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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. After finishing your program in this historical city, our transportation will take you back to the hotel in Hurghada. If you plan to stay in Luxor and don't come back to Hurghada, you need to choose the option (Shared Group with Entry Fees, One Way Transfer to Luxor)

Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

2. Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel In Luxor, there will be a group of people with you Next, 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, You will go to a local restaurant for lunch 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 transferred back to your hotel.

Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

3. Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

Meet your Egyptologist tour guide at your accommodation and start your journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Choose between a tour of both the East and West banks, or visit only one side of the Nile according to your preferences. On the West bank, discover the Valley of Kings where you will visit the remarkable tombs and last resting place of the Kings Ramsses III, Ramsses VI, and Mrenptah. Then, proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to a female ruler who reigned over Egypt for 20 years, bringing the country wealth and peace. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the East bank, witness the Complex of Karnak, which might be the largest temple in the world. You have one more stop before you leave the place: the magnificent Luxor Temple, a large ancient Egyptian temple which you will have time to explore.

From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

4. From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

Our delegate will Pick-up you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at about 6:00 A.M. by air-conditioned car to head to Cairo International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Luxor. (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you with our company sign to start your trip heading to the West Bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Next, move to Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Its entrance is 63 meters wide and 22 meters tall and bears a representation of the Pharoah himself punishing some prisoners. Then move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, 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. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. After finishing, you will be transferred to Luxor International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Cairo (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you outside Cairo Airport After meeting, you will be transferred to your hotel again in Cairo or Giza

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

5. From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

Cruise the Nile on a 5-star ship from Aswan to Luxor, stopping to see the sights of Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Valley of the Kings along the way. With full board, your meals are taken care of, and your own private guide will show you the best of ancient Egypt. Day 1: Start your ancient Egypt exploration in the beautiful city of Aswan. Your guide will pick you up from your Aswan hotel to escort you to Philae Temple. Known as the "Pearl of Egypt”, Graeco-Roman temples and colonnades, kiosks, and sanctuaries rise proudly against the skyline. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your cruise ship in time to enjoy lunch and the rest of the day to relax onboard. Day 2: Early in the morning, you have the option to take an optional guided tour to Abu Simbel or enjoy a free morning. The mighty temple built by Ramses II is a marvel of ancient engineering and also has a fascinating modern history. Enjoy lunch onboard as you begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Discover the temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god, with your guide. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its gateways and chapels. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and a relaxing evening as you sail overnight to Edfu. Day 3: After enjoying breakfast, your guide will meet you to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus Temple, As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex. The temple’s extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history, and the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Day 4: After breakfast, you can leave your luggage at reception while you spend the day exploring Luxor. Start your tour on the West Bank at The Valley of the Kings where you will visit the royal tombs of pharaohs of the new kingdom. Wander through passageways decorated with reliefs and hieroglyphs and learn about the ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. The next stop is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A keen admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple, Hatshepsut had her own designed to mirror it but on a much grander scale and, just in case anyone should miss the comparison, ordered it built right next to the older temple. Stop for a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon before enjoying a break for lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor. Then it's time to explore Luxor's East Bank. Start your tour with the biggest temple in Luxor, the impressive Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, UNESCO-listed Karnak combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. Your next destination is the temple of Luxor, this beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun, Luxor Temple has a fascinating history throughout the ages. After your day in Luxor, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor.

Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

6. Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

Our delegate will pick up you from your hotel in Hurghada at about 11:00 pm. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to Luxor and start your journey in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning after that a representative will greet you and take you to enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs. Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. Then, you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire the carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site, you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. Next, See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride. Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea (for free). You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, you’ll then be transferred to your hotel again in Hurghada.

Luxor: West and East Banks Private Tour and Hot Air Balloon

7. Luxor: West and East Banks Private Tour and Hot Air Balloon

Explore the magnificent temples of Luxor on a full-day tour visiting the west and east bank of Luxor. Take to the sky in a hot air balloon ride over the historical sites at sunrise, savor lunch at a local restaurant, and sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat.  Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel in Luxor. Experience an unforgettable 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.ll be transferred back to your hotel. 

