Drive to Luxor to see the highlights of Egypt’s ‘open-air museum’ in a one day tour from Aswan. Visit Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Return to Aswan in the evening.
At 06:00am your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel or Nile cruise to enjoy a day trip from Aswan to Luxor. The drive from Aswan to Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle takes about 4 hours. First we will visit the famous Karnak Temple, it is the largest place of worship that was ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple or more correctly the complex of temples was built more than two thousand years ago by different generations of pharaohs. Within the complex is the great “Hypostyle Hall”, it is an incredible forest of giant pillars.
Your Lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant. Then we will move on to the West Bank of the river Nile and visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon). After this you will visit the Valley of the Kings, where magnificent tombs were discovered. Those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. You will visit 3 tombs.
Later on you will visit the Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive temple is dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh. Then you will have the chance to enjoy some free time in Luxor for shopping at the original papyrus institutes and perfume places before returning to your hotel in Aswan.