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Makadi Bay Excursion to Luxor & Abu Simbel in Two Days

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Tour Location: Luxor / Abu Simbel
  • Tour Availability: Available Everyday
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Your Hotel
  • Tour Type: Private

Makadi Bay Excursion to Luxor & Abu Simbel in Two Days

Imagine seeing history unfold before your eyes on a two-day Makadi Bay tour to Luxor and Abu Simbel, where enduring architecture will highlight all the qualities that make Egypt the best place to spend a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. You may go from Makadi Bay to the golden city of Luxor and the last border of the Abu Simbel Temple, both of which are magnificent havens.

Tour Highlights

Upper Egypt Highlights

Tour Inclusions

  • One-night accommodation at 5* hotel in Aswan.
  • Service of a professional tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights above.
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return.
  • Two Lunch meals.
  • 1st class train tickets from Luxor to Aswan and return.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program.
  • Tipping.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Makadi Bay to Luxor – Luxor Attractions

On the first day, you will be picked up from your Makadi Bay hotel by an AC vehicle to begin your two-day trip to Luxor and Abu Simbel. When you arrive, you will be met by a private tour guide who will show you:

The Valley of Kings

Your Makadi Bay excursions will take you inside the mountain to a heavenly necropolis that serves as a haven for 63 mesmerizing tombs dating from the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC) and containing incredible treasures, golden artifacts, captivating decorations, and the remains of famous pharaohs such as King Rameses II, Tutankhamun, and others.

Temple of Hatshepsut

On the first day of your magical day tour to Luxor, you will see one of Egypt’s most protected archaeological and attractive destinations, “Deir El-Bahari” A.K.A Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies), which stands as the finest example of ancient Egyptian architecture and showcases Queen Hatshepsut’s great long heritage (1478-1485 BC).

Memnon’s Colossi

During the two-day journey from Makadi Bay to Luxor and Abu Simbel, you will have the opportunity to see an 18-meter-high (60-foot-tall) marvel at the gateway to Luxor. The Colossi of Memnon were built to resemble Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350) and were destroyed by an earthquake in 27 BC, only to be reassembled in 199 BC.

Lunch will be provided on an island, followed by a boat ride on the Nile, before you go to:

Temple of Karnak

The two-day excursion from Makadi Bay to Luxor and Abu Simbel will allow exploring one of the largest religious man-made buildings and open-door museums on the planet since 1500 BC on 247 acres that houses different temples that functioned as the worship center of the Theban triad.

You will then be driven to the railway station to catch your first-class train to Aswan, where we will bring you straight to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Tour to Abu Simbel and return to Makadi Bay

You will have your breakfast boxes and check out of the hotel in the early morning, then join your private tour guide for a visit to the famed Abu Simbel.

Temples of Abu Simbel

Your two-day Makadi Bay excursion to Luxor and Abu Simbel is a remarkable road to a heavenly masterpiece created in 1200 BC by Ramses the Great to immortalize his triumphant legacy and name, as well as to exhibit his love for his wife Queen Nefertari. It was built between 1264 BC and 1244 BC to celebrate the ancient Egyptian deities via the miracle sun festival, which happens on the 22nd of February and the 22nd of October each year.

After your tour, we will drive you to Aswan for lunch at a local restaurant before boarding your first-class train to Luxor, where you will be transferred back to your Makadi Bay hotel. Note: You may share your opinions and suggestions regarding adding or eliminating any portion of your trip schedule so that we can fit your needs.


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