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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: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

2. 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.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

3. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew.  After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners. Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals.  To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

From Luxor: 3-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Private Guide

4. From Luxor: 3-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Private Guide

Take a journey from Luxor to Aswan aboard a 5-star boat that includes all meals and guided visits to some of Egypt’s most iconic and well-preserved temples along the Nile River.  Day 1 Start the first day of your multi-day cruise with a hotel pick-up from your Luxor accommodation around 7:00 AM. Before boarding your boat, you will go on a guided tour to the iconic Valley of the Kings in Luxor.   Visit and go inside the 3 most important tombs of the ancient kings, seeing the many inscriptions and hieroglyphics that decorate them. Next, be led to the Hatshepsut Temple, which is a beautiful funerary temple of the important queen of Egypt, whose political power changed the state of Egypt at that time. Follow your guide as you continue onwards to explore the city of Habu to witness the Temple of Ramses III, one of the greatest temples of the Twentieth Dynasty. Snap pictures of the impressive Memnon statues and end up at the Karnak Temple, which is the most important and largest in the city of Luxor. After your history-filled tour, you will be taken to board your cruise at around 1:00 PM, in perfect time to enjoy the first meal of your river journey. Once you have settled in, make sure to go up to the roof of the boat to enjoy the enchanting scenery. Watch as the small boats, Egyptian villages, and natural landscapes sail by.  Day 2 After breakfast, take a horse carriage ride to visit Temples of Edfu Horus. Marvel at these well-preserved religious palaces and the imposing sandstone structures of Horus. Return to the boat for lunch, before heading out once again to see the Kom Ombo Temple. Learn about the structures of the temple and why it was built in honor of two great Nile divinities. Day 3 After an early morning check-out from the boat, take your luggage and grab a quick breakfast and before being picked up to visit the Abu Simbel temple. On this small-group tour you will also discover the temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari. These twin temples were built from the mountainside in the 13th century BC under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II.  Finish the tour around 2.30 PM and then be taken to your accommodation in Aswan or to the city’s train station or airport.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride before Sunrise

5. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride before Sunrise

Experience magnificent bird's-eye views over Luxor at sunrise on a hot air balloon ride. Admire the changing colors as the sun rises over the horizon, and get a glimpse into local agricultural life early in the morning. Start your balloon tour by waking up early in the morning before sunrise and getting picked up at your hotel. Then, cross the Nile River to the West Bank while enjoying your refreshment breakfast (tea, coffee, and cake) on board if you are staying on the East Bank. Upon arrival on the other side of the Nile, transfer to the hot air balloon take-off area. Follow the activity provider's team to the balloon, then listen carefully to the safety instructions of your balloon pilot before climbing into the basket with the help of the ground crew team for take-off. Enjoy the feeling of leaving the ground and being lifted up into the sky in a calm moment where you can't feel anything except the early morning breeze. Explore the changing colors of the sky while the sun is rising from the East bank of Luxor and take your outstanding shots of the day. Your pilot will navigate your hot air balloon with the wind above Luxor's ancient sites: the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. You'll also see local agricultural life in action as you pass farmers working in their fields by the Nile with their animals. If weather permits, your pilot will try to approach really close (up to 20 meters) from the ground so you can see everything closely or even touch the harvest with the bottom of the hot air balloon basket. The ground crew team will follow you the whole trip to make sure you have a smooth landing and safely escort you out of the basket. Don't miss the final shot of the hot air balloon deflating and falling to the ground before returning to your accommodation.

From Aswan: 2-Night Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

6. From Aswan: 2-Night Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

Day 1: After pick up, Head to the Abu Simbel temple, generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II and one of the most beautiful in Egypt. After your guided temple tour, You will board on the cruise ship & set sail to the Kom Ombo temple, unique due to its dedication to two different deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek and the falcon-headed god, Horus the Elder. Return to the ship for dinner as it continues to sail down the Nile. Day 2: After breakfast, continue to Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt, in a horse-drawn carriage. After visiting the temple, you’ll return to the cruise ship Day 3: Begin your trip with a pick-up from the cruise ship. Experience an unforgettable 45-80 minute hot air balloon flight at a height of over 1500 feet in the sky. Marvel at the historical sites from the sky. After landing, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. Go to Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in history, it was dedicated to god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu to represent the Theban triad. Listen and be amazed at the explanation of this ancient history Move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, You will be dropped off at your hotel

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Hatshepsut

7. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Hatshepsut

Enjoy a new adventure of hot air balloon ride where you have everything arranged for you from starting with your pick-up until drop off back at your accommodation Start your day by waking up early and meeting our representative at the agreed pick-up time sent to you the day before the ride to have your transportation to Hot Air Balloons Take-off area Enjoy a refreshment breakfast (tea, coffee, cake) while crossing the Nile river if your stay is in East Bank of Luxor then have your last vehicle transportation to the balloon airport where your Hot Air Balloon is ready for your with our Team. Explore the idea of hot air balloons and how they are inflated from the ground with hot air and meet our pilot after climbing to your basket with the help of ground crew team. Listen carefully tour pilot while briefing you with the safety instructions to follow through your balloon ride. Experience the feeling of leaving the ground and climbing up high in the sky with no noise except the flame of the burner. Once you are up, you get the spectacular view of the ancient places of Luxor near Hot Air Balloon airport like: Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon) and our pilot will help you to notice all of them. Discover the whole city while leaving the flight plan to our experienced pilot who will rotate your hot air balloon to get 360 degrees view and try to approach some areas for you depending on weather. Then our pilot will go for the last approach after you finish your flight to land with you safely with the help of ground crew team who will escort you out of the basket. Don't forget to look up while deflating the balloon to see it while dropping again to the ground. Finally you will find your representative waiting for you to transport you back to your hotel or drop you off on their way to explore more the West Bank as you wish

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

8. 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.

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings Tour

9. Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings Tour

Your day will begin with a comfortable, air-conditioned transfer from your hotel in Hurghada to Luxor, where you'll meet your expert guide for the day. From there, you'll head to the impressive Karnak Temple Complex, one of the largest religious sites in the world. Here, you'll be able to witness the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn about the fascinating history of the pharaohs who commissioned the temple. After exploring Karnak, you'll head to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, an impressive structure dedicated to one of Egypt's most powerful and enigmatic female rulers. Your guide will provide you with insights into Hatshepsut's reign and the significance of the temple's design and location. Next, you'll visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues that once guarded the entrance to a temple. Learn about the legends surrounding these statues and the pharaohs they were built to honor. Finally, you'll head to the Valley of the Kings, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the tombs of the pharaohs and witness some of the most impressive archaeological finds in the world. Your guide will provide you with insight into the significance of each tomb and the history and mythology of ancient Egypt. After your tour, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample some of the local cuisine and relax before heading back to Hurghada.

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What people are saying about Luxor, Egypt

We had a fantastic day, our driver got us there safely and our guide 'Nana' was very friendly,funny and professional. Our boat trip along the Nile was great and Valley of the kings and Temple visits were breathtaking and we learnt alot through Nana's explanations. Very well run, and we kept to a quick pace to ensure we could fit everything in. Would very much recommend.

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!

A great driver Abdul who took care of us for the full trip, kind and careful. Sheina our guide was the greatest and so full of history and passion. We had such a wonderful day thanks to this team, I highly recommend

Really wonderful experience! So peaceful and beautiful! very safe and organized experience! The Captian made the experience fantastic.

Pilot Ali and guide Abdo were amazing. A magical ride from start to finish.