Escursioni a Marsa Alam- Qusseir: Located in Upper Egypt Luxor has been described as the world’s biggest open air museum It has been estimated that Luxor contains about a third of the most valuable monuments and antiquities in the whole world, which makes it one of this planet’s most important tourism sites.
Monuments such as The Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Deir El-Bahri (the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), the workers village at Deir El-Medina, the list goes on .
Most people know that Luxor was once Thebes, but “Thebes” was not what the ancient Egyptians called it. Ancient texts show that it was called t-apt, which means “the shrine”, with the ancient Greeks calling it tea pie. The Arabs had problems with pronunciation and so it became Thebes to them.
The name vanished then as the area submitted to the desert and then by the 10th century Arab travelers thought the ruins were of grand buildings so started to call it Al-Oksour, or “site of the palaces” which slowly became Luxor.
Meeting/pick-up point: At 4am from the hotel Medina Coraya.
Duration: 18.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 4am.
End/closing time: At 10:30pm.
Languages: English, German, Italian, Dutch and French.
Others: Cameras & video cameras are not allowed at valley of kings.