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Day Trip to Luxor

May 19, 2011  My love of the history of Egypt
4.5 of 5 stars based on 7 votes

For many years I have been traveling between Hurghada and Luxor this short detail gives you some idea of what to expect on a Day Trip to Luxor

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Luxor, Al Karnak
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Luxor
    Luxor, Nile River Valley

    The City of Luxor is one of the most famous cities in the World this ancient city is the home of some of the most famous monuments in the ancient history of Egypt

  • 2. Collossi Memnon

    The Two ancient statues that mark the entrance of the famed west bank of Luxor are also known as being the entrance to the mortuary of Amenhotep III sadly most of the mortuary has now gone

  • 3. Al Karnak
    Al Karnak, Qena Governorate

    The famed temple of Karnak is to be found on the East Bank of the Nile just north of the main city of Luxor and is the largest temple in this region This vast religious complex and one of the greatest treasure houses of ancient Egypt, this temple was continuously added and rebuilt from the start of the Middle Kingdom to the Roman occupation

  • 4. Luxor Temple

    Similar to the Al Karnak temple this temple is on a smaller scale and is situated in the center of the city of Luxor on the banks of the Nile this temple was begun by Amenhotep II and was used by subsequent rulers.

  • 5. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
    Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor, Nile River Valley

    The Temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most stunning temples on the West Bank unlike any other temple this monument is placed directly in front of a rock face giving it the impression of being much larger it is one of the highlights of the west bank of Luxor.

  • 6. Valley of the Kings
    Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River Valley

    Unlike any other part of Egypt this site is the most important burial ground in the region some 63 known tombs are located here and it is thought that many more remain to be found within the Valley you will come to the tomb of Tutankhamun the boy king his mummyfied body remains on show to all to see the tomb its self is unimpressive unlike many of the other tombs in the Valley.