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A Fast Journey 2 Nights - 3 Days Luxor - Kharga
Day 1: Depart from Hotel / Cruise after Breakfast - Arrive in Tabuna Camp
The drive from Luxor to the camp site in the oasis of Kharga will take 4 hours and will take you straight through the vast desert expanding beyond the river banks of the Nile.
Once we reach the camp, you will have time to check-in, refresh yourself and enjoy the lunch served at the camp.

Lunch in Camp
Have your first lunch in our camp.

Camel Ride to the Site of Kysis
- As the camp is located close to the site of Kysis you will be transported to the sites by camel, introducing you to the way ancient Egyptians used to travel.
- Kysis was built in the 1st century CE, and dedicated to the gods Isis and Serapis. It has since 1967 been beautifully restored, and it also has a great location. It overlooks all of the eastern valley below former Kysis. There are two hypostyle halls, both with entrances in near perfect condition. Most columns have been knocked down, but large pieces lie around. Note that the eastern side seems to have been without a wall, as allowing the fertile lands below to have been visible during ceremonies.

Dinner in Camp
You will be brought back to the camp and have dinner.

Camp Activities
After dinner, you can enjoy the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of the Tabuna Camp. Enjoy a typical cup of tea, smoke a water pipe, marvel at the beauty of the stars and the quiteness of the desert.

Day 2: Breakfast in Camp
Before heading out into exploring the deserts life enjoy a fresh and delicious breakfast in the restaurant or in your tents.

Visit Temple of Hibis, Bagawat, Qasr el Zayan & El Ghweita
- Qasr el Zayan the temple was built dedicated to the god Amenebis, the local town god. It was built during the Ptolemaic period and restored under the Roman emperor Antoniunus. The local town here was known as Tchnonemyris which flourished for several centuries.
- El Ghweita was built between 250 and 80 BCE. It was dedicated to the Theban triad Amon, Mut and Khonsu.

- Hibis Temple named after the town that once existed here. It is by far the largest and finest of the temples of Egypt's 200 years under Persian rulers. It was King Darius (6th century BCE) who ordered to build it, and dedicated it to Amon. The temple was adorned by rulers over the following centuries, but the original style was always respected. Today it is not available for closer inspection, as the main structure is swathed in scaffolding.


- Bagawat is a reminder of one of the most central battles of early Christianity; the dispute over the nature of Jesus. In the 5th century, bishop Nestorius was exiled to Bagawat for having claimed that only one of Jesus' natures had suffered on the cross; the earthly nature, not the divine. The large extent of the Necropolis of Bagawat is the result of this and his supporters' exile. The tombs here are believed to indicate that worship of the dead was continued in a Christian style. There are 263 mud-brick chapels climbing up a ridge, the oldest dating back two centuries before Nestorius, the last dating back to the 7th century.

Lunch at Bagawat
You will be served a delicious lunch surrounded by history. Lunch will be followed by a visit to Qasr El-Labeka

Qasr El - Labeka was built by the Romans, yet largely implementing traditional building techniques. It was on the old caravan routes, and in its heyday the surrounding area was green and with water. Water was carried by an aqueduct that still stands, but which is silted up. It lies along a seasonal river (wadi) on an escarpment. The outer walls are 12 meters high and quite imposing. The location for this is both part of the attraction and the reason why so few venture out here.



Dinner in Camp
After a long day you will be brought back to the camp and have dinner.

Camp Activities
There will be some activities for you to participate in.

Day 3: Breakfast in Camp
Relax and be served your last breakfast in our camp either in your tent or restaurant. Check out from the hotel and get ready to visit Kharga City.

Kharga City (Museum, Pottery)
- The museum of Kharga has many artifacts that have been found in the surrounding desert of Kharga.
- After the Museum you will have the opportunity to watch and buy some of the traditional hand made pottery of Kharga.

Lunch in Kharga
Enjoy your lunch in Kharga before returning to Luxor.

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