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Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

1. Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & 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 and board a comfortable minivan. Travel back in time to the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. 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.

From Cairo: Overnight Tour to Luxor with Flights and Hotel

2. From Cairo: Overnight Tour to Luxor with Flights and Hotel

Cairo/Luxor Sightseeing Tours on Day 1 In order to catch your flight to Luxor, a Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned modern vehicle. In Luxor, you will be joined by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit the famous Karnak temple, the biggest place of worship ever constructed. Ipet-isut, it's The temple, or more accurately the complex of temples, was constructed over the course of more than two thousand years by successive pharaohs. The enormous "Hypostyle Hall," located within the complex, is an amazing forest of enormous pillars. Your tour guide will accompany you as you travel and stop for lunch at a high-quality restaurant. Your tour guide will accompany you as you visit the magnificent Luxor temple, which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for rituals and festivals and is devoted to the deity Amun, after you have lunch at a high-quality restaurant along the road. After that, go to the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs were discovered. These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated, and filled with treasures for the pharaohs' afterlife. You will visit three tombs there. Then go to the West Bank of the Nile River, where you will be visiting the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon). Continue the excursion to El Deir El Bahary to see the Hatshepsut Temple. This magnificent temple honours the only female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut, and rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces that blend with the surrounding sheer limestone cliffs. After eating lunch at a nearby restaurant, you will be taken to your hotel accommodation Luxor. Food: Lunch and Dinner. Day 2 : Cairo and Luxor Sightseeing Tours. You will be picked up from your accommodation by a representative of Sun Pyramids Tours to explore the historical sites. First, go 80 kilometres to Dendera to see the temple dedicated to the goddess of joy and love, Hathor. Next, go to The Mortuary, which is located in Dendera, a city to the north of Luxor. The Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is a significant Kingdom-period building in Egypt's west bank city of Luxor. The temple is most well-known as the source of inscribed reliefs representing the time of Ramsses |||, aside from its size, construction, and aesthetic significance.

Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

3. Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

Take a narrated multimedia journey through time at the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Hear tales of Goddess Isis and God Osiris, and explore the temple at night, with return transfers from your Aswan hotel included. Begin your evening with pickup from your Aswan hotel by private vehicle. At the marina, hop onboard a boat for a short ride across to Agilkia Island. Using music, lasers, and light projections, stroll through the temple as the multimedia show brings Ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a stunning location. Who were Isis and Osiris, and why were they so important to ancient Egyptians? Philae Temple itself has a remarkable story. Due to regular flooding in the early 20th century, a special project was carried out by UNESCO to transport the temple stone by stone to its current site on an island in the Nile River.

Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

4. Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

Your Ancient Egyptian adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location, and heads towards the Great Pyramids of Giza. Along the way, listen to your expert guide share lively commentary about the sights and landmarks you pass by. Upon arrival at the pyramids, feel immersed in the atmosphere of this unique historical location that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Admire the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, then head towards the Great Sphinx as well as the Valley Temple, where you can find the mummified form of the King before his burial. Enjoy plenty of time to stop for photo opportunities as you learn about the incredible stories hidden within the pyramid walls. After your tour of the pyramids, hop on board a traditional style Felucca boat for a sail along the River Nile. From the boat, marvel at the array of sights along the river and learn more about Ancient Egypt throughout the ride. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or preferred location.

Luxor: 2-Day Trip to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Abu Simbel

5. Luxor: 2-Day Trip to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Abu Simbel

Day 1: Luxor to Aswan Sightseeing Tours 06:00 AM you will be met and assisted at your hotel in Luxor and transferred to Edfu around an hour drive south of Luxor. Arrival in Edfu where you can visit the majestic Temple of Edfu that dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. Then continue your day tour to Kom Ombo around 45 minutes driving from Eduf Arrival Kom Ombo transfer to see the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking The Nile. It differs from other temples because of its double entrance; each one is dedicated to divinity: “Haroeris” with his falcon head and “Sobek” with his crocodile head. The Temple of Kom Ombo was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Also, Kom Ombo’s importance lies in its huge sugar-cane. Then continue your day tour to Aswan to enjoy a day tour in the amazing city of Aswan, visiting the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Then proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Most probably this obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. This queen was the owner of her Temple in the eastern bank of Luxor. Also there is an opinion said that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti. Move on to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island Finally you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan for check-in with free time at leisure and overnight stay Meals: Lunch Day 2: Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan 03:30 am –A box-breakfast will be provided by hotel in Aswan, and then you will be accompanied by your guide and driver to visit the two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Lunch at local restaurant in Aswan with free time at leisure before you travel back to your hotel in Luxor Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