From Cairo: 8-Day Tour of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Cruise

8. From Cairo: 8-Day Tour of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Cruise

Day 1 Our representative will be waiting for you outside the exit hall with the sign of nice tours to welcome you to Egypt. Then head directly to the restaurant to enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch. After that you will move to the check in at the hotel booked for you (5-star). In the evening, at about 7 p.m., you will go to a gala dinner on a Nile cruise ship while enjoying the folklore party and other traditional shows to live an experience of the Egyptian vibes during the boat moves on the Nile. Then return back to the hotel to relax and overnight. Day 2 After breakfast at the hotel, your private guide will take you to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Feel the majesty of the pyramids that were built to last forever, and they did so to became one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. Continue your day tour with a stop in Memphis, one of the most important cities in more than 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. It was a center for the worship of the god Ptah, and its temple was one of the most important places in ancient Egypt. Next is Saqqara a real open-air museum. Take a closer look at the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser and learn about the pyramids of some of the most important kings of the Old Kingdom. Enjoy a lunch break, then return to the hotel, where you will have dinner and overnight. Day 3 Meet your guide after breakfast at the hotel to explore the two different sides of Cairo, Egypt. Islamic and Coptic Cairo. First you will start by visiting Islamic Cairo that includes two of the most beautiful Islamic symbols. Cairo Citadel is the most popular Islamic monument in Cairo. It was built by Saladin Al-Ayubi in 1176 A.D, and it was the center of government during the Ayyubid era. Move to the elaborated decorated Muhammad Ali Grand Mosque. It is sometimes called the Alabaster Mosque, and its walls are covered with alabaster panels. Watch the candlelight that illuminates the Arabic inscriptions in the mosque, and the mihrab is decorated with gold. Moving to Coptic Cairo, you will start by visiting the Church of Saint George also known as Mary George. One of the few round churches built in Egypt, the St. George Church was built on top of an ancient Roman tower connected to the monastery below it. Your next stop will be the famous Hanging Church, which is believed to be the first basilica-style church built in Egypt. The church includes 110 icons, most of which are made of ebony and some are inlaid with ivory. The oldest and holiest of them dates back to the 8th century. Your day in Cairo includes lunch at a local restaurant between the visits, then return to the hotel where you will rest after the long day, have dinner and overnight. Day 4 After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up and take you to the airport to take the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival there, your guide will be waiting for you outside the exit hall with the sign of nice tours to recognize him. Move to explore the beautiful and historic city of Luxor and all its monuments. You will start your tour on the eastern bank of Luxor, where you will visit the Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outdoor temples – the impressive structure combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1,500 years. Move on to the smaller but equally impressive Luxor Temple. This beautiful temple contains well-preserved hieroglyphs and statues and was the center of annual Opet celebrations. Finally, go to the boat to check in at lunch time, and at about 4 or 5 pm our representative will return to take you to a one-hour tour of the felucca in the Nile and then return to the boat to relax and overnight. Day 5 In the early morning ( kindly ask the reception to prepare a breakfast box for you) our representative will pick you up to live a life time experience of hot air balloon ride over the city of Luxor and watch the city as an open museum where you will be able to take a look over the west and east bank and the Nile river that split between the two banks in a marvelous view. When the balloon lands, our professional guide will be waiting for you to explore the stunning west bank of Luxor city, starting from the Valley of the Kings. In a world governed by the rules of the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians attached great importance to their burial places. The Valley of the Kings looks like a dull, rocky gorge from the outside, but hides elaborately painted and carved tombs beneath the surface. Continue to the stunning Temple of Hatshepsut. The inscriptions on the walls of the temple tell the story of the birth of Queen Hatshepsut and her trading trips to the country of Punt, now known as the modern state of Somalia or the peninsula. Stop at the giant statue of Memnon, and enjoy taking amazing and fun photos with family and friends. Then return to the boat to enjoy lunch and sailing towards Edfu. Day 6 While you continue sailing along the Nile River, it's time to discover Egypt's most beautiful hidden gems in Edfu and Kom Ombo. In the morning after breakfast on board, your guide will meet you to visit the hidden gem of Edfu, the Temple of Horus. Edfu Temple represents the lost art that displays the true spirit of ancient Egyptian civilization from the perspective of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing to Kom Ombo where your guide will be waiting for you to explore the temple. Kom Ombo means a pile of gold and the temple is dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris (the falcon god, Horus). Learn more interesting facts about the unique temple with your Egyptologist's guide. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and continue sailing to Aswan at night. Day 7 In the early morning once again ( you will take your breakfast box with you) and go with a group to the most beautiful temple in Egypt. Enjoy the trip to the Great Temple of Abu Simbel. Hear the story of how the temple of Abu Simbel was moved to be saved from destruction due to floods, and to be put on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was built by Ramesses II, who dedicated it to Egypt's national gods: Ptah, Ra, Amun, and Ramesses II as a deified king, the son of Ra. After visiting the temple, you will return on board to enjoy lunch before your guide picks you up again to visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, the Pearl of Egypt. The walls of the Philae temple are covered in ancient hieroglyphics, and among the large sculptures of the gods of ancient Egypt are inscriptions in the ornate pictorial alphabet, telling the stories of this civilization. After finishing the visit of Philae, enjoy a traditional felucca ride on the Nile River and then return to the ship to relax and have dinner Day 8 After breakfast on the ship , you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Cairo where your tour ends and our agent will be waiting for you to welcome you once again at Cairo and will take you to your hotel safe and sound.

