Hurghada - Luxor 8Days - 7 Nights

 
Day 01:           Arrival Hurghada
Upon arrival at Hurghada International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Hurghada. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Hurghada
 
Day 2:       Paradise Island         
After collecting your snorkel &mask (included) we set sail to the desert island of paradise island set in tranquil blue water of the red sea. Stopping 1 stop close to the island you have the opportunity to snorkeling by the magnificent coral reef where you can swim in an abundance of undersea life. Then we land on our desert island having your Owen umbrellas and relaxing on the beach and you can enjoy swimming or snorkel by the beach or playing volleyball…. (Lunch on the Island restaurant with soft drink included) Overnight in Hurghada.         
 
Day 3:          Mahmya Beach Club                   
A boat ride from Hurghada for about one hour, the visitor will reach Mahmya Beach Club which is an unspoiled area ideal for snorkeling; the visitor can enjoy snorkeling around the house reefs and outer reefs of the famous Red Sea or simply soak up on the Beach in the laid-back atmosphere. This tour is ideal for non-swimmers who can paddle off the sandy shores.
Lunch & Snorkeling equipments are included / drinks are excluded. Overnight in Hurghada
 
Day 4:      Full day tour to Luxor (about 16 – 17 hours)
Average pick up time, with Excel Travel transport and local rep, from the resorts.
The convoy departs Safaga at 7.00 am and travels through the Western Sahara Desert to Luxor, approximately 1 hour and 20 mins into the drive the buses will stop at a rest point, thus allowing guests to leave the buses for 20 mins to eat their breakfast boxes supplied by their hotel or visit the bathroom.
After the rest stop the buses will continue their journey with the convoy through the desert, Quena and some local villages until they reach Luxor at approximately 10.45 am. Upon arrival to a junction just outside Luxor, the local rep will collect the guide for the day and continue their journey to the Colossi of Memnon statues for approximately 11.00 am. Upon arrival to the Colossi of Memnon statues the guide will normally tell all guests within the transport the information relating to the actual site and then allow them 15 mins to depart from the transport and take some pictures.
Then they continue to the Temple of Queen Hatschepsut. Here all guests have to disembark from the transportation and make their way from the coach park to the temple with the assistance of a local train like transportation half way. There is no shade within this valley however the guides try to ensure that guests are lead to a shaded area within the temple when explaining some of the history.
Guides will normally explain three or four areas of the temple, under its shade before allowing guests approximately 30 minutes free time to have a look around and take some pictures. The guide will usually meet the guests before the train like transportation and walk them back to the bus.
They then continue to the Valley of the Kings for about 12.30-1.00 pm, of course this is around the hottest time of the day however the Valley of the Kings has an air-conditioned visitors centre. Within the visitors centre the guide will leave the guests for about 15 minutes to watch a video and relax till they have cooled down. The guide will then normally take the group outside to the train like transportation and transfers all guests up the hill to the tombs. Upon arrival the guide will walk the guests to a shaded area, located outside the first tomb they will view, here he will explain some history about the pharaoh and the tomb, then give guests 15 mins of their own time to view the tomb. All guests meet the guide outside under the shaded area after they have been inside the tomb.
The guide will then continue to a shaded area, with ceiling fans, to explain about the next two tombs. The guide will then walk them around to the smaller tomb, allowing them 15 minutes, and then on to the larger tomb, allowing them 20 minutes viewing time. After the guide leaves the guests to go inside the third tomb, he informs them he will be waiting within the larger shaded area for the group.
After all the group returns the guide will take them back to the transport vis the train like transportation again. The group then make their way to the West Bank of the Nile River, via an Alabaster Factory, and here the guide will put all guests on to a motorised felucca type boat, to give the guests that Nile experience. The bus will travel empty from the West Bank to the East Bank and will meet the guests wherever they are having lunch. The boat with the guests should travel from the West Bank to the East Bank and stop at the hotel or restaurant used for the guest’s lunch. Lunch is normally served around 2 till 2.30 pm and is a buffet lunch. Drinks are not included within the price of the excursion.
After lunch guests are taken from the hotel or restaurant to the famous Temples of Karnak on the East Bank. The guide shows the guests around certain areas of the temples, this can take about an hour of his time, and then gives them about 45 minutes free time. Guests are back to the transportation for about 5.20 pm. after that the guide take them to Luxor temple for about 1 hour.
The transportation normally then makes its way to the convoy meeting point, passing a papyrus factory, for the departure at 6pm. The guide will leave the bus at the convoy meeting point. The transportation then makes the return journey across the desert with a rest stop at 8pm for approximately 20 mins. The transport will arrive in to Hurghada for about 22.30. Overnight in Hurghada.
 
Day 5:    Half day Safari (about 4 – 5 hours)
Tour starts midafternoon. Drive by 4 x4 jeeps through the desert for about one hour where we reach a small Bedouin community.
Camel rides for about half an hour. Then, our escort will give lecture about the Bedouin life, while everyone will be enjoying sipping some Bedouin tea in the tent. After serving dinner, we drive back to the hotel and overnight
 
Day 6: Jungle Aqua Park                                                                  
Unforgotten day under the sun on the first water sports games in Africa.And Middle East came to hurghada with 35 different   water   games.Meet the fun and enjoy pizza with soft drink or burger
Overnight in Hurghada.
 
Day 7:                 SEA SCOPE SUBMARINE & ALF LEILA SHOW (1001)
After breakfast, enjoy a trip for two hours taking you around the red sea coast line to watch world famous coral, Fish other marine life through 18 large panoramic windows without getting your feet wet and your personal swiveling armchair means you won’t miss a thing Goof for those who have panic of being in the water join us on board for an unforgettable underwater adventure
In the evening, enjoy the Egyptian fairy tale at Al Leila Wa Leila where you can watch & experience the ancient Egyptian heritage museum, then you will be taken through history to watch & listen to the most impressive sound & light show, horses back show & the water fountain dancing show, the Egyptian Folklore dancing, tanora . You will spend memorable time with the magic of the East.
Overnight in Hurghada.
 
Day 08:           Final departure
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your final departure.

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