From Hurghada: Dendera & Karnak Temple Tour with Boat Ride

6. From Hurghada: Dendera & Karnak Temple Tour with Boat Ride

One popular day trip from Hurghada is a tour of several of these temples, including Dendera Temple, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. The tour typically begins with transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Hurghada to Luxor, which takes approximately three hours. Along the way, visitors can enjoy views of the beautiful desert landscape and small towns and villages. The first stop on the tour is Dendera Temple, located about 60 kilometers north of Luxor. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, who was associated with love, music, and dance. The temple is famous for its stunning ceiling decorations and well-preserved reliefs that depict scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology. Visitors can also see the remains of the Temple of the Birth of Isis, which was built during the Ptolemaic period (305-30 B.C.E). After visiting Dendera Temple, the tour continues to Karnak Temple, which is one of the largest temple complexes in the world. Karnak was built over a period of more than 1,500 years and was dedicated to the god Amun, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu. The temple features a variety of impressive structures, including the Great Hypostyle Hall, which has 134 columns that are 23 meters tall. Visitors can also see the sacred lake, which was used for ritual purposes. Next on the tour is Hatshepsut Temple, which is located on the west bank of the Nile River. This temple was built by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. The temple is known for its impressive architecture, including a series of terraces that were built into the side of a cliff. Visitors can also see the famous statues of Hatshepsut, which depict her wearing traditional male pharaonic attire. The final stop on the tour is the Colossi of Memnon, which are two massive stone statues that depict the pharaoh Amenhotep I.I.I. These statues were built around 1350 B.C.E and are some of the largest ancient statues in Egypt. Visitors can take photos with the statues and learn about their history from their expert guide. After visiting the Colossi of Memnon, visitors can enjoy a relaxing ride on a traditional felucca boat along the Nile River. The tour typically includes lunch at a local restaurant, where visitors can sample traditional Egyptian cuisine.

From El Gouna: Luxor City Highlights Guided Tour with Lunch

7. From El Gouna: Luxor City Highlights Guided Tour with Lunch

You will be picked up at your hotel in El Gouna in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken on a day trip to Luxor. Along the way you can admire the fantastic scenery as you drive on a winding road along the coast of the Red Sea through the mountains and the Arabian Desert to the Nile Valley. Here you can see local farmers at work and marvel at the fields, canals, and waterwheels. Visit the Karnak Temple, one of the largest temple complexes in the world, and enjoy a tour of the remaining columns, obelisks, and statues. Enjoy the sight of the temple as well as sacred lakes and chapels. After lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor, travel to the other bank of the Nile River and to the City of the Dead. Here you can admire the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the temple of Amenhotep III. Visit the Valley of the Kings and be inspired by the magnificent architecture. At the end of the tour head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of Egypt.

From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

8. From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Nile River from Luxor. Head toward the Dendera Temple Complex and take a tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor, one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. On board, you can enjoy a buffet lunch and a coffee break, and make use of the spacious facilities. After arriving at the meeting point, board the Lotus ship. Originally built in Cairo in 1989, it was renovated in 2022 and includes an onboard bar, disco, changing rooms, swimming pool, and restaurant. Make yourself comfortable before setting sail toward the Dendera. Take in the sights along the river, including Luxor's historic monuments and the surrounding scenery. Lunch will be served on the way to the Dendera Temple Complex. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor and learn more about its history. On the return journey, there will be a scheduled coffee break. Take the time to sunbathe, jump in the water for a swim, or make the most of the onboard facilities before arriving back in Luxor.

From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Private Guide

9. From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Private Guide

Day 1: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours – Our Rep. will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan – Transfer to embark Nile Cruise before lunch. – Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple. – Lunch on board. – Dinner on board. – Overnight in Aswan. Day 2: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples – Sail to Luxor – Morning Sail to Kom-Ombo. – Visit Kom-Ombo. – Then sail to Edfu. – Lunch on board. – After that visit Edfu Temple. – Sail to Luxor late arrival. – Dinner on board. Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions – Breakfast on board. – West bank (Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon). – Lunch on board. – Dinner on board. – Overnight in Luxor Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours – Breakfast on board. – Visit Karnak and Luxor Temple. – Disembarkation after breakfast.

From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

10. From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Explore the Nile on this 4-day cruise from Aswan. See the historic town of Luxor, marvel at the temple of Kom Ombo, and discover Philae Island. Day 1 Meet your Egyptologist guide at your Aswan hotel and begin your adventure with a visit to the Aswan High Dam. Next, hop on a motor boat to get to Philae Island. After a tour of the island and a visit to the temple, board your 5-star cruise. Snap some photos of both sides of the Nile and hear about the cultures of the Nubians and the ancient Egyptians. Drink your tea on the sun deck while you enjoy the scenery. Spend the night on your cruise ship. Day 2 Enjoy breakfast on the ship before having free time to explore Aswan. Next, sail north before stopping at Komombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Hop back on your cruise ship to continue toward Edfu. Relax on a horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu Temple dedicated to the god Horus. After exploring the temple, board the cruise and spend the night sailing north. Day 3 Listen as your guide explains the history of the Valley of the Kings in detail. Afterward, disembark and drive to discover the secrets of Queen Hatshepsut during a visit to her temple. Discover the West Bank and visit the Howard Carter House, where the man who discovered the tomb of King Tut once lived. Day 4 After breakfast, head off to visit the biggest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Drive over to see the small, beautiful temple of Luxor. Finish your tour in Luxor.

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Wonderful experience! The drivers where very polite, friendly and very fast! We arrived in a very timely manner to beat the crowds. We felt very safe and the drivers where always waiting for us after each stop. Our tour guide, Nama, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and so friendly. We saw so much more then we expected and it was very reassuring to have someone to handle all the tickets and knows there way around the customs of Egypt. We highly recommend this tour of the Valley of the Kings. Well worth the price and time.

The drivers were really kind. They came on time. The journey was pleasant. The guide tour gave us plenty of time on all the stops to look around and take pictures and explained the ancient Egyptian history very well. He was entertaining and gave us jokes and asked us lots of questions. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone coming to explore Egypt!

Wonderfull experience, great service and support team are great, we have had a good comfort transfer in a van, Luxor city very interesting and you will feel different by being there.. thanks for the great organization

The trip has been super organized. Our guide was a very nice Egyptian lady. The drivers have been very nice too.

Amazing day well worth the extra money to go privately as it was at our speed.