From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

9. From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 : A representative will come at the chosen pickup time to collect you up from your hotel in Luxo. Then head to the Nile cruise ship in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Get settled into your comfortable room. Relax on the ship before enjoying a buffet lunch. Your guide meet you before your visit to the Karnak temple. Take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy a refreshing breeze while you ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat and take in views of Luxor from the water. Explore the Luxor temple built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty. After touring the temple, your guide will transfer you back to the ship. At night, enjoy dinner on board and an Egyptian folklore party. Day 2: In the early morning get ready for bird’s eye views of the city from a hot air balloon. Admire an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above. After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Discover the complex and see the tombs of Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Next, head 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. Next, move to the Colossi of Memnon where you will see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to the ship for dinner. Day 3: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus with your guide and marvel at the most well-preserved religious place in Egypt with the imposing sandstone structures of Horus. Enjoy a buffet lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structure of the temple and how it was built to honor two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: In the early morning, head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside during the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. After the visit, return to the cruise ship before you're dropped off at your hotel in Aswan. For an additional fee, you can finish your trip at the Aswan airport or the train station.

From Aswan: 3-Day Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

10. From Aswan: 3-Day Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

Cruise to Luxor on a 3-day 2-night guided trip from Aswan with all meals and private cabin accommodation included. See the Abu Simbel Temple, Edfu Temple, and the jagged cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Soar through the clouds on a hot air balloon and ride a horse-drawn carriage. Day 1: After pickup, head to the Abu Simbel Temple, generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II. Following a guided temple tour, board the cruise ship and set sail to the Kom Ombo Temple, unique due to its dedication to two different deities. Return to the ship for dinner as it continues sailing down the Nile. Day 2: After breakfast, visit the Edfu Temple by horse-drawn carriage. Discover one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt, then return to the cruise ship. Day 3: Start your day with pickup from the cruise ship. Experience an unforgettable 45- to 80-minute hot air balloon flight at a height of over 1,500 feet in 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. 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 three massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Then, move to the Colossi of Memnon to see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery (drink costs not included). Next, go to Karnak Temple, one of the greatest examples of worship in history, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife, and their son to represent the Theban triad. Learn the ancient history behind this site and visit Luxor Temple before hotel drop-off.

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Omar was our captain and he tried his best to meet our needs. Not only guided us to multiple tour spots at both west&east bank, and kept checking if things are all good. And he is fluent in English so it’s easy to understand his explanation. He is kind and has a good omar. And regarding the balloon tour, Yousry was in charge. Out balloon flied much higer than others, so we could enjoy panoramic view of Luxor incl. the valley of kings. The landing was also soft and safe, whereas some balloons landed at silly poition. All process was smooth and had a lot if fun.

It was a perfectly organized trip. Everything happened in time and as planned, we also had sufficient time and didn’t felt rushed despite the intensive program. Definitely worth the trip. I want to especially thank Assem who was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about Egyptian culture, and also provided it in an entertaining way. Only point of criticism: the bus had a certain age and the seats had been a little bit small for seating 10 hours in it.

Jacky was the best guide we ever had. She told us everything what was need to know and beyond that point. Her English was very good and easy to understand. She showed us everything we needed to see. We had an amazing day in Luxor and we recommend her for everybody.

David was very knowledgeable in providing more context of each site, also like the flexibility in terms of arrangements. It’s an excellent tour, I’d highly recommend this for everyone visits Luxor!

BomBa👍🏻❤️ fleecier picked us up from the hotel on time, got us over quickly and was a lot of fun.