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From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then board a typical Felucca boat to cross the Nile to the City of the Dead (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt.

Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

2. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of the historic city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a guided tour from Hurghada. Visit notable sites such as the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptologist guide. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Travel to Luxor by bus and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, the chapels, and the sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before boarding a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank. Here, you will explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt.

Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Trip Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Trip Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a a Day-Trip excursion from Hurghada to explore the world's greatest open-air museum in a Hot Air Balloon Ride from the Sky. After pick-up from your hotel, you will have your drive to Luxor approx. 5 hours to arrive before sunrise to all balloons Take-off area. You will enjoy a refreshment breakfast (tea, coffee, cake) before your ride, then you will be accompanied to your balloon place. Enjoy the view of Hot Air balloons inflating & standing up from the ground ready for take-off. Our team members will help you to escort the basket and will brief you with safety instructions for your flight. Get ready for a peaceful moment you will never forget when you leave the ground and fly highly in the sky. Explore the impressive architectural legacy of Luxor from the sky with your balloon gliding over unique place freely with the wind. Your pilot will show you the area and turn the balloon with his control ropes to have the chance to experience every angle while flying. After showing you all the places you will approach for final landing with the help of our teams to escort you safely out of the basket. Finally, you have your driver ready to pick you up and ready for your wishes!! You have the chance to : • Visit all ancient places in West Bank and East Bank of Luxor • Enjoy an oriental breakfast or lunch in local restaurants • Explore the Nile River in a Felucca • Or drive back directly to Hurghada

From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the convenience of private van transportation and a round trip flight. Savor local flavors with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the airport to board your plane to Luxor. Once you arrive, head to the Karnak Temple complex. See the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Continue to the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile to see where the pharaohs were laid to rest.  Stroll through the Valley of the Kings where you can visit tombs from 3 different dynasties. Admire a masterpiece of ancient architecture at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Meals

5. From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Meals

Uncover the wonders of the Nile on this 4-day trip from Cairo which includes meals. Fly to Aswan and explore the Philae Temple with an Egyptology guide. Take in the sights as you sail to Edfu and Luxor. Explore the Valley of the Kings and discover the area from above on an optional hot-air-balloon flight. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cairo and relax as your driver navigates traffic for you. Be dropped-off at the Cairo Airport and take a short flights to Aswan. Meet your Egyptology guide outside the arrival hall's exit door. Visit the High Dam and the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of Goddess Isis, the chief deity of the island. Transfer to the Nile River and board the cruise ship. Float along the Nile, relax, and enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner onboard. Sleep in a cozy cabin.  Day 2:  Wake up to a hearty breakfast as you glide over the Nile around Kom Ombo. Take in views of the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Have the chance to visit the Abu Simble Temple.  Savor lunch onboard and continue Edfu. Tuck in to a mouth-watering dinner and admire the sunset onboard. Rest up in your cabin for the night.  Day 3: Soak up the morning air with a cup of coffee and breakfast before visiting the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride in Edfu. Hop aboard the boat and have your lunch and dinner on board while taking in the stunning landscapes on the way to Luxor. Day 4:  Experience the splendor of Luxor with an optional early morning hot-air balloon ride. Be transferred to the take off site and discover the Valley of the Kings from above. Eat breakfast onboard the boat before heading out to visit the Valley of the King for 2 hours.  Transfer to the Hatshebsuite Temple to uncover the first woman who ruled Egypt. Stop at the Colossi of Memnon to admire two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Travel to the Karnak Temples for nearly 2 hours.  Finally transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Meet your driver at the airport and ride back to your accommodation in Cairo. 

From Sharm El Sheikh: Luxor Guided Day Trip by Plane

6. From Sharm El Sheikh: Luxor Guided Day Trip by Plane

Maximize your time in Luxor on a day trip which includes hotel transfers, lunch, and return flights from Sharm El Sheikh. See the legendary Karnak Temple, explore tombs in the Valley of the Kings, see the immense Colossi of Memnon and see stunning architecture at Hatshepsut Temple. After pickup from your Sharm El Sheikh hotel, board a plane for the short flight to Luxor where your Egyptologist tour guide will be waiting to meet you. Your guide will show you the best sites of Luxor and reveal its fascinating history as the former capital of Egypt. Begin your Luxor day tour on the West Bank of the Nile River, where you can see the two giant statues of Amenhotep III (also known as the Colossi of Memnon). Continue to the Valley of the Kings to explore the decorated tombs of ancient pharaohs and other royalty. Head to the spectacular Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El-Bahary, built in honor of the only female pharaoh and queen, Queen Hatshepsut. Emerging from the desert in a succession of terraces and melds, its location amongst towering limestone cliffs is breathtaking. Cross over the Nile River to the East Bank for lunch at a local Luxor restaurant, before visiting the magnificent Karnak temple. This temple complex is the largest in Egypt and houses spectacular columns, pillars, hieroglyphs, and its famous avenue of sphinxes. At the end of the day return to Luxor airport for your flight back to Sharm El Sheikh. Your driver will meet you and take you back to your hotel.

