Deir el-Medina Culture & history

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Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

1. Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

Our delegate will pick up you from your hotel in Hurghada at about 11:00 pm. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to Luxor and start your journey in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride for 45: 60 minutes to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs. Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. Then, you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire the carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site, you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. Next, See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride. Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea (for free). You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, you’ll then be transferred to your hotel again in Hurghada.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon & Private tour to West bank and Lunch

2. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon & Private tour to West bank and Lunch

Step back in time to ancient Egypt on this private tour to some of Egypt’s most popular historic sites in Luxor. Get to know the history of Medinet Habu, the Valley of the Nobles, and Deir el-Medina as you explore with your own personal Egyptologist guide. Begin your trip with pick-up from your hotel in the early morning, then Enjoy a Hot Air balloon flight over Luxor's historical sites and fields for around 45 Minutes (Check the pick up time with the company agent The pick-up time depends on The hotel location and how far it's from the ballooning area) Then after landing, Our guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor. Arrive first at Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Medinet Habu’s entrance is 63-meters wide and 22-meters tall and bears a representation of the pharaoh himself. Then, continue to the Tombs of the Nobles, where you can find more than 500 tombs belonging to the members of the Egyptian aristocracy. Take a look inside a number of the tombs to admire their decoration. Having been less attractive to grave robbers, these tombs tend to be much better preserved than the royal tombs. Later, follow your guide to the final stop of the tour, Deir el-Medina, an ancient Egyptian village that was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. At the end of the tour, Have Lunch at a local restaurant then you will be dropped back off at your hotel or selected location.

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What people are saying about Deir el-Medina

We had high expectations for the trip based on the positive reviews. These were not only met, but exceeded. The driver, Bomba, not only convinced us with his good driving style and comfortable limousine, but also with his very warm, open and honest manner. At first we were a little afraid of getting into a strange car at night. But he took care of us so well that the fear quickly disappeared. The hot air balloon ride was just in time for sunrise and the trip would have been worth it for that alone. Amar showed us Luxor and its sights with very good German. He was also very courteous, friendly and explained everything to us with passion. We felt very well looked after with Bomba and Amar and very safe at all times. The meal overlooking the Nile was also excellent. It was a great day that we won't soon forget. Many thanks to everyone! (Also to the support of GYG)

From picking us up at the hotel to arriving at our hotel, everything was very good...our driver Bomba always provided entertainment and was always concerned about our well-being...unfortunately the balloon ride was canceled due to bad wind conditions...but also the time until our guide was there thanks to Bomba we bridged the gap with a coffee...the tour with our guide Mohammed was absolutely great...we learned so much worth knowing...he took the time to explain everything to us and answered all our questions...lunch was the end of the day we were we exhausted but happy to have done this tour

Very warm welcome from the driver and the guide. Excellent pick-up at the hotel and return very well too ☺️ Then with the guide the explanations were clear not too long not too short and well imagined for the Valley of the Kings then for example. The food was good (all you can eat buffet). In terms of timing, the day went very well without a hitch between the hot air balloon, joining the guide, visiting the different sites. Very good I highly recommend this activity to have your eyes and ears full. nice job

Everything was perfect,bomba&dezel its such a nice guy,he make special our trip,car and good conditions,my daughter loves everything in this activity,we came in love for that city,the guy explaining to us had a good spanish and we can not forget this experience for sure.We love it!!Thanks guys!! mohammed and apanop bomb hurgada.

Amazing experience and would definitely recommend to anyone considering doing it.