This morning we check out of our hotels in Giza and head to the airport to fly to Luxor.
Valley of the Kings:
Once we arrive in Luxor we will immediately visit the West Bank of the Nile where the Valley of the Kings resides. Here we will get a flavor of the majesty and reverence the ancients held for the journey into the afterlife as we explore at least 3 of the tombs including Tutankhamun and Ramses IV.
Next we will journey to Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramses III, known to be one of the first in the Theban Region to be associated with the worship of Amun, a solar deity embodying the hidden power of the sun.
Temple of Hatshepsut:
We will then continue on to Deir el Bahari, the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut said to be one of the most successful pharaohs reigning longer than any other woman of indigenous Egyptian dynasty. We will even see roots of an ancient myrrh tree brought from the land of Punt thus being one of the first recorded attempts to transplant a foreign tree.
We will complete this journey at the megalithic Colossi Memnon statues, some believe to be a portal to the stars. Legend says…
We will then be delivered to our boat on the Nile initiating our first evening in Luxor.
Here we start our journey along the lush, mystical shores of the Nile.