From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

7. From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

Day 1: Meet your representative at 3 AM at your hotel in Cairo then set off to catch your domestic flight to Aswan. Arrive at Aswan Airport at 6 AM where you will be met by another representative and transferred to Abu Simble by private bus.  First, visit Abu Simbel Temple – a stunning Ancient Egyptian monument built by Ramses II out of a sandstone rock cliff. Marvel at the representation of the deities carved on the temple's huge façade. Nearby, also visit the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. At the end of your tour, transfer to your hotel in Aswan ready for an overnight stay at the Pyramisa Isis Hotel. Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, get picked up by the representative and transfer to Luxor. Start the day with a visit to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings which holds the tombs of various dynasties and the Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, stop at the Colossi of Memnon - 2 gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Then, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After this, head over to the East Bank to see the Luxor Temple. Stroll through the courtyard and admire the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Then, transfer by carriage or bus to Karnak Temple - a series of temples built within different reigns. Start by the Avenue of Sphinxes, then visit the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns. See the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Marvel at the Temple of Amon adorned which is adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to Luxor Airport and catch your domestic flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo you will be met by a representative who will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

8. From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

Experience the wonder of ancient Egypt on this two-day private tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel. See the most spectacular monuments of the past and learn the history with your Egyptologist guide. Start in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Hurghada and enjoy transfer in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at Luxor to meet your Egyptologist guide and start your adventure. Explore the final resting place of the Egyptian rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty and marvel at the tombs of the great Pharaoh King Ramses II and the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun. Continue to the magnificent Hatshepsut temple and see one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples. Next, visit the Colossi of Memnon and see the two colossal stone statues of King Amenhotep III. After, enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant with breathtaking views of the Nile. Make one more stop at the Great Karnak temple, the largest temple complex ever built. After a long day, relax on a scenic drive to Aswan. Here, check in and unwind in a luxurious 5-star hotel. On day two, rejoin your guide and enjoy a tour of the two temples of Abu Simbel. Immerse yourself in Ancient Egyptian Civilization as your Egyptologist guide explains the fascinating history behind each archeological site. When the day is over, ride back in comfort to your hotel in Hurghada.

From Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

9. From Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Travel back to the days of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour of Luxor, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from Hurghada. En route, admire views of the River Nile and the villages of Upper Egypt. Upon arrival in Luxor, go to the Colossi of Memnon to admire the gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, built 3,400 years ago. Continue to the Valley of the Kings to see where the ancient Egyptians buried their most powerful nobles. Descend into the tombs of Egyptian rulers, and admire well-preserved paintings and hieroglyphs. Next, learn the legend of the 1st female pharaoh of Egypt at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Discover the extraordinary mortuary temple she had built, complete with terraces of colonnades, a hypo-style hall, and hundreds of statues, paintings, and reliefs. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your tour at the Temple of Karnak. Beautifully preserved, it provides the perfect opportunity for an imaginative journey back in time to the days of the Ancient Egyptians. Stroll at leisure to form an impression of how the immense pylon was built. Walk the avenue of ram-head criosphinges, marvel at more than 100 pillars at the hypo-style hall, and see ancient hieroglyphs, chapels, statues, and a holy lake. The superstitious can approach the scarab close to the lake and surround it 3 times clockwise; according to legend, offspring will soon follow.

From Hurghada: Private 2-Day Tour to Luxor with 5-Star Hotel

10. From Hurghada: Private 2-Day Tour to Luxor with 5-Star Hotel

Discover all the famous ruins in Luxor on this private 2-day tour from Hurghada and nearby areas. Stay overnight in a 5-star hotel, and upgrade your experience to include a hot air balloon ride and/or a sound and light show, if you wish. After pickup from your hotel, board an air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor. Once there, make your first stop at the Temple of Karnak, a massive complex of ruined temples that's the largest cult site ever built. Explore the ruins, a pilgrimage site for almost 2,000 years, with your guide. Then, visit Luxor Temple before savoring lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor. Once you've eaten, decide whether to either board a felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat) and cruise the Nile to the City of the Dead, or simply hop back in your vehicle to get there. Afterward, get some free time to relax at your hotel. In the late evening, you can choose to attend the spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple, wander around Luxor and its market, or choose to continue relaxing at the hotel. Early on the second morning, you have the option to embark on a very special trip into the air with the top-rated hot air balloon company in Luxor. Spend 45 minutes floating above Luxor and admire its beauty under the gentle light of sunrise. After breakfast in the hotel (whether you choose the hot air balloon ride or not), you'll visit the Valley of the Kings, where the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen still reside along with the original grave goods. Next, head to the Colossi of Memnon, and marvel at an impressive example of devotion to the gods and, at the same time, the advanced architecture of ancient Egypt. Enjoy all the time you want to explore this site with your personal guide. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Although only beautiful ruins remain of this temple today, its splendor once honored the sole female ruler of Egypt. Finally, return to your hotel in Hurghada.

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Fabulous day out today , very long but well worth every moment . Thank you to Nana for the wonderful tour , your knowledge and fun way of urging things and history captivated us throughout the day. Great driving by the guys who looked after us from start to finish. The lunch was good . The whole day was fantastic . And a thank you to all the other people on our trip , you made our day . Rich & Voirrey

We had Nana as our tour guide and hones she made the trip! She had so many interesting facts about everything and she got the job done! Honestly couldn’t ask for a better guide! The trip itself was amazing and we loved every minute of it while we were there the bus journey is long but it is 1000% worth it!

Very good day, everything went super well, partly thanks to the great guide (French speaking). Visit of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings + lunch. Travel by very pleasant mini bus, crossing the desert. Cordially.

Excellent. I took my 75-year-old mother and she really enjoyed herself. It was a long bus ride, but she was able to enjoy the attractions without getting exhausted.

Great tour. Guide Shaban got it across perfectly, in German. Seen a lot, no hidden fees