You don’t like the crowd of a full bus, well make this tour with a private car. Luxor is often called the world’s greatest open air museum due to its vast temples, ancient royal tombs, spectacular sceneries and busy modern life. The best place to learn about Ancient Egypt and a worth a visit. Luxor is divided in two by the Nile, the East Bank and the West Bank. This tour starts on the East Bank with a visit to the Temple of Karnak. It is the largest religious building ever made, built over 2000 years and dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu, known as the Theban triad. After this it’s time to go to the West Bank and go to the Temple of Hatshepsut, considered as the most beautiful temple in Luxor. It is a memorial temple that honors Queen Hatshepsut and one the greatest Egyptian architectural achievements. The following tourist attraction is the Colossi of Memnon, two monumental statues representing Pharaoh Amenhotep III, looking toward the Nile River. The original function of the statues was to stand guard at the entrance of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. However due to floods and earthquakes, very little remains of the temple with the exception of the Colossi. It’s time to have a lunch and the opportunity to sail, against additional charge, on the Nile in a felucca, a typical Egyptian small boat. Now we will head to the Valley of the Kings, a royal burial site for the Pharaohs or Kings of the New Kingdom period, such as Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses II. The last stop of the tour will be the Valley of the Queens also a royal burial site near the Valley of the Kings and destined to not only the queens but also the princes and princesses. The most important tomb is the one of Queen Nefertiti. After all these interesting site, it’s time to head back to your hotel.
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