Luxor, the capital of the Luxor Governorate, is one of the most attractive cities in Egypt; it is a historic city with many monuments. Tourists worldwide visit this city to refresh their thoughts and enjoy the world heritage. Valley of Kings Luxor Trip Makadi Bay is one of the best excursions you can do while staying in Makadi Bay, Egypt; with the visit to the Valley of Kings, this trip to Luxor is the most popular sightseeing tour! It is a rich and informative excursion! We recommend the trip because it lets tourists see many Ancient Egyptian attractions: temples and tombs in Luxor. Besides, it allows you to get more familiar with the history of Ancient Egypt!
Reasons why we suggest taking a trip to the Valley of Kings in Luxor from Makadi Bay
The Karnak temple complex is a must-see site for all lovers of history and archaeology and is the destination of this full-day excursion. Begin with boarding a bus for a 3-hour drive through the desert to reach the west bank of the Nile river and the city of Luxor, standing on the ancient site of Thebes, the capital of the pharaohs in their golden age.
As you travel to this iconic site, you will have sights of the mortuary temples at Deir el-Bahari, including the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of Amenhotep III, also known as the Colossi of Memnon, where a photo stop is scheduled. The visit to the Valley of Kings will enable you to visit three royal tombs before taking a break in a five-star hotel for a buffet lunch.
The tour continues with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, an influential site of ancient worship, where you will be welcomed by approx—forty sphinxes on what remains of the old Avenue of the Sphinxes. You will marvel at Hypostyle Hall, its vast columns and the Sacred Lake. Another brief photo stop at Luxor Temple rounds the tour off before you return to Makadi Bay.
The Valley of the Kings ticket includes entry to 03 Tombs; it does not include visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses V, or any other Tombs that carry an additional fee.
Please note this tour includes extended periods of walking on an uneven path, gravel and stone surfaces with steps inside the Tombs at the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Using cameras, camcorders, and cell phones to take photos or videos is forbidden inside the Valley of the Kings.
Highlights on the day tour to Luxor from Makadi Bay
- Visit Karnak Temple at the City of the Living.
- Lunch at a restaurant by the Nile River.
- See the Colossi of Memnon at the temple of Amenhotep III.
- The temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
- Also, visit the Valley of Kings at the City of the Dead.
Itinerary of Luxor tour from Makadi Bay
- First, the Landious Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel in Makadi Bay around 05:00 AM.
- Secondly, as soon as our representative picks all comers up, the minibus will leave for Luxor. It will pass Qena, 174 km away in the Nile Valley. Accordingly, the way will take about 4 hours from the centre of Safaga to Luxor.
Program in Eastern Luxor
- Once you arrive at Luxor, we will show you the Karnak temple. The Karnak Temple exists in the City of Living – Eastern Luxor. The ancient Egyptians dedicated this temple to God Amun. They enlarged it to become vast in Egypt and the whole ancient world. In the temple, your guide will explain and give helpful information. Then, the group will go inside the temple with this tour guide. Accordingly, your guide will show the frequently visited places in this large complex. It is noteworthy that this complex contains different temples and buildings. In summary, your guide will have the task of showing you all these temples. Also, our guide will give you free time to take a picture.
- Following the visit to the Karnak temple in Eastern Luxor, you will start a boat picnic across the Nile River. It is an additional program; you can book it in advance through us! Once the boat picnic ends, you will arrive in Western Luxor – City of the Dead.
Schedule in Western Luxor
- Consequently, the trip will continue in Western Luxor with a see to the Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon are two grandiose statues standing at the entrance of Amenhotep III temple. Further, your guide will show you these statues; then, he will give you a chance to take a picture.
- Additionally, the bus will head to the beautiful temple of Queen Hatshepsut. It is a fantastic temple located in Deir El-Bahari. Around this temple, you will see all sorts of tombs and other temples. The temples of Thutmose ΙΙΙ and Amenhop Neb Hept Ra lie next to the temple of Hatshepsut. The Ancient builders carved these three temples’ traces right into the rock. Once again, the guide will provide information and free time to investigate the place.
- Before the end of the program in Western Luxor, you will visit the Valley of the Kings. It is so great in this place and interesting! Progressively, in the Valley of the Kings, you see three tombs which belong to the great pharaohs of Egypt.
Departure to Safaga
- Finally, our bus leaves back to Safaga after such an excellent program in the city of Luxor.
- This Excursion to Luxor with a visit to the Valley of the Kings from Makadi Bay ends at approximately 20:00.
What does the price of the Luxor day tour from Makadi Bay include?
- Entrance fees and tickets for visiting temples.
- Also, Transfer to Luxor and back to the hotel.
What does the Luxor & Valley of Kings Trip Makadi Bay Program Include?
- The additional excursion programs are not included in the previously mentioned program.
- Also, the price doesn’t include the drinks in the restaurant.
Items to take with you for the day tour from Makadi Bay to Luxor
- Breakfast box.
- Also, take suitable clothes for the season.
Luxor & Valley of Kings Trip Makadi Bay Booking Days
- Daily from 05:00 – 20:00.
What can I expect to see during the Luxor & Valley of Kings trip from Makadi Bay?
Monuments on the eastern bank of the River Nile
Karnak Temple: It is the largest temple complex in the ancient world. Amazingly, it represents the achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. Its old name, Ipet-isut, means “the most sacred of places.”
Continuously, the building of this complex temple lasted more than two thousand years. It comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples on 247 acres. The remarkable Great Hypostyle Hall is an incredible forest of giant pillars.
Luxor Temple: The Temple of Luxor was the centre of the most important festival – the festival of Opet. Amenhotep III and Ramses II built this majestic Luxor temple dedicated to the god Amun. This festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Monuments on the western bank of the River Nile
Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings is where magnificent tombs exist. Professionally, the Ancient Egyptians carved those tombs deeply into the mountain rock. They richly decorated and filled them with treasures for the afterlife. The Valley of the Kings houses tombs of ancient Egyptian kings, e.g., the great pharaohs Ramses II and Tutankhamun.
Hatshepsut Temple: Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary is an impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh. Impressively, the temple of Hatshepsut rises out in the desert with a series of terraces. It merges apparently with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. It is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt.