2-Day Upper Egypt Highlights From Cairo: Abu Simbel, Luxor Temple & Tombs

2-Day Upper Egypt Highlights From Cairo: Abu Simbel, Luxor Temple & Tombs

2 Days

Overview

Sign up for this Upper Egypt tour and explore the famous Temples of Abu Simbel, an ancient border display of power and memorial of Ramses II. Head to Luxor where you rejuvenate for next day events; a morning trip to the Necropolis of Ancients Thebes; the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples before returning to Cairo.

Highlights

  • Experience a desert sunrise
  • Stand in awe before the Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel
  • Descend into 3 Royal tombs at the Valley of the Kings
  • Wander around the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Take pictures with the Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the mesmerizing Karnak Temple
  • Marvel at the elegant Luxor Temple

Itinerary

After a domestic flight to Aswan, you will drive with private air-conditioned transportation on a 3 to 4-hour desert trip to the southernmost archaeological site, the Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel, where you visit the temples, commissioned by Ramses II for himself and his most beloved wife, the Nubian Queen Nefertari. Like the Nubian population, the temples were relocated in the 1960s due to the construction of the High Dam and the creation of the reservoir, Lake Nasser.
You drive back north via Aswan to Luxor where you will spend the night in a 4*/5* luxury hotel.
Optional tours (extra charges apply), recommended by your guide will be an evening Sound &and Light Show in the Karnak Temple, a 2 hour City Tour with a horse-drawn carriage, early morning Hot Air Balloon flight on the West Bank. (Airport Transfer in Cairo is excluded but can be arranged on request.)

We start at the necropolis in the Theban Mountains at the Valley of the Kings, where you will descend into 3 Royal Tombs.
Next is a visit to the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir El Bahari where you will be pointed out the most beautiful murals of the expeditions to Punt and have time to wander around this unique temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor.
We continue for a quick photo-stop at the Colossi of Memnon, two statues guarding the ongoing excavation of the palace of Amenhotep III before driving to the East Bank of Luxor.
After lunch, you visit the Karnak Temple where Pharaohs like Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut and Ramses II performed their sacred rituals. The Karnak Temple complex contains holy lakes, hypostyle halls, obelisks, pylons and shrines.
The Luxor Temple gracefully decorates the banks of the river Nile, dedicated, not to a deity or pharaoh but to the Rejuvenation of Kingship.
You will be brought to Luxor International Airport for a domestic flight back to Cairo. (Airport Transfer in Cairo is excluded but can be arranged on request.)

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Domestic flight Cairo-Aswan and Luxor-Cairo
  • Accommodation in Luxor (Bed&Breakfast)
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Multi-lingual Tour guide
  • 2x lunch in a good local restaurant (food only)
  • All fees and taxes

What's Excluded

  • Airport transfer in Cairo (can be arranged - see adorns)
  • Food and drinks (otherwise mentioned in itinerary and inclusions)
  • Tips and personal spending
  • International flights and visa
  • Entrance fees for extra charged tombs at the Valley of the Kings and the Open-Air Museum at the Karnak Temple

Questions

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Overnight necessities

What we have to know before you go?

  • Not all temples and tombs are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation between cities, require Governmental permission. Guests need to provide EgBride with a copy of their passports.

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2-Day Upper Egypt Highlights From Cairo: Abu Simbel, Luxor Temple & Tombs
  • Cairo
  • Autumn & Winter
  • English Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Egypt

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