Multi-day trip

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

4.3 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider:OceanAir Travels
Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider:OceanAir Travels

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.

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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.


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Tips (not mandatory)
  • Any extras not mentioned in the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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

  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour. The tour can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 61 reviews

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I had a wonderful time on the 2 days organised tour of Luxor with Maria as our guide. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful throughout the trip. She showed us the most amazing sights and explained the history and culture of the ancient Egyptians. The vehicles were comfortable and air-conditioned, and the lunch was delicious and varied. I especially enjoyed the Nile boat cruise and the visit to the Valley of the Kings. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the best of Luxor in a short time.

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May 14, 2023

This tour was excellent! We paid extra to have the pick-up done at the airport as we arrived that morning which was ideal. We started at Karnak temple which is fantastic, so much history spanning throughout many different Pharaohs rules. The structures and magnificent and our guide was great at giving us detailed information from the different areas. We spent a little over 2 hours there which was a good amount of time to get a great experience. Secondly we went to the Temple of Luxor which was also a great follow up. The Karnak light show was likely the low point of the 2 day tour. The show is outdated and after seeing the monuments in the daylight “seeing” them at night does not ad anything more. The following morning we took a short boat ride to cross the Nile and go towards the valley of the kings. Incredible amount of history here and our guide was great giving us many details about the valley and the many things we saw along the way there. Highly recommend the tour!

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April 24, 2023

It was a great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and driver was very nice. There's a customer service agent that will reach out a day before via Whatsapp to confirm details of the tour. There was another solo traveler that joined the tour and it was great meeting with fellow travellers. I had to change my pick up and drop off location last minute and the guide & the customer service agent was very accommodating. We did have some "shopping stops" which I wish the travel company disclosed upfront in the itinerary so that way we have the option to opt in or out. Otherwise, a great tour!

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March 9, 2023

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