Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours
- Transportation included
- Duration options: 4 - 8 hours
This is a long day out but totally worth it. We stayed in Cairo for the week, therefore we flew to Luxor, a 1-hour flight at around 6am, we flew back around 8.30pm. We were met at Luxor Airport by our wonderful guide Youla who is from Luxor. Youla is lovely, so friendly and very knowledgeable and passionate about Egyptology. We had the best day with her! We were very excited to visit The Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Luxor Temple and the mesmerising Karnak Temple – major highlights of our trip all in one day. We had a lovely lunch at a restaurant in Karnak, good options for vegetarians too. Our flight back was delayed and Youla got her thinking cap on and suggested we have a trip on the Nile in a felucca boat, it was beautiful trip on the Nile just before sunset so the light was amazing, and it was a lovely end to an incredible day.
It was a very long day, distance in a small bus was not very comfortable. The drivers were not communicating with us to let us know what was happening but at the end made sure to tell us they expected a tip. The guide was very knowledgeable and after first 20 minutes warned to him. I personally think if he would have said at first he wanted to teach and then we can take pitures instead if being annoyed that we were taking pictures straight away things would have gotten off on better start. All together guide gets great marks as he kept us informed and also knew sooo much. Be aware everywhere you go people want to sell something or money so day gets very long. Food founch was good And one tip buy excursion with tickets no place takes card maschine
Good drivers, the guide was also very open and provided useful information. The mini bus is in a very good condition and was very clean. Even the capacity for was about 15, we were only 6 tourists. Booked the trip one day before. Communication with the travel agent was as well very good. The total value of the additional entries was 580 egipt pounds(Karnak, Valley of the kings and hatshepsut). Is better to have local money and not usd or eur, as they adjust the rate in their favor.
The trip was super fun, our guide was super funny and entertaining. We first went on quadbikes, and then spider bikes and a jeep ride to the bedouins where we rode camels and learnt about the Bedouin way of life and herbal medicines. We then ended the evening with a belly dancing show and Tanoura. Thank you again for everything!
Had a great day visiting both sides of Luxor. Enjoyed the tour a lot and we covered all the highlights in Luxor in just one day. Mr Mahmoud Nafee is an excellent guide. Would recommend this tour to all visitors to Luxor.