Upon disembarking your ship you will be greeted by an escort who will take you to meet your Egyptology guide. You will depart from Safaga, a small port city on the Red Sea, and encounter beautiful mountain and desert views on your way to Luxor. You will explore the Valley of the Kings, where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, richly decorated, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs.
Rising out of the desert plains in a series of terraces is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh. The temple emerges from the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if the temple were born from the cliffsides. On the way back to the Nile river, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, once known for their mysterious haunting voices at dawn.
After a delicious lunch, you will head to the Karnak Temple. Built over a period of two millennia by generations of Pharaohs, the 62 acre Temple of Karnak was dedicated to the God Amun. The scale of the 134 columns that comprise the Hypostyle Hall, all 10-12 meters tall, can only be described as awe-inspiring.
Your final stop will be the Luxor Temple, which was once connected to Karnak via the Avenue of human-headed Sphinxes. One day, archaeologists hope to link the two cities together again. For now, you can view the existing rows of Sphinxes that lead to the temple and imagine walking along this avenue thousands of years ago as you are flanked by these mythical guardians.
Departures: 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a light sweater for the night show as the temperature can drop significantly.