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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. Enjoy complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you take in the ancient sights.

    After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the temple at 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.

    I enjoyed this day tour very much. My guide Nana was very nice and very knowledgeable, explained everything in detail, showed me the best picture spots and also took pictures for me. It was definitely worth it to see all the archeological sites in one day, and it’s nice to have the van with air conditioning to go from one place to another, because it gets massively warm during the afternoon. The restaurant we had lunch with was also nice, it was nothing special, but it had air conditioning and the food was nice.

  • Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

    2. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

    Start your tour of Luxor with the pick-up at your hotel. Discover the fascinating world of ancient Egypt on a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. 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.

    Our guide Muhamed was very proffesional. The whole trip was worth it. But take into considetation the exhaustion of going qround in the hot sun from early morning to late night.

  • Aswan: 2 Night Nile Cruise to Luxor with Sightseeing

    3. Aswan: 2 Night Nile Cruise to Luxor with Sightseeing

    Day 1: Start with pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Aswan. First, visit the beautiful Philae Temple which was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Then proceed to the amazing High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 to protect the surrounding regions from the annual Nile floods. Next, make your way to check-in for the cruise and set sail at approximately 2:00 PM. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon cruise and arrive at the Temple of Kom Ombo in time for sunset. This beautiful temple was built to worship the gods Sobek and Horus. Continue sailing till Edfu where the cruise will stop for an overnight stay. Day 2: Rise early in the morning for breakfast before enjoying a horse and carriage ride to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. This ancient temple houses important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which tells of the conflict between Horus and Seth. Retur...

    Overall I enjoyed the tour. I found Ramzy the tour guide very helpful and knowledgeable. I was expecting Wi - Fi on the boat and was disapointed that it was not free given the cost.

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

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

    Meet your Egyptologist tour guide 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. 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. If you've booked an entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun (available as an add-on), you'll then see the most iconic Egyptian tomb known world-wide. 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,...

    Everything was really well done! I thought my guide was very knowledgeable in ancient Egypt and she did a wonderful job explaining everything to me. We had plenty of time to see everything and get all the pictures needed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a day in Luxor or is coming to Luxor on a day trip.

  • From Luxor: 2 Nights, 3 Days Luxury Nile Cruise

    5. From Luxor: 2 Nights, 3 Days Luxury Nile Cruise

    Take a journey from Luxor to Aswan aboard a luxury 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 ...

  • From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

    6. From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

    Day 1: Start your adventure with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. After a short meet and greet with your driver, climb into your booked mode of transport (depending on option selected). Day 2: When you arrive in Luxor, start your tour by meeting your friendly and professional licensed tour guide. Hop into your private air-conditioned vehicle and explore some of the most important historical monuments in Egypt. Get out at the West Bank and discover the valley of kings on the west bank of Luxor. Discover the remarkable tombs and see the last resting place of the kings Ramssess III, Ramssess VI, Mrenptah & Tut-Ankh-Amon (tombs are open and closed based on the restoration schedule, however the best 3 open tombs will be included & Tut's will be included based on your option selection). Continue on to see the Queen Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only female rule...

    Luxor is possibly one of the hottest places on Earth so please remember a hat, water and shades! Our guide Yola was so friendly that by the end any inhibitions were gone. There was no pressure to buy anything that she took us to and I walked away with some lovely gifts for my family at prices I wouldn’t have been able to get in Cairo. The trip was long as I naively and foolishly booked the bus but what was really nice was the manager came to pick us up to make sure we got the right stop! So after 8+ hours we finally made it. The city is stunning. The monuments are breathtaking and you can’t help but be awed by everything. On the way back we got on a different bus where we saw the real Egypt! This bus took forever as we had many pit stops and finally arrived back in Cairo at 6:30am where the same driver was waiting for us. So apart from the heat and the journey I could not say enough lovely things about Yola and the overall experience

  • From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

    7. From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Enjoy a convenient pick-up at your hotel in Hurghada, Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, chapels, and sacred lake. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before heading to the other bank of the Nile River in a traditional motorboat. 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. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, our guide will take you to a 5 stars Nile view hotel at Luxor to relax and refresh before enjoying a free time to admire the nightlife of the amazing Luxor, at 4 am the bus will take you to see all places that you visited on land but this time from the sky with some wonderful views of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading back to Hurghada

  • Luxor: 1 Day Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut, Karnak temple

    8. Luxor: 1 Day Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut, Karnak temple

    See the wonders of ancient Egypt on this fun and fascinating full-day guided tour from Hurghada. Start with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and a transfer to Luxo.

    Explore the huge Temple of Karnak. See its lighted avenue of sphinxes, Impressive Hieroglyphs, and columns as you make your way through the complex. Go to the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only woman Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, rich with artwork, some of which still containing vibrant colors.

    Visit the impressive Valley of the Queens, and marvel at the giant statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Cross the River Nile from East Bank to West Bank by boat and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before you explore the vast Temple of Karnak. Head back to your hotel in Hurghada at the end of the day filled with wonderful memories.

  • Luxor: Full-Day Karnak, Hatchebsut, Valley of The Kings Tour

    9. Luxor: Full-Day Karnak, Hatchebsut, Valley of The Kings Tour

    Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt on a fascinating full-day tour from Hurghada. Enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to visit stunning sights. Discover the relics of ancient chapels and temples at the awe-inspiring temple complex of Karnak, and the mortuary temple built by Queen Hatshepsut. Be inspired as you navigate the World-Heritage listed Valley of the Kings, home to 63 tombs of pharaohs and powerful nobles, and gaze upon the towering ancient statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Learn amazing historical stories from a professional Egyptologist, and enjoy exploring the sights in comfort.

  • From Cairo: Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

    10. From Cairo: Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

    Discover the unique and legendary temples of Luxor on a memorable excursion. Begin your tour by heading early in the morning to the airport in Cairo and flying to Luxor. Upon arrival, be met by one of the staff to start this exciting day.  To begin with, visit the Temple of Karnak, the world's largest site dedicated to the worship of a god - the god Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khonsu. Then, visit the Valley of the Kings and see the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs. Finally, explore the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt as a pharaoh. Admire the impressive Colossi of Memnon – the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. During the excursion, savor a lunch. Finally return to the airport in Luxor and take the plane back to Cairo.

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What people are saying about Temple of Karnak

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,977 reviews

I enjoyed this day tour very much. My guide Nana was very nice and very knowledgeable, explained everything in detail, showed me the best picture spots and also took pictures for me. It was definitely worth it to see all the archeological sites in one day, and it’s nice to have the van with air conditioning to go from one place to another, because it gets massively warm during the afternoon. The restaurant we had lunch with was also nice, it was nothing special, but it had air conditioning and the food was nice.

Trip was wonderful, bus came for us on time, in Luksor our Gudie Nana was waiting for us- she is super funny and will give you very useful tips. Lunch was really tasty and I think everyone will find something. Although trip was very tiring, it was all worth it. I recommend it to everyone.

Our guide Muhamed was very proffesional. The whole trip was worth it. But take into considetation the exhaustion of going qround in the hot sun from early morning to late night.

After initial misunderstandings, the tour was a lot of fun, we got to see a lot and explained it very well

Perfect Superb day Very warm welcome from the guide