From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 14 hours
After pickup from your accommodation in Marsa Alam, head off towards Luxor in an air-conditioned vehicle. First on the itinerary is the sprawling Temple of Karnak, containing the largest room of any religious building in the world. Amble through the grounds, learning about the significance of the statues placed against immense lines of pillars. After leaving the temple, you’ll stop for lunch at a fine dining restaurant situated on the banks of the Nile. After lunch, you’ll head towards the Colossi of Memnon, 2 60-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III. When you’re done gazing at the immense relics, head to the Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs cut into the surrounding mountains. Visit 3 tombs before heading off the the Temple of Hatshepsut, rising over the desert, perched on a series of sandstone cliffs. After experiencing some of the foremost marvels of the ancient world,...
After pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam (including Port Ghalib) at 5 AM, travel by air-conditioned car to Aswan. Take a nap after your early pickup during the 370-kilometer (230-mile), 4.5-hour journey to Aswan, where you'll arrive around 9:30 AM. Then, make your way first to the Aswan High Dam, a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. Admire a structure considered to be the fourth pyramid of Egypt, which is fed by the River Nile. See where the reservoir forms Lake Nasser, hear about the dam's construction, then proceed to the “unfinished obelisk,” the largest known ancient obelisk. At 12 PM, continue your Aswan tour by visiting the marvelous Temple of Philae, one of Nubia's most important monuments. This large temple complex was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzan...
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It was a long rough ride, but it was well worth it. Aswan is magical as if you are in a film setting, the guide was really an added value, lunch on the Nile was a wonderful ending. Certainly do!!
Nasel as a guide was a stroke of luck. The tour is worth seeing and very interesting
perfect organization, the maximum gained from a Luxor day. Highly recommended.