Explore one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites on a 14-hour day trip to Luxor from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Go to the ruins of the Valley of Kings, learn the legend of Queen Hatshepsut, see the Karnak Temple, and more.
What to Expect
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!
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
- Guided tours in your language
- Lunch in a local restaurant
What's Not Included
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in "what's included"
- Any other service not mentioned in "what's included"