Are you looking to add nights to your safari? Check 2 things off your bucket list in one trip! This trip comprises a Pyramid Layover and a visit to Luxor and includes a Private Egyptologist guide throughout it all.
Firstly, you’ll experience the iconic pyramids of Giza (including the great pyramid – the oldest and largest of the pyramids) bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo.
Then on to a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt called Luxor. The modern-day city surrounds 2 massive, surviving ancient monuments: the graceful Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple (a mile north) – the largest religious building ever constructed. After decades of excavation efforts, Egypt has opened the ‘Avenue of Sphinxes,’ a 3400-year-old walkway that connects Luxor’s main ancient temples: an astounding 1 360 Sphinxes, spanning almost 2 miles long.
The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are next on the bucket list – situated on the river’s west bank. In addition, you’ll have special access to King Tut, Seti I, and Nefertari’s tombs.
The temple of Dandara in Qena is also part of this itinerary; here you’ll climb down into the tomb, ascend a ladder to the meditation chamber experiencing the awe of this multi-story temple and its impressive pillars.
Located opposite the city of Luxor is the temple of Hatshepsut; it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari.
You’ll sail on a boating lunch cruise on the Nile river, leaving the shore behind while you acquire a lifetime of memories.