Our tour guide will pick you up from Safaga port, waiting by the cruise exit door holding a double sign Nile Dream / your name. After that, you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle about 250 km to Luxor to visit the following;
The Valley of the Kings is one of the oldest Royal burial places in all over the world. It consists of more than 60 rock-cut tombs carved out of a big mountain which looks like a huge natural Pyramid overlooking the Nile on the west bank of Luxor, more than a third of this number of tombs used for burying the great pharaohs ruled Egypt from the 16th century to 11th century B.C which considered the glamorous days of Ancient Egypt known as the New Kingdom period (18th, 19th and 20th dynasties), such as the famous pharaohs Thotmosis lll, Sity l Ramsis ll, Ramsis lll, etc. Each tomb consists of 3 or 4 large corridors decorated with bright and colorful scenes, paintings and carvings representing philosophical ideas and future vision of the Hereafter, which explained and illustrated in 9 Holly books such as the book of deads, the book of caverns etc..., those large corridors end by the most important point of the tomb which is the burial chamber supposedly to have the most valuable objects of the treasure buried around the Pharaoh's mummy, as well we can see a very large painting of goddess Nut the goddess of the Sky and the journey of day and night, some of these burial chambers still has the sarcophagus you hardly believe it is cut out of single piece of granite brought from Aswan quarries 130 miles south of Luxor and taken dawn more than 300fts into the mountain, So many excavators worked in Valley of the Kings, such as Howard Carter who discovered the discovery of the discoveries of the 20th century which is the intact tomb of King Tut Ankh Amon occurred in 4th of November 1922.
Colossi of Memnon, are two statues that represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III in a Seated Position in front of his funeral temple.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit ;
Karnak Temple. a city of temples built over 2,000 years, it is the largest religious building ever made, covering about 1.5 km by 0.8 km could hold ten average European cathedrals. The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big that St Peter’s, Milan, and Notre Dame Cathedrals would fit within its walls.with the largest number of pylons in all of the Egyptian temples dedicated to the sacred triad of Thebes Gods, Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu
A panoramic view from outside to Luxor Temple and the avenue of sphinxes
After the visit, you will return to your cruise at Safaga port
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