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Pass By: Egypt Shadow Tours, 18 El-Tayeb Street, Luxor 85951 Egypt
Full Day Tour:
After breakfast, Egypt Shadow representative will meet to begin an 8-hour tour of the West Bank and East Bank of Luxor.
Your guide will take you straight to the West Bank of Luxor, which known in ancient times as the City of the Dead. This is an archeological paradise with its wealth of pharaonic temples and considered a gateway to Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings:
There are actually 2 valleys: the East Valley, where the majority of the royal tombs and temples constructed; and the West Valley. In all, there are approximately 65 tombs and chambers located in this burial site for the major kings of the new Egyptian dynasty. Your visit includes entry into 3 tombs. If you wish to see either the tomb of Tutankhamun or Ramses 6, there is an additional ticket fee.
Visit the Hatshepsut Temple, named for the Foremost of Noble Ladies. Queen Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt and the daughter of King Thutmose I. She established the first world trade network and her temple is considered one of the most important temples of ancient times.
The Colossi of Memnon:
Before lunch, you’ll visit the Colossi of Memnon, the 2 massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), the statues have stood in the Theban necropolis as guardians at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite stone.
Lunch: Your guide will escort the group to a 4-star restaurant to have lunch and a chance for some rest before the afternoon tour.
Temple of Karnak:
This complex was originally dedicated to King Amun Ra, his wife Mut and son Khons. Later, around 30 additional kings added their own touches to the complex. The site is vast, covering nearly 1 mile by 2 miles in area with more than 20 temples in all. What makes the Karnak Temple complex special is that it includes several of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian design and architecture, such as the Hypostyle Hall, one of the world’s great architectural achievements of all time and the Temple of Amun, a spectacular forest of giant papyrus-shaped columns.
Shopping: At the end of the day, you’ll be able to spend about an hour shopping for Egyptian antiques. If you’re not into shopping, you can take some photos around the area, wait in the coach or do pretty much do anything else you like.
We’ll transfer you back to your hotel or Nile cruise ship in Luxor.