- Duration: 2 Days
- Runs: Daily
- Starting from: Hotels in El Gouna
- Return to: Hotels in El Gouna
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Day # 1) El Gouna – Cairo day Trip – Sleeping Train to Luxor
Pro Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in El Gouna by a modern air-conditioned vehicle. Drive to Hurghada airport to fly to Cairo, in arrival in Cairo you will be met by your private Egyptology expert tour guide who will accompany you to the major attractions in Cairo:
Giza Pyramids Tour
Visit the great Pyramids at Giza plateau which dated back to the fourth dynasty. The pyramid of king Cheops is the biggest of the Egyptian pyramids. The middle pyramid of Khefren is the only one than still having the remaining of the outer casing of the fine limestone. The smallest pyramid of king Mykerinus must have been extremely beautiful as it was once coated with pink granite.
The Sphinx & Valley Temple
The Sphinx is one of the best known monuments on Earth and dates back over 4,500 years to the Old Kingdom and the time of king Khafre – builder of the second largest pyramid on the Giza plateau on Cairo’s outskirts. The head of the Sphinx probably depicts Khafre, while the body is that of a recumbent lion. In front of the Sphinx is its temple, while adjacent to it is the better preserved Valley Temple of Khafre. A causeway, seen behind the Sphinx, connected Khafre’s Mortuary Temple next to his pyramid with the Valley Temple. Lunch will be served at good quality restaurant around pyramids area.
Tour The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Egyptian Museum on Tahrir square in the heart of Cairo, where the Egyptian revolution took place in Jan 25 against Mubarak regime. The Egyptian Museum contains some 150.000 artifacts created over a period of more than 5,000 years. It was designed in 1896 by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon in the neo-classic style that suits the ancient and classical monuments. The artifacts are distributed in two main floors. The lower one contains the heavy monuments such as stone sarcophagi, statues, stelae, and wall reliefs. The upper floor contains the thematic exhibits manuscripts, statues of deities, royal mummies, objects of daily life, mummy portraits, unfinished sculptures, Greco-Roman statuettes and vases, and artifacts of the afterlife, and the most important is that of king Tutankhamun.
Khan El Khalili Shopping Tour
The last stop will be for a shopping opportunity at the famous bazaars of Khan El Khalili. Free time for optional activities in Cairo, then you will be transferred to Cairo train terminal to board the first class sleeper train to Luxor, dinner and overnight stay.
Day # 2) Luxor Day Trip – Drive to El Gouna
Private Egyptology expert tour guide will pick you up from the train terminal in Luxor to visit the major attractions of Luxor
Tour the Valley of The Kings
The Valley of the Kings was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922, with clearance and conservation work continuing until 1932. Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact.
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was a rare female pharoah. Her temple, known as Djeser-Djeseru Splendor of Splendors
Colossi of Memnon Tour
Colossi of Memnon are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple. Cross the River Nile by motor boat to the East bank for lunch meal.
Karnak Temples Tour
Karnak Temple is a vast temple complex in Luxor dedicated primarily to Amun and dating from as early as 2000 BC. It is an impressive sight, and second only to the Great Pyramids in popularity. The temple complex of Karnak, dedicated to the Pharoah Amun, was the center of his worship and of his wife Mut and their son Khons. Each of them had a precinct in the temple complex, the greatest and largest belonging to Amun. There was also a precinct for Montu, the falcon-headed local god. Construction on the Karnak temple complex began in the 16th century BC and continued into the Greco-Roman period – a period of up to 1300 years of construction. Around 30 successive pharoahs added their own touches to the Temple complex. The last part of your Luxor trip will be a shopping opportunity in case you are interested to pick some souvenirs for family and friends. Drive back to El Gouna with direct transfer to your hotel.
- Pick up and drop off services from El Gouna hotels
- Flight tickets from Hurghada-Cairo
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles in El Gouna, Cairo & Luxor
- Accommodation for 1 night on board the 1st class sleeper train with breakfast
- Entrance fees to the sites in Cairo & Luxor as per trip itinerary
- Lunch meals during Cairo & Luxor trip at a local restaurant
- Private Egyptology expert tour guide throughout Cairo Luxor tour
- Pro Tours REP assistance in pick up & drop off
- 1 Mineral water & 1 soft drink during Cairo Luxor trip
- Shopping tour in Cairo & Luxor bazaars
- All Service charges & taxes
- Any extra item
- Tipping Kitty
El Gouna to Cairo 06:00
Train Cairo Luxor 20:30
Pick up time in El Gouna: 04:30
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