Full day tour by flight from Cairo to see the best monuments of the ancient West Bank and East Bank in Luxor. These highlights include Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and Karnak Temples. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported to all the sites by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cairo you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a short flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor you cross over to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings, which holds the most famous attraction, the Tomb of Tutankhamun (which carries an extra charge). Your Egyptologist will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. Later, you will visit the impressive mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. Then you visit the Colossi of Memnon. With a height of nearly 18 meters, these two statues originally stood in front of the mortuary Temple of Amenophis III, of which only ruins remain. Then you will have lunch, after which you visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.
After touring the sights you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for a flight back to Cairo, where you will be brought back to your hotel by an air-conditioned car.