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Luxor: 2-Day West and East Bank with Lunch and Felucca Ride

4.5 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Luxor: 2-Day West and East Bank with Lunch and Felucca Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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From US$ 70 per person

Discover Luxor's highlights in 2 days. Visit the Karnak Temple Complex and witness the vestiges of a glorious civilization. Enjoy a felucca ride and a light and sound show. Ride in a hot air balloon, if you want, and explore Luxor's historical sites.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Luxor. Pickup service is available at any hotel in Luxor, excluding West Bank hotels, the airport, and the bus or train station ($10 surcharge each way). Please be ready 15 minutes before your pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the historical edifices in the splendid Karnak Temple Complex
  • Admire the spell-binding architecture of Luxor Temple
  • Watch a marvelous light and sound show staged at Karnak Temple in the evening
  • Catch a bird's-eye-view of Luxor during a thrilling hot air balloon ride, if tour option selected
  • Explore the Valley of Kings and visit the tombs of celebrated Egyptian rulers
Full description
After pickup from your hotel or the bus or train station on day 1, drive in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the prodigious East Bank of Luxor with an Egyptologist tour guide. Upon arrival, witness the sprawling Karnak Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the vestiges of ancient temples, pylons, chapels and other historic buildings, as well as the Karnak Open Air Museum. Next, continue to the magnificent Luxor Temple, an ancient sandstone temple complex built by great kings such as Amenhotep III, Alexander the Great, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. After exploring the temple complex, take a delightful ride a felucca, traditional Egyptian sailing boat before savoring a lovely lunch at a local restaurant (upgrade lunch at Banana Island is available as an add-on). You'll then be dropped off back at your hotel or selected location around 2 PM. In the evening, rejoin your guide with hotel pickup at around 6 PM for the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, if you select this optional tour. Find out about the eventful history of ancient Thebes, the glory of Egyptian civilization, and the legacy of the pharaohs with the show's narration. Enjoy a supernatural experience of poetic voices, haunting music, and light and sound effects before being dropped back to your hotel or selected location. Day 2 begins with pickup again, after which you'll make your way to either the hot air balloon port or the West Bank of Luxor, depending on the tour option selected. If you opt for the balloon ride, cross to the west bank of the River Nile to watch the sunrise. Listen to the pilot and ground crew's safety briefing and instructions, then hop into the basket of the balloon. As the balloon gently rises in the sky, relish the breathtaking view of Luxor and catch the glory of the morning sun. Next, head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings, or go there directly if you don't take the hot air balloon option. Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. You can also visit the entrance to the famed Tutankhamun’s Tomb if you purchase the add-on. From here, move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Finally, discover the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon before breaking for lunch at a local restaurant. Thereafter, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected location in Luxor
  • Egyptologist tour guide for 2 days
  • 1-hour felucca ride on the River Nile on day 1
  • Lunch at a local restaurant each day
  • Mineral water for both days
  • Entrance fees (available as an add-on)
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Extra drinks during the tours
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Lunch upgrade at Banana Island on day 1 (available as an add-on)
  • Sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor (available as an add-on)
  • Sound and Light show in English at Karnak Temple at night (available as an add-on)
  • Photo pass at the tombs (available as an add-on)
  • Tutankhamun's tomb (available as an add-on)
  • Any extras not mentioned in the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Lunch for 2 days is included in the package at a local restaurant. You can upgrade the option using the add-on to have lunch at Banana Island on day 1
  • The Sound and Light show is available every day in English. You can select this from the add-on options provided
  • Optional extras on this tour are: lunch at Banana Island; a photo pass at the tombs; Sound and Light Show in Karnak; Tutankhamun's tomb; and the sunrise hot air balloon ride. You can select these add-ons after the add to cart option for the main tour
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Great way to see the main sights in Luxor over two days, at a more relaxed pace. The tour was well organised and the add-ons meant that I could customise the trip to meet my needs - I'd definitely recommend adding on the hot air balloon ride and Tutankhamun's tomb in the valley of the kings. The guide I had was great; friendly, really knowledgable and let me explore the sights at my own pace. There is a trip to an overpriced alabaster "factory" in the itinerary (you can get the same items in the souk for less) but the guide wasn't pushy and was fine when I didn't buy anything - while this was disappointing, these shopping visits seem to be included in most itineraries.

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March 31, 2022

Karnak and Luxor Temples are must see places in Egypt! The tour was well planned with a visit to the Valley of Kings on one day and the two temples on the other day. The lunch on both days was also great with a good variety of Egyptian dishes. On the first day we felt a bit rushed by our guide Adel and the felucca ride was a little disappointing. But on the second day they really took our feedback on board and we had an amazing day and we got another felucca ride for free. This is a great tour to go for if you want a hassle free experience, as you are paying for most things upfront.

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March 5, 2022

OceanAir travels did an excellent job! Our contact, Ms. Magdy, was exceptional - quick, responsive, and thoughtful. Adel was an amazing guide - a learned Egyptologist with a knack for storytelling and with a wonderful sense of humor. Moustapha was a wonderful driver - prompt courteous, fire sly and welcoming. Every aspect from logistics to lunch was perfectly organized. We just showed up and enjoyed it all!

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December 25, 2021

Product ID: 275787