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Hiya people ...

We do arrange tours, and what is listed here are just basic ones as the name suggests. However, we can arrange any tour itinerary to suite your needs: and all at competitive prices.

We really love to take our guests off the beaten track and into their own little private part of Egypt; there are so many little nooks and crannies that most tourist's don't get the opportunity to see, and we are more than willing to take you to see how the locals live; to see the beautiful sights that are, normally, only seen by the locals.

We make it our business to ensure that our guests are well looked after and we assure you that our prices are fair and competitive. Well, we do want to make sure that you come back to us again: just like a Boomerang!



Oh, the above diagram is of the West Bank. As you can see there are so many things to see and do there.




    
  
 
  EAST BANK  

The East Bank, as I am sure you all know, is the main side of the city of Luxor, and it was known in ancient times as Thebes, city of the living (the West Bank was known as Thebes, city of the dead!). This is where Luxor's two famous ancient temples are situated: the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor.

First of all we will take you to visit the Temple of Karnak, which is the largest temple in the world! The complex contains a group of temples such as the Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonsu, The Ipt Temple, The Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Montu and the Temple of the god Osiris. A 20 metre high, mud brick enclosure wall, surrounded all of these buildings.

This great Temple of Amon Ra was known during the Middle Kingdom period as Ipt-Swt, which means the “Selected Spot”. It was also called Pr-Imn, which means the “House of Amon”. The name Al-Karnak in Arabic was derived from Karnak, which means fortified village, probably because the Arabs found many temples and buildings in the area when they entered it for first time.

From here you will be taken to the Temple of Luxor, which was known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt: the southern shrine. This was to differentiate between this temple and Karnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra.

Amenhotep III built Luxor Temple, with the architect and overseer of the works of construction being the genius Amenhotep, son of Habu. The temple runs close, and parallel to, the river Nile from north to south and was constructed on the site of a small Temple of Amon, built by kings of the 12th dynasty. At the time of Amenhotep III the temple was only 190 metres in length and 55 metres in width. Luxor Temple was consecrated to Amon Ra in his fertility aspect.

En route from the Temple of Karnak to the Temple of Luxor you have the option of visiting Luxor Museum and/or the Mummification Museum.

PRICES:
50LE per person (minimum of 2 people). Includes air-conditioned vehicle and English speaking guide.
 




    
  
 
  WEST BANK  
First of all you will visit the Valley of the Kings. Dominated by the pyramid shaped peak known as Al-Qurn, which was sacred to the goddesses Hathor And Meretseger (“She Who Loves Silence”), the Valley of the Kings is situated in an extremely isolated position, which made it easier to guard. The necropolis is exclusively for the kings, and important nobles, of the New Kingdom. Some people say that Amenhotep I was the first to be buried here, but the evidence tends to favour Thutmose I. To date, 63 tombs have been discovered in the valley(s), although only about 20 of those are actually accredited to kings, the rest being used by their family members. The tombs range in size from a simple pit (KV54) to a large complex that has revealed at least 120 different chambers (KV5).

Next you will visit Djeser-Djeseru ("Holy of Holies"), better known as the Temple of Hatshepsut, which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful buildings that survive from the Pharaonic period. Located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor, at a site known as Deir El Bahri, Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple is not only built in front of the Theban Mountains, it is also built into them.

Your next stop will be at Medinet Habu, which is the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III. It is about 490 feet (150 metres) long and bears a strong resemblance to the Ramesseum, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses II. This is not unusual as Ramses III was renowned for copying Ramses II in many different ways: he even named many of his children after his forebears children. The whole temple complex is roughly 700 feet (210 metres) long and 1,000 feet (300 metres) wide. The wall reliefs take up about 75,350 square feet (7,000 square metres) and include reliefs depicting his famous battle with the sea peoples. The complex, which comprises of the temple, palace, and town, is entirely surrounded with a massive, mudbrick, defensive wall.

Finally, the Colossi of Memnon! Including the stone podiums on which they are erected, and even they are about 13 feet (4 metres) high, the Colossi of Memnon stand guard, 50 feet (15 metres) apart, over the site of Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple with an unbelievable height of 60 feet (18 metres). However, they are not only tall; they each have an estimated weight of around 720 tons.

PRICES:
50LE per person. Includes air-conditioned vehicle and English speaking guide.

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  HOT AIR BALLOON TRIP  
You will be picked up at the hotel early in the morning, the time depends on when the sunrise occurs, and then driven down to the River Nile in an air-conditioned vehicle. Here you will transfer onto a motor boat, where you will have a light breakfast of cake and tea, before disembarking on the West Bank. You will next take a short trip, in an air-conditioned vehicle, to the balloon site. Once airborne you will be able to watch the sun rise, in the east, as well as having an extraordinary view of the many sites on Luxor’s West Bank - the ancient city of the dead! The flight itself lasts for about 30-45 minutes, depending on the weather. Once you are back on the ground you will get a cold, non-alcoholic, drink and the pilot will then present you with a “Flight of Ascension” certificate: to prove you actually did the flight!

PRICES:
250LE per person.

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  FELUCCA TRIP  
Sunrise by balloon, sunset by felucca!

A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used along the whole River Nile in Egypt. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails and it is capable of carrying ten passengers plus the crew. A lot quieter and calmer than motorboats, the felucca trip is an excellent way of relaxing and unwinding in the evening, with the added attraction of a trip to Banana Island (entrance fee extra, but you do get some bananas), to see the traditional way bananas are grown and cultivated in Egypt, plus the excellent opportunity to see the sun disappear behind the Theban Mountains.

PRICES:
120LE for solo traveller.
60LE per person for 2 people.
any extra person is 25le

There is an extra charge of 10LE, per person, to visit Banana Island.
 

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