled Egypt for about 23 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C). She built a very beautiful temple on the west bank of Luxor by limestone and dedicated it to the God Amoun-Ra. The temple three floors, the third floor carved on the mountain as a holly of hollies of Amoun-Ra. Then we will stop to visit the colossi of Memnon.
Colossi of Memnon
Two massive statues of quartzite sandstone represent king Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty. The statues are high about 15 m. The Colossi was at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient times
lunch in a local restaurant.
After that return to your hotel for a quick check-out return journey to Safaga